Stefanie M Sinno
Associate Professor, Psychology
As a developmental psychologist, I teach child and adolescent development, gender development and a seminar on the developmental understanding on inclusion and exclusion. I also teach interpersonal psychology, which is grounded in the development of self and relationships with others. I enjoy teaching introductory psychology as well as methodology courses.
My role of professor at Muhlenberg has many rewards and challenges. It is rewarding to watch my students make connections between the course objectives and everyday life circumstances. They often rise above and beyond my expectations. I find it important to continue to find new and interesting ways to present material. I believe that learning within a liberal arts setting is a process for both students and teachers and that by working together we can question, analyze and expand our knowledge and interest in psychology and in the world around us.
Research, Scholarship or Creative/Artistic Interests
My research training and expertise are in the area of social and moral development, with a focus on youth social reasoning in everyday contexts. I conduct research which examines inclusion and exclusion in social contexts, the impact of stereotypes on reasoning, and the influence of structural systems on individual well being.
I also have a strong interest in the psychology of teaching and learning, the teaching of interpersonal skills in the classroom and the increased importance of information literacy in understanding psychological research and the representation (or misrepresentation) of psychology in the popular press.