Karen Bittner

Adjunct Faculty

Email:
karen.bittner@simpson.edu
Phone Number:
515-961-1614
Office Location:
Hillman Hall
Office Hours:
Office location: Mary Berry 403
Credentials:
BS in Psychology, Iowa State University, 2005
MS in Psychology, Iowa State University, 2011
Certificate in Quantitative Psychology, Iowa State University, 2013
Graduate Student Teaching Certificate, Iowa State University, 2014

I became interested in social psychology in high school with my first psychology class.  My fascination with people and why they do what they do has only grown since then!  I am especially interested in the area of close relationships—how we interact with each other in intimate relationships like those between family members, friends, or romantic partners.  In the classes I teach, I help students think critically about our own and others’ behavior.  I have taught Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of Gender / Psychology of Women (similar course, different institutions), and Psychological Research II.

In my free time, I love yogging (with a soft ‘j’), cooking, getting caught up on TV shows on Netflix, and all things Halloween-related, especially costume parties.

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