I approach teaching with two major goals in mind. The first is to provide students with a rich understanding of psychological concepts that relate back to the human experience. I want students to understand the vast applications of psychology offers, from interpersonal relationships, work environments, abnormal contexts to thriving, resilience and well-being. The body of psychology is both an intercultural and international body of researchers and practitioners.
My second goal is to cultivate students’ critical thinking skills enabling them to be contributors to the scientific process, while understanding the challenges, limitations and discernment needed to be an active member of the psychological community. I encourage my students to be able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different research designs and use that information to interpret, question and formulate appropriate conclusions. I believe in building skills that transcend the field of psychology with skills that help students in life and career pursuits.