Assistant Professor of Psychology
My work as a researcher has led me to believe that learning is most enduring when students actively engage new material and find ways to make it relevant to their own lives. When students are challenged to integrate new knowledge with their existing ideas about the world, they retain that information in a more meaningful way. Broadly, my goals for students are to understand findings from research in psychology, the process of conducting a research investigation, and how this information can be applied to issues that individuals, communities, and businesses confront in the world. I see my classes as a chance for students to gain the skills they need to critically evaluate psychological and other social science research presented in scientific literature, as well as the popular press and media.
Largely, my research focuses on the circumstances that promote individuals to approach the world an intellectually engaged manner. One stream of this research is focused on evaluating treatments for helping individual overcome anxiety disorders. I also conduct research on finding ways to help promote intellectual engagement among non-clinical samples. These overall topics fall into several specific research areas. Promoting Intrinsic Motivation for Learning Research Methodology: Based on my work developing the Psychological Inquiry and Methodology Course, I have continued a research program examining the impact of this curriculum on the improvement of students’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills regarding the topic of research methods. I will continue to collect data over the next semester.
PSY 1000: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 1100(W) Psychological Inquiry and Methodology
Selected Publications and Conference Proceedings:
Hardway, C., & Fuligni, A. (2006). Dimensions of Family Connectedness Among Adolescents with Mexican, Chinese, and European Backgrounds. Developmental Psychology, 42, 1246-1258.
Fuligni, A., & Hardway, C. (2006). Daily Variation in Adolescents’ Sleep, Activities, and Psychological Well-Being. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 16, 353-378.
Hardway, C. L., & Duncan, S. D., Jr. (2005). Me first! Structure and dynamics of a four-way family conflict. In L. Anolli, S. D. Duncan, Jr., & M. Magnusson. (Eds.). The Hidden Structure of Social Interaction. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press
Fuligni, A., & Hardway, C. (2004). Preparing Diverse Adolescents for the Transition to Adulthood. The Future of Children, 14, 99-119.
Kagan, J., Snidman, N., McManis, M., Woodward, S., & Hardway, C. (2002). One measure, one meaning: Multiple measures, clearer meaning. Development and Psychopathology, 14, 463-475.
Papers Presented at Psychological Conferences
Mercier, D., Orlando, A., Stroud, M.J., Shaw, R.J., & Hardway, C.L. (March, 2013). Generate a Test: Generating Test Questions Improves Long-Term Retention. Poster to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Hardway, C.L. & Stroud, M. (October, 2012). Study of student life: Using group and individual research to enhance students’ professional development. Poster presentation at the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worcester, MA.
Hardway, C. L. (March, 2007). High or Low Reactivity in Infancy: Longitudinal Implications for Bi-Directional Effects on Parent-Child Relations a Decade Later. Poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
Fuligni A.J., & Hardway, C.L. (March, 2007). Family Assistance and the School Adjustment of Adolescents from Immigrant Families. Paper presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.
Hardway, C.L. & Fuligni, A.J. (2005, April). Adolescents’ family identity, obligation, and closeness: Ethnic differences and relationships between attitudes and daily behaviors. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
Witkow, M., Flook, L., Hardway, C.L. & Fuligni, A.J. (2005, April). Balancing daily time with friends and family during adolescence: Consequences for well-being. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.
Agpalo,C., & Hardway, C.L. (2004, April). The effects of ethnicity and birth order on perceptions of parental expectations. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.
Hardway, C.L., & Schweingruber, H. (1999, April). Gender differences in attitudes toward math in the U.S. and Japan. Poster presented at the biennial meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.
Hardway, C.L. (1997, April). Developmental pathways. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington DC.
Hardway, C.L. (1997, April). Teacher attitudes in the United States and China. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.
Hardway, C.L., & Morrison, F.J. (1994, November). Nature and sources of early literacy. Paper presented at the 35th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.
Morrison, F.J., Griffith, E.M., Williamson, G., & Hardway C.L. (1995, April). The nature and sources of early literacy. Paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Indianapolis, IN.
Morrison, F.J., Griffith, E.M., Williamson, G., & Hardway, C.L. (1993, November). Family literacy environment, learning related social skills, and academic achievement. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Head Start Conference, Washington, DC.
Manuscripts in Preparation
Hardway, C.L. & McCartney, K. (in preparation). Child Care at the nexus of research, practice, and policy: In R. Schaffer (ed.) Blackwell Handbook of Developmental Psychology in Practice: Opportunities and Obstacles In Giving Developmental Psychology Away.
Hardway, C.L , Kagan, J. & Snidman, N. (in preparation). High and low reactive temperamental profiles: Longitudinal implications.
Hardway, C.L. & Fuligni, A.J. (in preparation). Protective qualities of family relationships among adolescents from Mexican, Chinese, and European backgrounds.