Stetson University

C. Dwaine Cochran

Professor of Psychology

After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, Dr. Cochran was a research scientist at George Washington University's HumRRO (Aviation Division), performing technical advisory services and research on combat-related stress in helicopter pilots. His work at Stetson includes 23 years as department chair, teaching introductory psychology, statistics, research methods, testing, industrial psychology, health psychology, and the psychology of humor. His research interests include personal space, health attitudes, test development, gerontology, optimism, and anthropomorphism. His consulting work includes developing tests for personnel selection, program evaluation, aptitude assessment, and organizational stress. He has numerous journal publications and presentations at regional and national conference.


  • M. S., Psychology, University of Georgia
  • B. A. Psychology, Georgia State University


  • Intro to Psychology
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Senior Project


  • Cochran, D., Lovejoy, C., Williams, J., and Benyon, A. (2011). "Implied Vanishing Points Affect Line Bisection Errors." Poster. Association for Psychological Science. Washington, D. C. May.
  • Cochran, D. Neuland, Y., Faulkner, A., and James. E. (2007) "Generalized Anthropomorphic Index Predicts Animal Research interpretations." Poster. Associaton for Psychological Science. Washington, D. C. May.
  • Cochran, Dwaine, Hale, Dan, and Hernandez, Steven. (2002) "Age differences in distress remain after a decade." Annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans
  • Bodner, D., Cochran, C. D., and Blum, T. (2000). "Unique Invulnerability measurement in skydivers: Scale validation." Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 5, 104-108.
  • Cochran, C. D. and Hale, W. D. (1984). "Gender differences in the relationship between health and psychological distress in the elderly." Clinical Gerontologist, 3, 62-63.
  • Cochran, C. D. and Urbanczyk, S. (1982). "The effect of availability of vertical space on personal space." Journal of Psychology, 111, 137-140.
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