Gayle Schwark, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor, Psychological & Social Sciences
Office Phone: 215 881 7954
Office Location: Woodland, 213

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Courses Taught at Penn State Abington

PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology
PSYCH 212: Introduction to Developmental Psychology
PSYCH 270: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 301: Basic Research Methods in Psychology
PSYCH 470: Abnormal Psychology
PSYCH 495: Internship
HDFS 239: Adolescent Development

Other Teaching Interests

Introductory Statistics, Advanced Research Seminar, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Effective Thinking, Thinking and Reasoning, Judgment and Decision Making, Learning, Career Paths in Psychology

Research Interests
My primary research interest is in social cognition. More specifically, my research integrates topics from cognitive and social psychology by investigating common errors in reasoning and the impact morality plays on one’s ability to apply logical, rational reasoning to decision making. My most recent projects have investigated belief bias, deductive reasoning, conditionals, Wason's selection task, and how affect effects trust. I also have experience with individualism and collectivism, perfect and imperfect