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 Lifespan Development, Psychology of Adolescence, Psychological Testing, General Psychology and History of Psychology in Social Context. 

Expertise

Moral Development
Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood
Testing and Assessment

Recent Papers

Brooks, J., Bock, T., & Narvaez, D. (2013).  Moral motivation, moral judgment
            and antisocial behavior. Journal of Research in Character
            Education
, 9(2), 149-165.             

Giebel, H., & Bock, T. (2012).  Teaching virtue:  Theoretical and empirical
            reflections. Teaching Philosophy, 35(4), 345-366.  

 Manning, C., Amel, E., & Bock, T. (2012).  Environmental Sustainability
            and Introductory Psychology: A Natural Partnership,
            Ecopsychology, 4(2), 122-126. 

Lies, J. M., Bock, T., Brandenberger, J., & Trozzollo, T.A. (2012). 
             The effects of off-campus service learning on the moral reasoning
             of college students.  Journal of Moral Education, 41(2), 189-199.

Recent Conference Papers

Larson, T., & Bock, T. (2014, May).  Reactions to Competition: 
             Evidence of Validity and Reliability for T
wo Administration Procedures.
          
  Poster at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological
             Scientists, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Harris, E., Sturlaugson, T., & Bock, T. (2013, October).  Exploring
              the relationship between moral identity, integrity, 
and civic
              engagement frequency. 
Poster presented at the meeting of
              the Association for Moral Education, Montreal, Canada.

Kurth, A., & Bock, T.  (2013, October).  Exploring agency and communion
              in the actual self
.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Assocation
              for Moral Education, Montreal, Canada. 

Urban, J., & Bock, T. (2013, October).  The Unified Self and its Relationship
               to Moral Disengagement
.  Poster presented at the meeting of the
               Association for Moral Education, Montreal, Canada. 

Bock, T., Urban, J., Sturlaugson, T., Harris, E., & Kurth, A. (2012, November). 
               Comparisons of the DIT-2 and SRM-SF within a Study of Moral Judgment,
               Identify, and Behavior. 
Paper presented at the meeting of the Association
               for Moral Education, San Antonio, TX, USA. 

Brooks, J., Bock, T., & Narvaez, D. (2012, March).  Do moral motivation
                and moral judgment deter delinquency? 
Paper presented at the meeting
                of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, Canada. 

Urban, J., & Bock, T. (2012, March).  College student identity and its relationship
                 to moral identity
.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for
                 Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, Canada. 

 

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FAST 476 - 01 Experiential Learning - - - - - - - -
CRN: 43435 2 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 202 - 01 Lifespan Development - T - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL62
CRN: 40319 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 203 - 01 Psychology of Adolescence - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL62
CRN: 40320 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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

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PSYC 400 - 01 Seminar in Cognition M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL62
CRN: 42895 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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.

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J-Term 2015 Courses

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

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 202 - 01 Lifespan Development M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC LL62
CRN: 20655 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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.

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Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 202 - 02 Lifespan Development M - - - - - - 1730 - 2115 JRC LL62
CRN: 21497 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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.

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PSYC 313 - 01 Psychological Testing M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL45
CRN: 20344 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock This course provides an overview of the principles of testing and measurement, particularly as they relate to the practice of psychology and education. The course examines the theories underlying individual and group-administered tests in such areas as intelligence, aptitude, achievement, interests, personality, neuropsychological and educational tests. Various controversial issues in the field of testing will also be addressed including ethics, bias, computer-based assessment, and testing of special populations. Counts toward fulfilling the Psychology major lab course requirement. Prerequisite: PSYC 212

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Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 313 - 51 Psychological Testing Lab - T - - - - - 1730 - 1915
CRN: 21306 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock This course provides an overview of the principles of testing and measurement, particularly as they relate to the practice of psychology and education. The course examines the theories underlying individual and group-administered tests in such areas as intelligence, aptitude, achievement, interests, personality, neuropsychological and educational tests. Various controversial issues in the field of testing will also be addressed including ethics, bias, computer-based assessment, and testing of special populations. Counts toward fulfilling the Psychology major lab course requirement. Prerequisite: PSYC 212

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