Dr. Matthew Weeks

Matthew Weeks is an associate professor and the James Chair in Psychology at Centenary College of Louisiana.

Position

Current Courses

Contact

Chair, Department of Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Centenary College of Louisiana

Introduction to Psychology
Social Psychology
Senior Seminar in Psychology

Centenary College of Louisiana
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71134
(318) 841-7268
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Professional Employment History

Position Institution Term of Position
Associate Professor of Psychology Centenary College of LA December (2007) to present
Assistant Professor of Psychology Centenary College of LA July (2003) to December (2007)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology and Sociology Centenary College of LA August (2002) to July (2003)
Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow The University of Memphis August (2001) to July (2002)
Part-time Assistant Professor Rhodes College August (2001) to May (2002)
Adjunct Faculty Christian Brothers University January (2001) to March (2001)
Adjunct Faculty Southwest Tennessee Comm. Coll. Summer (1999) and Spring (2000)

Educational History

Degree

Institution

Doctor of Philosophy, August 2001
(Experimental Psychology, with a concentration in Social Psychology)

The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Master of Science in General Psychology, December 1998

The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Bachelor of Science, May 1996
(Major: Psychology)

Kentucky Wesleyan College
Owensboro, KY 42301

Teaching Interests

  • Introduction to Psychology *
  • Cognitive Psychology *
  • Social Psychology *
  • The Psychology of Learning and Memory *
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (w/ lab) *
  • Human Growth and Development *
  • Research Methodology (w/ lab) *
  • Social Psychology and Religion *
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Group Dynamics
  • Social Cognition
  • The Psychology of Religion

* Denotes previously taught courses

Publications and Presentations

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Weeks, K.P., Weeks, M. & Willis-Muller, K. (2010). Where do I fit in? Exploring adjustment issues experienced by children of expatriate employees in Shanghai, China. Personnel Review, 39, 24-43.

Weeks, M., Weeks, K. P., & Daniel, R. (2008). Examining the implicit relationship between religious and nonreligious supernatural constructs. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 47, 599-611.

Weeks, K., Weeks, M., & Frost, L. (2007). The role of race and social class in compensation decisions. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22, 701-718.

Weeks, M. & Vincent, M. A. (2007). Using religious affiliation to spontaneously categorize others. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 17, 317-331.

Weeks, M., & Lupfer, M. B. (2004). Complicating race: The relationship between prejudice, race, and social class categorizations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 972-984.

Stewart, T. L., Weeks, M., & Lupfer, M.B. (2003). Spontaneous Stereotyping: A matter of prejudice? Social Cognition, 21, 263-298.

Weeks, M., & Lupfer, M. B. (2000). Religious attributions and proximity of influence: An investigation of direct interventions and distal explanations. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 39, 348-362.

Lupfer, M. B., Weeks, M., & Dupuis, S. (2000). How pervasive is the negativity bias in judgments based on character appraisal? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 26, 1353-1366.

Houston, D. A., Sherrill-Mittleman, D., & Weeks, M. (2000). The enhancement of feature salience in dichotomous choice dilemmas. In J. Baron, G. Loomes, & E. Weber (Eds.), Conflict and tradeoffs in decision making: Essays in honor of Jane Beattie. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Conference Presentations

Vincent, M., & Weeks, M. (2007, May). Implicit and Explicit Measures of Horizontal Religiosity Predict Racial Prejudice. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-ninth annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M., Weeks, K., & Daniel, R. (2007, January). The implicit relationship between religious and supernatural constructs. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology seventh-annual meeting, Memphis, TN.

Weeks, M., Weeks, K. P., & Frost, L. (2006, April). Judging class: Racial differences in objective and subjective estimates of social class. A paper presented at Southwestern Social Science Association eighty-sixth annual meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Weeks, K. P., Argue, E., & Weeks, M. (2006, April). Student adjustment abroad: What factors influence it, and how much does it affect expatriate tenure? A paper presented at Southwestern Social Science Association eighty-sixth annual meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Weeks, K. P., Weeks, M., & Frost, L. (2006, April). The role of race and social class in compensation decisions. A paper presented at Southwestern Social Science Association eighty-sixth annual meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Weeks, M., & Vincent, M. A. (2006, January). Social categorization by a religious dimension: The prominence of religious categorization in social perception. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology sixth-annual meeting, Palm Springs, CA.

Vincent, M. A., & Weeks, M. (2006, January). Clarifying the relationship between religiosity and prejudice. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology sixth-annual meeting, Palm Springs, CA.

Weeks, M., & Vincent, M. A. (2005, January). An investigation into racial distinctions within social class stereotypes. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology fifth-annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Weeks, M. (2004, January). Assessing the association between race and social class. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology forth-annual meeting, Austin, TX.

Weeks, K. P., Allen, D. G., & Weeks, M. (2003, November). Feeling busy, feeling guilty, or feeling biased? The effects of cognitive load, compunction, and prejudice on selection interview decisions. Paper scheduled to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Management Association.

Weeks, M. & Lupfer, M. B. (2003, May). Social Class and Race in Social Judgments: An Important Conjunction? Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-fifth annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, K. P., Allen, D. A., & Weeks, M. (2003, March). The influence of prejudice on selection interview evaluations. Paper presented at the annual conference of Southwest Academy of Management, Houston, Texas.

Weeks, M. & Lupfer, M. B. (2002, February). The relationship between racial and social class categorizations. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology third annual meeting, Savannah, GA.

Weeks, M. & Lupfer, M. B. (2001, May). The relationship between racial and social class prejudice. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-third annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M. & Houston, D. A. (2000, May). Cynicism, Feature Salience, and Political Judgments. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-second annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Lupfer, M. B. & Weeks, M. (2000, May). Is appraising people “by content of their character” just another category-based judgment?. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-second annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M. & Lupfer, M. B. (2000, February). Examining the distal use of religious attributions. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology first annual meeting, Nashville, TN.
Stewart, T. L., Weeks, M., Lupfer, M. B., & Weeks, K. P. (2000, February). Spontaneous stereotyping: A matter of prejudice? Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology first annual meeting, Nashville, TN.

Lupfer, M. B., Weeks, M., & Dupuis, S. (1999, May). How pervasive is the negativity bias when judging another’s character. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-first annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M. & Houston, D. A. (1999, May). Which alternative do I prefer (reject)? Feature salience in choice dilemmas. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-first annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M. & Houston, D. A. (1999, May). Preference and rejection judgments: Feature salience in choice dilemmas. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-first annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M., Lupfer, M. B., & Houston, D. A. (1999, May). An on-line examination of social expectancy’s effects at encoding. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventy-first annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Lupfer, M. B., Dupuis, S. E., Weeks, M., Weeks, K. P., Rimmer, K., & Eddy, D. (1998, May). The diagnosticity of negative vs. positive character information. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventieth annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Weeks, M. & Houston, D. A. (1998, May). Feature screening in the Cancellation-and-Focus Model of Choice. Paper presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association seventieth annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Person, N., Pomeroy, V., & Weeks, M. (1998, August). Tutor dialogue moves in naturalistic tutoring. Presented as part of the symposium on Autotutor: A computer tutor that simulates human tutorial dialogue at the Society for Text and Discourse eighth annual meeting, Madison, WI.

Last updated: 5/2010

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