Teresa Taylor Partridge

Teresa Taylor Partridge

Associate Professor and Chair Department of Psychology Office Location: AD 396 Phone: (210) 832-2186

Dr. Teresa Taylor Partridge has studied and worked in the field of psychology for 3 decades. Upon graduating from Baylor University, she worked as a psychological examiner for a neuropsychologist in Houston, Texas. She then studied infant sleep at the University of California at Davis and completed a Master of Science degree in Child Development. Dr. Partridge returned to Houston, TX and worked as a psychological examiner and then the Assessment Coordinator for a large reading research project at the University of Texas at Houston. She discovered a passion for research and teaching and, thus, returned to school to earn a PhD in Developmental Psychology. While in graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Partridge studied attractiveness stereotypes, person perception, social development, temperament, affect, motivation, and personality. She also enjoyed several classes in statistics. Her dissertation was on infant electroencephalogram (EEG) asymmetry in response to attractive and unattractive faces. Dr. Partridge was fortunate to be offered a job as an Assistant Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in 2009. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014. Dr. Partridge’s favorite class to teach is Child and Adolescent Development, but also finds great value in teaching Social Psychology. Dr. Partridge enjoys mentoring student research, serving the UIW community, volunteering with children, living in the Hill Country, and spending time with her husband, two adult children, and two golden retrievers.

  • Ph.D. (2009) University of Texas at Austin. Developmental Psychology.
  • M.A. (2008) University of Texas at Austin. Developmental Psychology.
  • M.S. (2000) University of California at Davis. Child Development.
  • B.A. (1991) Baylor University, Major in Psychology. Minor in Biology.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of the Incarnate Word. (August 2014-Present)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of the Incarnate Word. (August 2009-2014)
  • Assistant Instructor, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin (2006-2009)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Early College Start Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Austin Community College (2008)
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Texas (2005-2008)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, UT-Austin (2003-2009)
  • Research Associate/Assessment Coordinator, Center for Academic and Reading Skills, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas (1998-2003)
  • Post Graduate Researcher/Project Coordinator, Davis Infant Sleep Project, University of California, Davis, California (1993-1994)
  • Research Assistant, Early Childhood Laboratory Family Program, University of California, Davis (1992-1994)
  • Research Assistant, California Twin Registry, University of California, Davis (1992-1993)
  • Psychological Examiner, Larry Pollock, Ph.D., and Associates, Houston, Texas (1991-1992; 1994-1998)
  • Taylor-Partridge, T., & Boswell, S. S. (May, 2019). Fear of missing out and other variables that predict academic entitlement. Presented at the Teaching Institute of the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Martinez, L. N., Gray, S., Taylor-Partridge, T., Alsareinye, Z., Pena, G., Lara, M. (May, 2019). Decreasing Anxiety, Increasing Confidence: “De-Mathifying” Statistics Using in-Class Writing Exercises. Presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Martinez, L. N., Lara, Mercedes, Alsareinye, Z. Martinez, A., Suarez, M., & Taylor-Partridge, T. (May 2019). Comparing actual and preferred sources of sexual education for LGBTQ+ and Non-LGBTQ+. Presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Martinez, L. N., Taylor-Partridge, T., Alsareinye, Z., & Chapman, M. (May, 2019). Affirmative Action: Evaluation of Prejudice as Motivated Cognition for Opposing Policies. Presented at The 12th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Science of Motivation.
  • McCarron, C. S. & Taylor-Partridge, T. (January 5, 2018). Enhance student learning using frequent low-stakes assessment. Workshop presented at Lilly Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Taylor-Partridge, T., Pauli, P., & Kravchenko, A. (2017). Who is naughty and nice? EEG asymmetry as an index of social evaluation from 6 months to 6 years. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Vienna, Austria.
  • Taylor-Partridge, T. (February 28, 2017). Invited Talk: “Evaluation of social partners starts early: Evidence from behavioral and electrophysiological research”. Presented to CIW Psychology Students, Bajío-CIW International Visiting Scholars Program, San Antonio, TX.
  • Principe, C. P., Rosen, L. H., Taylor-Partridge, T. & Langlois, J. H (2012). Attractiveness differences between twins predicts evaluations of self and co-twin. Self and Identity (peer). DOI:10.1080/15298868.2012.655895
  • Taylor-Partridge, T., & Langlois, J. H. (2009). Physical attractiveness stereotype. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships (pp. 1245-1248). Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage.
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • International Society for Infant Studies
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for Teaching of Psychology

Travel, Kayaking, and Fishing

  • UIW Presidential Teaching Award (2024)
  • Sr. Eleanor Ann Young Mission Continues Award for Truth (2020)
  • The Provost’s Legacy Teaching Award (2013)
  • St. Jude's Ranch for Children
  • San Antonio Food Bank
  • UIW Institutional Review Board
  • CHASS Awards and Nominations Committee

Infant and Child Development; Social Evaluation and Stereotype Development; Person Perception; Temperament and Personality; Social Neuroscience; Interpersonal Motivation

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 1301)
  • Introduction to Psychology-Honors (PSYC 1301-H)
  • Lifespan Development (PSYC 2356)
  • Child and Adolescent Development (PSYC 2370)
  • Research Methods 1 (PSYC 3384/SOC 3384)
  • Social Development (PSYC 4345)
  • Advanced Statistics (PSYC 4381)
  • Social Psychology (PSYC 3351)
  • Psychology in Europe-Study Abroad (PSYC 4399)