Allison J. Gunne, Ph.D., Adjunct
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Appointments: Tennessee State University under
the direction of the Psychology, Sociology, and Criminal Justice
Departments and Motlow State Community College under the direction
of the Department of Psychology.
The courses listed below are taught for the Tennessee
State University / Motlow College 2 + 2 Criminal Justice Program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Courses
are taught at the MSCC Moore County Campus location.
PSYC 2100 Psychology of Adjustment
This course entails the study of personality
development and structure, with major emphasis on personal adjustment
and the functional aspects of the psychology of daily living.
Topics covered include development of adjustment patterns, individual
adjustment to life situations, societal definitions, treatment
of the maladjusted, personal appraisal systems, and modification
CRMJ 3130 Counseling Theories
Counseling Theories provides an intensive
introduction to counseling, with special emphasis upon the nature
and problems of correctional guidance counseling. Attention is
devoted to the recognition and diagnosis of the psychological
problems, as well as development of acceptable counseling methodology.
Development of oral competency is stressed, as students participate
in mock counseling sessions.
PSYC 3410 Social Psychology
This course offers the study of interpersonal
behavior including such topics as perceiving others, interpersonal
attraction, prejudice, attitude change, social influence, aggression,
altruistic behavior, group processes and the psychology of organizations.
PSYC 4400 Drugs & Behavior
The Drugs & Behavior course involves
the study of the biomedical, psycho-social, and mental health
aspects of drugs that affect behavior including alcohol. Substance
abuse and treatment modalities are strongly emphasized. An on-site
tour and lecture at a local inpatient treatment facility is the
capstone field experience of this course.
SOCI 3000 Social Statistics
Social statistics provides an introduction
to elementary statistics with an emphasis on organizing and describing
numerical data, along with analysis and interpretation of data.
This course introduces the basics of social statistics-techniques
which social scientists use to summarize numeric data obtained
from censuses, surveys, and experiments. The topics include frequency
distribution, central tendency, variability, probability theory,
and estimation. You will also learn how to test hypotheses for
group differences in means (z-test, t-test) and for association
between two variables (correlation).
The courses listed below are taught under the
supervision of the Psychology Department at Tennessee State University.
PSY 1030 General Psychology
This is an introductory survey course focused
on the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Topics
include the history of psychology, critical thinking and research
methods in psychology, the biological and psychological bases
of consciousness, sensation, perception, memory, learning, memory,
cognition, development across the lifespan, motivation, emotion,
sexuality, stress and health, social psychology, personality,
psychological disorders, and psychological therapies.
PSY 2130 Life Span Developmental Psychology
This course is a study of the biological,
psychological, and psychosocial bases of human development from
conception through death. Topics include current research and
theory pertaining to the physical, cognitive, personality, psychological,
emotional, and social development across the lifespan.
PSYC 2014 Psychology of Human Sexuality
This course is a study of the biological, psychological, and psychosocial bases and manifestations of human sexual behavior. Topics include sex in history, theory and research in sexuality, anatomy and physiology of sex, sex in the context of human relationships, gender development and identity, sexuality and the lifecycle, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual dysfunctions and disease, sexual deviancy, and sex in society.
To schedule professional development workshops,
teacher inservices, and presentations for your school, agency,
university, or organization please contact Dr. Gunne at Dr.AllisonGunne@gmail.com
or call 931.273.7119. View a list of past workshops,
presentations, and publications Curriculum
EDU 4900 Principles of Literacy: Assessment
& Teaching of Reading
This Course/Workshop has been taught several
times at Cumberland University, Lebanon, TN for educators who
were renewing their TN DOE license to teach in TN public schools.
However, it has also been offered at several public school districts
as a week-long intensive workshop with the goal of bringing elementary
school teachers up-to-date on the most effective scientifically
based research on literacy and teaching reading.
Course Description: This course focuses on the
basic principles that inform research-based literacy and reading
instruction. It is designed to provide an overview of the relationships
among phonemic awareness, phonics, word recognition, vocabulary,
and reading fluency.
Learners study the developmental stages through
which young children gain independence in the use of phonemic
awareness, phonics, and word recognition, as well as the increasing
levels of complex skills required for students to increase their
vocabulary and comprehension skills. Learners also explore the
literacy needs of English Language Learners (ELL) and students
with learning disabilities.
Upon completion of this course, learners will
have a strong foundation of research-based literacy instruction
to meet the specific needs of their students, the curricular goals
of their school district, and their state standards.