Robyn Siegel-Hinson

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., University of Toledo
M.A., University of Toledo
B.A., University of Michigan

School: School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences
Office: Counseling Center
Phone: (248) 218.2102
Email: rsiegel-hinson@rc.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • General Psychology
  • Life Span Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Brain and Behavior
  • Health Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Diversity and Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Child Psychology (online)
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Learning and Memory
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Psychology Seminar
  • Life Span Development (online)
  • Social Psychology (online)

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Member, Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, Rochester College 2010
  • Who’s Who Among American Women, 2008, 2009
  • Excellent Extern Award, University of Toledo Medical Center, 1995
  • Commendations, Psychology Department, University of Toledo, 1993
  • Upper Class Honoree of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, University of Michigan, Dearborn, 1992
  • Certificate of Recognition In Research, University of Michigan Psi Chi, 1990

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

  • Metro Detroit Recovery Through Christ Twelve Step Program Ministry Leader
  • Director/Owner of Private Practice: Agape Behavioral Services, Taylor, Michigan, 2009 to present
  • Director: Campus Counseling Center at Lawrence Technological University, 2006-2008
  • Consultant for Counseling Center Development, Lawrence Technological University, 2006
  • Director: Agape Counseling Center, Plymouth, Michigan, 2004-2009
  • Staff Psychologist: Center for Individual and Family Therapy, 2004-2006
  • Staff Psychologist: Advanced Counseling, 2000-2004
  • Consultant-Advisor, Downriver Christian Coop/Homeschooling Cooperative, 2010 – present
  • Intern, University of Michigan Medical Center and Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1996-1997
  • Neuropsychology/Clinical Psychology Extern, University of Toledo Student Medical Center, 1995-1996
  • Committee Member, Healthy Downriver, 1996-1998
  • Clinical Psychology Extern, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Allen Park, Michigan, 1994
  • Researcher, Lafayette Clinic, 1990-1991
  • Probation Officer Intern, Thirty-Second District Court, Romulus, Michigan, 1989-1990

 

PERSONAL:

Robyn and her husband, Tony have one son, Rhys. Robyn knew early in life that she wanted to study people: their behaviors, their motivations, and their emotions.   Her passion is seeking a greater understanding of behavior at the neuronal level and appreciating how this affects the way we each experience the world. Robyn utilizes this knowledge in creative classroom strategies and in her private practice.

