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Sandra Hoyt

Dr. Sandra Hoyt, portrait
Professor of Instruction
Porter 217, Athens Campus


Ph.D. (1998) Social Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

M.A. (1996) Social Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

B.A. (1990) Psychology with Honors, Ohio University

Courses Taught

  • PSY 1010 – General Psychology
  • PSY 1090 – Optimizing the Psychology Major
  • PSY 1110 – Elementary Statistical Reasoning
  • PSY 2510 – Social Psychology
  • PSY 3440 – Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 3520 – Social Psychology of Justice

About Sandra Hoyt

My focus is on teaching at the undergraduate level at Ohio University. I teach for the online program as well as face-to-face courses.

As a social psychologist, I am interested in issues surrounding attitudes, prejudice, identity, and legal psychology. My past research interests have included work on prejudicial attitudes toward various social class groups, legal decision making by juries, and women’s feminist identities. As an avid equestrian, I have also examined the protective health behaviors of horseback riders and their attitudes toward wearing helmets. I regularly compete my horses in the sports of dressage and carriage driving.

I grew up in Southeastern Ohio and attended Ohio University as an undergraduate. I believe my experiences as a first-generation, Appalachian student give me a unique ability to mentor students from a variety of backgrounds. I enjoy teaching dynamic classes that, hopefully, result in an engaged learning style by my students. I think all good learning should come with a bit of laughter.