Dr. Glover primarily teaches neuroscience-related courses as well as topics in experimental design and analysis. She employs active learning strategies in her courses, largely through the development and implementation of laboratory exercises and hands-on demonstrations.
PSYC 4415 - PERCEPTION
In this course, we examine how we experience the world around us through our abilities to see, hear, feel, smell and taste. In order to uncover these processes, students learn how to measure their sensations via psychophysical methods. We also examine the underlying biology of our sensory organs and explore how the brain is organized to process various streams of the sensory information that make up our perceptual experiences.
PSYC 4410 - PHYSIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY
In this course, students learn the essentials of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, including a basic introduction to neurons, brain organization and functional specialization of brain structure related to language, learning, memory, reward and sensory/motor systems. We also investigate how the nervous system is influenced by bioactive substances and examine neurological disorders and some of their treatments.
PSYC 4100 - ADVANCED LAB IN PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE
In this course, students integrate research design and statistical concepts to develop an understanding of how research is conducted within the field of psychological science. Students learn the importance of the scientific method and gain hands-on experience with conducting and analyzing scientific research. Topics include selecting appropriate experimental and non-experimental designs to address different research questions, selecting appropriate statistical analyses based on the chosen research design, and practicing written and oral communication of the scientific process. These concepts will be applied to areas within psychological science with a focus on cognitive psychology, learning and behavior, perception, and physiological psychology.
PSYC - 3301 - EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
Experimental psychology applies experimental methods to study behavior. Statistical evidence is used to test the claims/hypotheses made by experimental researchers. This course focuses on developing students' understanding of the design and statistical analysis of experimental research. Mastering this skill set enables one to provide stronger arguments to either support or refute a claim based on research findings. Understanding basic statistics should prove valuable to all citizens in their personal lives by enabling one to better separate fact from fiction or distortion.
PSYC - 4400 - DIRECTED STUDIES
This Undergraduate Research Assistant Directed Study experience is designed to provide students with an opportunity to gain research experience in a neuroscience-based research and teaching laboratory. Students actively participate in the development of a research question, the collection of data, and the dissemination of data via a written manuscript and an oral or poster presentation. Students are challenged to think creatively, troubleshoot, and solve problems. Students have the opportunity to develop independent research projects using a fear conditioning paradigm and tools in psychophysiology to understand emotional regulation. Hence, students gain a solid foundation in neuroscience research and have the opportunity to make fundamental contributions to our understanding of neurobiological factors contributing to emotional regulation and the clinical implications.