Amanda C. Egan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

(317) 955-6074
Oldenburg Hall, Room 014



Dr. Egan earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cedarville University in Ohio in 2006. She earned her doctorate in Applied Social Psychology at Loyola University Chicago in 2016. Dr. Egan taught at Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago for about two years before joining the faculty at Marian University-Indianapolis in 2017. Between undergraduate and graduate school, Dr. Egan worked for several years as an Intervention Specialist in the Central Ohio area providing one-on-one and small group instruction for students with diagnosed learning disabilities

Academic Interests

Dr. Egan’s research interests include group dynamics and human-computer interactions. Most recently she has been studying the psychological impacts of technology ownership and use. She is especially interested in how personal devices like smartphones influence interpersonal interaction, perceptions of self and other, and behaviors and decision making. Her current project focuses on how and why users develop feelings of psychological ownership toward their smartphones. 

Dr. Egan is a member of the Midwest Psychological Association (MPA) and the Society for Teaching Psychology (STP).

Courses Typically Taught 

  • PSY 101: General Psychology
  • PSY 205: Statistical Methods
  • PSY 250: Research Methods
  • PSY 325: Social Psychology
  • PSY/THL 355: Psychology of Religion

Featured Publications

Larson, J. R., & Egan, A. C. (2017). Information sharing in groups and organizations: Structural and motivational influences. In J. Levine & L. Argote (Eds.), Handbook of group and organizational learning. Oxford University Press

Larson, J. R., Bihary, J. G., & Egan, A. C. (2017). Motivation gains on divisible conjunctive tasks. Group Process and Intergroup Relations.

Featured Presentations

Egan, A. C. (2019, April 13). Students turned research assistants: Teaching research methods in introductory psychology. Presentation at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois. 

Egan, A. C. (2018, October 12). Smartphone psychological ownership: Development and validation of a new measure. Presentation at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Indiana Academy of the Social Sciences, New Albany, Indiana

Egan, A. C. (2016, May 5). Smartphones as a source of psychological power. Poster session presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association 88th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Egan, A. C. (2015, June 2). The capacity of persuasive technology to influence moral behavior: A social intuitionist perspective. Presentation at the 10th International Conference on Persuasive Technology, Chicago, Illinois.

Lurigio, A., & Egan, A. C. (2013, October). The development of a violent, juvenile offender: Risk factors and protective factors. Presentation at the Conference on Gun Violence among Youth in Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

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