Regularly offered courses. I teach several courses in the social psychology curriculum on a fairly regular basis. At the undergraduate level, these include Introduction to Social Psychology (PSYCH 204) and The Psychology of Attitudes (PSYCH 385). At the graduate level, I offer topical seminars in a variety of areas. Past topics have included: implicit social cognition, social identity, emotion and social cognition, and prejudice and stereotyping.


PSYCH 204 (Social Psychology). Prerequisite: PSYCH 110. This course provides a systematic survey of research on the social context of human behavior. We explore topics such as attraction, aggression, prejudice, cooperation, social influence, and many others.

PSYCH 357 (Advanced Seminar: Theoretical Controversies in Social Psychology). Prerequisite: PSYCH 204. This research-focused seminar will address a wide range of scientific controversies in social psychology. Is there such a thing as unconscious racism? Does using social media have harmful psychological effects? Is subliminal persuasion a myth? Are stereotypes usually accurate? Does religious belief promote morality? We will tackle a range of controversial issues, in each case considering how scientific methods can shed light on their resolution.


PSYCH 485 (Psychology of Attitudes). This graduate-level seminar will cover the major themes and latest trends in the psychological study of social attitudes.


Independent study and individualized instruction

My lab group is often looking for highly motivaated undergraduates who would like to get involved in research via enrollment in an independent study course (PSYCH 397 or 399). Preference is given to students who want to work in the lab for more than one quarter. Interested students should send an email inquiry to determine whether there are any current vacancies in the lab. Students who are interested in pursuing their own research project (e.g., an honors thesis project) in the lab are also encouraged to make an email inquiry.

Graduate students who are pursuing research collaborations with me may also enroll in independent study (PSYCH 499) to receive course credit.