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Dr. Lin Agler

Associate Professor


Dr. Lin Agler's research focuses on metacognition in reading and math with the emphasis on applied educational value. Her research also examines cultural differences, age comparisons, as well as gender and STEM.

  • PHD - Georgia State University (1998)
  • MS - Georgia State University (1992)
  • BA - Tunghai University (1987)

Child Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
Research Methods
Adolescent Psychology
Educational Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Psychology of Aging and Death
Senior Seminar in Psychology
Field Practicum I
Field Practicum II
Research in Psychology
Senior Thesis
Advanced Developmental Psychology

  • Using Personality-Based Propensity as a Guide for Teaching Practice, Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020, doi:10.5430/jct.v9n3p45
  • Personality traits as predictors of reading comprehension and metacomprehension accuracy, Current Psychology, 2019,
  • Students’ metacomprehension knowledge: Components that predict comprehension performance, Reading Psychology, 0, 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/02702711.2014.950536 , 2015, 10.1080/02702711.2014.950536
  • American and Chinese Students’ Calibration of Comprehension and Performance, Current Psychology, 2014, 10.1007/s12144-014-9235-4
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Southern Miss Cybersecurity Awareness 101 Course
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff - "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Respect and Inclusion Series: Uncovering Implicit Bias
  • FCOI Disclosure Process at USM_2017V2
  • Diversity Benefits for Higher Education Employees
  • FERPA for Higher Education
  • Bullying Prevention for Higher Education Staff
  • Security Awareness
  • Completing The Financial Conflict of Interest Disclosure
  • Unlawful Harassment Prevention for Higher Education Faculty
  • Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence:Title IX VAWA and Clery Act for Faculty and Staff
  • Code of Conduct for Higher Education
  • Mandarin Chinese (Native or Bilingual)
  • Taiwanese (Native or Bilingual)
  • English (Full Professional)

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Areas of Expertise

Developmental, Educational, and Cognitive Psychology