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Social and Behavioral Science

Anthony Hoskin

Dr. Anthony Hoskin

Criminology Program Director; Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology


  • Theories of Violence
  • Biosocial approach to violence
  • Link between firearms and violence
  • Relationship between alcohol consumption and violence 

Why Do People Get Into Fights, and How Do We Prevent It?

Dr. Steven Lawyer

Professor of Psychology; Director of Clinical Training


  • Clinical Psychology
  • Science and Psuedoscience
  • Anxiety
  • Decision-Making

Defense Against the Dark Arts: How to Avoid Being Scammed, Fooled, Tricked, and Manipulated (by Yourself and Others)

Debunking Popular Myths in Psychology

Dr. Katrina Running

Dr. Katrina Running

Assistant Professor of Sociology


  • Environmental Sociology
  • Public Opinion about Climate Change

What is Environmental Sociology?

What are the Causes of Consequences of Climate Change for Human Societies?


Associate Professor of Social Work DJ Williams.

Dr. DJ Williams

Associate Professor of Social Work


  • Deviant Leisure
  • Forensic Leisure Science
  • Gambling in Prisons
  • Forensics
  • Sociology of Sexuality
  • Narrative Methodology

Forensic Behavioral Science: Getting Inside the Minds of Serial and Mass Murderers

Highlighting the FUN in healthy FUNctioning

Dr. Tera D. Letzring

Dr. Tera Letzring

Professor of Experimental Psychology, Director of Experimental Training


  • Experimental Psychology
  • Personality Judgment

The Beauty of Statistics and Research Methods

Personality Psychology: Why Do People Think What They Think, Feel What They Feel, and Do What They Do?