- Professor of Psychology
- Ed.D., Temple University
- Office Phone: 610-436-2723
- Office Room Number: Wayne 5th Floor Room 530
- Preferred Means of Contact: Email
Email Thomas Treadwell
Office Hours Fall 2019
- Monday, Wednesday 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
- Group Processes: Interpersonal Relations
- Group Processes: Group Interventions / Psychodrama
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Social Psychology of Electronic Groups: Collaborative On-Line Research and Learning
Cognitive Group Psychotherapy, Psychodrama and Sociometry, Cognitive Therapy of Depression,
Anxiety, Couple/Relationship/Partner Conflicts-Social Network Problems. He is currently
studying Social-Psychological Processes of Collaborative on-line Communication Styles
of Electronic Groups via the Internet. Additionally, he is a Clinical Associate at
The Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania, Editor of The Group
Psychologist, Division 49, American Psychological Association, Group Psychology and
Group Psychotherapy, and consulting Editor of Group.
The CORAL group believes that classrooms should provide places where students have
the opportunity to be learners "actively working" together on specific learning objectives
in a team environment. Thus a collaborative work team advocates commitment to working
together, understanding individual and team autonomy, defining purpose of teams objectives,
learning how to use distributed leadership and negotiations skills, defining team
norms and codes of conduct, developing member roles for task completion, nurturing
sub-groups, and allowing for members to resolve their own disputes. I developed the
CORAL model as a "student / faculty partnership" focusing on a learning project utilizing
the Internet as a collaborative tool connecting university-level students in varied
disciplines and at distant sites to complete an applied joint (collaborative) project.
We utilize students as 'Peer Mentors' (I call them Project Guides) in teaching 'Peers'
how social constructivism is utilized to emulate the workplace environment.
- Treadwell, T., Travaglini, L., Reisch, E. (In Press). The Effectiveness of Collaborative
Story Building and Telling in Facilitating Group Cohesion. Manuscript in progress.
- Treadwell, T., Ashcraft, D., Stevick, Teeter, T. Keen, F (In Press). Improving Student
Attitudes toward Group Work Utilizing Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning. Keystone
Journal of Undergraduate Research 1(1): 13-18.
- Palmiter, D., Treadwell, T., & Zehrung, D. (2009). Usability study: Pennsylvania Psychological
Association's web site. The Pennsylvania Psychologist 69 (4) 2-3.
- Treadwell, T., Gross, J. (2008). Division 49 membership demographics survey. The Group
Psychologist. 18, 2, 10-11.
- Treadwell, T., Ashcraft, D. (2008). Collaborative on-line learning: A constructivist
Example. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. 18(1),37-47.
- Treadwell, T., Kumar, V.K & Wright, J. (2008). Group cognitive behavioral model: Integrating
cognitive behavioral with psychodramatic theory and techniques. In Scott Simon Fehr
(Ed.) 101 Interventions In Group Therapy. New York: The Hayworth Press.
- Ashcraft, D. & Treadwell, T. (2008). The social psychology of on-line collaborative
learning: The good, the bad, and the awkward. In [name of editors] Computer Supported
Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles for Instructors. Hershey, Pennsylvania:
Idea Group Publishing Co.
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It
was here first." (Mark Twain)
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