Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling
308 Carmichael Hall
Appointed in 2003
Recent Courses Taught:
BEP410: Academic Mentoring
BEP541: Cognition and Instruction
BEP561: Social and Cultural Foundations of Behavior
Areas of Research:
Technology, democracy and social education
Historical cognition, learning from multiple texts
Positive psychology, hope theory, motivation
Ph.D., University of Colorado at Boulder, 2002. Educational Psychology.
B.Sc., Northwestern University, 1995. Computer Science.
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling, College of Education, The University of Alabama, 2003 – Present.
Contributing faculty member for the School Psychology Program, Department of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology and Counseling, College of Education, The University of Alabama, 2006 – Present.
Instructor of Educational Psychology, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, SUNY 2001 – 2002.
Lopez, S., Rose, S., Robinson, C., Marquez, S., & Ribeiro, J. (in press). Measuring and promoting hope in schoolchildren. In R. Gilman and S. Huebner (Eds.), Promoting wellness in children and youth: A handbook of positive psychology in the schools. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Robinson, C., & Rose, S. (in press). Locus of control. In S. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing.
Robinson, C. (2007). Figured world of history learning in a social studies methods classroom. The Urban Review, 39(2), 191-216.
Robinson, C., & McKnight, D. (2007). Technologized democracy: A critique on technology’s place in social studies education. Technology, Humanities, Education and Narrative (THEN) Journal, 1(4), 15-36.
McKnight, D., & Robinson, C. (2006). From technologia to technism: A critique on technology’s place in education. Technology, Humanities, Education and Narrative (THEN) Journal, 3 (Summer 2006), 28-44.
Robinson, C., & Raineri, G. (2006). Effects of document generation and source presentation on historical understanding and thinking. In S. Barab, K. Hay, & D. Hickey (Eds.), Making a Difference: The Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (pp. 585-591). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
McBride, M., Robinson, C., Rose, S., & Turner, M. (2008, April). Hope, self-efficacy, optimism, and academic achievement among racially diverse working class students. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.
Rose, S., Thoma, S., & Robinson, C. (2007, May). Social-Cognitive and motivational factors promoting student volunteerism. A poster presented at the meeting of the Association of Psychological Sciences Convention, Washington, DC.
Rose, S. & Robinson, C. (2007, April). Domain Specific Hope. A poster presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
Robinson, C. & Stewart, W.H. (2006, November). Comparative analysis of text coherence across historical documents and textbooks. A paper presented at the meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly, Washington, DC.
Robinson, C., & McKnight, D. (2006, June). WWW and multicultural democracy: Evaluating U.S. history websites. A paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Bloomington, IN.