About the Blogger

My name is Jess Hartnett. I am an associate professor in Gannon University's Department of Psychology and Counseling. I have a Ph.D. and MA in Social/Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Northern Illinois University. My BS in Psychology is from Penn State.

I teach a lot of statistics: Two on-campus (regular and honors)/one online every Fall and Spring semester as well as on online class during the summer. As such, the teaching of statistics is my chronically accessible goal and I am always on the look out for resources that help illustrate concepts and engage my students. This blog was started as an attempt on my part to organize these resources and I have enjoyed getting to know other statistics instructors and sharing ideas. If you have any ideas or suggestions for the blog, feel free to contact me at hartnett004@gannon.edu.

In addition to teaching many, many sections of statistics I also teach Social Psychology, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Motivation and Emotion. I am a member of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology and an assistant editor for its Teaching of Psychology Idea Exchange (ToPIX). I especially enjoy updating the I/O "In the News" content on ToPIX with news stories that illustrate organizational issues that apply to I/O.

I publish about all sorts of things, mostly affective forecasting, the fading affect bias, positive psychology, research methodology, and the teaching of statistics (check out my Academia or Research Gate profiles for more on that). I am a consulting editor for the Journal of Social Psychology, Psychological Reports, and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

I co-authored a book about positive psychology and cognition with Rich Walker and Cory Scherer. The book is called Pollyanna's Revenge.

When I am not psychogizing, I spend time with my philosopher husband and my pre-school and one-year old sons. I like to cook. I like yoga and taking walks with my family. I enjoy reading sci-fi/fantasy. I drink an obscene amount of coffee. I spend too much time on Reddit.