‘MTSU On the Record’ guest analyzes students’...

‘MTSU On the Record’ guest analyzes students’ psychology stereotypes

College students’ perceptions of the field of psychology and those perceptions’ impact on the profession were the topics of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Tom Brinthaupt, MTSU psychology professor

Dr. Tom Brinthaupt

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Thomas Brinthaupt, a professor of psychology at MTSU, first aired Aug. 15 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation below.

Brinthaupt, joined by master’s degree candidates Jennifer Hurst and Quinn Johnson, conducted a study of stereotypes about psychology, questioning both psychology majors and college students who have chosen other majors.

The international journal “Psychology Learning and Teaching” published the study in its March 2016 edition; you can read it here.

“Most of the information that they did get about the beliefs or stereotypes came from their peers or their classmates or their friends, as opposed to their family members,” said Brinthaupt, who also serves as director of faculty development for MTSU’s Learning, Teaching and Innovative Technologies Center.

“Obviously, MTSU is really interested in student success, and there’s really not a lot of research on major choice and why people change majors. So I’m interested in that.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.