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I also am very passionate about teaching. I teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in such areas as research methods, human development, and adolescent development. Below are sample syllabi from some of the courses I have taught.
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
This course examines the important topic of child and adolescent psychopathology and is intended to introduce students to types of psychopathology, with an emphasis on the identification, description, diagnostic criteria, developmental trajectory, and the social, psychological, and biological factors involved in the development of disorders.
Graduate Research Methods
This course is intended to introduce students to the design and analysis of experimental and quasi-experimental research designs. Included are between- and within-subjects approaches to single-factor and factorial designs and their corresponding statistical tests for data analysis.
Developmental Research Methods and Lab
This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the rationale behind and methodologies used to conduct developmental psychology research. This course also includes an introduction to the use of a computer statistics program SPSS, as well as hands-on experience collecting and designing a research study.
Introductory Research Methods
This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of the purposes and procedures of psychological research. Included is the nature of empirical research, varieties of research strategies and methods, the process of conducting research, and elementary data analysis.
This course is intended to introduce students to concepts, theories, and empirical findings that investigate human development throughout the lifespan.
This course is intended to introduce students to concepts, theories, and empirical findings that investigate developmental processes during adolescence. This course places a primary emphasis on the role that context plays in both directly and indirectly influencing adolescent development. Special attention will be paid to family, peer, and school influences on adolescent development.
This course is intended to introduce students to the field of community psychology and provide students with an understanding of the relationships of individuals to communities and society and the way in which those relationships impact individual and community functioning – particularly in regards to behavioral health. The focus of this course will be on using evidence-based practices within communities to bring about change.