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Robert Bruce Thompson

Department of Psychology

Dr. R. Bruce Thompson is a research psychologist and Professor of Psychology in human development in the Department of Psychology at USM. He is also the Chair of the USM Institutional Review Board and Director of the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP). His research and teaching focuses on child and adult language and metacognitive reasoning, specifically emergent ability for critical thinking and scientific thought. Thompson is a principal within the Maine Regulatory Training and Ethics Center (MeRTEC); and in collaboration with Dr. Carol Nemeroff and MeRTEC Director Ross Hickey, has developed courses in ethical decision-making and regulatory compliance that will form international teaching collaborations in the North Atlantic.