Miranda M. McIntyre, Ph.D.

- Research -

Dr. McIntyre's primary research focus is on Person Orientation and Thing Orientation. These individual difference factors reflect interest in different aspects of individuals' environments. Person-oriented individuals orient toward the social aspects of their environment (i.e., the people around them), whereas thing-oriented individuals orient toward the physical aspects of their environment (i.e., the objects around them). Previous work has found that PO and TO are highly related to interests in academic majors and careers, with important implications for STEM fields. Dr. McIntyre's current projects examine the cognitive, social, and behavioral consequences of these orientations.

Overview of Research Program

Purdue Lab Reunion, MPA 2019

Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Angela Receveur, Miranda McIntyre, Bill Graziano, Emma Palmer, Britney Nguyen, Andrew Bradburn, Jacob Schneider


Fall 2014

Colleen Widmaier, Darby Dyar, Cassidy Walsh, Jessica Gundlach, Ronnie Nowicki, Miranda McIntyre

Spring 2014

Jessica Gundlach, Kasia Jayjack, Miranda McIntyre

Fall 2013

Kasia Jayjack, Miranda McIntyre

Not Pictured: Kelsey Chance

Spring 2013

Izzy Landis, Miranda McIntyre, Kala Wiegman, Kelsey Chance


Dr. William Graziano, Purdue University

Dr. James Tyler, Purdue University

Dr. Ada Uche, Purdue University

Dr. Ida Ngambeki, Purdue University

Dr. Andrew Hales, University of Mississippi

Research Assistants

*Supervised senior thesis/Honor's project

Adrian Chavez (2019 - 2020)

Andrew Bradburn (2018)

Britney Nguyen (2017 - 2018)

Cassidy Walsh (2014 - 2016)

Catherine Galley (2016 - 2017)

Colleen Widmaier (2014 - 2015)

Courtney Benefiel (2016)

Darby Dyar (2014 - 2015)

Elizabeth Bianco (2017)

Emma Palmer (2018)

Izzy Landis (2013)

Jacob Schneider (2018)

*Jessica Gundlach (2014 – 2016)

Kala Wiegman (2013)

Kasia Jayjack (2013 - 2014)

Kelsey Chance (2013)

Lillian Goodman (2017)

Liz Bianco (2017)

Nola Daley (2015 - 2016)

Paige Asbridge (2017)

Quazi Fairooz (2016)

*Ronnie Nowicki (2014 - 2015)