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Bethany A. Teachman

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
207 Gilmer Hall
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Increasing the accessibility of a technology-delivered intervention for youth with anxiety from diverse backgrounds
Source: AIM for Mental Health, Inc.
August 01, 2021 – July 31, 2022
AS-PSYC Evaulating Change in Drinking Identity as a Mechanism for Reducing Hazardous Drinking
Source: University of Washington
May 05, 2016 – April 30, 2022
Effectiveness of interpretation training to reduce anxiety: Evaluating technology-based delivery models and methods to reduce attrition
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Mental Health
July 01, 2017 – April 30, 2022
Using technology to enhance mentors' support of mentee's mental health
Source: University of Massachusetts - Boston
August 01, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Are planned analyses more reliable than discoveries? A test of the efficacy of preregistration
Source: John Templeton Foundation
July 01, 2019 – June 30, 2021
Development of a Novel Intervention for Training Flexible Thinking in Relationships
Source: American Psychological Foundation
August 03, 2017 – December 02, 2018
AS-PSYC Testing Target Engagement & Effectiveness of Web-based Interpretation Training for Anxiety
Source: U.S. NIH Institute of Mental Health
May 01, 2015 – April 30, 2018
Using Implicit Measures to Improve Prediction of Hazardous Drinking
Source: University of Washington
December 15, 2012 – November 30, 2017
AS-PSYC Adapting Cognitive Bias Modification to Train Health Prospection
Source: University Of Pennsylvania
October 01, 2014 – August 31, 2016
Age Differences in Distress Following Intrusive Thoughts
Source: U.S. NIH Institute on Aging
September 30, 2009 – August 31, 2015
AS-OSYC APA Dissertation Research Award for Jennifer Simpson Green
Source: American Psychological Association
December 01, 2013 – November 30, 2014
PSYC 3590: Research in Psychology
Credits: 2–3
An original experimental project is undertaken in which each student is responsible for the design and operation of the experiment. S/U grading. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: 14 credits of psychology and instructor permission.
PSYC 4606: Cognitive Biases in Anxiety and Related Disorders
Credits: 3
This course examines cognitive processing biases in anxiety and related disorders. To understand, for example, why a person with social anxiety sees only the one scowling face in a room full of smiles, we consider automatic processing of emotional information. The course critiques cutting-edge research on how these processes contribute to anxiety and related problems, and if it is important to change the processes to reduce psychopathology.
PSYC 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings. Prerequisite: Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology. Enrollment Requirement: You are required to register for PSYC 3870.
COGS 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
PSYC 4980: Distinguished Major Thesis
Credits: 6
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings. Prerequisite: Participants in the Distinguished Majors Program in Psychology.
COGS 4980: Distinguished Major Thesis
Credits: 6
A two-semester course in which the student prepares a thesis under the supervision of a departmental faculty member. The thesis may be based on empirical research conducted by the student or a critical review or theoretical analysis of existing findings.
PSYC 7420: Psychological Intervention I
Credits: 4
An overview of psychotherapy process and outcome research, ethnicity issues in psychotherapy and ethical considerations. Begins the survey of adult psychotherapy. Emphasizes a problem-focused, rather than a treatment-focused perspective. Three lecture hours, practicum in supervised intervention. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PSYC 7470: Experimental Psychopathology
Credits: 3
Reviews symptomatological, classificatory, and epidemiological issues, and surveys the psychological, behavior-genetic, and psychophysiological literature in abnormal psychology. Emphasizes adult psychopathology. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PSYC 7504: Contemporary Issues: Ethics and Clinical Psychology
Credits: 1
Discusses contemporary developments in psychological theory, methods, and research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology or instructor permission.
PSYC 7725: Affective Aspects of Behavior
Credits: 3
This course will provide students exposure to current knowledge in the area of affect, mood, and emotion, including research on models of emotion and emotion regulation, historical and developmental perspectives on emotion, and prominent measures and methods used to advance understanding of affective sciences. This will include basic research on affect and healthy emotional functioning, along with research on psychopathology and mood disorders.
PSYC 7730: Developmental Aspects of Behavior
Credits: 3
This course will provide students exposure to current knowledge in the area of developmental aspects of behavior, including transitions, growth, and development across an individual's life, along with prominent methods used to advance understanding of developmental processes. This will include basic research on both typical and atypical development across the lifespan.
PSYC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Thesis
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken before a thesis director has been selected.
PSYC 9501: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9502: Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
Independent laboratory research undertaken with advisor. Graded and can be repeated. Instructor permission required.
PSYC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PSYC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.
  • American Psychological Association (APA) Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology (in the area of psychopathology), 2012
  • Programmatic Distinguished Visitor, University of Western Australia, 2011-2014
  • International Max Planck Research School “The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics (LIFE)” Invited Faculty, 2010-present
  • Outstanding Professor Award, University of Virginia, Psychology Department, 2008
  • Early Career Award from the Anxiety SIG for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2007