Faculty

George Bizer

George Bizer

PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Ohio State University (Columbus)

Office: Bailey 301B
Office: 518-388-6228
Email: bizerg@union.edu

Research topics include: Social psychology with a focus on attitude formation and strength.

Professor Bizer has taught courses in introductory psychology, social psychology, and research methods, and seminars in the psychology of sports and the seven deadly sins.

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Cay Anderson-Hanley

Cay Anderson-Hanley

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., The University at Albany, State University of New York

Office: Butterfield 304
Office: 518-388-6355
Email: andersoc@union.edu

Research topics include: Clinical psychology with interests in health psychology, gerontology, and clinical neuropsychology.

Professor Anderson-Hanley teaches courses in Abnormal Psychology, Psychotherapy, Health Psychology, and seminars in Clinical Neuropsychology.

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Suzanne Benack

Suzanne Benack

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Harvard University

Office: Bailey 311B
Office: 518-388-6258
Email: benacks@union.edu

Research topics include: Adolescence and Early Adulthood, Moral and Epistemological Thought, Ego Development, Sexuality & Queer Theory.

Professor Benack teaches courses in Personality Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychology of Sexuality, First Year Preceptorial & seminars in Adolescence and Moral Development.

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Daniel Burns

Daniel Burns

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., The University at Binghamton, State University of New York

Office: Bailey 301D
Office: 518-388-6275
Email: burnsd@union.edu

Research topics include: Cognitive psychology with special interests in memory.

Professor Burns teaches courses in Statistics, Research Methods, Memory and Thinking, and advanced courses in Memory, Cognition, and Methodology.

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Christopher Chabris

Christopher Chabris

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Harvard University

Office: Butterfield 306
Office: 518-388-6259
Email: chabrisc@union.edu

Research topics include: Cognitive Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, with a special interest in individual differences in cognitive abilities.

Professor Chabris teaches classes in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, Statistics, Learning & Memory, and individual differences.

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Kenneth DeBono

Kenneth DeBono

Gilbert R. Livingston Professor of the Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Office: Bailey 311A
Office: 518-388-6542
Email: debonok@union.edu

Research topics include: Psychology of persuasion, psychology of religion, and motivations underlying religious beliefs.

Professor DeBono teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Statistics, and seminars in Psychology of Religion.

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Gail Donaldson

Gail Donaldson

Lecturer
M.A., New School for Social Research

Office: Bailey 311A
Office: 518-388-6392
Email: donaldsg@union.edu

Donaldson teaches courses in Personality, Abnormal Psychology, and the Psychology of Women.

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Joshua Hart

Joshua Hart

Associate Professor of Psychology
PhD, University of California, Davis

Office: Bailey 302
Office: 518-388-6353
Email: hartj@union.edu

Research topics include: Personality and social psychology, with an emphasis on processes related to close relationships, self-esteem, worldviews (i.e., belief systems), and their interplay.

Professor Hart teaches courses in Introductory Psychology, Personality, Social Psychology, Psychology of Emotion, and a seminar on Love and Death.

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Dave Hayes

Dave Hayes

Visiting Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Alberta, Canada

Office: Bailey 307
Phone: 518-388-8055
Email: hayesd2@union.edu
Appointments outside office hours: https://davehayes.youcanbook.me

Research topics include: My main interests are in affective (emotion) science, exploring how brains & behaviours give rise, and are impacted, by pleasant and unpleasant events. Some broad questions include: How does the brain encode our subjective likes and dislikes? How are our behaviours guided by nonconscious affects/emotions and the structure and function of affective brain circuits? Is my sense of self intertwined with affect?

Professor Hayes teaches courses in Behavioural Neuroscience, Statistical Methods in Psychology and Sensation & Perception

See my website for more info: www.neuroscientist.ca

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Lindsay Morton

Lindsay Morton

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University at Albany

Office: Bailey 313
Office: 518-388-8012
Email: mortonl@union.edu

Research topics include: Social psychology with a focus on the self-regulation of healthy behaviors.

Professor Morton teaches courses in Introduction to Psychology, Statistical Methods in Psychology, Health Psychology and Social Psychology.

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Stephen Romero

Stephen Romero

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Colorado

Office: Butterfield 308
Office: 518-388-7106
Email: romeros@union.edu

Research topics include: Cognitive function after brain injury, role of memory in the acquisition of cognitive skills, and neurological basis of numerical processing.

Professor Romero teaches courses in Neuroscience, Sensation & Perception, and Statistics.

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Linda Stanhope

Linda Stanhope

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Office: Bailey 301A
Office: 518-388-6543
Email: stanhopl@union.edu

Research topics include: Parents’ discipline styles, childrenĀ“s temperaments, and the development of altruism.

Professor Stanhope teaches courses in Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Statistics and seminars on Children and Families.

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Wendy F. Sternberg

Wendy F. Sternberg

Dean of Academic Departments and Programs and Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Office: S&E S100
Office: 518-388-6233
Email: sternbew@union.edu

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D. Catherine Walker

D. Catherine Walker

Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University at Albany

Office: Bailey 301C
Office: 518-388-6538
Email: walkerc@union.edu

Research topics include: Clinical psychology with interests in weight, body image, and eating disorders.

Professor Walker teaches courses on Body Image and Eating Disorders, Abnormal Psychology, Psychological Assessment and Testing, and Introductory Psychology.

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Carol Weisse

Carol Weisse

Director of Health Professions
Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

Office: Bailey 101B
Office: 518-388-6300
Email: weissec@union.edu

Research topics include: Medical Psychology (stress and health), Pain Management, Hospice and palliative care, Narrative medicine, and Medical Education.

Professor Weisse is the director of the Pre-Health Professions Program at Union. She teaches courses in Behavioral Neuroscience, Death and Dying, Health Psychology, and Brain and Behavior.

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