Sue Frantz

Psychology

Highline Community College
2400 S. 240th St., PO Box 98000
Des Moines, WA  98198

sfrantz@highline.edu

Office
    Bldg 11 - Rm 213
    (206) 592-3404

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Psych department website

Courses
PSYC& 100: General Psychology
     Sample syllabus


Psychology Organizations

Association for Psychological  Science (APS)

American Psychological Association (APA)
Study Tips
"How to Get the Most Out of Studying" Video Series

Thinking about Majoring in Psychology?
APA's Careers in Psychology
Careers in Psychology.org
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Psychology In the News, by Topic
Thinking Critically with Psychological Science
The Biology of Mind
Sensation & Perception
Learning
Memory
Thinking
Nature, Nurture, and Human Diversity/Developing Through the Life Span
Personality
Social Psychology
Psychological Disorders/Therapy
Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind (Sleep)

 

Recommended Reading    
Psychology as a Major
History and Science of Psychology
Neuroscience and Behavior
Sensation & Perception
Learning 
Memory 
Thinking/Language/Intelligence 
Development
Personality
Social Psychology 
Psychological Disorders 
Therapy 
Consciousness and the Two-Track Mind
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Biography
Originally, I am from a small town (population: 226) in western Pennsylvania. I graduated from DuBois Area High School in 1985. That fall, I moved to Indiana, PA where I began college at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Having always been interested in psychology, I, amazingly enough, majored in psychology. With the influence of IUP's psychology department, I found my area of interest: social psychology. Four years later with my BA firmly in hand, I packed up my car and moved to Lawrence, Kansas to begin my graduate work in social psychology at the University of Kansas (KU). After earning my MA (my thesis dealt with stereotyping), I decided that what I really needed was some time away from my studies

While at KU, I learned I loved teaching. Over the following 2 years, I taught part-time at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, KS, Washburn University in Topeka, KS, and at the satellite facility of Kansas City Kansas Community College in Leavenworth, KS. When I felt it was time to do this full-time, I began my search. New Mexico State University-Alamogordo advertised their position; I applied and was offered the position. In August, 1994 I moved to southern New Mexico. My partner and I met in 1999.  In 2001, she was offered a job in Seattle that we just couldn't turn down.  Luckily, Highline Community College was seeking a psychology instructor, and here I've been since July, 2001. 

See my curriculum vitae (aka resume) for the full story.
Photos
The dogs (All 3 at work.)
Lucky, as a puppy
Lucky as an adult
Tanner, as a puppy
Tanner, as an adult
Murray, as a (very big) puppy
Why I left Pennsylvania
Why I left Kansas
Why I went to New Mexico
Why I came to Seattle
   
Near my hometown in Pennsylvania
Just down the road
Bilger's Rocks, a little further down the road
The ol' swimming hole