CCU Spotlights

Dr. Nahanni Freeman

Dr. Nahanni Freeman

Associate Professor of Psychology
School of Humanities and Sciences

  • Ph.D. Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology)
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology (Rosemead School of Psychology)
  • B.A. Psychology (Biola University)
  • Adjunct Instructor at Regis University, Denver, Colorado; Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado
  • Psychologist at Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon; Senior Counseling Group, Denver, Colorado; Jefferson County Public Schools, Littleton, Colorado
  • Postdoctoral fellowship in Neuropsychology and Medical Psychology, Oregon Health Sciences University

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Developed a research mentorship program at Colorado Christian University that includes collaborative student involvement and ongoing advising for undergraduate research projects and theses. These studies are described below, and are currently in the process of being edited for possible publication.

Current Research and Presentations:

  • "Educational standards and learning outcomes at Colorado Christian University"; this qualitative study used interviews and surveys of faculty, administrators and students in an effort to clarify academic goals and activities at CCU towards the aim of increasing academic rigor.
  • "Juror bias as a function of salience of non-normative emotional displays in the defendant"; presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA), 2009.
  • "Selective recall for Bible verses as a function of right wing authoritarianism and mortality salience", presented at the RMPA conference, 2008.
  • "The Effects of Guided Imagery on Belief Perseverance and its Interaction with Anxiety, Self-awareness, and Relaxation", presented at the RMPA conference, 2008.
  • "Belief in a soul-mate, God as a causal agent, and external locus of control"; presented at the RMPA conference, 2007.
  • "Sexual attitudes, compatibility and satisfaction as a function of spiritual maturation in religious and non-religious samples"; presented at the RMPA conference, 2007.
  • "Stereotyping enhancement following ego depletion and mortality salience manipulations
  • "False recognition bias and the just world effect"
  • "Attitudes towards sexuality following exposure to authoritarian and non-authoritarian sermon content"
  • "Attachment typologies as predictors of addictive behaviors"
  • "Adult relationship satisfaction as a function of early childhood sexual abuse history"

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