Guy Boysen

Guy BoysenAssociate Professor of Psychology

Office: Carnegie Hall 201

Phone: (618) 537-6882

Course Blog: Popular Delusions


Education


Ph.D., Iowa State University (2006)

M.S., Iowa State University (2003)

B.A., St. John’s University, (2000) - Magna cum laude


Teaching Interests


Counseling and Clinical Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Experimental Psychology

History of Psychology

The Unconscious


Teaching Philosophy


I seek to actively engage students in the science of psychology. As much as possible I have students do the real-world tasks of psychologists such as reading journal articles, diagnosing cases, and evaluating theories. Although these activities can be challenging, I believe in simultaneously setting high standards and providing students with the support to meet those standards. During class I tend to be eclectic and use a mixture of lecture, discussion, and activities. Outside of class I try to use the best practices in the assessment of learning outcomes and scholarship of teaching.


Publications


Boysen, G. A. (in press). Confronting math stereotypes in the classroom: Its effect on female college students' sexism and perceptions of confronters. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research.

*Boysen, G. A., & VanBergen, A. (2013). A review of dissociative identity disorder research: Response to critics. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 201, 440-443.

*Boysen, G. A., & VanBergen, A. (2013). A review of published research on adult Dissociative Identity Disorder: 2000-2010. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 201, 5-11.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). A guide to writing learning objectives for teachers of psychology. Society for the Teaching of Psychology Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology Online.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Teacher responses to classroom incivility: Student perceptions of effectiveness. Teaching of Psychology, 39, 276-279.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Teacher and student perceptions of microaggressions in college classrooms. College Teaching, 60, 122-129.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Reply. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 81,185.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Teachers’ responses to bias in the classroom: How response type and situational factors affect student perceptions. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 506-534.

*Boysen, G. A., & Gabreski, J. D. (2012). The effect of combined etiological information on attitudes about mental disorders. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.31, 852-877.

Boysen, G. A. (in press). Teacher responses to classroom incivility: Student perceptions of effectiveness. Teaching of Psychology.

Boysen, G. A. (in press). Revision of the DSM and conceptual expansion of mental illness: An exploratory analysis of diagnostic criteria. Journal of Mind and Behavior.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Teacher and student perceptions of microaggressions in college classrooms. College Teaching, 60, 122-129.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Reply. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 81,185.

Boysen, G. A. (2012). Teachers’ responses to bias in the classroom: How response type and situational factors affect student perceptions. The Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 506-534.

*Boysen, G. A., Fisher, M., DeJesus, M., Vogel, D. L., & Madon, S. (2011). The mental health stereotype about gay men: The relation between gay men’s self-stereotype and stereotypes about heterosexual women and lesbians. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30¸ 329-260.

Boysen, G. A. (2011). The scientific status of childhood dissociative identity disorder: A review of published research. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics,80, 329-334.

Boysen, G. A. (2011). Biological explanations and stigmatizing attitudes: Using essentialism and perceived dangerousness to predict antistigma intervention effectiveness. The Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 274-291.

Boysen, G. A. (2011). Diversity topics in Teaching of Psychology courses. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 89-93.

Boysen, G. A. (2011). The prevalence and predictors of teaching courses in doctoral psychology programs. Teaching of Psychology, 38, 49-52.

Boysen, G. A. (2010). An integrative undergraduate capstone course on the unconscious. Teaching of Psychology, 37, 237-245.

Boysen, G. A. (2010). Integrating implicit bias into counselor education. Counselor Education and Supervision, 49, 210-227.

Boysen, G. A., Vogel, D. L., Cope, M. A., & Hubbard, A. (2009). Incidents of bias in the classroom: Teacher and student perceptions. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 4, 219-231.

Boysen, G. A. (2009). A review of experimental studies of explicit and implicit bias among counselors. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 37, 240-249.

*Swtizer, B., & Boysen, G. A. (2009). The impact of religiosity and attribution theory on attitudes toward addiction and cancer. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12, 241-245.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2009). Bias in the classroom: Types, frequencies, and responses. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 12-17.

Boysen, G. A. (2008). A reanalysis of relational disorders using Wakefield’s theory of harmful dysfunction. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 29, 331-343.

Boysen, G. A. (2008). Revenge and student evaluations of teaching. Teaching of Psychology, 35, 218-222.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2008). Education and mental health stigma: The effects of attribution, biased assimilation, and attitude polarization. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 27, 447-470.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2008). The relationship between level of training, implicit bias, and multicultural competency among counselor trainees. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 2, 103-110.

Boysen, G. A. (2007). An evaluation of the DSM concept of mental disorder. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 28, 157-173.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2007). Biased assimilation and attitude polarization in response to learning about biological explanations of homosexuality. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 57, 755-762.

