Helen Kiso, Ph.D.

Department: Psychology

Assistant Professor of Psychology

  • Education
  • PHD, Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater
  • MS, Oklahoma State Univ Stillwater
  • BA, California State Univ Dominguez Hills

I think that everyone at some point should take a course in psychology. There is so much to psychology that people don't realize. Based on my experiences, I have always questioned why people do certain things or act certain ways. I feel lucky to do research and read about new findings on issues that a lot of people also find interesting. I love doing what I do because psychology is constantly changing and that makes it so great.

At Susquehanna University, I like the student-focused environment and dedication of the faculty to see students succeed. It is evident that people at SU enjoy being here and I think that this makes this university special and unique.

As a life span developmental psychologist, I am interested in topics, such as why certain subgroups of individuals plan differently than others and how cognitive and affective forces influence our decisions. Specifically, I am interested in the patterns of collaborative cognition among couples at different ages and life stages
Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. Specifically, we like to go on nice leisurely walks as well as watch shows and movies on Netflix.

Courses taught:

  • OFFS-NOLA GO New Orleans
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives
  • PSYC-101 Principles of Psychology
  • PSYC-201 Death & Dying
  • PSYC-223 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC-238 Developmental Psychology: Childhood
  • PSYC-239 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence
  • PSYC-240 Developmental Psych: Adulthood and Aging
  • PSYC-421 Directed Research
  • PSYC-525 Independent Research