M.A. - Wayne State University
B.S. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Broadly speaking, I am interested in social and cultural psychology, the
scholarship of teaching and learning, and statistical methods. Of
course, these interests are not mutually exclusive; in fact, most of my
work spans more than one of these categories.
Work with students tends to be a little more focused and tends to center on a general theme: identifying people's concerns
about what is fair, just, and proper. To date, projects on this topic
have involved examining people’s opinions towards appropriate treatment
of suspects in crimes (esp. terrorist activities), students
perceptions of fair (and unfair) instructor behaviors in the classroom
(and their willingness to pass their judgments along as rumors or
gossip), etc. Students have been involved in all aspects of research, from
the design of the study through the analysis of results. Projects are
generally targeted for presentation at local and professional
Lucas, T., Kamble, S. V., Wu, M. S., Zhdanova, L., & Wendorf, C. A. (2016). Distributive and procedural justice for self and others: Measurement invariance and links to life Satisfaction in four cultures. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 47, 234 –248.
Lucas, T., Zhdanova, L., Wendorf, C. A., & Alexander, S. (2013). Procedural and distributive justice beliefs for self and others: Multilevel associations with life satisfaction and self-rated health. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 1325-1341.
Wendorf, C. A. (2012). Drawing inferences from multiple intervals in the single-factor design: Derivations, clarifications, extensions, and representations. Methodology: European Journal of Research Methods for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, 8, 125-133.
Lucas, T., & Wendorf, C. A. (2012). Perceived justice and well-being at work: How and for whom do unethical practices matter? In R. A. Giacalone and M. D. Promislo (Eds.), Handbook of unethical work behavior: Implications for individual well-being (pp. 237-252). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharpe.
Wendorf, C. A., Lucas, T., Imamoglu, E. O., Parkhill, M. R., Weisfeld, C. C., & Weisfeld, G. E. (2011). Marital satisfaction across three cultures: Does the number of children has an impact after accounting for other marital demographics? Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 42, 340-254.
Gervasio, A. H., Wendorf, C. A., & Yoder, N. F. (2010). Validating a psychology as a helping profession scale. Teaching of Psychology, 37, 107-113.