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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

helwegm@dickinson.edu


http://blogs.dickinson.edu/helwegm/

Bio

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.

Education

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

Awards

  • Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2015-16

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

SCIE 258 The History of Science
The nature of science as a major aspect of Western civilization. Examines science and the scientific enterprise by devoting particular attention to the following: the structuring of basic assumptions about nature and method; social, cultural, and religious dimensions of scientific change and discovery; noted developments in the physical and life sciences. Topics vary and will be announced each term. Recent topics have included: The Scientific Revolution, History of the Physical Sciences, Development of Cosmology, Science and Religion, Light in Science and Art, and Ethnoastronomy.