Biographical Sketch

 ††††††††††† Mark Stasson joined the Metropolitan State faculty in 2001.  His educational history includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, and the Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Psychology from the University of Illinois (Major in social psychology; minors in quantitative and industrial/organizational psychology).

†††††††††††† Previously, he worked at Virginia Commonwealth University for 12 years, teaching and conducting research while also serving as director of undergraduate
studies (serving over 1000 psychology majors) and as the director of the Ph.D. program in Social Psychology.  Currently, he is Professor of Psychology at
Metropolitan State University.

†††††††††††† His research has spanned several areas including: social influence in groups; group decision making and problem solving; the relation between attitudes and behavior; individual decision making processes; individual differences in motivation; and predictors of health behaviors.† His published research has appeared in several journals including Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Social Psychology Quarterly, Group Dynamics, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and Small Group Research.

His teaching interests cover many areas including social psychology, data analysis and research methods, history & systems, and related areas.† He has been active in student groups such as Psychology Club and Psi Chi and belongs to several professional organizations such as APS, SPSP, SESP, and MPA. 

Mailing Address:

Mark Stasson

Department of Psychology

Metropolitan State University

700 E. Seventh St.

St. Paul, MN 55106-5000

Phone/VM: 651-999-5830

E-mail: mark. stasson† at†


Mark F. Stasson

Professor of Psychology


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