I infuse cultural issues in all of my courses (e.g., Personality, Senior Seminar, and Psychology of Diversity). My teaching philosophyis that we build knowledge by thinking, talking, writing, and evaluating current knowledge. For senior seminar and graduate courses I have a dual role. That is, I begin by reviewing key points. Then, I will become a group facilitator, with the class as a whole being in charge of the discussions.
Psychology of Personality critically examines psychology’s most influential theories regarding the nature of persons, including psychoanalysis, behaviorism, cognitivism, and biological theory.
History of Psychology examines the historical antecedents of modern psychology from a systematic point of view.
The content of the course will be on diversity issues, including culture, race/ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and class status. Students will also examine mainstream as well as alternative theoretical, methodological, and applied approaches that are relevant to the study and practice of multicultural and cross-cultural psychology.
Organizational Psychology introduces students to research methods and results concerning social psychology of work organizations, including descriptions of practices in Organizational Psychology.