Guy Boysen, Ph.D.

Photo of Guy Boysen, Ph.D.Associate 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. (in press). Stigma toward people with mental illness as potential sexual and romantic partners. Evolutionary Psychological Science.

Boysen, G. A. (in press). Statistical knowledge and the overinterpretation of student evaluations of teaching. Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.

Boysen, G. A. (2017). Explaining the relation between masculinity and stigma toward mental illness: The relative effects of sex, gender, and behavior. Stigma and Health, 2, 66-79.

*Boysen, G. A., & Logan, M. (2017). Gender and mental illness stigma: The relative impact of stereotypical masculinity and gender atypicality. Stigma and Health, 2, 83-97.

Boysen, G. A. (2017). Evidence-based answers to questions about trigger warnings for clinically-based distress: A review for teachers. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 3, 163-177.

Boysen, G. A. (2017). Using student evaluations to improve teaching: Evidence-based recommendations. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 2, 273-284. Boysen, G. A. (2017). Exploring the relation between masculinity and mental illness stigma using the Stereotype Content Model and BIAS Map. Journal of Social Psychology, 157, 98-113.

*Boysen, G. A., Wells, A. M., & Dawson, K. J. (2016). Instructors’ use of trigger warnings and behavior warnings in Abnormal Psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 43, 334-339.

Boysen, G. A. (2015). Preventing the overinterpretation of small mean differences in student evaluations of teaching: An evaluation of warning effectiveness.
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 1, 269-282.

Boysen, G. A., Richmond, A. S., & Gurung, R. A. R. (2015). Model teaching criteria for psychology: Initial documentation of teachers’ self-reported competency. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 1, 48-59.

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.


Recent Conference Presentations


* Undergraduate research collaborator.

Boysen, G. A. (2017, August). Psychology teachers’ perspectives on trigger warnings. Symposium at American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

Boysen, G. A., Vespia, K. M., & Morgan, B. L. (2017, April). APA resources for a national Assessment of psychology. Symposium presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

*Boysen, G. A., Jones, C., & Whittaker, C. (2017, April). Trigger warnings in psychology: Teachers’ practices and opinions. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

*Wells, A. M., & Boysen, G. A. (2017, April). College students’ responses to the use of trigger warnings in the classroom. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Boysen, G. A. (2016, May). The (mis)interpretation of student evaluations of teaching: Some best and worst practices. Invited presentation at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Conference Teaching Institute, Chicago, IL.

*Boysen, G. A., Wells, A. M., & Dawson, K. J. (2016, May). Instructors’ use of trigger warnings and behavior warnings in Abnormal Psychology. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

*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. 


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