Tamera B. Murdock (1963- )
Tamera Murdock attended the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were she received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 1984. After undergraduate school she furthered her education with two Masters degrees: one from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in Education in Psychological Services (1985), and the second in 1990 from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in Human Development. Murdock received her Ph.D. in Education Psychology from the University at Delaware, Newark, Delaware in 1994.
Murdock’s main research interest falls in motivation and cheating and has written several book chapters and recently published the book (2006) with Anderman, E.A. The Psychology of Academic Cheating. Motivation and cheating are both big areas of research in Education Psychology, in this way Murdock has followed the trend of research.
She has taken several continued education courses through the University of Michigan, where she has studied statistics and has excelled in this field of psychology. Currently, Murdock teaches graduate Quantitative Analysis I and II as well as undergraduate Introductory Statistics. Previously, Murdock has taught the following courses at a graduate level: Motivation, Educational Psychology, Adolescent Development, Research Methods, Introductory Statistics, Analysis of Variance & Multiple Regression, and Multivariate Statistics. She has taught Adolescent Development, Education Psychology, and Introductory Statistics at the undergraduate level.
Since Murdock’s degree is in Education Psychology she does not perform any type of therapy, but has devoted a great deal of time to the development of her students. Which I think she does a superb job at :) She also is very active at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, currently she is the associate chair of the psychology department. She is also involved in several professional and service duties.