Dr. Jessica Cascio
“In an online class, intentionally connecting with other students and your professor is important because you don't have those times to chat before class.”
- Ph.D. in Social Psychology – Florida State University, 2017
- M.S. in Social Psychology – Florida State University, 2014
- M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology – Lamar University, 2010
- B.S. in Psychology – Lamar University, 2008
My research interests include prejudice, increasing diversity and the teaching of psychology. I’ve also recently become interested in the psychology of games/gaming. My work has been published in journals such as Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB) and the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (JESP). I am particularly interested in mentoring undergraduate student research. Several of my students have presented their work at local and regional conferences.
In which online program(s) do you teach?
B.S. in Psychology
Which classes do you teach online?
Social Psychology and Psychology of Personality.
In what ways do you connect with online students?
Email and Zoom.
What advice would you give to your online students?
Set a schedule and keep to it. Because online courses are more self-paced, students shoulder more of the responsibility in keeping up with the work. Designate certain times each day to read material, complete assignments, etc., and keep to this routine.
Intentionally make connections. In an online class, intentionally connecting with other students and your professor is important because you don't have those times to chat before class. Making more posts than required, following up on responses to your posts, creating virtual study groups and asking questions are all great ways of connecting.