Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph. D. University of Memphis
M.S. University of Central Missouri
B. S. Upper Iowa University
Baity Hall 108a
Dr. Bartels received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Memphis in 2008 and taught at several institutions before arriving at Missouri Valley College in 2013. At Valley, Dr. Bartels teaches a variety of psychology courses including Principles of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology. His research examines the relationship between dispositional achievement motivation and self-regulated learning. Much of his work has explored the impact of fear of failure on learning and emotional regulation strategy use among college students. Additionally, he has been involved in research on neuropsychological assessment and the psychometric properties of various assessment instruments.
Dr. Bartels has published research in numerous academic journals including Learning and Individual Differences, Personality and Individual Differences, and the International Journal of Neuroscience and has co-authored a social psychology textbook, Social Psychology for Today's World. He is a member of the Association for Psychological Science, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and numerous honor societies including Phi Kappa Phi.