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Britain Scott

Professor of Psychology
Office
JRC LL52
Phone
(651) 962-5039
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5039
Fax
651-962-5051
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

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 research interests include influences on people's environmentally relevant behaviors; humans' cognitive, emotional and physical connection to nature; and, social and cognitive factors that affect people's belief in "supernatural" phenomena. 

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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PSYC 111 - 41 General Psychology (Honors) M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC LL01
CRN: 42747 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott 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.

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PSYC 205 - L01 Psychology of Women M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01
CRN: 42745 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott 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

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PSYC 321 - 01 Res Issues: Social Psych - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC LL45
CRN: 40906 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott 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

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PSYC 321 - 51 Res Issues: Social Psych/LAB - T - - - - - 1525 - 1725 JRC LL45
CRN: 40907 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott 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

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 111 - 02 General Psychology - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 JRC LL01
CRN: 20261 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott 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.

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PSYC 111 - 03 General Psychology M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01
CRN: 20262 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott 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.

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PSYC 334 - 01 Psychology for Sustainability - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01
CRN: 22479 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Britain A. Scott Drawing from work in environmental psychology, ecopsychology, and conservation psychology we will address how psychological theory and research can be applied to promote a sustainable future and explore psychological aspects of the reciprocal relationship between humans and the rest of the natural world. This course will provide an overview of the basic knowledge, theories, and research methods that characterize the psychology of sustainable behavior. After completing this course, students will understand the causes and consequences of environmental degradation, understanding of the psychological underpinnings of the approaches being used to promote sustainable behavior and be able to describe important social, cultural, and policy factors that influence sustainable behavior. Prerequisite: One of the following PSYC 111, ENVR 151, ENGR 123, BIOL BIOL 102, BIOL 209, GEOL 115 OR CHEM 101, or permission of the instructor.

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