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- Graduate School and University Center, Ph.D. Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, 2007
- Graduate School and University Center, M.Phil. Experimental Psychology, 2006
- Brooklyn College, M.A. Organizational Behavior, 2003
- The course introduces students to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Students will learn about current perspectives, historical roots and scientific methods in psychology. Topics within major areas of psychology may include biopsychology, human development, learning, cognition, social processes, personality and psychological disorders.
- The course introduces students to major theories and scientific findings in social psychology emphasizing personal and situational behavior. Research and application in the areas of social thinking, social influence and social relations are discussed. Topics include, but are not limited to, attitudes and beliefs, conformity, prejudice, group behavior and leadership, communication and persuasion. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- The course focuses on exploring, critically evaluating and applying theories and concepts to the study of personality psychology. It also discusses research, assessment and influences of personality on human behavior and everyday life. Prerequisite: PSY 100
- This course focuses on historical perspectives, contemporary trends, theoretical models and scientific research in the assessment and classification of mental illness. The etiology and treatment of psychological disorders are discussed with emphasis on the role of biological, cognitive, psychodynamic and sociocultural factors. Prerequisites: PSY 100
- The course is designed to introduce the students to psychological research. Students will learn about the research process by analyzing the ethical issues in research, conducting literature reviews, collecting, analyzing and interpreting the data, as well as summarizing and presenting the findings. Students may be presented with an opportunity to work with faculty on designing and implementing a research project. The course includes both theoretical and applied (lab) components.
Prerequisite: PSY 100 and two PSY 200-level courses
- The course is designed to introduce the students to historical, cultural and contemporary perspectives as well as scientific research in cognitive psychology. Topics include but are not limited to memory, perception, language, problem solving, decision making and cognitive neuroscience. Prerequisite: PSY 100
Research and Projects
Manzi, A., Durmysheva, Y., Pinegar, S.K., Rogers, A., Ramos, J. (2019). Workspace disorder does not influence creative divergent thinking and executive functions. Front. Psychol. 9:2662. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02662
Manzi, A., Martinez, S. & Durmysheva, Y. (2017). Cognitive correlates of lecture note taking: Handwriting and attention. North American Journal of Psychology, 19(1), 195-218.
Durmysheva, Y. & Kozbelt, A. (2013-2014). Psychologizing the ‘finder-seeker’ creator typology: Relations between the Creative Approach Questionnaire (CAppQ) and other measures. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 33(4), 341-359.
Durmysheva, Y. & Kozbelt, A. (2010). The Creative Approach Questionnaire: Operationalizing Galenson’s Finder-Seeker Typology in a non-expert sample. International Journal of Creativity and Problem Solving, 20, 35-55.
Kozbelt, A. & Durmysheva, Y. (2007). Creativity judgments of invented alien creatures: The role of invariants and other predictors. Journal of Creative Behavior, 41, 223-245.
Kozbelt, A. & Durmysheva, Y. (2007). Lifespan creativity in a non-Western artistic tradition: A study of Japanese ukiyo-e printmakers. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 65, 23-51.