Meet Renee Patrick
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Education: 2009 The Ohio State University, Ph.D.
2004 The Ohio State University, M.A.
1997 University of Oklahoma, B.A.
Courses Taught: Development 1: Child Psychology
Development 2: Adulthood & Aging
Statistics and Experimental Methods 1
Career Specialties: Renee Patrick's area of study is developmental psychology. She is interested in what motivates children and adolescents to act in positive, caring and helpful ways toward others. Specifically, she examines how children’s moral identity, moral reasoning, empathy and self-efficacy influence prosocial behavior. She also looks at the role of parenting in sociomoral development.
As a part of her research, she has adapted two psychological measures for use: The Perceived Parental Discipline Questionnaire (PPDQ) and the Moral Self-Relevance Measure (MSR).
Professional and Community Activities: As Service Learning Coordinator for the Psychology Department, she assists faculty and students by working with community organizations to set up and maintain volunteer partnerships.
Society for Research in Child Development, the Society for Research on Adolescence, the Association of Psychological Science, the Association for Moral Education, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Patrick, R. B., Basinger, K., & Gibbs, J. C. (2014, May). Moral self, moral judgment, and prosocial behavior among children. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Patrick, R. B., & Gibbs, J.C. (2012). Inductive discipline, parental expression of disappointment, and moral identity in adolescence. Journal of Youth & Adolescence, 41(8), 973-983.
Patrick, R. B. & Gibbs, J. C. (2012, November). Perceptions of Parental Acceptance-Rejection and Discipline: Relations to Moral Identity. Poster presented at the Annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, San Antonio, TX.
Patrick, R. B. & Gibbs, J. C. (2011, May). Moral identity and perceptions of parental discipline. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
Patrick, R. B. & Gibbs, J. C. (2010, March). The perceived parental discipline questionnaire (PPDQ). Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Philadelphia, PA.
Patrick, R. B., & Gibbs, J. C. (2008, October). Adolescents’ perceptions of parental discipline techniques: Expression of disappointment and the moral self. Paper presented at the 34th Annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Notre Dame, IN.
Patrick, R.B., & Gibbs, J. C. (2007). Parental expression of disappointment: Should it be a factor in Hoffman's model of parental discipline? The Journal of Genetic Psychology, Special issue, 168,131–145.