Ebenézer (Eb) A. de Oliveira
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D. in Applied Human Development, University of Delaware, DE, USA
M.A. in School Psychology, University of Delaware, DE, USA
M.A. in Religion/Counseling, Westminster Theological Seminary, PA, USA
Part-time studies in psychology, Temple University, PA, USA
BS in Bible/Counseling, Cairn University, PA, USA
BTh in Theology, Seminário Presbiteriano do Norte, Recife, PE, Brazil
Jan 2001-present - Department of Psychology, Malone University, OH, USA; current rank: Professor
2007-present - AP Psychology Reader, College Board/Educational Testing Services
1998-2000 - Associate Professor of Psychology, Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Brazil
1998 - Visiting Professor, Centro de Pós-Graduação Andrew Jumper, Universidade Mackenzie, SP, Brazil
1997 - Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Delaware, DE, USA
1995-1997 - Part-time instructor, University of Delaware, DE, USA
1995-1996 - Research Assistant, University of Delaware, DE, USA
1993-1995, 1997 - Teaching Assistant, University of Delaware, DE, USA
1983-85, 1987-90 - Assistant Pastor, Igreja Presbiteriana de Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
Recent Scholarly Work
de Oliveira, E. (in press). O papel da empatia na creche brasileira [The role of empathy in the Brazilian daycare system]. In V. M. R. de Vasconcellos, K. Seabra & C. A. Piccinini (Eds.), Bebês em foco: Contribuições da psicologia do desenvolvimento para educadores/profissionais de educação infantil [Babies on focus: Contributions of developmental psychology to educators/professionals in early childhood education.
de Oliveira, E., & Jackson, E. (2016). The moderation role of self-perceived maternal empathy in observed mother-child collaborative problem solving. Manuscript accepted for publication with minor revisions.de Oliveira, E. A., Ables, J. N., & Dingler, M. L. (2012). Capítulo 16: Empatia parental [Chapter 16: Parental empathy]. In C. A. Piccinini and P. Alvarenga (Eds.), Maternidade e paternidade: A parentalidade em diferentes contextos [Maternity and paternity: Parenting in diverse contexts] (pp. 391-408). São Paulo, Brazil: Casa do Psicólogo.
Alvarenga, P., de Oliveira, E. A., & Dazzani, M. V. (2011). Can attribution of a neutral emotional state in child discipline play an adaptive role in child internalizing behavior? Early Child Development and Care, 181, 967-976. doi: 10.1080/03004430.2010.507866
de Oliveira, E. A. (2011). Conversando com crianças sobre violência: Dicas para pais e professores. Adaptation and translation from English into Portuguese of Talking to children about violence: Tips for parents and teachers, NASP Crisis Resources Series, National Association of School Psychologists. Bethesda, MD.
de Oliveira, E. A., & Braun, J. L. (2009). “Jesus didn’t need a shrink”: A critique of anti-psychological biblical sufficiency. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 13-21.
de Oliveira, E. A., Braun, J. L., Carlson, T. L., & de Oliveira, S. G. (2009). Students’ attitudes toward foreign-born and domestic instructors. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2, 113-125. doi: 10.1037/a0015746.
de Oliveira, E. A., Marin, A. H., Long, J., Solinger, S. (2007). Observando a díade pai/mãe-criança em situação co-construtiva [Observing the father/mother-child dyad in a co-constructive situation]. In C. A. Piccinini and M. L. S. de Moura (Eds.), Observando as interações pais-bebê/criança [Observing the parents-baby/child interaction] (pp. 213-236). São Paulo, SP, Brazil: Casa do Psicólogo.
de Oliveira, E. A., Barros, F. C., Anselmi, L. D. S., & Piccinini, C. A. (2006). The quality of home environment in Brazil: an ecological model. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 15, 631-642. doi: 10.1007/s10826-006-9063-8
Frizzo, G. B., Kahl, M. L. F., & Oliveira, E. A. de (2005). Aspectos psicológicos sobre a gravidez na adolescência [psychological aspects of adolescent pregnancy]. PSICO, 36, 13-20.
de Oliveira, E. A. (2005). Hierarchy of media, but not of sources, truths, or academic disciplines: A rejoinder to Lawson and Wilcox. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24, 247-253.
Selected Recent Presentations
de Oliveira, E. A. (2014, May/2012, June). Solução de problemas sob uma ótica co-construtivista [Problem solving from a co-constructivist viewpoint]. Invited seminar, Department of Psychology, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, CE, and Graduate Psychology Program, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, and Brazil.
de Oliveira, E. A. (2010, May). Emocionalidade na relação pai/mãe-criança [Emotionality in the father/mother-child relationship]. Invited colloquium to psychology faculty and graduate students, Graduate Psychology Colloquium series, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil.
de Oliveira, E. A. (2009, February). Students’ attitudes toward foreign-born and domestic instructors. Sabbatical research presentation, Malone University, OH, USA.
de Oliveira, E. A. (2008, November). “My prof’s an alien!” Students’ attitudes toward foreign and domestic instructors. Invited speech, Harrington Colloquium Series, Psychology Department at Baldwin-Wallace College, OH, USA.
de Oliveira, E. A. (2008, May). Estudo e serviço além das fronteiras nacionais [Study and service beyond national borders]. Invited speech, Graduate Psychology Colloquium series, Instituto de Psicologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, RS, Brazil.
de Oliveira, E. A. (2008, May). Correlatos do andaime mãe-criança no desenvolvimento infantil
[Correlates of mother-child scaffolding in child development]. In C. A. Piccinini (Chair), XII Simpósio de Pesquisa e Intercâmbio Científico, Natal, RN, Brazil (CD).
de Oliveira, E. A. (2006, May). Usos do HOME no Brasil [HOME uses in Brazil]. In C. A. Piccinini (Chair), XI Simpósio de Pesquisa e Intercâmbio Científico, Florianópolis, SC, Brazil (CD).
PSYC 121 – Introduction to Psychology
PSYC 220 – Psychology of Human Development
PSYC 312 – Cultural Psychology
PSYC 420 – Research Practicum
PSYC 442 – Child Psychology
PSYC 443 – Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 480 – Senior Seminar (co-teaching)
GEN 460 - Peace in Stress
Inspired by Vygotsky, I think of my role as one of a “mediator” of student learning. Together, students and I engage "cultural tools" to co-construct knowledge and understanding, and resolve problems. In practice, this is especially true in collaborative efforts, as I team up with students and former students to conduct research, participate in seminar-style discussions, or reach out to serve others in course field trips or MU sponsored service-learning travels. However, I often also find myself taking the more traditional role of a lecturer in Malone’s classrooms.