Bridgette Martin Hard
Associate Professor of the Practice of Psychology and Neuroscience
Education & Training
Ph.D., Stanford University 2006
B.S., Furman University 2001
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Dr. Bridgette Hard is an Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. Her first professional passion is teaching. She specializes in curriculum development for introductory psychology, the first (and often only) course that students take within the discipline. She has also devoted herself to helping PhD students and advanced undergraduates to develop their teaching skills and discover creative ways to integrate research and teaching. Dr. Hard also co-organizes two conferences for psychology teachers, the Psychology One Conference and the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP).
Dr. Hard’s second professional passion is exploring the intersection of psychology and pedagogy: She uses data from the classroom to extend psychological theories and uses insights from psychology to inform new classroom practices. Her research is conducted in collaboration with psychologists from diverse institutions around the U.S.
Brady, ST, Hard, BM, and Gross, JJ. "Reappraising test anxiety increases academic performance of first-year college students." Journal of Educational Psychology 110.3 (April 1, 2018): 395-406. Full Text