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2017 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention:
    • A Comparison of Handwriting and Typing Notes and Its Effects on Memory
    • Schooling Methods Affect Extrovert/Introvert Personality Traits
    • The Influence of Extracurricular Activities on Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction and Interpersonal Relationships
    • Nomophobia, Phone Use, and Separation Anxiety
    • Yoga and Anxiety
    • Coping Mechanisms Inherent in Religious Beliefs
    • The Effects of Feedback and Locus of Control on Confidence in a Trivia Game
    • Reflective Self-Esteem and the Impact of Positive Affirmations
    • Social Media Use and Mood
    • Gender Reactions and Social Effects When Confronted with Fear: A Study in Horror
    • Hemispheric Dominance as it Relates to Positive or Negative Recall
  • 2017 Sponsor of student-led research presented at the Association for Psychological Science 29th Annual Psychological Convention in Boston, MA:
    • Personality Types and Relaxation Method Response
  • 2016 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention:
    • Do You Hear What I Hear? Handedness, Gender, and Ear Dominance in Dichotic Listening
    • The Effects of Religion ad Spirituality on Coping in Interpersonally Traumatic Situations
    • Music and Memory
    • Substance Use and Cognitive Ability: Are Smarter People More Likely to Use Drugs
    • The Facebook Persona: How We Present Ourselves and How They See Us
    • Martial Arts and Mental Health: Effects of Self-Efficacy
    • Trusting Your Gut: A Domographical Comparison of Intuitive Processing
    • Psychological Differences Between Communities of Different Socioeconomic Status
    • The Effects of Role Ambiguity and Training on Skin Conductance and Performance
  • 2015 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention:
    • Change Blindness: Comparing Gamers and Artists
  • 2015 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Center for Scholastic Inquiry Conference, San Francisco, CA:
    • The Relationship Between Secure Parental Attachment and Academic Performance in African American Female Students
  • 2014 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention:
    • To Type or To Write? That Is The Question: A Study on Handwriting Notes Compared to Typing Notes
    • Gender Differences In Trust On An Academic Performance Test
    • Dependence, Independence, and Interdependence: How Our View of Self and Others Shapes Interactions With People
    • The Effects of Stress On Insight
    • Frustration and Aggression: Gender Differences in the Experience of Frustration and the Expression of Aggression
  • 2012 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention:
    • Efficacy of a Work Based Treatment on Reducing Stress Symptoms in Mice
    • The Emotional Body: Correlations Between Chinese Medicine and Psychosomatic Ailments
    • Multitasking: Myth or Miracle?
    • How Stress Affects Mood Disturbance in Adolescents with High/Low Locus of Control
    • Assessing the Impact and Understanding of Communication Through Various Mediums
  • 2011 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention:
    • The Effect Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Have on  Their Siblings
    • The Effect of Art Therapy at Reducing Negative Emotions: A Short Term Study on College Students
    • Technology: Friend or Foe? A Study of Face to Face and Computer Mediated Communication
  • 2010 Sponsor of student-led research presented at Midwestern Psychological Convention
    • “How the Knife changed My Life:” Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Physical Well-Being, Self-Esteem and Quality of Life
    • Cognitive Effects of Pleasant, Ambient Aroma Found in Aroma Therapy: How Peppermint and Lavender Aromas Create a Stimulation Environment
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (2002) Hemispheric specialization, spatial activity experience, and sex differences on tests of mental rotation ability. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, January, 2002.
  • Elliott, R., Suter, P., Manford, J., Radpour-Markert, L., Siegel-Hinson, R., Layman, C., & Davis, K. (1996). A Process-Experiential Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In Hutterer, Pawlowsky, Schmid and Stipsits (Eds.) Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy: A Paradigm in motion.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (1997). Helpful Aspects of Therapy in an Experiential Intervention on Prejudice, Unpublished Thesis, University of Toledo.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Carcamo, C. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) A Comparison of Handwriting and Typing Notes and Its Effects on Memory, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Eller, W & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2016) Is Music Beneficial for Memory Recall?  A Pre and Post Comparison between Athletes and Non-Athletes, Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Girodano, J. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Schooling Methods Affect Extrovert/Introvert Personality Traits, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Halterman, E. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) The Influence of Extracurricular Activties on Emotional Intelligence, Job Satisfaction, and Interpersonal Relationships, Southwest Michigan Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Kocik, J. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Nomophobia, Phone Use, and Separation Anxiety, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Kwiecinski, H. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2016) Conflict Resolution Styles And the Academic Performance of College Students Hemispheric Dominance as it Relates to Positive or Negative Recall, Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Lawson, S. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Personality Types and Relaxion Method Response, Association for Psychological Science, 29th Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Mancini, A. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2016) Generational Differences In Self-Image Based on Media Cues, Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Margiljaj, H. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Yoga and Anxiety, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Myers, C. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Coping Mechanisms Inherent in Religious Beliefs, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Okanlawan, A. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2016) Introverted and Extraverted Jurors’ Perception of Victims Depending on Social Class and Age in Cases of Sexual Abuse, Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sturdivant, T. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) The Effects of Feedback and Locus of Control on Confidence in a Trivia Game, Southwest Michigan Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Smith, C. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Reflective Self-Esteem and the Impact of Positive Affirmations, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Suma, J. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Social Media Use and Mood, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Thomason, K. