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Faculty Profile

Sharon Kingston

Associate Professor of Psychology (2009)

Contact Information

kingstos@dickinson.edu

Kaufman Hall Room 170
717.245.1076

Bio

Sharon Kingston is a clinical community psychologist. Her research interests include neighborhood effects on individual and family well-being with particular emphasis on identifying aspects of successful parenting in high-risk urban neighborhoods, prevention and health promotion in low-income communities and factors related to early initiation of substance use among children and adolescents.

Education

  • B.A., State University of New York at Purchase, 1989
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1996
  • Ph.D., 2001

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

PSYC 375 Rsch Methods in Comm Psyc
This course will emphasize gaining advanced knowledge and skills in the research methodologies of community psychology, answering the question: How does community psychology seek to scientifically understand relationships between environmental conditions and the development of health and well-being of all members of a community? Students will gain and practice skills in consultation and evaluation of programs to facilitate psychological competence and empowerment, and prevent disorder. Specifically, students will: (a) consider ways to assess and be responsive to the needs of people from marginalized populations with diverse socio-cultural, educational, and ethnic backgrounds; (b) become familiar with innovative programs and practices geared towards prevention and empowerment of disenfranchised groups; (c) apply learning (of theory and research strategies) to a problem in the community; and (d) develop skills in collaborating with Carlisle-area community members in identifying, designing, implementing, and interpreting community-based research. Prerequisites: 201 & 202 OR 210 & 211.

PSYC 500 Independent Study

PSYC 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch