Courses Taught

PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology

An introduction to and survey of the major content areas of psychology. The topics include biological, cognitive, social, and environmental influences on behavior, as well as the variety of philosophical, theoretical, and empirical approaches adapted by the discipline.

 

PSY 260 - Introduction to Clinical Psychology

An overview of the concepts, methods, and issues involved in clinical psychology, including assessment procedures and intervention strategies from varying theoretical perspectives.

 

PSY 265 - Abnormal Psychology

A survey of the major categories of behavior pathology, including a consideration of etiology, diagnosis, and treatment.

 

PSY 306 - Research Methods and Statistics I

An introduction to the research methods and statistics used in psychological research. Topics include research ethics, sampling from populations, descriptive research and statistics, survey research, basic experimental design and hypothesis testing, and two-group designs and t-tests. Students will gain experience conducting literature reviews, reading empirical articles, using the SPSS statistical analysis software, and beginning writing APA-style manuscripts.

 

PSY 414 - Hormones & Behavior

This course provides an in-depth analysis of major research findings that relate to behavioral endocrinology. Course topics include basic endocrine function/regulation, hormonal maintenance of homeostasis, and hormonal modulation of a variety of social interactions, reproductive behaviors, and stress.