Christine A. McBride, Professor of Psychology, earned both a Ph.D. (1994) and M.A. (1992) in psychology from the University of California at Riverside and a B.A. (1987) in psychology from the University of Portland. Among her publications are co-authored articles published in the Archives of Family Medicine, Social Science and Medicine, Health Values, Journals of the American Dental Association, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Feminist Teacher, and Teaching of Psychology. Her research interests cover a range of topics currently being debated, including attitudes toward individuals with serious illnesses, patient satisfaction with medical care, and women’s mental health. Dr. McBride also is a recipient of the University’s Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award.
Areas of Expertise (4)
University of Mary Washington's Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award. (professional)
The Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award, established in 1989, recognizes the achievement and contribution of a faculty member who has been at the University from two to five years. The faculty rank shown is the person’s rank at the time of the award.
University of California: Ph.D., Psychology 1994
University of California: M.A., Psychology 1992
University of Portland: B.A., Psychology 1987
- American Psychological Association
261 – Introductory Statistics for Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psychology 100. Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical methods, including basic ANOVA and simple regression. Experience includes problem solving, technical writing, and use of computer statistical packages (SPSS).
360 – Advanced Statistics for Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psychology 261 with a minimum grade of C-. Introduction to advanced statistical methods, including ANOVA models, a priori and post hoc tests, and multiple regression. Particular emphasis on quasi-experimental and correlational methods, as well as data entry, analysis using SPSS, and presentation.
362 – Research Methods for Psychology (4)
Prerequisite: Psychology 261 with a minimum grade of C-. Introduction to both laboratory and applied methods commonly used in psychological research including experimental, quasi-experimental, observational, qualitative, and correlational methods. A strong focus on the role of ethics in research is integrated into student’s own process of data collection, data analysis using SPSS, andformal presentation of their research results.
301 – Social Psychology (3)
Prerequisite: Psychology 100. Individual behavior in a social context; attitudes; social influence; attribution; prejudice and discrimination; prosocial behavior and aggression.