Dr. Michael B. Kitchens
Professor of Psychology

Michael Kitchens

Academic Areas of Expertise:

  • Readings in Psychology
  • General Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Statistics & Data Analysis
  • Social Psychology

Research Topics:

Self and identity, Self-regulation, and the Psychology of Religion and Meaning.

Scholarly Work and Publications


Michael Kitchens (2015). Thinking about God causes internal reflection in believers and unbelievers of God. Self & Identity, 14(6),724-747.

Russell Phillips, III & Michael Kitchens (2016). Augustine or Philistine? College students’ sanctification of learning and its implications. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26, 80-94.

Steve Buzinski & Michael Kitchens (2017). Self-regulation and social pressure reduce prejudiced responding and increase motivation to be non-prejudiced. The Journal of Social Psychology, 157(5), 629-644.

Michael Kitchens & Russell E. Phillips, III (in press). A curvilinear relationship between clear beliefs about God and self-concept clarity. Psychology of Religion & Spirituality. doi: 10.1037/rel0000181. 

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