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Introductory Psychology: You, Me, and Everyone We Know (PY 101)

As the title of the course suggests, we live in a highly social world where we must make sense of not only our own thoughts and feelings but also the thoughts and feelings of everyone around us. How can we possibly co-exist when we all have different backgrounds, cultural values, and ways of thinking? What happens when we interact with others? What happens when we disagree with one another? These are some of the questions we will ponder in class. In addition, we will cover major theoretical perspectives in psychology, learning and memory, development throughout the lifespan, emotion, sex and gender, personality theories, psychopathology, and social determinants of behavior. The course has three overarching goals: (1) to allow students to use psychology, as a science, to better understand themselves and others, (2) allow students the space to challenge their own preconceived notions about the human experience, and (3) to use psychological science to intervene in instances social injustice. 

Faculty Biography

Dr. Carlucci earned her degree in Legal Psychology at Florida International University in Miami, FL. She is originally from Venezuela and moved the United States when she was 6 years old. She came to Loyola in 2011 and has taught Introductory Psychology, Forensic Psychology, Psychology of Gender, and Research Methods in Psychology. She also teaches and works with graduate students in the Psychology Department. Her research spans the areas of psychology and the law, including juror decision-making, eyewitness memory, lie detection, and incarceration. Dr. Carlucci loves food (mostly vegetarian), sour beer, and yoga.

  

The Making of the Modern World: The United States I (HS 102)

This course is not your standard survey of US history. In place of a race from pre-contact Native America to the Civil War, this course will slow down and explore a series of key moments in the American past that occurred between 1492 and 1865. We will move chronologically through time, but will examine select topics and events in some depth, reading both primary and secondary sources. The goal will be to provide some understanding of the complex history of colonial America, and later the new United States, as well as the methods that historians use to make sense of the past.  I have never taught the course this way before, so who knows if it will work, but I am excited about the experiment.  

Faculty Biography

Matthew Mulcahy grew up outside of Philadelphia. He received his B.A. from Macalester College and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has written two books and a number of articles on natural disasters in colonial British America. He has taught at Loyola since 1999.  He lives in Baltimore with his wife, two kids, two cats, and a dog.  Everyone gets along well, except the cats and the dog.  Still working on that.      

 

Mentor Biography

Tim Cherney is the Associate Director of Student Life for Student and Staff Development. In that role, he oversees training and development of the professional and student staff, residential programming initiatives, the peer education program, assessment projects, and social justice initiatives for the office.  Tim joined the Loyola Student Life team in 2007 as a live-in Assistant Director within the residence halls and feels blessed to have had the opportunity to continue his career at a place that has become his professional and personal home. At Loyola, Tim is also a member of OUTLoyola, our LGBTQPIA Faculty and Staff association and a Green Dot (power-based personal violence prevention) facilitator. Originally from outside Cleveland, Ohio, Tim received his M.S. in Student Affairs in Higher Education from Colorado State University, and his B.A. in English from John Carroll University in Cleveland. It was at JCU that Tim first experienced cura personalis, and his love for Jesuit education has remained strong since.
 
 
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