Dr. Michael Baumann, Associate Professor and coordinator of Psychology’s MS program, has been named Associate Editor for the journal Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice (a publication of APA Division 49). Group Dynamics has a particular emphasis on theoretically driven empirical studies, but also publishes theoretical analyses and literature reviews. Because research on groups spans disciplinary boundaries, authors published in Group Dynamics come from a range of disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, education, communication and business. The journal considers research on topics including group process and performance, naturally forming social groups, process and effectiveness of group therapy, and learning groups. Dr. Baumann’s primary areas of responsibility for the journal consist of the first two of these.
Several other department faculty currently serve or recently served as Associate Editors for scholarly journals, including Reed Hunt (Memory ), Augustine Osman (Psychological Assessment ), Rebekah Smith (Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition ), and Tina Zawacki (Psychology of Women Quarterly ).