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Britain Scott

Professor
Office
JRC LL52
Phone
(651) 962-5039
Fax
651-962-5051
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Spring 2014 Courses

Spring 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 111 - 02 General Psychology M - W - F 1215 - 1320 JRC LL62
CRN: 20341 4 Credit Hours An introduction to the research questions, concepts, theories, methods, and findings of psychological science. Although the selection varies with instructor, topics include brain function, psychological testing, sensation and perception, cognition (learning, memory, language), states of consciousness, motivation, human development, personality, origins and treatment of disorders, social behavior, stress and health, and applied psychology (workplace, community, environment). This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.
PSYC 111 - 03 General Psychology M - W - F 1335 - 1440 JRC LL62
CRN: 20342 4 Credit Hours An introduction to the research questions, concepts, theories, methods, and findings of psychological science. Although the selection varies with instructor, topics include brain function, psychological testing, sensation and perception, cognition (learning, memory, language), states of consciousness, motivation, human development, personality, origins and treatment of disorders, social behavior, stress and health, and applied psychology (workplace, community, environment). This course fulfills the Social Analysis requirement in the core curriculum.
PSYC 205 - 01 Psychology of Women M - W - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01
CRN: 21003 4 Credit Hours An examination of physiological, experiential, and social factors affecting the psychological development of women and their status as adults. Addresses diversity among women and how factors such as class and race intersect with historical and contemporary gender inequalities in women's lives. Topics include: biological and social influences on the development of gender, research on sex-related differences in psychological traits and cognitive abilities, media image and stereotypes of women, close relationships and sexuality, mothering, employment, aging, violence against women, and psychological health. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: PSYC 111
PSYC 298 - 01 Topics: Psyc of Sustainability - T - R - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01
CRN: 21596 4 Credit Hours The subject matter of these courses will vary from year to year, but will not duplicate existing courses. Descriptions of these courses are available in the Searchable Class Schedule on Murphy Online, View Searchable Class Schedule
PSYC 491 - I1 Research - - - - - -
CRN: 23103 2 Credit Hours

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 121 - 02 Social Psychology M - W - F 1335 - 1440 JRC LL01
CRN: 41201 4 Credit Hours This is an introduction to the field of social psychology, which examines how an individual's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the social context. The course covers such topics as conformity, persuasion, stereotypes and prejudice, love and relationships, helping behavior and altruism, aggression, the self-concept, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: PSYC 111
PSYC 321 - 01 Res Issues: Social Psych - T - R - 1330 - 1510 JRC LL45
CRN: 41231 4 Credit Hours This laboratory course provides hand-on experience in the design, implementation, and presentation of a social psychology experiment. Class readings and discussion introduce social psychological research, link classic social psychological research to current social issues, and teach students to do what social psychology researchers do. Prerequisite: PSYC 212
PSYC 321 - 51 Res Issues: Social Psych/Lab - - - R - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL45
CRN: 41232 0 Credit Hours This laboratory course provides hand-on experience in the design, implementation, and presentation of a social psychology experiment. Class readings and discussion introduce social psychological research, link classic social psychological research to current social issues, and teach students to do what social psychology researchers do. Prerequisite: PSYC 212

Academic History
B.S., University of Iowa, 1990
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1997

Dr. Scott joined the faculty in 1996.  Since that time she has taught a variety of introductory and specialized topics courses in social psychology, women's studies, and environmental studies. Her ongoing research projects center around three primary interest areas: physical attractiveness and media messages about beauty, the impact of pornography on cognitive function and social interaction, and humans' relationship with the natural environment. She is an ardent advocate for undergraduate research and is always looking for student collaborators.