School of Natural and Social
Department of Psychology
Nancy J. Cobb
Office: KH C3060
IntroductionTeaching Interests Research Interests
Educational Background Schedule & Office Hours
Iteach courses in developmental psychology, both child and adolescence, and a laboratory course in methodology. I approach develpment from a lifespan perspective and encourage discussion of issues related to ethnicity and gender. The laboratory course offers students the opportunity to complete an original research project and to develop their writing skills.
My primary research interest is in the psychology of religion. I am presently looking at the ways individuals interpret biblical narratives, specifically as these portray a conflict with God.
Representative Professional Activities
Date Publications/Presentations September, 1995 Cobb, N.J., Ong, A, Altenburger,M., Ang, J., Veilleus, D., & Yada, J., Reasoning about Biblical Narratives.Paper presented at the International Conference on Psychology and Christianity, Moscow. August, 1996 Cobb, N.J., Ong, A., & Ang, J. Reasoning About Biblical Narratives of Wrongdoing: Focus on Rules or Relationships? Poster presented at the International Congress of Psychology, Montreal. 1995 Cobb, J.J. Adolescence: Continuity, Change, and Diversity(2nd Ed.). Mountain View, CA: Mayfield 1996 Phinney, J. and Cobb, N.J.. Reasoning about Intergroup Relations Among Hispanic and Euro-American Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Research,11 (3).
Ph.D. Psychology1965 University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts M.A.,Psychology,1963 University of Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts B.A.,Psychology,1961 College of William & Mary Williamsburg, Virginia
Course Sect. No. Title Units Day & Time Room Not on duty this quarter -
Will return Winter'04.