Dr. Phillips joined the Huntingdon faculty in 2007 after teaching for Elon University, High Point University and her graduate alma mater. A native of Columbus, Georgia, Dr. Phillips is an alum of Brookstone School, Berry College, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Phillips spends much of her free time with her family and friends at Lake Martin, where she loves to water ski. She has a Boston terrier named Allie and Maine coon cat named Pumpkin.
Dr. Phillips enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes, including travel classes to Puerto Rico and England. Her classes include:
- Biological Psychology
- Cognitive Psychology
- FYEX: First Year Experience
- History and Systems of Psychology
- Human Relations in Organizations
- Positive Psychology
- Psychology of Women
- Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences
- Seminar on the Self
- Senior Capstone in Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Statistics in the Behavioral Sciences
- Theories of Personality
- Travel INDP: Adventures in Paradise: Puerto Rico
- Travel INDP: What really happened was: London, UK
Dr. Phillips’ research interests primarily center around the self-concept, awareness of the self, and the self’s relationship to everyday emotional experiences.
Silvia, P.J., and Phillips, A.G. (2013). Self Awareness without awareness? Implicit self-focused attention and behavioral self-regulation. Self and Identity, 12, 114–127.
Silvia, P. J., and Phillips, A. G. (2011) Evaluating self-reflection and insight as self-conscious traits. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 234-237.
Phillips, A. G., & Silvia, P. J. (2010). Individual differences in self-discrepancies and emotional experience: Do distinct discrepancies predict distinct emotions? Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 148-151.
Phillips, A. G., Silvia, P. J., & Paradise, M. J. (2007). The undesired self and emotional experience: A latent variable analysis. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 1035-1047.
Silvia, P. J., Phillips, A. G., Baumgaertner, M. K., & Maschauer, E. L. (2006). Emotion concepts and self-focused attention: Exploring parallel effects of emotional states and emotional knowledge. Motivation and Emotion, 30, 229-235.
Phillips, A. G., & Silvia, P. J. (2005). Self-awareness and the emotional consequences of self-discrepancies. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 31, 703-713.
Silvia, P. J., Eichstaedt, J., & Phillips, A. G. (2005). Are rumination and reflection types of self-focused attention? Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 871-881.
Silvia, P. J., & Phillips, A. G. (2004). Self-awareness, self-evaluation, and creativity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 1009-1017.
- American Psychological Association
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology
- Social Psychology Network
- Association for Heads of Departments of Psychology