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


Introduction to Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Psychological Tests & Measurement

Counseling & Clinical 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.


Recent Publications

* Undergraduate research collaborator.

Boysen, G. A. (2015). Uses and misuses of student evaluations of teaching: The interpretation of differences in teaching evaluation means irrespective of statistical information. Teaching of Psychology, 42, 109-118.

* Boysen, G. A., & Ebersole, A. (2014). Expansion of the concept of mental disorder in the DSM-5. Journal of Mind and Behavior, 35, 225-244.

Boysen, G. A. (2014). Significant interpretation of small mean differences in student evaluations of teaching despite explicit warning to avoid overinterpretation. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 1, 150-162.

* Boysen, G. A., Ebersole, A., Casner, R. W., & Coston, N. (2014) Gendered mental disorders: Masculine and feminine stereotypes about mental disorders and their relation to stigma. The Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 546-65.

Richmond, A. S., Boysen, G. A., Gurung, R. A. R., Tazeau, Y. N., Meyers, S. A., & Sciutto, M. J. (2014). Aspirational model teaching criteria for psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 41, 281-295.

* Boysen, G. A., Kelly, T. J., Raesly, H. N., & Casner, R. W. (2014). The (mis)interpretation of teaching evaluations by college faculty and administrators. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, 39, 641-656.

Boysen, G. A. (2013). Confronting math stereotypes in the classroom: Its effect on female college students' sexism and perceptions of confronters. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 69, 297-307.

* Boysen, G. A., & VanBergen, A. (2013). Simulation of multiple personalities: A review of research comparing diagnosed and simulated Dissociative Identity Disorder.  Clinical Psychology Review, 34, 14-28.

* 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. Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/index.php?category=Outcomes


Recent Conference Presentations

* Undergraduate research collaborator.

* Boysen, G. A., Cook, V., Junge, K., & Lombardi, K. (2015, May). Masculinity and stigma about mental illness: The impact of sex, gender, and symptom types. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

* Boysen, G. A., Cook, V., Bloodworth, J., & Witte, B. (2015, May). Evidence for an association between masculinity and stigma in stereotypes about mental illness. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Boysen, G. A., & Kuther, T. (2015, February). Documenting teaching competencies. Invited workshop at the Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA. 

* Boysen, G. A., Ebersole, A., Casner, R., & Coston, N. (2014, May). The relation between gender stereotypes about mental health and stigma. Poster at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Richmond, A., Boysen, G. A., & Gurung, R. (2014, May). Model teaching criteria for undergraduate psychology teachers. Symposium at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Boysen, G.A. (2014, January). An introduction to the characteristics of model psychology teachers. Invited presentation for The Society for the Teaching of Psychology Annual Live e-Conference.

Boysen, G. A., & Gurung, R. (2013, October). The characteristics of model undergraduate psychology teachers. Presentation at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Best Practices Conference, Atlanta, GA.

* Boysen, G. A., VanBergan, A., Hoeflein, B.T., & Krydynski, B.P. (2013, April). A systematic review of research on the simulation of Dissociative Identity Disorder. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

* Boysen, G. A., Kelly, T. J., Motl, C. E., & Raesly, H. N. (2013, April). Responding to stereotypes in the classroom: Student perceptions of effectiveness. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.


Professional Activities


Consulting Editor, Teaching of Psychology (2011-2013, 2015-2018)

Reviewer, Project Syllabus, Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Member, Association for Psychological Science

Member, American Psychological Association 

Member, APA Division 2 - Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Member, Midwestern Psychological Association