People James Collins James Collins Professor of Psychology B.A. University of North Carolina,M.S. University of Georgia,Ph.D. University of Georgia Dr. Collins is a social psychologist who teaches in the areas of social and positive psychology as well as psychological research and statistics. He is the point person for the positive psychology minor. His research interests are styles of remembering and the application of remembering styles to positive life skills. In his free time, Dr. Collins enjoys hiking, gardening, family time, and playing tenor sax with the AMPS (Absent Minded Professors).