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Department: Psychology

Jaime CloudJamie Cloud

Assistant Professor of Psychology


Harbert 315

Contact Information:

Box 549022
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4829
Office Fax: (205) 226-4847
E-mail: jcloud@bsc.edu

Personal Web Page

Brief Career Background:


Educational Background:

Ph.D. - University of Texas at Austin
B.A. - Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Human Mating
  • Social Cognition and Decision-Making
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Psychology of Advertising

Research Interests:

My primary research program involves the exploration of women’s status hierarchies, with a central focus on conspicuous/luxury consumption as one method women use to jockey for status. I intend to broaden the knowledge base concerning what motivates women to conspicuously consume by identifying the interpersonal benefits accrued by women who display cues indicative of high status.

Courses Taught:

PY 101 Introduction to Psychology (1)
An introduction to the research, theory, and methods of psychological science.

PY 204 - Statistics for Research
A laboratory course designed to introduce students to experimental research design, statistical theory and techniques, and computer data analysis. Laboratory required. Open only to PY or PY-interdisciplinary majors, or by consent.