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Patricia Wilson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: Wister Hall 220
Phone: 215-951-1266
E-mail: wilsonp@lasalle.edu

Education:
A.S., Ocean County College; B.A., Georgian Court College; M.S., Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Social/Developmental Psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Postdoctoral Fellowship, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Union Beach, NJ.

Research Interests:
Emotional and social effects of environmental stimuli (particularly flowers) and chemosensory stimuli (including pheromones); impact of emotion on cognitive processes; positive psychology, particularly the effects of positive mood states on human social functioning.

Opportunity for Student Involvement in Research:
Students are welcome to become involved with research on emotional and social effects of chemosensory stimuli, particularly olfactory and pheromones; impact of emotion on cognitive processes; positive psychology, particularly the effects of positive mood states on human social functioning.

Publications:

  • Haviland-Jones, J., Rosario, H.H., Wilson, P . & McGuire, T. (2005). An environmental approach to positive emotion: Flowers. Evolutionary Psychology, 3, 104-132.
  • Wilson, P. (2001). Human Pheromones: State of the Research. Internal Report, International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc., Union Beach, NJ.
  • Gebelt, J., Parilis, G., Kramer, D.A., & Wilson, P. (1996). Retention at a large university: Combining skills with course content. Journal of Developmental Education, 20(1), 2-10.

Awards & Honors:
Honorable Mention, 1996 Annual Award for Outstanding Article of the Year:

  • Gebelt, J., Parilis, G., Kramer, D.A., & Wilson, P. (1996). Retention at a large university: Combining skills with course content. Journal of Developmental Education, 20(1). 2-10.

Grants:
Grant to attend the SENCER Summer Institute, August 5-9, 2005, San Jose, CA. (SENCER is a NSF-funded initiative promoting interdisciplinary course development and innovative teaching.)

Courses taught at La Salle University:

  • Psy 215 Aging: Psychological Issues
  • Psy 225 Social Psychology
  • Psy 415 Cognitive Psychology
  • Psy 504 Human Behavior: Development
  • Psy 515 Personality
  • Psy 420 Physiological Psychology