Terry F. Pettijohn is an associate professor of psychology at Coastal Carolina University. As an undergraduate, he attended The Ohio State University, where he earned his B.S. in 1995. He attended the University of Georgia for graduate studies, obtaining his M.S. in 1997 and receiving his Ph.D. in social psychology in 1999.
Professor Pettijohn's current research interests include:
• Close relationships: Attraction, intimacy, commitment, satisfaction
• Emotions: Love, trust, jealousy, happiness, embarrassment
• Facial and body feature preferences and measurement
• Instructional Technology Methods
He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
- Close Relationships
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Intergroup Relations
- Internet and Virtual Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
- Person Perception
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
- Pettijohn, T. F., II, & Jungeberg, B. (2004). Playboy playmate curves: Changes in facial and body feature preferences across U.S. social and economic conditions. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(9), 1186-1197.
- Pettijohn, T. F., II, & Tesser, A. (2003). History and facial features: The eyes have it for actresses but not for actors. North American Journal of Psychology, 5(3), 335-344.
- Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2009). The language of lyrics: An analysis of popular Billboard songs across conditions of social and economic threat. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 28(3), 297-311.
- Pettijohn, T. F. II, Sacco, D. F., Jr., & Yerkes, M. J. (2009). Hungry people prefer more mature mates: A field test of the environmental security hypothesis. The Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 3(3), 216-232.
- Pettijohn, T. F. II, Williams, G. M., & Carter, T. C. (2010). Music for the seasons: Seasonal music preferences in college students. Current Psychology, 29, 328-345.
- Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Dunlap, A. V. (2010). The effects of a human sexuality course on college students’ sexual attitudes and perceived course outcomes. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 13.
- Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2009). Tough times, meaningful music, mature performers: Popular Billboard songs and performer preferences across social and economic conditions in the USA. Psychology of Music, 37(2), 155-179.
- Pettijohn, T. F., II, & Tesser, A. (1999). Popularity in environmental context: Facial feature assessment of American movie actresses. Media Psychology, 1, 229-247.
- Pettijohn, T. F., II, & Pettijohn, T. F. (1996). Perceived happiness of college students measured by Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Psychological Reports, 79, 759-762.
- Pettijohn, T. F., II. (1995). Correlations among college students’ grade point averages and American College Test scores. Psychological Reports, 76, 336-338.
- Pettijohn, T. F., II. (2003). Relationships between U.S. social and economic hard times and popular motion picture actor gender, actor age, and movie genre preferences. North American Journal of Psychology, 5(1), 61-66.
- Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ahmed, S. F. (2010). Songwriting loafing or creative collaboration?: A comparison of individual and team written Billboard hits in the USA. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 7(1), 1-5.
- Nelson, L. D., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Galak, J. (2007). Mate preferences in social cognitive context: When environmental and personal change leads to predictable cross-cultural variation. In V. Swami & A. Furnham (Eds.), Body beautiful: Evolutionary and socio-cultural perspectives (pp. 185-206). New York: Palgrave.
Terry F. Pettijohn, II
Department of Psychology
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528-6054
- Phone: (843) 349-6447
- Fax: (843) 349-2857