Christine Merrilees

Assistant Professor

Department Of Psychology

Bailey 116
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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Area of interest:   Developmental Psychology 

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fall 2016 Classes

PSYC 215:
S/Child Development

    An overview of the nature and course of human development from conception through childhood. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and personality development.
    Prerequisites: PSYC 100 or INTD 203. (INTD 203 may be taken as a corequisite.) Offered every semester
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PSYC 251:
Intro to Behavioral Res Method

    A systematic study of the principles of research design and methods. Topics include scientific methods of descriptive, correlational, basic experimental, quasi-experimental, and single-subject approac
    hes, issues of validity and experimental control, ethical considerations, and skills in accessing and using psychological literature, critical reading, and scientific writing using American Psychological Association style. Prerequisites: PSYC 100. Offered every semester
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PSYC 390:
Sel Top:Youth & Armed Conflict

    An in-depth study of a selected topic in psychology, chosen to allow an integrated consideration of the topic from the points of view of various approaches to psychological inquiry. Examples may inclu
    de: The Nature-Nurture Question; Approaches to Understanding Aggression; Great Ideas in Psychology; or other topics. Prerequisites: 18 hours in Psychology, including PSYC 250, PSYC 251, and at least one 300-level course. Some topics may require additional prerequisites, which will be listed when such topics are offered. May be taken more than once with different subtitles. Offered most semesters
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PSYC 396:
Teaching Internship

    This course offers practical teaching experience in undergraduate psychology, as practicum students work closely with a supervising professor for a specified course in psychology. Responsibilities may
    include assisting in preparation and presentation of lectures and labs, holding office hours and review sessions with students, helping to prepare exams and assignments, and providing evaluative feedback to students. Students are required to participate in a weekly one-hour seminar discussing ethical, organizational, and practical issues. May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisites: Psychology major, junior or senior standing, GPA of 3.0 in psychology courses, 2.75 GPA overall, AND permission of instructor. Students may enroll for the teaching practicum in psychology only after acceptance through a formal application procedure completed during the semester prior to enrollment. Offered by individual arrangement
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