Guy Boysen, Ph.D.

Photo of Guy Boysen, Ph.D.Professor of Psychology

Office: Carnegie Hall 201

Phone: (618) 537-6882

Course Blog: Popular Delusions

ResearchGate Profile


Education


Ph.D., Iowa State University (2006)

M.S., Iowa State University (2003)

B.A., Saint John’s University, (2000)


Teaching Interests


Introduction to Psychology

Research Methods in Psychology

Abnormal Psychology

Psychological Tests & Measurement

Clinical and Counseling 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.


Books

 

Richmond, A. S., Gurung, R. A. R.. & Boysen, G. A. (2021). A pocket guide to online teaching: Translating the evidence-based model teaching criteria. Routledge.

Boysen, G. A. (2019). Becoming a psychology professor: Your guide to landing the right academic job. American Psychological Association.

Richmond, A. S., Boysen, G. A., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2016). An evidence-based guide for college and university teaching: Developing the model teacher. Routledge.

 

Selected Publications


* Undergraduate research collaborator.

 

*Boysen, G. A., Axtell, E., Kishimoto, A., & Sampo, B. (in press). Generalized perceptions of people with mental illness as exploitable. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

*Boysen, G. A., Sampo, B. Axtell, E., & Kishimoto, A. (in press). Dislikable students: The perspective of college teachers. College Teaching.

*Boysen, G. A., Chicosky, R. L., & Delmore, E. E. (in press). Dehumanization of mental illness and the stereotype content model. Stigma and Health.

*Boysen, G. A., & Isaacs, R. (in press). Perceptions of people with mental illness as sexually exploitable. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences.

*Boysen, G. A., Isaacs, R., Tretter, L., & Markowski, S. (in press). Evidence for blatant dehumanization of mental illness and its relation to stigma. The Journal of Social Psychology.

*Boysen, G. A., Isaacs, R., Tretter, L., & Markowski, S. (2021). Trigger warning efficacy: The impact of warnings on affect, attitudes, and learning, 7(1), 39–52. https://doi.org/10.1037/stl0000150

Boysen, G. A. (2021). Research and teaching qualifications for faculty positions in psychology at 4-year colleges and universities. Teaching of Psychology, 48(1), 41-47.

Boysen, G. A., Sawhney, M., Naufel, K. Z., Wood, K., Flora., K., Hill, J. C., & Scisco, J. L. (2020). Mentorship of undergraduate research experiences: Best practices, learning goals, and an assessment rubric. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 6(3), 212–224.

Boysen, G. A. (2019). An evaluation of production versus error-recognition techniques for teaching APA-Style citations and references. Teaching of Psychology, 46, 328-333.

*Boysen, G. A., Morton, J., & Nieves, T. (2019). Mental illness as a relationship dealbreaker. Stigma and Health. 4, 421–428.

*Boysen, G. A., Morton, J., & Nieves, T. (2019). Kisses of death in the psychology faculty hiring process. Teaching of Psychology, 46, 260-266.

*Boysen, G. A., Jones, C., Kaltwasser, R., & Thompson, E. (2018). Keys to a successful job talk: Perceptions of psychology faculty. Teaching of Psychology, 45, 270-277.

Boysen, G. A., & Prieto, L. R. (2018). Trigger warnings in psychology: Psychology teachers' perspectives and practices. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4, 16-26.

Boysen, G. A., Prieto, L. R., Holmes, J., Landrum, R. E., Miller, R., Taylor, A., White, N., & Kaiser, D. J. (2018).  Trigger warnings and psychology students: What do they think? Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 4, 69-80.

 

Selected Conference Presentations


* Undergraduate research collaborator.

*Boysen, G. A., Sampo, B., Axtell, E., & Kishimoto, A. (2020, April 22-24). Dislikable students: What college teachers think. [Poster]. Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

*Boysen, G. A., Axtell, E., Kishimoto, A., & Sampo, B. (2020, April 22-24). Perceptions of people with mental illness as exploitable. [Poster]. Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Boysen, G. A. (2020, August 6-9). Three perspectives on trigger warnings: Theoretical, empirical, pedagogical. [Symposium]. American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Boysen, G. A. (2019, October). Essential knowledge for the academic job search. Symposium at the Annual Conference on Teaching, Denver, CO. 

Boysen, G. A. [Chair] (2019, August). So you want to be a psychology professor? Symposium at American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

*Boysen, G. A., Isaacs, R., Tretter, L., & Markowski, S. (2019, April). Blatant dehumanization of mental illness. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

Boysen, G. A., Richmond, A., & Gurung, R. (2018, October). The model teacher workout part I: Strengthening your core (instructional) skills. Symposium at the Annual Conference on Teaching, Phoenix, AZ.

Boysen, G. A., Richmond, A., & Gurung, R. (2018, October). The model teacher workout part II: Sculpting your (student) body. Symposium at the Annual Conference on Teaching, Phoenix, AZ.

*Boysen, G. A., & Jones, C. (2018, April). Romantic partners’ evaluations of people with mental illness as mates. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 

*Boysen, G. A., Nieves, T., & Morton, J. (2018, April). Mental illness as a relationship dealbreaker. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. 


Professional Activities


Associate Editor, Teaching of Psychology 

Consulting Editor, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology

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