Patrick attended the University of Dayton for his undergrad (BA in Psychology and Communication - Public Relations, minor in Anthropology) where he worked under Drs. Erin O'Mara and Jack Bauer until 2016. He completed a Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences from Northern Arizona University in 2018, working closely with Drs. Heidi Wayment, Ann Huffman, and Brian Eiler on projects ranging from concussion reporting behavior in collegiate football players to teaching computational social psychological methods to undergraduates. His masters thesis, which was one of the finalists in NAU's 3 Minute Research Project competition (below), used data scraping and computational methodology to model a cultural-level and its effect on the health of NCAA athletes.
Patrick's interest center around the relationships that exist between celebrities and their fans and the way that media facilitate these parasocial connections. He often uses large data sets scraped from social media sites to explore this phenomenon.
Media Use (Especially for LGBTQ Individuals)
Disclosure of Stigmatized Identities
Computational Social Psychology
University of Dayton, 2016
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Communication (Public Relations), minor in Anthropology
Northern Arizona University, 2018
Master of Arts: Psychological Sciences
Thesis: Cultural Factors and Documented Concussion Reports in Collegiate Football Players: Exploring the Effects of Macro- and Exo- System Factors