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About Stephen W. Briner

Stephen W. Briner, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Sacred Heart University. "Doc" Briner joined Sacred Heart University's Psychology Department in the Fall of 2014. Before coming to Sacred Heart, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he conducted research on improving literacy among secondary school students as part of Project READI (Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction). He has taught courses at DePaul University, UIC, and Chicago State University. Doc Briner has a long history of working with undergraduate researchers, so students should contact him if they would like to gain experience in his lab.
Doc Briner's research primarily focuses on language, literacy, and communication. How do we come to understand written communication, and what happens when that communication fails? How do we understand when a speaker is being figurative rather than literal? How do we learn from texts, and how can we address breakdowns in comprehension? What do we learn from fictional narratives?
Degrees: Ph.D., DePaul University; M.S., University of Memphis; B.A., Lyon College.

Positions

August 2014 - Present Assistant Professor Psychology, Sacred Heart University Psychology Department
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Courses

  • Human and Animal Learning
  • Research Design and Analysis II
  • Applied Research Methods and Statistics

Education

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2007 - 2010 Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, DePaul University
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2004 - 2007 M.S. Psychology, University of Memphis
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1999 - 2003 B.A. English Language and Literature/Letters, Lyon College
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Contact Information

Psychology
Humanities Wing of Academic Bldg HC 219R
College of Arts and Sciences
203-371-7915

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