Geneva College

 
Daniel F. Hitchcock

Daniel HitchcockOffice Phone: 724-847-6547
dfhitchc@geneva.edu

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Active Learning Strategies
  • Assessment-Tests and Measures
  • Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Emotion and Memory
  • History of Psychology and Worldview
  • Infancy
  • Psychopathology

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D. Biopsychology & Behavioral Neuroscience, 2002, Rutgers University
  • M. S. Psychology, 1995, Rutgers University
  • Certificate in Genetic Epistemology, 1992, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • B. A. Psychology, 1989, The Colorado College
  • Diploma of French Studies, 1987, University of Perpignan, France

Courses Taught

  • PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 202 Biological Bases of Behavior
  • PSY 207 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 260 Tests and Measures
  • PSY 313 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 320 Conditioning and Learning (with lab)                    
  • PSY 325 Cognitive Psychology (with lab)
  • PSY 326 Emotion and Memory
  • PSY 411 History and Theories of Psychology
  • PSY 491 Independent Research/Internship

Presentations/Publications

Publications:

  • Hitchcock, D.F.A.  (2014). Interpretive Frameworks:  Schemata, Paradigms, and Worldviews , the Way(s) We Understand God’s Objective World. Manuscript under review.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2010, March). Review of the book Ex-gays?  A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation, Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2007 by Stanton L.  Jones and Mark A. Yarhouse. Pro Rege,38,28-29.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A.  (2010). Kuyper, Kuhn, and Cognitive Psychology:  Three expressions of worldview. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., Sullivan, M.W., & Lewis, M. (2010). The impact of physiological and emotional reactivity on infant memory. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (2009). Infant emotion and memory. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Crossman, A. M, Sullivan, M.W., Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (2009).  When frustrations are repeated: Behavioral and emotional responses during extinction over time, Emotion, 9, 92-100.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2008, April 3). Responsible film choices (guest writer). Dordt Diamond, p. 3.
  • Christians, M., Hitchcock, D., Lantinga, S., & Wilcox, D. (2006). Dordt College psychology department program review. Unpublished manuscript, Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.
  • Lewis, M., Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Sullivan, M.W. (2004). Physiological and emotional reactivity to learning and frustration. Infancy, 6, 121-143.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2002). The influence of emotional and physiological reactivity on infant memory. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Rovee-Collier, C. (1996). The effect of repeated reactivations on memory specificity in infancy.  Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 62, 378-400.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A.  (1996). Memory function and the role of affect. Unpublished manuscript.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (1995). The effects of cue and context changes during multiple memory reactivations in infancy.  Unpublished master's thesis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Conference Presentations:

  • Hitchcock, D.F.A.  (2010, April). Worldview Wars: Absolute Truth versus Relativism, Can there be a  middle ground?  Paper session presented at the Calvinism for the 21st Century Conference, Dordt  College, Sioux Center, IA.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2005, September). An active learning strategy for teaching research design in psychology. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Engaging Minds Conference: Best Practices in Teaching Critical Thinking Across the Psychology Curriculum), Atlanta, GA.
  • Crossman, A, Sullivan, M.W., Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (2004, May). When frustrations are repeated: Infant behavior and emotions. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago, IL.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (2003, April). The impact of cardiac reactivity on memory in infancy. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Fl.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2003, March).  Babies, brains and the autonomic nervous system. Invited paper presented at the annual Northwestern College Youth Brain Awareness Day, Sioux Center, IA.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (2001, April). The impact of emotion and heart rate changes on memory. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2000, May). Infant emotion and memory. Invited paper presented at the Lunch-series Seminar, Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (2000, March). Emotional and physiological reactivity to learning and frustration in infancy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psycho-logical Associa¬tion, Baltimore, MD.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1999, April). The impact of emotion and heart rate changes on memory. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1999, April). The influence of emotion on infant memory. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1999, March). Infant emotion and memory. Poster session presented at the annual Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Research Day, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1998, April). Infant learning, emotion, and memory. Poster session
     presented at the biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1997, April). Is there development after death? A study of resistance to extinction. Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Washington, DC.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1996, September). Is there development after death? A study of resistance to extinction. Poster session presented at the annual Rutgers University In-House Graduate Psychology Poster Session, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (1996, June). Behaviorism: From whence it came. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Richmond, IN.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1996, June). Is there life after death? A study of resistance to extinction. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Richmond, IN.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Lewis, M. (1995, September). Is there life after death? Poster session presented at the annual Rutgers University In-House Graduate Psychology Poster Session, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (1994, September). Cue and context changes during memory reactivation in infancy. Poster session presented at the annual Rutgers University In-House Graduate Psychology Poster Session, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Rovee-Collier, C. (1994, June). The effects of cue and context changes during multiple memory reactivations in infancy. Poster session presented at the biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Paris, France.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A., & Rovee-Collier, C. (1994, April). The effect of cue and context change during memory reactivation in infancy.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Providence, RI.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (1993, September). Multiple Reminders. Poster session presented at the annual Rutgers University In-House Graduate Psychology Poster Session, New Brunswick, NJ.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (1989, April). Infant learning in the context of contingent and noncontingent stimulation. Paper presented at the Weber State National Under¬gradu¬ate Research Conference, Ogden, UT.

