Meagan Michaud Patterson

School of Education - Psychology & Research in Education
Associate Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9763
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Meagan M. Patterson is an associate professor of psychology and research in education at the University of Kansas. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her MA and PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research focuses on intergroup attitudes, the development of personal and group identity, and the implications of identity for academic and civic engagement.

Teaching Interests

  • Child development
  • Lifespan development
  • Learning
  • Gender and race in development

Research Interests

  • Gender and race in child development
  • Development of personal and group identity
  • Intergroup attitudes
  • Political and civic engagement

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2007
  • M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2004
  • B.A., Psychology & Linguistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 2001

Specializations

Intergroup attitudes; identity and self concept; academic motivation and achievement

Courses

Dept Number Course Name Cr. Syllabus
PRE 704 Advanced Educational Psychology: Learning Processes in Education 3 syllabus
PRE 715 Understanding Research in Education 3 syllabus
PRE 806 Issues in Human Growth and Development 3 syllabus
PRE 807 Theories and Research in Human Learning 3 syllabus
PRE 980 Advanced Topics: _____ 1-3 syllabus

 

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Why KU
  • The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
  • School of Education is 10th among public universities for its master’s and doctoral programs
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
  • Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
  • Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators