Faculty Profile

Marie Helweg-Larsen

Professor of Psychology (2002)

Contact Information


Kaufman Building Room 168


Her research is in the areas of cross-cultural psychology, health psychology, and social psychology -- specifically why people do risky things that they should not. She is currently studying moralization and risk perception in smokers and non-smokers around the world.

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., California State University - Northridge, 1989
  • M.A., University of California - Los Angeles, 1990
  • Ph.D., 1994

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

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

PSYC 550 Independent Research

Spring 2016

PSYC 140 Social Psychology
In this introduction to psychological aspects of human social behavior, we discuss such topics as the relationship between attitudes and behavior, how people judge one another, interpersonal and group influence processes, and relations between individuals and groups, with strong emphasis on real-world applications. We also introduce scientific methods and formal theories for studying social behavior.