Robert L. Williams, a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling, has been leading a graduate-student research group that so far this year has published five articles in major peer-reviewed journals. The doctoral students in his research group examined the instructional format of a large UTK educational psychology course and the psychosocial characteristics of the students who took the course. In his more than 40-year career, Williams has published seven books and over 100 research and theoretical articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals. He usually publishes articles with a team of doctoral students. His overall research goal has been to advance our understanding of (1) student characteristics that potentially affect learning and (2) instructional arrangements that promote student learning.
McCleary, D. F., and Williams, R. L. (2009). “Sociopolitical and personality correlates of militarism in democratic societies.” Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 15: 161-187.
von Mizener, B. H. and Williams, R. L. (2009). “The effects of student choice on academic performance.” Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 11: 110-128.
Foster, L. N., Krohn, K. R., McCleary, D. F., Aspiranti, K. B., Nalls, M. L., Quillivan, C. C., Taylor, C. M., and Williams, R. L. (2009). “Increasing low-responding students’ participation in class discussion.” Journal of Behavioral Education, 18: 173-188.
McCleary, D. F., Nalls, M. N., and Williams, R. L. (2009). “Types of patriotism as primary predictors of continuing support for the Iraq War.” Journal of Political and Military Sociology, 37(1): 74-94.
Oh, E-J. , Williams, R. L., Bliss, S. L., and Krohn, K. R. (2009). “Constructive and blind patriotism: Emphasis on civil liberties, national security, and militarism in a Korean and American University.” Korean Social Science Journal, XXXVI(1): 93-122.