As a teacher and mentor I endeavor to build students’ strengths by helping them understand the course material or the theory behind a research project, to think critically and absorb both the larger picture and the relevant details of a concept or a study, and finally, to apply what they have learned to their own lived experiences.
- PSYC 6200: Cyberpsychology and the Brain: Exploration into the interface of neuropsychology and technology. In addition to considerations of the positive implications of technology for neuropsychological investigation and clinical practice, the course will investigate problematic aspects of technology use. Topics include: emerging neuroscience of social media; brain-computer interfaces; videogames; media multitasking, affective computing; cyber addiction, and the impact of technology upon the brain.
- PSYC 5790/6200: Neurobiological Bases of Behavior: This course focuses on the biological determinants of behavior, including such topics as human neuroanatomy, neuropathology, behavioral correlates of cerebral dysfunction, and neurological disorders.
- PSYC 5790: Physiological Psychology: Fundamentals of Physiological Psychology, including basic neurophysiological laboratory techniques and a survey of current research with an in-depth study in one research area by each student.
- PSYC 6835: Neuropsychology Research Practicum: Supervised experience in neuropsychology research. Includes, but is not limited to supervised training in the application of neuropsychological services in a clinic and experimental settings.
- PSYC 6820: Clinical Psychology Practicum: Readings, lectures and discussion to develop an appropriate level of knowledge (e.g., relationship of psychological science and practice, ethics, APA). Teaches technical skills necessary for a scientist-practitioner in the student's specialty (e.g., empirically-based and evidence-based evaluation and intervention, assessment, consultation).
- PSYC 5950: Master’s Thesis: Graduate level research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the Master's thesis.
- PSYC 4800: Perception and Cognition: A general survey of current data in perception and cognition. Perception topics covered are psychophysics, sensory psychology, perceptual constancies and the development of perception. Cognition topics include short- and long-term memory, problem solving, concept formation and the acquisition of knowledge. The information processing approach is emphasized as a means of interpreting perception and cognition.
- PSYC 4640: Physiological Psychology: Physiological processes of the body and relationships to behavior. Sensory and motor processes, learning and memory, and physiological problems of motivation and emotion.
- PSYC 4951: Honors College (Thesis): Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis.
- PSYC 3996: Honors College Mentored Research: Research experience conducted by an honors student with at least junior standing under the supervision of a faculty member. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Honors College; at least junior class status; consent of Honors College dean.