Ted Powers, PhD

Professor

Psychology

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Liberal Arts 361

Education

1985McGill UniversityPhD

Teaching

  • Clinical
  • Personality

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

A broad survey of principles underlying the systematic study of behavior. Using examples from basic research and applied settings, a variety of perspectives are explored, including findings associated with the physiological, behavioral, cognitive, developmental and social approaches.

The major counseling theories explored in an academic and experiential format. Role playing and videotaping are used. Theories discussed include reality therapy, behavior therapy, rational emotive therapy, gestalt therapy, transactional analysis, client-centered therapy, and the psychoanalytic model.

Research

Research interests

  • Personality
  • Motivation
  • Autonomy support

Select publications

  • Gorin, A.A., Powers, T.A., Gettens, K., et al. (2019).
    A randomized controlled trial of a theory-based weight loss program for couples
    Health Psychology
  • Powers, T. A., Koestner, R., & Zuroff, D. C. (2007).
    Self-criticism, goal motivation and goal progress
    Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
  • Gorin, A. A., Powers, T. A., Koestner, R (2013).
    Autonomy support, self-regulation, and weight loss
    Health Psychology

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