Faculty Profile

Suman Ambwani

Associate Professor of Psychology (2008)

Contact Information

ambwanis@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Building Room 164
717.245.1022
http://www.dickinson.edu/~ambwanis

Bio

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.

Education

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

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

PSYC 120 Intro to Health Psychology
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the interdisciplinary field of health psychology, which uses scientific research methods to study the bi-directional relationship between psychology and health. We will discuss psychological states such as stress and how they affect the body, and mental processes such as finding meaning that are associated with effective coping and positive health outcomes. We will also study health behaviors such as exercise, sleep, eating, and substance use. Finally, we will explore how psychological concepts and research can be applied to health promotion and illness prevention. Course content will be especially relevant to students considering careers in health care or public health.

PSYC 120 Intro to Health Psychology
This course is designed to provide a broad overview of the interdisciplinary field of health psychology, which uses scientific research methods to study the bi-directional relationship between psychology and health. We will discuss psychological states such as stress and how they affect the body, and mental processes such as finding meaning that are associated with effective coping and positive health outcomes. We will also study health behaviors such as exercise, sleep, eating, and substance use. Finally, we will explore how psychological concepts and research can be applied to health promotion and illness prevention. Course content will be especially relevant to students considering careers in health care or public health.

PSYC 165 Psychopathology
An introduction to various psychological disorders and techniques of diagnosis and treatment. Relevant for students who anticipate careers in medicine, law, and the social or psychological services. This course is a Health Studies elective.

PSYC 180 Topics in Psychology
Students gain an appreciation of psychological principles by reading about and discussing a topic of interest. Course topics range from contemporary issues and historic controversies to broad themes. Recent topics courses have included Health Psychology, Unconscious Processes, and Molecules and Mental Illness.

PSYC 180 Topics in Psychology
Students gain an appreciation of psychological principles by reading about and discussing a topic of interest. Course topics range from contemporary issues and historic controversies to broad themes. Recent topics courses have included Health Psychology, Unconscious Processes, and Molecules and Mental Illness.

PSYC 465 Biopsych Perspec on Disord Eat

PSYC 500 Independent Study

PSYC 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch