Stetson University

Richard Medlin

Professor of Psychology

Richard Medlin grew up in DeLand and attended Stetson University as an undergraduate, majoring in psychology and participating in the Honors Program. He graduated summa cum laude and received the Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award in 1975. After earning a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Medlin returned to Stetson University and has been teaching in the psychology department since 1981.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Stetson University

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Childhood Behavior Disorders
  • Senior Project

Research Interests

  • Cognitive and social development of homeschooled children
  • Development of children with debilitating medical conditions

Publications

  • Medlin, R. G. (2013). "Homeschooling and the question of socialization revisited." Peabody Journal of Education, 88 (3), 284-297.
  • Sharick, H. M. and Medlin, R. G. (2012). "Compliance in homeschooled children." Home School Researcher, 26 (3), 1-10.
  • Medlin, R. G. (2010). "Learning style and academic achievement in homeschooled children." Home School Researcher, 25 (4), 1-9.
  • Medlin, R. G. (2007). "Homeschooled children's social skills." Home School Researcher, 17 (1), 1-8.
  • Kingston, S. T. and Medlin, R. G. (2006). "Empathy, altruism, and moral development in homeschooled children." Home School Researcher, 16 (4), 1-10.
  • Medlin, R. G. and Blackmer, R. E. (2000). "Academic intrinsic motivation in homeschooled children." Home School Researcher, 14 (2), 1-6.
  • Medlin, R. G. (2000). "Homeschooling and the question of socialization." Peabody Journal of Education, 75 (1,2), 107-123.

Faculty Expert

  • Homeschooling

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