Tevis L Tucker

Tevis L Tucker

Tevis L Tucker

Graduate Research Assistant

Applied Developmental Psychology: Student persistence within in-school music electives; role of school transition and musical instrument choice

Tevis is a third-year doctoral student in George Mason’s Applied Developmental Psychology Program. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology—with honors—from the University of Central Florida in 2019, and received his Master of Arts in Psychology from George Mason University in 2021. Tevis is working in Dr. Adam Winsler’s lab, as well as the Mason Arts Research Center (MasonARC), during his time at GMU. Tevis’ research interests focus on student persistence within in-school music electives, examining the role of school transition and musical instrument choice during this process.

Courses Taught

PSYC 301: Research Methods in Psychology (Instructor; 2 Semesters)

PSYC 301: Research Methods in Psychology (Shadow TA; 1 Semester)

PSYC 320: Psychological Tests and Measurements (Lab TA; 3 Semesters)

Education

MA in Psychology, George Mason University

BS in Psychology, University of Central Florida

Recent Presentations

Tucker, T. L., Alegrado, A., & Winsler, A. (2021, April 7–9). Who takes music with them when they transition to high school? In K. Elpus (Chair), Using large-scale longitudinal data to understand music student outcomes in diverse school contexts [Symposium]. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. (Online)

Winsler, A., Alegrado, A., & Tucker, T. L. (2021, April 7–9). Arts in middle school predict high school academic outcomes: More years of arts are better. In M. Menzer (Chair), Longitudinal, experimental, and population-based studies on the impact of arts engagement on child development [Symposium]. Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting. (Online)

Tucker, T. L., Alegrado, A., & Winsler, A. (2020, August 2–7). Who takes music with them when they transition to high school? In K. Elpus (Chair), Using large-scale longitudinal data to understand music student outcomes in diverse school contexts [Symposium]. International Society for Music Education (ISME) 34th Biennial World Conference, Helsinki, Finland. (Conference canceled due to COVID-19 outbreak)

Tucker, T. L. & Sims, V. K. (2019, March 20–23). Role of spatial ability in musical instrument choice [Poster presentation]. Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) 65th Annual Meeting, Jacksonville, FL, United States.