Lanna Ruddy

Assistant Professor


Bailey 135
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Areas of Interest: Biopsychology and Neuroscience

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Missouri, Kansas City
Spring 2015 Classes

PSYC 250:
R/Intro-Behavioral Statistics

    Computation, application, and interpretation of the major descriptive and introductory inferential techniques. Topics include measurement, frequency distributions, graphing, central tendency, variabil
    ity, binomial and normal distributions, standard scores, correlation, regression, hypothesis testing, z-tests, one-sample t-tests, two-sample t-tests, analysis of variance, and nonparametric significance tests. NOTE: Students may not receive credit for more than one 200-level statistics course. However, a student who has received credit (and a grade of at least C-) for BIOL 250, ECON 205, GEOG 278, MATH 242, MATH 262, PLSC 251, or SOCL 211 may use this course in place of PSYC 250 to fulfill the statistics requirement for the major or minor. The student must then complete an additional psychology elective in order to reach the 36 hours in psychology required for the major (or 21 hours for the minor). Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and three years of high school mathematics.
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PSYC 338:
Animal Behavior

    An integration of ethological and comparative psychological aspects of the evolution and development of behavior in animals. Special emphasis on such topics as biological rhythms, communication, spaci
    ng, reproduction, sensory systems, learning, and social structure. Prerequisites: PSYC 250 and PSYC 251 and human or general biology with lab (BIOL 103/104 or BIOL 117/116) or permission of instructor. (Not available for credit for students who have credit for BIOL 338.)
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