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Timothy D. Wilson

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Psychology
Office location and address
319 Gilmer Hall
485 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-PSYC Collaborative Research: The Psychological Difficulties and Benefits of Deliberative Reflection
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
August 15, 2014 – July 31, 2018
AS-PSYC Heritage Dissertation Research Award
Source: Society for Personality and Social Psychology
February 01, 2017 – January 31, 2018
Collaborative Research: Improving the Accuracy of Affective Forecasting
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Soc., Behav. & Eco. Science
May 01, 2010 – April 30, 2014
PSYC 2600: Introduction to Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Surveys major topics in social psychology, including personal perception and social cognition, attitudes and persuasion, interpersonal influence, interpersonal attraction, and helping relationships. Considers research theory and applications of social psychology. Three lecture hours plus optional discussion sections.
PSYC 2601: Introduction to Social Psychology Discussion
Credits: 1
Optional one-credit discussion section.
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 4695: Social Cognition and Social Change
Credits: 3
This class will examine how research on social cognition --how people think in a social context-- can be used to address a wide variety of personal and social problems. It will cover both basic research in social psychology and applied research designed to solve personal and social problems.
PSYC 4970: Distinguished Major Thesis I
Credits: 3
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.
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.
PSYC 7506: Contemporary Issues: Social Psychology
Credits: 2
Discusses contemporary developments in psychological theory, methods, and research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in psychology or instructor permission.
PSYC 7600: Social Psychology
Credits: 3
Surveys the major empirical and theoretical concepts in social psychology.
PSYC 7605: Self-Knowledge and the Adaptive Unsconscious
Credits: 3
In this course we will examine self-knowledge from a scientific perspective, based on research in social, personality, cognitive, and developmental psychology.
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.