Workshops/Seminars/Guest Lectures:

  • Hitchcock, D.F.A.  (2010, October). Kuyper, Kuhn, and Cognitive Psychology:  Three expressions of worldview. A faculty luncheon presentation, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2008, February).  The role of piety in responsible film choices. Invited speaker for debate seminar on the role of faith in film for the students and faculty of Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2007, February). What is effect size? Workshop seminar presented for the psychology department faculty of Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.
  • Hitchcock, D.F.A. (2006, January). Active learning strategies for any classroom-including the sciences. Workshop seminar presented for the faculty of Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA.

Dordt College All-Campus Events:

  • Homosexuality: Scientific, Biblical, and pastoral issues. (2007, March). One seminar, and one seminar/debate presented with Rev. R. Gorter & Rev. A. Baart before and during a campus visit by Soulforce Inc.
  • Causal factors in homosexual behavior. (2002, April). Seminar presented with Dr. K.J. Eames sponsored by the Psychology Club. 

Dordt College Classroom Presentations: 

  • Biological studies of homosexuality: A Christian critique. (2006, November). Guest lecture for Gen. 300: Kingdom, Identity and Calling (senior capstone course).
  • Biological issues in homosexual behavior. (2006, March). Guest lecture for Psych. 204: Lifespan Development.

Other Colleges/Universities:

  • Causal issues in homosexual behavior:  Explanation and critique.  (2007, May). Two guest lectures for the Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology at Palm Beach Atlantic University, Orlando, FL.
  • Biological issues in homosexual behavior. (2006, April). Guest lecture for Psych. 221: Childhood Development at Northwestern College, Orange City, IA.

Other Presentations:

  • Causal and clinical issues in homosexual behavior. Seminar presented with Dr. D. Wilcox. (2005, September) First Presbyterian Church of Hospers, Hospers, IA (2005, March) Covenant Christian Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA
  • Mock Psychology Classroom, (2012, April) Discovery Day put on by Geneva College Admissions Department
  • Toward a Unified Approach of Faith and Learning. (2009, May) Invited talk given at the 2009 Geneva College Psi Chi Induction Ceremony.
  • The use of animals in psychological research. (2006, 2007 & 2008, April). Guest lecture/debate for Psychology 202: Introduction to Psychological Studies.
  • Schema theory and heuristics:  A life of limits. (2005, October). Guest lecture for Political Studies 212: American National Politics.
  • Principles of psychoneuroimmunology.  (2002, January). Guest lecture for Psychology 305: Health Psychology.

Current Projects:

  • Cognitive Schema Theory and Worldview
    Research and writing on the relation of Reformed theology and cognitive schema theory to worldviews
  • Heart-rate Variability, Emotion and Memory
    Research and writing on the impact of physiological and emotional reactivity to learning and memory in human infants.
  • Christianity and Homosexuality
    Research and writing for critiquing biological conclusions regarding the casual factors of homosexuality and the moral implications of that work within a Biblical view of  sexuality.

Awards & Distinctions Received:

  • Geneva College Faculty Development Awards:
    Conference Travel Award,  2009, 2010, 2011, 2013
    Summer Writing Stipend, 2009, 2010
  • Dordt College Faculty Development Awards:
    Academic Paper Presentations, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2012
    Selected to attend UPEI Teaching Institute, 2002
    Selected to participate in the Dordt College Core Course Mentoring Program, 2002
    Project Grant to attend NSF short course in History of Science, 2005
    Collaborative Project Grant for a study of freshman adjustment to college, 2005
    Collaborative Project Grant for psychology department teaching retreat, 2005
  • Rutgers Conference Travel Award, 1998
  • American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award, 1997
  • Guest reviewer, Infant Behavior and Development, 1997
  • Rutgers Dissertation Support Award, 1997
  • Cheiron Graduate Student Travel Award, 1996
  • Sigma Xi National Scientific Honor Society, 1994
  • Rotary International Scholarship for grad­uate study at the Uni­ver­sity of Geneva, 1991-1992

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations, etc.

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi
  • Psi Chi

Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.

Dr. Danny Hitchcock is originally from Colorado Springs (go Broncos!) but lived for eight years in Northwest Iowa teaching at Dordt College. Before that he was in New Jersey for nine years getting his master’s and doctorate in Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University. His fist year of graduate study was in Switzerland at the University of Geneva. His undergraduate degree in psychology is from Colorado College in Colorado Springs.

Dr. H. is happily married to Patti and they have 4 kids that they homeschool: Calvin, Noah, Jonah and Rebekah (as of 2014 ages 19, 16, 14, & 10 respectively).  Dr. H. loves fishing, camping, singing, swimming, his ’64 VW and spending time with his family. The Hitchcocks live in Brighton Township.


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