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Sue Astley, Professor of Psychology, is generally interested in cognitive processes in human and nonhuman animals. Her recent research has involved object recognition and categorization with pigeons and young children as participants, and she is now concerned with basic processes of timing and association and how they might affect emotional states and learning of stereotypes. Sue teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science; Learning and Behavior; Cognitive Psychology; Cognition, Evolution, and Behavior; Memory; Research Methods; and Senior Seminar. Ph. D. in Animal Learning and Behavior, Kansas State University; M.S., Kansas State University; B.S., University of Iowa

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Bill Dragon, Professor of Psychology, does work in the area of social-cognition, and his recent research examines the social scripts people follow when looking for a dating partner in traditional and nontraditional social situations. Bill teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science; Intimate Relationships; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; Social Psychology; Research Methods; and Senior Seminar. Ph.D. in Social Psychology, Bowling Green State University; B.A., Cleveland State University

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Carol Zerbe Enns, Professor of Psychology, studies and publishes on feminist and multicultural pedagogy and feminist psychotherapy. During recent years, her travels to and interactions with psychologists in Japan have enriched her research and teaching in significant ways. Carol recently served as co-chair of an American Psychological Association task force that developed guidelines for psychological practice with girls and women. She teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science; Personality Theories; Multicultural Psychology; Psychology of Women; Abnormal Psychology; Counseling and Psychotherapy; and Senior Seminar. Ph.D. in counseling psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara; M.A. in Rehabilitation Counseling, California State University, Fresno; B.A., Tabor College

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Alice Ganzel, Associate Professor of Psychology, researches adolescent decision making, and her most recent work explored how emotional states affect decision making among adolescents. Alice teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science; Research Methods; Child Psychology; Adolescent Psychology; and Adult Development. Ph.D. and M.A. in Developmental Psychology, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; B.A., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

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Melinda Green, Professor of Psychology, studies the biological, psychological, and sociocultural predictors of eating disorder behaviors and works closely with student researchers to present and publish regularly on this topic. Melinda regularly teaches Biological Psychology; Research Methods; Health Psychology; Behavioral Medicine; Fundamentals of Psychological Science; and Senior Seminar. She also occasionally teaches Counseling and Psychotherapy; Abnormal Psychology; Psychology of Women and Gender; and Research in Psychology. Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Iowa State University; B.A., University of Iowa

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Anne Busha, Lecturer, has interests in the areas of behavioral and reproductive health and adolescent risk behaviors. She teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science; Personality; Adolescent Risk Behaviors; and Cultural Competence. Ph.D., University of Iowa

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Lisa Janssens-Rud, Lecturer, has an interest in children and a strong background in mental health issues. She has been a resident counselor for Four Oaks in Cedar Rapids, completed a practicum at the Mental Health Institute in Independence, and for several years was an in-home counselor for Families, Inc. Lisa teaches Fundamentals of Psychological Science; Child Development; and Adult Development and Aging. M.A., University of Northern Iowa; B.S., Iowa State University

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