Nicole M Lindner

“Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge.” – Carl Sagan

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Teaching

TEACHING GOALS

Most students find psychology, especially social psychology, to be intrinsically interesting. Thus, my primary goal as a teacher is to encourage that enthusiasm while developing my students' expertise in critiquing scientific findings. Regardless of whether my students continue to use psychological citation formatting or become experimental psychologists, citizens regularly encounter media simplifications of complicated scientific findings; many important decisions, such as those concerning their health, education, and lifestyle, can be guided by these scientific findings. In my teaching, I strive to familiarize my students with interesting findings that are relevant to their own life and introduce them to how scientific reasoning can deepen their understanding of themselves and of other human beings.

TEACHING INTERESTS

Research Methods, Statistics, Social Psychology, Implicit (Social) Cognition, Gender

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor for lecture and lab, Intermediate Statistics (2011-2012), California State University, Long Beach

Discussion teaching assistant, Introduction to Social Psychology (Spring, 2009), University of Virginia (UVA)

Primary supervisor for Oth Tran's Distinguished Major Program thesis (2008-2009), UVA

Lab Teaching Assistant, Graduate Quantitative Methods I (Fall, 2008), UVA

Lab Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research Methods & Data Analysis II (2006; 2008), UVA

Lab Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research Methods & Data Analysis I (2005), UVA

Review Teaching Assistant, Undergraduate Research Methods & Data Analysis I (2004), UVA

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION

Detailed descriptions of courses listed under teaching experience, including my responsibilities (Download PDF)

Teaching Evaluations:  Summary of qualitative and quantitative teaching evaluations, available

Representative materials for statistics course :  Available are my existing course materials (syllabus, lecture notes, assignments, SPSS teaching materials, etc.) for an intermediate-level statistics course that I have taught multiple times