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Bryon Hines

Bryon Hines, portrait
Graduate Student

Year of Entry

Fall 2015


Experimental Social Psychology


Research Interests

Hines is interested broadly in moral psychology, particularly factors affecting costly altruism and moral judgments. He is currently conducting research on situational and dispositional attributes that influence blame and perceptions of hypocrisy. Hines is also interested in different types of free will beliefs and their effects on human behavior.

Curriculum Vitae

Bryon Hines
Department of Psychology
Ohio University
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701


PhD Student, Ohio University, Experimental Psychology (2015 - Present)

Bachelor of Arts, Hampden-Sydney College (2011-2015)

Work Experience

Departmental Research Assistant (2014-2015)

  • Organize and write bibliographic entries for professor’s research,
  • Supervisor: Dr. James Arieti, Hampden-Sydney College

College Library Circulation Desk Worker (2014-2015)

  • Manage circulation desk of campus library
  • Assist library visitors in a friendly and helpful manner
  • Supervisor: Bret Peaden, Hampden-Sydney College

Hampden-Sydney College Psychology Tutor (2013-2015)

  • Tutor Hampden-Sydney students in psychology, primarily quantitative methods, research methods, and introductory psychology material
  • Supervisor: Christa Fye

Departmental Research Assistant (2011-2015)

  • Manage and post all updates for the professor’s professional and departmental blogs
  • Assist with copying and scanning of notes
  • Supervisor: Dr. Janice Siegel, Hampden-Sydney College

Research Experience

Senior Fellowship Thesis 2014-2015

Research presented at a Hampden-Sydney College Psychology Colloquium

Grant awarded for an independent cross-disciplinary research fellowship approved by Hampden-Sydney College Honors Council which built off of previous independent research. Research consisted of experimental work in psychology and theoretical research in philosophy. The primary focus was using a game theoretical approach to study social cooperation and altruism, testing the effects of visibility and reputation of partners on individual cooperation levels.

Independent Research Credit and Honors Summer Research 2014

Research presented at a Hampden-Sydney College Honors Research Poster Conference

Research started with an independent research course approved by Hampden- Sydney psychology faculty and extended into supervised summer research on variables affecting altruistic behavior.

Honors Summer Research 2013

Research presented at a Undergraduate Virginia Philosophical Association Conference Research presented at a Hampden-Sydney College Philosophy Colloquium

Independent honors summer research grant approved by Hampden-Sydney College Honors Council. Research consisted of theoretical research in philosophy on free will and criminal punishment which culminated in a research manuscript.

Organization Memberships / Honors

Member of Psi-Chi National Psychology Honors Society

  • President 2014-2015

Hampden-Sydney College Deans List

  • 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Member of Classics Club

  • President 2014-2015
  • Vice-President 2013-2014
  • Treasurer 2012-2013

Member of Hampden-Sydney Mentor Program

  • Executive Officer 2013-2014