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Jim Allen

Associate Professor of Psychology
Bailey 134
(585) 245-5203
allen@geneseo.edu

Research Interests

  • Social Influence
  • Environmental Psychology
  • Psychology of Happiness.

Links of Interest

Student Opportunities

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1993

  • BA, Auburn University, 1983

Selected Publications

  • Allen, J. B., (2017). The psychology of happiness in the modern world: A social psychological approach. Springer Publishing Company, New York.

Recent Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods (Psyc 251)

  • Environmental Psychology (Psyc 275)

  • Psychology of Happiness (Psyc 278)

  • Social Psychology (Psyc 350)

  • Selected Topics:  Misinformation (Psyc 390)

  • Advanced Research in Psychology:  Environmental Attitudes (Psyc 452)

Classes

  • PSYC 278: Psychology of Happiness

    This course is an introduction to the empirical study of human happiness and well-being. Topics include how values, personality and social characteristics, attitudes, and cultural and evolutionary variables predict and potentially affect human happiness. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding how and why these variables are related to happiness.

  • PSYC 397: Undergraduate Research Seminar

    This course provides experience in formulating research projects and applying research techniques in psychology through participation in a faculty-supervised research project and a student-faculty research seminar.

  • PSYC 452: AdvResPsy: Enviro Attitudes

    A selected-topic seminar that integrates, at an advanced level, a particular content area with its appropriate literature, research methods, and statistics. In the course of study of the selected issue, students review literature, design research, collect data, analyze and interpret results, and produce both oral and written reports.