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Michael Durnam

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Michael Durnam’s formal training is in general experimental psychology with a focus on psychopharmacology. Dr. Durnam has taught for the last 25+ years at a number of colleges and universities in the western United States. At Walden University, he teaches the doctoral capstone and research methods courses. Dr. Durnam has served on about 15 doctoral student dissertation committees. Dr. Durnam’s current research interests focus on quality of life, primarily in aging. He has presented about 30 research studies at various national and international professional conferences.

Courses Taught

PSYC 8238 - Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory


BS, Montana State University

MA, Hollins University

PhD, University of Mississippi

Public Service

Custer County Community Health Center,, Board Member - Miles City, MT United States

Regional Science Fair, Judge - Alamosa, CO United States


McGraw, K. O., Durm, M. W., Durnam, M. R. (1989). The relative salience of sex, race, age, and glasses in children's social perception. Journal of Genetic Psychology.


Durnam, M. R., Baker, K., Fox, M., Miller, K., Schmidt, J. (2008). Hypnotic suggestibility, distractibility, and working memory capacity.

Durnam, M. R. (1996). Comparison of motor effects of permethrin and xylene in mice.

Durnam, M. R., O'Neill, P. K., Kallman, M. J. (1987). Developmental effects of prenatal and postnatal exposure to chloral hydrate in mice.

Durnam, M. R. (2011). The effectiveness of teaching study strategies on exam performance in an introductory psychology course. .

Durnam, M. R. (2011). Individual versus group performance on practice quizzes in an introductory psychology course. Kamloops University.