Mary Kayyal

Full time Lecturer

Psychology

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Liberal Arts 396J

Education

2014Boston CollegePhD
2009Boston CollegeMA
2006Boston CollegeBA

Teaching

  • Statistics in Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Culture and Emotion

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

Introduction to the College of Arts and Sciences. This course facilitates a smooth transition to college life through academic and life skills enhancement and the development of enduring relationships between students, faculty and advisors, and classmates. Topics include utilizing campus resources, the importance of co-curricular activities, time management, reading and notetaking, information literacy, and career and major/minor exploration.

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.

Research

Research Interests

  • Emotion Perception
  • Emotion and Moral Judgments
  • Development of emotion categories across cultures

Select publications

  • Kayyal, M.H. & Russell, J.A. (2013).
    Language and Emotion: Certain English-Arabic Translations Are Not Equivalent
    Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 261-271.
  • Kayyal, M.H. & Russell, J.A. (2013).
    Americans and Palestinians Judge Spontaneous Facial Expressions of Emotion
    Emotion, 13, 891-904.
  • Kayyal, M.H. & Widen, S.C. (2013).
    Monsters and Growling Dogs: A Dual-Source Theory of the Child's Concept of Fear
    Psychological Topics, 2, 367-382.
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