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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Psychology Department

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Psychology Building Room 421

(509) 963-2381
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Faculty and Staff

Stephanie Stein

Terry L. DeVietti, Ph.D., physiological psychology, experimental
Roger S. Fouts, Ph.D.,general experimental, language acquisition, primate behavior, comparative psychology
Eugene R. Johnson, Ed.D., school psychology, psychological and educational evaluation, exceptional children
Susan D. Lonborg, Ph.D., counseling psychology, psychotherapy research, psychology of women, substance abuse, sports psychology
Wayne S. Quirk, Ph.D., sensation and perception, neuroscience
Stephen B. Schepman, Ph.D., organization development, work motivation, personality theories
Anthony J. Stahelski, Ph.D., organization development, social psychology, small group interaction
Stephanie Stein, Ph.D., school psychology, behavior disorders in children, lifespan development, psychopathology
Elizabeth M. Street, Ed.D., educational psychology, learning theory, exceptional children, behavioral analysis
Warren R. Street, Ph.D., social psychology, history of psychology, general experimental.
Philip Tolin, Ph.D., sensation and perception, human factors, experimental
Lisa L. Weyandt, Ph.D., school psychology, developmental neuropsychology, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder

Associate Professors
Robert Brammer, Ph.D., multicultural counseling, counseling supervision, adolescence
W. Owen Dugmore, Ph.D., counseling, psychology of adjustment
Marte Fallshore, Ph.D., human learning and memory, development of expertise, statistics, cognition, environmental decision-making, crime severity
Megan D. Matheson, Ph.D., general experimental, primate behavior, comparative psychology
Jeffrey M. Penick, Ph.D., counseling psychology, health psychology, adult development
Terrence J. Schwartz, Ph.D., educational psychology, counseling psychology, statistical analysis
Wendy A. Williams, Ph.D., general experimental, operant conditioning and animal behavior

Assistant Professors
Jennifer Cates, Ph.D., multicultural counseling, family systems, drug and alcohol counseling
Andrew M. Downs, Ph.D., counseling psychology, disorders of childhood
Kara I. Gabriel
Michelle S. Montgomery, Ph.D., school psychology, educational psychology, psychoeducational evaluation
Scott Schaefle, Ph.D., school counseling, child and adolescent counseling

Non-tenure Annual Contract
Edward J. Kingston
Timothy Francis Maher
Holley R. Matthews
Mary Radeke
Mark E. Soelling

Estelle Mathews, secretary lead
Loretta Ney, secretary lead
Donna Miglino, secretary
Chris Buchanan, engineering technician III
John Street, engineering technician II

Department Information
The psychology department offers an important behavioral science component of the University’s liberal arts curriculum.  As part of the general education program, courses in psychology broaden the student’s knowledge about the causes of behavior, cognition, and emotion. Through our major and minor programs, students can develop an understanding of the perspectives, content, and methods of the science and practice of psychology and prepare for graduate study.

Admission Requirements

Students wishing to apply for admission to the psychology major or minor are required to register with and be advised by a member of the department faculty. The department reserves the right to change requirements as circumstances warrant. Application forms may be obtained from the department office. Only students who are fully admitted to the major or minor are eligible to enroll in PSY 301 and PSY 461.

Exit Requirements
Students are required to have a 2.25 GPA within the major area to receive the degree.

Senior psychology majors are required to complete the department’s end-of-major assessment examination in the quarter before graduating. Students should register for the examination in the department office. The purpose of this requirement is to enable us to assess whether the department has fulfilled its instructional objectives and to provide us with information that will enable us continuously to improve our programs and courses.

Departmental Honors
The eligibility requirements for admission to the psychology department honors program include the following:

  1. Admission to the program: The student must be a psychology major, at least a junior but not more than a first quarter senior; and have completed all core courses with a GPA of at least 3.25 in those courses and have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0. The student must apply in writing to the department chair, with a supporting letter of recom-mendation from a member of the faculty who agrees to supervise the student’s work to completion.
  2. Requirements and Procedures: The student will register for 4-6 credits in PSY 497, Undergraduate Honors Thesis. In consultation with the supervising faculty member, the student chooses a three-person faculty committee. Plans for the honors project, generally an empirical research study, must be approved by the entire committee. The project will culminate in a written research report and a formal defense of the thesis.


• Psychology Major, B.A. (45 credits) (60 credits)
• Psychology Minor

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