Courses I teach (example syllabi)
Psy 300 Statistics
Students learn the organization of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling, normal distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, chi-square, analysis of variance and nonparametric methods. Students gain hands-on experience, using SPSS for data entry and data analysis.
Psy 370 Cognitive Psychology
This course surveys a broad range of theories and research regarding cognitive psychology, covering such topics as perception, attention, memory, language, problem solving, judgment and decision-making, pattern recognition, categorization, attitudes and consciousness.
Phil 486 / Psy 495 Virtue Ethics and Moral Psychology (Co-taught with Nathan Carson)
This course is a philosophical and empirical analysis of the virtue ethics tradition. Different theories of ethics will be discussed as well as empirical research related to our understanding of morality. The class will focus primarily on virtue ethics and the work of Robert C. Roberts. Students will learn to evaluate different philosophical theories in ethics and empirical research in moral psychology. During the course, students will develop their own arguments regarding ethics and issues in moral psychology.
Psy 120 General Psychology
This course offers you the opportunity to explore the breadth of topics that compose the field of modern psychology. It will acquaint you with the major theories, methods, and terminology of the discipline and give you a better understanding of self, others, and society. We will explore these topics in the context of Christian faith while considering differing cultural viewpoints. The course will include a combination of lectures, video clips, demonstrations, discussions, and experiential activities. I hope it will make you want to learn more about psychology and that you will find the course to be fun and interesting.