Faculty Profile

Suman Ambwani

Associate Professor of Psychology (2008)

Contact Information


Kaufman Building Room 164


Professor Ambwani's scholarship broadly examines emotion, social perception, personality, and interpersonal factors across the range of normal and abnormal human functioning. Her current research focuses on 1) the development and evaluation of guided self-help interventions for people with anorexia nervosa, and 2) understanding etiological and maintenance factors for eating-related psychopathology.


  • B.A., Macalester College, 2003
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 2005
  • Ph.D., 2008

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

PSYC 201 Design of Psychological Resch
Completion of both PSYC 201 and PSYC 202 fulfills the WID Requirement.

PSYC 440 Seminar in Social Psychology
In this seminar, we read and discuss primary sources in theoretical or applied social psychology. Previous seminars have looked at applications of social psychology principles in law, medicine, mental health, consumer behavior, conservation, and education, and theories of social construal, social influence, and social systems. Students are responsible for leading class sessions and contributing to a group document, such as an annotated bibliography or literature review. Prerequisites: 201 and 202.

Spring 2017

PSYC 201 Design of Psychological Resch
Readings and laboratory exercises introduce students to bibliographic resources in psychology, rules of valid scientific inference, and techniques for conducting psychology experiments. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisite: any 100-level course. NOTE: Completion of both 201 and 202 fulfills the WID graduation requirement.