Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology - Full-time faculty - Ginny Pfohl


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Ms. Ginny Pfohl

Ms. Ginny Pfohl

Instructor, Developmental Psychology

Office:  GRH 3043
Phone:  270-745-2046
Email:  ginny.pfohl@wku.edu

Teaching Interests

I especially love introducing students to the world of psychology! When they understand how the theory and research they are studying in class relate to the 'real world', it stimulates their desire to learn more. I emphasize application of psychological concepts as a measure of critical thinking - if you can apply it correctly, you understand it. I believe in service learning/civic engagement as an essential part of the learning process both in applying knowledge, as well as in contributing to the community. I also emphasize parenting strategies when appropriate - how understanding and using psychology and child development can make a person a more effective parent. Student advisement is another of my interests. In a large university like WKU, students need to know that a personal connection with faculty is there for them.

Courses

  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 175 University Experience for Psychology Majors
  • PSY 199 Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 250 Adjustment and Personal Growth
  • PSY 321 Child Developmental Psychology

Other areas of interest

  • International travel and cultural understanding
  • Girl Scouts
  • Disaster preparedness and assistance with both Red Cross and Community Emergency Response Team
 Last Modified 11/12/13