Tonia Bock portrait

Tonia Bock

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2004
Office
JRC LL08
Phone
(651) 962-5038
Fax
651-962-5030
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Academic History

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2004
M.A., Educational Policy & Administration, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000
B.A., Spanish, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1995

Dr. Bock is an educational and developmental psychologist who specializes in moral development. Specifically, she studies how adolescents (late elementary through college-age students) understand moral problems and see themselves as moral beings. She is interested in the developmental trends of their moral understandings as well as what factors are related to their moral cognition and self-perceptions.  Dr. Bock teaches Infancy and Childhood, Adolescence, Psychological Testing and Assessment and General Psychology. 

Expertise

Moral Development
Native American Culture and Adolescence

Recent Papers

Homa, N., Cowell, J., Bock, T., & Giebel, H. (2008). Psychological Influences on Moral Intuition:
           An Empirical Inquiry Using Unger’s Living High and Letting Die. Review Journal of Political 
           Philosophy, 5, 25-42.

Bock, T. (2006).  The consideration of culture in moral theme comprehension: Comparing Native
          and European American students.  Journal of Moral Education, 35(1), 71-87.

Recent Conference Papers

Bock, T., Glover, R., Garmon, L., Arola, N., & Deutsch, K. (2009, July). College students’  
          perceptions of moral qualities in a college-age television show: Differences and predictors.
          Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Moral Education, Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Bock, T., Giebel, H., Grundtner, J. & Rode, M. (2008, November). Undergraduate ethical development
          in a university-required ethics course. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Moral
          Education, Notre Dame, IN.

Amel, E.L., Scott, B.A., Manning, C.M., & Bock, T.S. (2008, April). Creating a Sustainable
         Curriculum: Case Examples from a Psychology Department. Paper presented at the meeting
         of the Upper Midwest Association for Campus Sustainability, Decorah, IA.

Lies, J., Bock, T. & Brandenberger, J. (2007, April). Moral reasoning changes from service learning
         participation. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research
         Association, Chicago, IL.

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 202 - 01 Lifespan Development - T - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL62
CRN: 40319 4 Credit Hours An introduction to developmental principles and theories throughout the life span. The course also includes research, application and the interplay among the physical, emotional, social and intellectual variables in the process of growth and development. Also examined is how individuals develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful later in life as well as how differences among individuals come about. Prerequisite: PSYC 111 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PSYC 202 may not receive credit for PSYC 200 or 204.
PSYC 203 - 01 Psychology of Adolescence - T - R - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL62
CRN: 40320 4 Credit Hours An introduction to issues and theories of development dealing with adolescence. The course reviews the principles, theories, research and application of cognitive, emotional, personality, social and physical development. Also examined is how adolescents develop the knowledge, skills, and personality characteristics that allow them to become successful adults as well as how differences among teens come about. Prerequisite: PSYC 111
PSYC 400 - 01 Seminar in Cognition M - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL62
CRN: 42895 4 Credit Hours Current theory and research in a specific topic related to cognition. Topics will vary, but will include in-depth coverage of specific topics related to thinking and consciousness. Sample topics include (but will not be limited to) specific aspects of consciousness (e.g. Sleep and Cognition), memory (e.g. eyewitness memory or memory distortion), social cognition (e.g. stereotyping), developmental cognition (e.g. language development), cognitive neuroscience (e.g. brain mechanisms underlying attention), comparative cognition (e.g. animal language), and applied cognition (e.g. human-computer interaction). Prerequisite: PSYC 111 and one additional PSYC course or permission of the instructor.

J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location