Craig Wendorf

Professor of Psychology &
Department Chair

Office: D240 Science Building
Phone: 715-346-2304


Ph.D. - Wayne State University
M.A. - Wayne State University
B.S. - University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


PSYC 110 - Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 200 - Research Methods in Psychology
PSYC 300/500 - Statistics for Psychologists
PSYC 301 - Personality Psychology
PSYC 320 - Social Psychology
PSYC 322 - Psychology and Culture

Research Interests

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 conferences.

Recent Publications

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.