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Schwartz, Jennifer A. J.



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research overview

  • My research has focused on depression and resilience among children, adolescents, and adults. I have had a particular interest in cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, and mindfulness interventions. I have also been focused on depression in medical populations, especially in the realm of HIV/AIDS. Last year I was involved in research on adolescent depression during the pandemic.


  • Depression, adolescent depression, depression and HIV/AIDS, cognitive behavioral interventions


courses taught

  • PSYC 1001 - General Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides a foundation for engaging with scientific research on human behavior, and surveys the basic principles and theories of psychology. Topics include biological and hereditary influences on behavior; human perception, attention, learning, and memory; social influences; personality; psychiatric disorders and treatments.
  • PSYC 3111 - Psychological Science 2: Research Methods in Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a foundation in research methodology to give students the ability to design, conduct, analyze, and present (both verbally and in writing) an empirical study in psychology. Allows students to be effective producers and consumers of research.
  • PSYC 3303 - Abnormal Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Examines etiological, theoretical, clinical,diagnostic, and experimental perspectives of major mental health disorders, with an emphasis on the main symptoms and diagnostic criteria associated with these disorders.
  • PSYC 3684 - Developmental Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2021 / Fall 2021 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023
    In-depth consideration of human developmental processes across the life span. Includes coverage of the major topics in human development, such as physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development. Recommended prerequisites: PSYC 2111 and PSYC 3111 (Both require minimum grade of C-).
  • PSYC 4011 - Senior Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Critically reviews some aspect of psychological literature, scholarly analysis of a major psychological issue, and/or empirical research project. See the psychology honors director for further information.
  • PSYC 4376 - Research Methods in Social Psychology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces the study of social psychological processes, emphasizing the social cognition perspective (e.g., stereotyping, person perception, theory of planned behavior) and the methods utilized in studying these processes. Students will complete research projects as part of the course.