Barbara Blatchley

Barbara Blatchley
Statistics in Context
An introductory statistics textbook aimed primarily at college undergraduates in the social, behavioral and natural sciences. Currently under contract with Oxford University Press. Expected publication data is December, 2017.
Fortune’s Expensive Smile: Good Luck, Bad Luck and your Brain. Work in progress (90% completed).
I have a Ph.D. in Psychology and Neuroscience. I’ve been a professor at Agnes Scott College in Decatur GA (metro Atlanta) for 25 years. Prior to coming to Agnes Scott I taught and/or did research at several other colleges/universities in the Midwest and the South. I am an avid golfer (I had to learn how to play because my husband is a serious golfer–now I love it as much as he does), I enjoy painting (watercolors and acrylic), gardening and playing the guitar, mandolin and piano.
I talk for a living and I can and will talk about statistics, neuroscience, psychology and luck. My research focuses on stress and how we humans cope, or sometimes just attempt to cope, with it.

Favorite quote: “Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever.” (Ghandi)

Invictus Maneo (Motto of the Armstrong clan of Scotland, it translates as “I remain unconquered.”)