Greg L. Robinson-Riegler portrait

Greg L. Robinson-Riegler

Professor & Department Chair of Psychology
Degree
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990
Office
JRC LL59
Phone
(651) 962-5034
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5034
Fax
651-962-5051
Mail
JRC LL56
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Academic History
B.S., University of Cincinnati, 1984
M.A., Purdue University, 1986
Ph.D., Purdue University, 1990


Dr. Robinson-Riegler began teaching at UST in 1990.  He frequently teaches General Psychology, Cognition, and Research Methods in Cognition. His specialty area is memory illusions, memory and emotion, cognitive processes associated with paranormal experiences. Current projects include research into cognitive processing of attractive and unattractive faces, false memories for different types of events, and individual differences in the ability to divide attention.

He is seeking research assistants for reading and meeting to discuss background literature, development of stimulus materials, testing participants, and data analysis.

I'm originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. My wife is a faculty member in the Augsburg psychology department (Bridget Robinson-Riegler). Currently, we're working on a textbook for cognition. I'm an avid sports fan (mainly baseball and football), and also an avid Simpsons fan."

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PSYC 111 - 06 General Psychology - T - R - - - 0800 - 0940 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 0940

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

41871 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 422 - 01 History of Psych in Context M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 JRC LL62

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1510

Location:

JRC LL62

Course Registration Number:

40242 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Prerequisites: Senior standing and declared Psychology major

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 495 - I1 Individual Study - - - - - - U -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - U

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

41438 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
HONR 480 - 03 HONORS Memory and the Law - - - R - - - 1730 - 1915 MHC 211

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1730 - 1915

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

21277 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

2 Credit Hours

Instructor:

David M. Bateson, Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

These interdisciplinary seminars are intended to develop integrating insights through an analysis of topics chosen from different disciplines. Often they are taught by two faculty members or by a visiting lecturer who holds one of the endowed chairs at the university.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 415 - 01 Research Issues in Cognition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21068 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

This laboratory course explores research issues in cognitive psychology, with special emphasis on cognitive psychology methodology, current research issues, hands-on research, and discussion/analysis of primary research sources. Specific topics covered each semester may vary slightly. Examples of topics include: subliminal perception; automatic processing; implicit memory; eyewitness testimony; memory reconstruction; expertise and problem solving; the use of heuristics in decision making; person memory. Approximately four lectures and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: PSYC 212

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 415 - 51 Res. Issues in Cog./Lab - - - - F - - 1215 - 1415 JRC LL21

Days of Week:

- - - - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1415

Location:

JRC LL21

Course Registration Number:

21069 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

This laboratory course explores research issues in cognitive psychology, with special emphasis on cognitive psychology methodology, current research issues, hands-on research, and discussion/analysis of primary research sources. Specific topics covered each semester may vary slightly. Examples of topics include: subliminal perception; automatic processing; implicit memory; eyewitness testimony; memory reconstruction; expertise and problem solving; the use of heuristics in decision making; person memory. Approximately four lectures and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisites: PSYC 212

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PSYC 422 - 01 History of Psych in Context M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 JRC LL01

Days of Week:

M - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

JRC LL01

Course Registration Number:

20239 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Gregory L. Robinson-Riegler

This course explores psychology's past with a special focus on events representing the discipline's sustained interest in applying science to enhance human welfare. From its early days, U.S. psychologists have applied our discipline's knowledge to solve social problems. This course examines psychology's complicity, in its early years, with questionable cultural practices and unjust social norms (e.g. the eugenics movement, racial bias). We also study the social/historical context surrounding psychology's early applications. The goal is to promote reflection on the place of psychology in the broader culture and raise awareness of the complexities inherent in using science to solve social problems, in the service of preparing students to be "morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good." Prerequisites: Senior standing and declared Psychology major

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)