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Gender Reactions and Social Effects When Confronted with Fear: A Study in Horror. Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Toth, J. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2017) Hemispheric Dominance as it Relates to Positive or Negative Recall, Eighty-ninth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Baxter, M. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2014) The Blind Leading the Less Blind: The Experience of Change Blindness, Eighty-sixth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Bedsole, S. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2013) Handwriting Notes versus Typing Notes During Lecture: A Study on Information Retention, Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Burton, K. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) Do You Hear What I Hear?: Handedness, Gender, and Ear Dominance in Dichotic Listening, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Butcher, T. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2012) How Stress Affects Mood Disturbance in Adolescents with High/Low Locus of Control, Clinical and Developmental Psychology Division, Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Harvel, R. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2012) Assessing the Impact and Understanding of Communication Through Various Mediums, Persuasion, Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Kaiser, R. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) Effects of Music on Memory, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • King, K. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2010) How the Knife changed My Life:” Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Physical Well-Being, Self-Esteem and Quality of Life, Eighty-second Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Lloyd, S. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) Substance Use and Cognitive Ability, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Maiuri, J. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2011) The Effect Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Have on The Siblings, Eighty-third Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • McKenna, T. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) The Facebook Persona: How We Present Ourselves and How They See Us, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Morgan, S. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2012) The Emotional Body: Correlations Between Chinese Medicine and Psychosomatic Ailments, Clinical and Developmental Psychology Division, Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Hodge, K. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2012) Multitasking: Myth or Miracle?, cognitive and Social Psychology Division, Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Phifer, W. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2011) The Effect of Art Therapy at Reducing Negative Emotions: A Short Term Study on College Students, Eighty-third Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Potthast, B. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2011) Technology: Friend or Foe? A Study of Face to Face and Computer Mediated Communication, Eighty-third Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Potter, K. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2013) Gender Differences and Trust When It Comes to Academic Performance, Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Ritschdorff, M. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2010) Cognitive Effects of Pleasant, Ambient Aroma Found in Aroma Therapy: How Peppermint and Lavender Aromas Create a Stimulation Environment, Eighty-second Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sandoval, E. & Siegel-Hinson R., (2013) Dependence, Independence, Interdependence: How Our View of Self and Others Shapes Interactions With People, Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Sherwin, E. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) Trusting Your Gut: A Demographical Comparison of Intuitive Processing, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Stratton, M. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) Psychological Differences Between Communities of Different Socioeconomic Indicators, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Waites, L. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2012) Efficacy of a Work Based Treatment on Reducing Stress Symptoms in Mice, Biological, Experimental, Health, and Clinical Division, Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Warnke, A. & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2013) Effects of Stress on Insight, Eighty-fifth Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Wilkinson, Troy & Siegel-Hinson, R., (2015) The Effects of Training Methods on Experienced Stress When Performing a Mental Rotation Task, Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (1995). Evaluation of the Effects of an Experiential Intervention on Prejudice, Society for Psychotherapy Research, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Suter, P., Elliott, R., Manford, J., Radpour-markert, L., Siegel-Hinson, R., Layman, C., & Davis, K. (1995). Process-Experiential Conceptualization and Treatment of PTSD, Society for Psychotherapy Research, British Columbia.
  • Elliott, R., Suter, P., Manford, J., Radpour-markert, L., Siegel-Hinson, R., Layman, C., & Davis, K. (1994). A Process-Experiential Approach to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, 3rd Conference on Client-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapy, Gmunden, Austria.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (1990). Stress, Thrill-Seeking, Tolerance of Deviance and Delinquency Among High School Students, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (1995). Organizational Communication Workshops, Villa North Long-Term Care Facility, Toledo, Ohio.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (2009). How to Ace Any Exam Workshop, Rochester College.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (2007). How to Ace Any Exam Workshop, Lawrence Technological University.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R. (1995). Tense and Stressed?: Relaxation Techniques for the College Student, University of Toledo, Student Medical Center.
  • Haeffner, J. & Siegel-Hinson, R. (1995). Stress Reduction and the Paraprofessional, Toledo Public School System.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R., (1993) Stress and Relaxation Techniques, Teacher’s Workshop, Church of Christ, Allen Park, Michigan.
  • Siegel-Hinson, R., (1992) Dealing with Depression, Teachers Workshop, Church of Christ, Allen Park, Michigan.

Faculty Sponsored Research Presentations:

  • Hodge, Kristin. (2012) Multitasking Pilot Study, Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference (MAUPRC), University of Southern Indiana.
  • Hodge, Kristin. (2012) Multi-tasking: Helpful?, Midwest Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience, College of Wooster, Ohio.
  • Waites, Lenore. (2012) Pilot Study of a Work Based Treatment on Reducing Stress Symptoms in Mice, Midwest Great Lakes Undergraduate Research Symposium in Neuroscience, College of Wooster, Ohio.