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Dr. Sara King

  • Position: Professor of Psychology

    Department: Psychology

    Office: Scotus Hall 214

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    About Dr. Sara King


    • Post-doctoral coursework, Family Therapy - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • Ph.D., Experimental Social Psychology – Oklahoma State University
    • M.A., Clinical and Community Psychology – Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    • B.A., Psychology – Marshall University
    • Teaching & Research
    • Papers & Presentations
    • Professional Experiences
    • Professional Memberships
    Teaching & Research


    • PSYCH 101: Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 204: Personality Theory
    • PSYCH 304: Social Psychology
    • PSYC 322: Psychology of Women & Gender
    • PSYC 406: Clinical Psychology
    • PSYC 424: Persuasion & Propaganda
    • PSYC 425: The Holocaust: Behavior of Victims, Perpetrators, and Bystander
    • PSYC 429: Social Critical Theory

    Research Interests

    • Persuasion and propaganda
    • Conformity
    • Social Justice
    • Psychology of Women & Gender
    Papers & Presentations


    King, Sara. (2015, August). Propaganda: Psychology Past & Present. National Social Science Association, Portland, OR. 

    King, S, B. (2011). Military Social Influence: A primer for civilian scholars.
    Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy (A journal published by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues).

    King, S.B. (2011). Author Response to: Military Social Influence in Global Information Environment: A Civilian Primer. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy Special Issue: Military Social Influence. 11(1), 1-26.

    King, S.B. and McSharry, K. (2005). Integrating Holocaust education in a first-year seminar on values and ethics. Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education, Greensburg, PA

    King, Sara. (2004). PSYOP and persuasion: Applying social psychology and becoming an informed citizen. Teaching of Psychology. Winter, 31 (1), 27-30.


    Brescoach, S. & King, S. (2008). Higher justice: Teaching social justice at a small university. Appalachian Women Studies Association, Huntington, WV.

    King, S., Menis, D., and Cadwallader, R. (2005). "Two Approaches to Learning Communities: The Honors Model and the Honor-Like Generalist Model for the Career-Minded First-Year Student." 18th International Conference on The First-Year Experience, July 11-14, 2005, Southampton, England.

    Professional Experiences

    Recent consultant to the United States Navy: 

    Consultant, Information Operations (Unpaid), June, 2014. Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group 2030, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island.

    Professional Memberships
    • American Psychological Association
    • Psychologists for Social Responsibility
    • Association of American Colleges & Universities