Boysen, G. A., Vogel, D. L., & Madon, S. (2006). Public and private assessment of implicit bias. European Journal of Social Psychology, 36, 845-856.

Boysen, G. A., Vogel, D. L., Madon, S., & Wester, S. (2006) Mental health stereotypes about gay men. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 54, 69-82.

Vogel, D. L., Wester, S. R., Heesacker, M., Boysen, G. A., & Seeman, J. C.(2006). Gender differences in emotional expression: Do mental health trainees overestimate the magnitude? Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25, 306-334.

Boysen, G. A., & McGuire, S. (2005). Academic study skills courses: In search of effects. The Learning Assistance Review, 10, 5-16.

Vogel, D. L., Wester, S. R., Wei, M., & Boysen, G. A. (2005).The role of outcome expectations and attitudes on decisions to seek professional help.Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 549-470.

Boysen, G. A. (2004) Learning about consciousness, science, and evolution from imposter poodles and purple numbers. PsycCRITIQUES, 49, Supplement, 13.

Boysen, G. A. (2004) Is therapy bad for society? PsycCRITIQUES, 49, Supplement 4.


* Coauthors include undergraduate research collaborators.


Professional Conference Presentations


Boysen, G. A. (2012, May). The effect of teacher confrontations of classroom stereotypes on student bias. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference Teaching Institute, Chicago, IL.

*Gabreski, J. D., & Boysen, G. A. (2012, March). The effects of combined causal explanations on mental illness stigma. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Boysen, G. A. (2011, May). Classroom microaggressions: Student and teacher perspectives. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference Teaching Institute, Washington, DC.

Boysen, G. A. (2010, April). Responding to incidence of bias in the classroom: Teacher and student perspectives. Invited symposium presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

*Dejesus, M., & Boysen, G. A. (2010, March). Mental health stereotypes about gay men. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

*Reinertsen, M., & Boysen, G. A. (2010, March). Students’ perceptions of teacher bias. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, New York, NY.

*Fisher, M., & Boysen, G. A. (2009, March). Comparing leadership practices and sexism of women in single-sex work environments and women in mixed-sex work environments. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Boysen, G. A. (2009, January). A new integrative undergraduate course on the unconscious. Poster presented at National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2008, May). Bias in the classroom. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference Teaching Institute, Chicago, IL.

*Switzer, B., & Boysen, G. A. (2008, March) Religiosity and illness stigma. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2007, March). Implicitly measured bias among counselor trainees. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Boysen, G. A. (2005, January). A library field trip to achieve McKeachie’s first day of class goals. Poster presented at National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Bailey, D, Young, K., Ruxton, B., Boysen, G. A., Robinson, R., Seeman, J., Spencer, K., & Quinn, A. (2004, August). A review of educational and career outcome expectancies. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.

Rudroff, A. F., Young, S. K., Boysen, G. A.,Vogel, D. L., Wester, S. R., & Wei, M.(2004, August). "Should I seek counseling?" The approach/avoidance conflict of seeking professional help. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Boysen, G. A. (2004, February). Heterosexual masculinity and bias toward homosexuality in college men. Poster presented at the Annual Conference on the Male College Student, Collegeville, MN.

Boysen, G. A. (2003, January). Academic study skills courses: In search of effects. Poster presented at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

* Undergraduate research collaborator.


Local Presentations


Boysen, G. A. (2012, May). Challenging assumptions about designing introductory courses. Presentation at the Disruption Day conference, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

Boysen, G. A. (2012, March). Responding to bias in the classroom. Invited talk at the College of Arts and Sciences Research Day, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

Boysen, G. A. (2009, August). Proving students learn: Conceptualizing, writing, and assessing learning objectives. Presentation at the SUNY Fredonia Annual Teaching and Learning Conference, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

Boysen, G. A. (2009, February). Bias in the classroom: Teacher and student perspectives. Invited talk at the Social Science Colloquium, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.

Boysen, G. A., & Vogel, D. L. (2007, March). Learning about biological explanations of homosexuality. Poster presented at the Eighth Annual College of Natural and Social Sciences Faculty Research Exposition, SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY.


Awards


The Society for the Teaching of Psychology Award – TheNational Institute on the Teaching of Psychology – Awarded for the poster A new integrative undergraduate course on the unconscious presented at TheNational Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference. St. Petersburg, FL (2009, January)

The Frank Costin Memorial Award for Excellence – TheNational Institute on the Teaching of Psychology – Awarded for the poster A Library Field Trip to Achieve McKeachie’s First Day of Class Goals presented at National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference. St. Petersburg, FL (2005, January)


Organizations


Association for Psychological Science

American Psychological Association

APA Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology