Ted Powers, PhD

Professor

Psychology

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Liberal Arts 361

Education

1985McGill UniversityPhD

Teaching

  • Clinical
  • Personality

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Study of personality structure and development through analysis of the theoretical contributions of major personologists.

Advanced seminar on legal, ethical, professional, and moral issues facing mental health practitioners. Aspects of testing, assessment, psychotherapy, and psychopathology theory will be central issues. The course culminates in a written or oral exam testing application of clinical knowledge, ethical, and legal issues through a clinical case study 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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