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Dr. Joshua P. Bias

Associate Professor
Psychology Department
Office: Wells 137
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8014900 College St, Box 8014BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4941(254) 295-4941
Subjects Taught: General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Personality Theory, Health Psychology, History & Systems of Psychology, Psychology of Gender, Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. Counseling Psychology - Texas A&M University M.S. Counseling Psychology - Texas A&M University B.A. Psychology - Texas Tech University

Dr. Bias joined the faculty in 2014 after serving on the faculty at Baylor University (2012-2014) and the University of North Texas (2010-2012).  Prior to that, he held both faculty and clinical roles at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and Mississippi State University.  He earned his doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University, completed his clinical internship at the University Counseling & Testing Center at the University of Oregon and a postdoctoral fellowship with the Counseling Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  

Originally from Midland, Texas, Dr. Bias and his family are members at First United Methodist Church in Belton.  His wife, Dair T. Chevalier, M.D., is a pediatric anesthesiologist at the Baylor Scott & White McLane Children’s Hospital in Temple.  Together they have a son, Bexar Arthur, and a daughter, Zadie Bell.  In his spare time, Dr. Bias enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, watching and attending college & professional sporting events, listening to music, and reading.

Publications and Presentations

Meagher, B. R., Leman, J. C., Bias, J. P., Latendresse, S. J., Rowatt, W. C. (2015).  Contrasting self-report and consensus ratings of intellectual humility and arrogance.  Journal of Research in Personality, 58, 35-45.  

Bias, J.P. & Baggett, A.R. (2016, April).  Implementing Team-Based Learning Across Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum.  Presentation at the 30th annual Farmingdale State College Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas & Innovations, Tarrytown, New York.

Bias, J.P. (2018, April).  Comparing teaching modalities in a general psychology course: TBL-Hybrid vs. lecture.  Presentation at the 4th annual Conference for Teaching Introductory Psychology (TIP Northwest), Des Moines, Washington.

Bias, J.P. (2018, May).  Comparing Teaching Modalities in a General Psychology Course.  Presentation at the 31st annual Farmingdale State College Conference on the Teaching of Psychology: Ideas & Innovations, Tarrytown, New York.

Research Interests

Dr. Bias is interested in developing and applying innovative approaches to higher education.  His research interests include interpersonal relationships, lifespan development, teasing, and men’s issues.