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Teaching

I teach courses in psychology. See below for more information about the courses I teach here at WKU. Please contact me with questions about these courses or for information about future courses.

Psychology and Law

Social Psychology

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the discipline of psychology and law. In this course we discuss the application of psychology to many areas in the legal system. We cover research findings, court cases, and legal policies related to the behaviors of individuals in various parts of the legal system. Topics covered in this course include interrogations and confessions, lie detection, attitudes toward police, criminal profiling, recovered memories, eyewitness testimony, jury selection, legal decision making, and more. Course material is facilitated through lectures, discussions, in-class demonstrations, and invited guest speakers.

This course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to social psychology for both psychology majors and non-majors. In this course we discuss the psychology of how people think about and relate to others. Topics covered in this course include love, altruism, aggression, conformity, behavior in groups, leadership, intergroup conflict, prejudice, persuasion, and more. Course material is facilitated through lectures, discussions, in-class demonstrations, and invited guest speakers.