Education

Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Virginia, 1978
M.A. in Psychology, University of Virginia, 1975
B.A. in Psychology, University of Texas, 1973

Teaching Interests

Adolescence: Sex, Drugs, and Rock N' Roll
Cognitive Psychology
Controversial Issues in Psychology
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents
Life Span Developmental Psychology
Psychology of Violent and Criminal Behavior

Service to the College

Chairman of the Psychology department
Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA
Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi Honor Society
Faculty Advisor to Theta Chi Fraternity
Creator of the Family Symposium

Selective List of Honors and Awards

Hampden-Sydney College 25 Years of Service Award (2019)
Psi Chi 15 Years of Distinguished Service Award (2013)
NCAA Division III National Fellow (2010)
Cabell award for distinguished teaching (2007)
Research Award from Psi Chi Honor Society (2007)
Walter Bortz award for teaching with technology (2002)
Who's Who Among American Teachers (1996 and 2002)
John Brooks Fuqua award for excellence in teaching (1998 and 2001)
John Peter Mettauer award for distinguished research (2000)
Omicron Delta Kappa (1999)
Phi Beta Kappa (1973)
Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology (1971)

Sample of Research Reports and Presentations

(*denotes undergraduate student author)

Gyurovski, I. I. & Mossler, D. G. (Under Review). Social Engagement Reduces the Ability to Identify
Fake News. Submitted for publication to Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Mossler, D. G., Gyurovski, I. I., Huml*, J., Butler*, J., Omer*, L., & Fontana*, J. (2019, February).
Personal and cognitive factors that affect susceptibility to “fake news”: Preliminary findings.
Research report presented at meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: New York, NY.

Mossler, D. G., Hamlet*, L., Shaheen*, C., Fontana*, J., & Fockler*, A. (2018, March). Relationships between digital media use and critical thinking in college students. Research report presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Philadelphia, PA.

Mossler, D. G., Van Dyke*, J., Klein*, E., Hamlet*, L., Duncan*, J., & Mossler, L. (2017, May).
Relationships between digital media use, grades, and psychological well-being in school children. Research report presented at the national meeting of the Association for Psychological Science: Boston, MA.

Ross*, P., Colgate, K., Slough*, S., Carneal*, L., & Mossler, D. G. (2016, March). How elementary
school teachers are teaching digital literacy in their classrooms. Research report presented at the
annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: NYC, NY.

Mossler, D. G., & Luck*, T. (2015, March). Thinking about multi-tasking while studying? Don’t it’s a bad idea. Research report presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Philadelphia, PA.

Mossler, D. G., Cook*, D., & Gregg*, J. (2013, May). An effective way to reduce alcohol use and abuse on college campuses. Research report presented at the national meeting of the Association for Psychological Science: Washington, D. C.

Mossler, D. G., & Harshey*, K. (2011, June). Using a social norms campaign to reduce drinking on a college campus. Research report presented at the national meeting of the Association for Psychological Science: Washington, D.C.

Mossler, D. G., Eigsti, I. M., Britner, P. A., Tuhina, J., & Weitzman, C. C. (2008, May). Severity of
deprivation predicts developmental outcomes in internationally adopted children. Research report presented at the national meeting of the Association for Psychological Science: Chicago, IL.

Britner, P. A., Mossler, D. G., & Eigsti, I. M. (2008). International Adoption: Risk and Resilience
National Council on Family Relations Quarterly Reports. 53(3), 8-9.

Mossler, D. G., Whelan, W., & Marvin, R. S. (2007, May). The relationships between child abuse, foster care home placements, and child psychopathology. Research report presented at the national meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, DC.

Mossler, D. G. (2004, October). The nature and consequences of child abuse. Invited address delivered at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Independent Schools: Richmond, VA.

Olsen, K. D., Whelan, W., Marvin, R. S., & Mossler, D. G. (2003, May). Care-giving and attachment
between maltreating caregivers and preschool-age children. Research report presented at the
international meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development: Tampa, FL.

Britner, P. A., & Mossler, D. G. (2002). Professionals' Decision Making about Out-of-Home Placements Following Instances of Child Abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal, 26(4), 317-332.

Mossler, D. G., Gill*, R. D., & Britner, P. A. (2002, January). The relationship between traditional
predictors of success in college and measures of critical thinking, learning style, and emotional
intelligence: Some preliminary findings. Paper presented at the 24th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology: St. Petersburg, FL.

Mossler, D. G., Vonetes*, A. D., Marable*, M. K. & Herdegen, R. T. (2001, June). How life experiences, specific beliefs, age, and ethnicity affect the decision-making processes of mock jurors. Research report presented at the national meeting of the American Psychological Society: Toronto, Canada.

Mossler, D. G., Mercer*, C. M., & Mackey*, B. P. (1999, October). Test taking accommodations: Which ones work and why. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Learning Disabilities: Minneapolis, MN.

Davis*, T. E., & Mossler, D. G. (1998). The Development of Racial, Gender, and Age Prejudice in 6-9 Year-Olds. Virginia Journal of Science, 49(3), 204-205.

Mossler, D. G., Greenberg, M. T., & Marvin, R. S. (1977). The Early Development of Conceptual
Perspective-taking. In R. Smart and M. Smart (Eds.) Readings in Child Development and Relationships (pp. 176-182). New York: MacMillan.

Mossler, D. G., Marvin, R. S., & Greenberg, M. T. (1976). Conceptual Perspective-taking in 2 to 6-Year-Old Children. Developmental Psychology, 12, 85-86.

Other Interests

Racquetball
Youth Soccer
Gourmet Cooking
Historical Preservation
Victorian Furniture
Square Foot Gardening

Family

Spouse: Kerry

Children: Alex, Lara, Chris