Tonia Bock portrait

Tonia Bock

Professor & Interim Department Chair - Fall 2016
Degree
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 2004
Office
JRC LL08
Phone
(651) 962-5038
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5038
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 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 402 - 01 Developmental Psych Research - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC LL45
CRN: 41600 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock This laboratory course presents methods and designs in developmental research methodology. The course examines observational, experimental and quasi-experimental research as well as analyses, ethics, and other core issues in developmental psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 200 or 202; and PSYC 212

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PSYC 402 - 51 Develop. Psych Research LAB - T - - - - - 0945 - 1145 JRC LL45
CRN: 41601 0 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock This laboratory course presents methods and designs in developmental research methodology. The course examines observational, experimental and quasi-experimental research as well as analyses, ethics, and other core issues in developmental psychology. Prerequisites: PSYC 200 or 202; and PSYC 212

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 111 - L01 General Psychology M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 JRC LL62
CRN: 20280 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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 - L02 General Psychology M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC LL62
CRN: 20281 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Tonia S. Bock 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 313 - 01 Psychological Testing M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC LL45
CRN: 20293 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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PSYC 313 - 51 Psychological Testing Lab - - W - - - - 1525 - 1725 JRC LL45
CRN: 21053 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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