Cecile M. Nowatka, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

B.A.,  University of Virginia
M.A., College of William and Mary
Ph.D., University of Kentucky

Wofford College
Department of Psychology
429 North Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663

Office  (864) 597-4648
Fax     (854) 597-4649


Interim Courses

Research Interests

  • Impression formation and stereotyping
  • Pregnancy and birth outcomes

Sample Presentations and Publications

McAninch, C. B., Downs, A., Ramsey, J., & Wise, S. (March 2003). Effects of expected popularity and outcome dependency on impression formation. Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans.

Chauhan, S. P., Magann, E. F., McAninch, C. B., & Gherman, R. (2003). Application of learning theory to obstetric maloccurrence. Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey, 58, 650-652.

McAninch, C. B. Arnette, S., Brogdon, M., Farish, B., Goss, S., Henry, K., Waddell, L., Rhodes, W. H., & Corbett, R. (2001, August). Popularity as a category in forming impressions.  American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

McAninch, C. B., Corbett, R. K., & Rhodes, W. H. (2001, August). Impression formation in children with and without ADHD.  American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Harris, M. J., Milich, R., & McAninch, C. B. (1998). When stigma becomes self-fulfilling prophecy: Expectancy effects and the causes, consequences, and treatment of peer rejection. In J. Brophy (Ed.), Advances in research on teaching (Vol. 7). Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

McAninch, C. B., Milich, R., Crumbo, G. B., & Funtowicz, M. N. (1996). Children's perception of sex role-congruent and -incongruent behavior in peers: Fisher-Price meets Price Waterhouse. Sex Roles, 35, 619-638.

McAninch, C. B., Milich, R., & Harris, M. J. (1996). Effect of an academic expectancy and gender on children's interactions. Journal of Educational Research, 89, 146-153.

McAninch, C. B., Manolis, M. B., Milich, R., & Harris, M. J. (1993). Impression formation in children: Influence of gender and expectancy. Child Development, 64, 1492-1506.




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Last updated: 5 January 2004