Curriculum Vitae

TITLE

PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

EDUCATION

PH.D., 1977, THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
B.A., Highest Honors, 1973, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA at Davis

HONORS AND AWARDS


BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2013

MINNESOTA PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION WALTER MINK AWARD.OUTSTANDING UNDERGRADUATE           TEACHER, 2011

BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2011

BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2009

BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2008
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2006
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2005
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2002
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 2001
PROFESSOR OF THE MONTH, DECEMBER 2000
FACULTY ADVISOR OF THE YEAR, 1999
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 1998
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 1997
BUSH FOUNDATION COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH GRANT 1996
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TEACHING AND SERVICE: MASTERS OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, 1992
BURTON AND RUTH GRIMES TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, 1991
PROMOTION TO FULL PROFESSOR, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, 1989
TEACHER OF THE YEAR, MASTERS OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, 1987
PROMOTION TO ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY 1983
AWARDED TENURE HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, 1983
APPOINTMENT TO HAMLINE UNIVERSITY FACULTY, 1977
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY PERCEPTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL TRAINEESHIP, THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 1976-77
NATIVE AMERICAN OPPORTUNITY AWARD, THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, 1973-74

SPECIALIZATIONS

EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
Learning Theory
Motivation
Sensation and Perception

PSYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Psychophysiology
Behavioral Endocrinology

MATHEMATICAL PSYCHOLOGY
Judgment and Decision

PERSONALITY THEORY

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES TAUGHT ON A REGULAR BASIS

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION (annually)
THEORIES OF PERSONALITY (annually)
THEORIES OF LEARNING(annually)
NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (annually)
THEORIES OF MOTIVATION
HUMAN JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING (annually)
INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY

PUBLICATIONS

Dietrich, D. & Olson, M. H. (1993) A demonstration of hindsight bias using the Thomas confirmation vote. Psychological Reports, 74, 383—386.

Gilbertson, L.J., Dietrich, D., Olson, M. & Guenther, R.K. (1994). A study of hindsight bias: The Rodney King case in retrospect. Psychological Reports, 74, 383-386.

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (1993). Introduction to Theories of Learning. (4th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (1997). Introduction to Theories of Learning. (5th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (2001). Introduction to Theories of Learning. (6th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (2005). Introduction to Theories of Learning. (7th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Olson, M.H. & Hergenhahn, B.R. (2009).  Introduction to Theories of Learning. (8th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Olson, M.H. & Hergenhahn, B.R. (2013).  Introduction to Theories of Learning. (9th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Now published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (1999). Introduction to Theories of Personality (5th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (2003). Introduction to Theories of Personality (6th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Hergenhahn, B.R. & Olson, M.H. (2007). Introduction to Theories of Personality (7th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Hergenhahn, B.R. ,Olson, M.H., & Cramer, K. (2003). Introduction to Theories of Personality (Canadian Ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Olson, M. H. & Hergenhahn, B. R. (2011). Introduction to Theories of Personality (8th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

Olson, M. H. & Hergenhahn, B. R. (In Press). Introduction to Theories of Personality (9th ed.)  Prentice-Hall.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS (All with Hamline Undergraduate Students)

Claxton, A. & Olson, M. H. (2009). Is gist or spreading activation responsible for false memories? Presented at the 2009 meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Olson, M. H., Bornstein, A. S., Pipp, A. S., Siegler, K. M., & Thompson, K. B. (2011). Salience, not desirability, distorts distance estimation. Presented at the 2011 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Olson, M. H., Colburn, J., Dessouki, A., & Heinbaugh, M. (2004). Attractiveness Increases at “Closing Time.” Presented at the 2004 meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Olson, M.H. & Matsui, S.M. (1994). Heredity, alcoholism and P300. Presented by S.M. Matsui at the 1994 National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Kalamazoo, MI.

Olson, M. H. & Miller, A. (2000). Wishing Makes it So: Outcome Desirability and Hindsight. Presented by M. H. Olson at the 1997 meeting of the American Psychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Olson, M. H. & Miller, A. (1999). Wishful Thinking and Hindsight. Presented by M.H. Olson at the 1996 meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Chicago, Ill.

Olson, M. H.  & Noyes, M. (2001). Decision Affect and Probability Weighting. Presented by M. H. Olson at the 2001 meeting of the American Psychological Society, Denver, CO.

Olson, M. H. & Stark E. (1997). Perception of Luck in Decision Outcomes. Jointly presented at the 1997 meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Philadelphia, PA.

Olson, M.H. & Traver, R. (1995). Hindsight and familiarity: Reversals are not anomalies. Presented by M.H. Olson at the 1995 meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Los Angeles, CA.

Severson, P., Olson, M.H. & Syren, D. (1993). Framing and hindsight effects.  Presented by M.H. Olson at the 1993 meeting of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making, Washington, D.C.

Vogel, A. T. & Olson, M. H (2006). The Neurological Etiology of Dyslexia: Saccadic Suppression.  Presented by A. T. Vogel at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.