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Dr. Christopher Buchholz

Associate Professor

Department: Psychology
Office: 509H Life Science
540-375-4904

buchholz@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

Dr. Buchholz joined the department in 2004. He recieved the B.S. in psychology from Virginia Tech ('93), the M.A. from Appalachian State ('98), and the Ph.D. from Florida Atlantic ('02).

Research & Teaching Interests

Dr. Buchholz teaches courses in Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Seminar, History of Psychology, The Meaning of Life, and Psychology in Film. His research lab conducts studies in Self, Consciousness, Evolutionary Psychology, Complexity in Music and Film.

Scholarly Activities

Dr. Buchholz's research is focused on finding universal aesthetic principles that tie together all of the things that we love in life (e.g., music, film, literature, humor, friends, romantic relationships). This research follows from complex systems theory and has focused on how individual differences in tolerance for uncertainty predict one’s preferences for music, film, and even physical attraction. He is also involved in ongoing cross-cultural research in collaboration with Hiroaki Morio at the University of Tokyo in Japan.

Recent Publications

Buchholz, C.T. (2008, August 31). Reconsidering race in the genetic era. In Mind, Article 2,Issue 7. Retrieved September 2, 2008, from http://www.in-mind.org/issue-7/reconsidering-race-in-the-genetic-era.html

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Music and Psychology, Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, Evolutionary Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, and general Social and Personality Psychology topics (e.g., persuasion, conformity, obedience, social interaction, personality traits, social cognition, predjudice & stereotyping).

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Music and Psychology, Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, Evolutionary Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, and general Social and Personality Psychology topics (e.g., persuasion, conformity, obedience, social interaction, personality traits, social cognition, predjudice & stereotyping).

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