Faculty Profile

Teresa Barber

Associate Professor of Psychology (1993)

Contact Information

barber@dickinson.edu

James Hall - Rector Complex Room 1223
717.245.1641

Bio

She is a behavioral neuroscientist, teaching classes that examine the relationship between the nervous system and behavior, including neuropsychology, the study of damaged brains and impaired behavior. Her research focuses on the biological changes induced in the nervous system by learning.

Education

  • B.A., California State University at Fresno, 1979
  • M.A. University of California at Berkeley, 1984
  • Ph.D., 1987

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

PSYC 325 Res Meth in Biological Psych
A comprehensive coverage of the research methods employed in the field of biopsychology. Students conduct research on the relationship between the nervous system and/or the endocrine system and human behavior. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: either 125, 201, 202 OR 125, BIOL 124 and NRSC 200. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.

PSYC 500 Independent Study

NRSC 500 Independent Study

Spring 2015

PSYC 125 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the DIV III lab science distribution requirement.

PSYC 125 Brain and Behavior w/Lab
This course will introduce the structure and function of the brain as it influences human behavior. The level of study will be from a molar viewpoint, and findings from such fields as neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and endocrinology will be considered in their relation to a number of behavioral processes. In the laboratory, students will engage in hand-on activities to explore brain anatomy, behavioral analysis and brain-behavior relationships. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills the DIV III lab science distribution requirement.

PSYC 500 Independent Study

RELG 550 Independent Research