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Faculty Profile

Teresa Barber

Professor of Psychology (1993)

Contact Information

Kaufman Hall Room 175


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.


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


  • Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching, 2006-07
  • Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2007-08

2019-2020 Academic Year

Fall 2019

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: 110, 125, or 130, 201 & 202 or 210 & 211; OR BIOL 124, PSYC 125 and NRSC 200.

PSYC 500 Independent Study

NRSC 550 Independent Research

PSYC 550 Independent Research