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McCoy & Plankey Research Professor
Mark Sibicky headshot
Office #
Mills 404
Ph.D.-Experimental Social Psychology, University of Arkansas (1990); MA-Counseling, Colgate University (1984); BA-Psychology, University of Connecticut (1980)
Year Appointed
Courses - Fall
  • History & Systems
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Good & Evil
Courses - Spring
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Seminar in Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Dr. Mark Sibicky is an experimental psychologist with an interest in social psychology. His research interests include understanding helping behavior and cooperation. He is also interested in social cognition, particularly how people categorize, perceive and stigmatize others. Recently he and his students have been researching peoples' beliefs in free will and how these beliefs may influence their perceptions of themselves and others.

Sibicky has published his work in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Counseling, Psychological Reports and Teaching of Psychology. He has also contributed to book chapters on decision making in social dilemmas and leadership.

Since joining the Marietta College faculty in 1990, he has been awarded the McCoy Professorship Award for Teaching Excellence, the Douglas Putnam Award for Service to the College in 2003, Marietta College's Innovative Teaching Award, the Community Service Leadership Award, the Edward G. Harness Outstanding Educator Award, The William Van Law Plankey Research Professorship, and Marietta College Faculty Research Award.

Most recent publication

Sibicky, M. E., Klein, C. L., & Embrescia, E. (2020). Psychological misconceptions and their relation to students’ lay beliefs of mind. Teaching of Psychology, 48 (2), 103-109.