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King, Brett Senior Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. King's research focuses on the development of American psychology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century with an emphasis on the critical role that German-American psychologists made in promoting Gestalt psychology in the United States.

keywords

  • history of psychology, gestalt psychology, early american psychology, forensic psychology

Teaching

courses taught

  • PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides a foundation for engaging with scientific research on human behavior, and surveys the basic principles and theories of psychology. Topics include biological and hereditary influences on behavior; human perception, attention, learning, and memory; social influences; personality; psychiatric disorders and treatments.
  • PSYC 2606 - Social Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Covers general psychological principles underlying social behavior. Analyzes major social psychological theories, methods, and topics, including attitudes, conformity, aggression, attraction, social perception, helping behavior, and group relations.
  • PSYC 3303 - Abnormal Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    Examines etiological, theoretical, clinical,diagnostic, and experimental perspectives of major mental health disorders, with an emphasis on the main symptoms and diagnostic criteria associated with these disorders.
  • PSYC 3511 - History of Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019
    Includes outline of development of psychological theories since the Greek philosophers, the story of experimental psychology and its problems, and schools of psychological thinking. Students read original sources in English and English translations. Formerly PSYC 4511.

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