Thomas Sawyer

PSY


Contact

630-637-5330

tfsawyer@noctrl.edu

Dr. Sawyer arrived at North Central College in the fall of 1978 fresh from the Ph.D. program at Bowling Green State University.  In addition to teaching a range of classes, doing research, and supervising student independent study research, he has served in several administrative roles including department chair, division chair, and the Director of the Office of Academic Opportunities.   

Selected Scholarship

Sawyer, T.F., St. George, A., and Stewart, E.E. (2012). Aggression-based composite images are reliable cues to aggressiveness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Associaition, Chicago, IL.

Sawyer, T.F. and Stewart, E.E. (2012).  Facial width-to-height ratio of males predicts their aggressiveness.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicao, IL.

Sawyer, T.F., Vrtis, A.L., and Subramanian, S. (2012).  Failure to detect altruistic tendencies from composite facial images.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Sawyer, T.F., Stewart, E.E., St. George, A., and Vandenberg, J.M. (2011).  Responsibility/blame attributions as a function of victim/offender intoxication.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Sawyer, T.F., Bienias, M.M., and Decian, I. (2011).  Facial masculinity effects on personality attributions.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Courses Taught

PSY 200: Evolutionary Psychology

PSY 250: Introductory Statistics

PSY 255: Research Design and Experimentation

PSY 280: Drugs and Behavior

PSY 380: History of Psychology