Fac/Staff profile


Professor of Psychology
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Dearborn, MI 48128

Teaching Areas:

Biography and Education

Research interests:

  • Causal Attributions
  • Social Cognition
  • Pedagogy


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

Teaching and Research

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

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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