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Professor of Psychology


Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

4052 CASL Building
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128


Research interests:

  • Causal Attributions
  • Social Cognition
  • Pedagogy

Courses Taught

Selected Publications

Graves, D., & Sheldon, J. P. (2017). Recruiting African American children for research: An ecological systems theory approach. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1–33. Online pre-publication. doi: 10.1177/0193945917704856

Higuchi, E., Sheldon, J. P., Zikmund-Fisher, B., & Yashar, B. M. (2016). Non-invasive prenatal testing for trisomy 21: Consumers’ perspectives. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A, 170(2), 375-385. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.37460

Sheldon, J. P., Oliver, D. G., & Balaghi, D. (2015). Arab American emerging adults' ethnic identity and its relation to psychological well-being. Emerging Adulthood, 3(5), 340-352. doi: 10.1177/2167696815597601

Teaching Areas:

Awards and Recognition

2016 Reviewer of the Year for the APA journal titled Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology

Robert S. Daniel Teaching Excellence Award from the American Psychological Association’s Division 2 (Society for the Teaching of Psychology), 2008

Distinguished Teaching Award in the non-tenured category, University of Michigan-Dearborn, March 2004


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