Faculty Profile

Marie Helweg-Larsen

Professor of Psychology; Glen E. & Mary Line Todd Chair in the Social Sciences; Director, Norwich Sciences Program in England, 2019-21 (2002)

Contact Information


Kaufman Hall Room 168


Professor Helweg-Larsen’s research is in the areas of social psychology, health psychology and cross-cultural psychology – specifically why smart people do dumb thing and how to make them stop. She is currently examining in the US and Denmark how smokers react to being stigmatized.


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


  • Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2015-16

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

PSYC 340 Rsrch Meth in Social Psych
We conduct empirical studies in order to become familiar with techniques for measuring attitudes and social behavior in the field and the lab, for analyzing and evaluating data, and for reporting findings and conclusions. Students gain direct experience in the process of conducting research studies by working as experimenters and data analysts. Three hours classroom plus three hours laboratory a week. Prerequisites: 140, 201 & 202 or 210 & 211.

PSYC 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch

Spring 2019

PSYC 140 Social Psychology

PSYC 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch