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Stephanie Fife

Psychology Lecturer

"Life Happens! It's how you recover and adapt that matters most."

Degrees Held:

  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology — University of Texas Permian Basin
  • B.A. in Psychology — University of Texas Permian Basin

Career Highlights:

  • President's Teaching Award, 2019
  • Senate Appreciation Award - Student Senate of UTPB, 2016
  • The National Society of Leadership and Success - Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014

Published Article:

  • Fife, S.A., Ketzenberger, K.E., Olson. J.N. (2012). Attitudes toward Psychotropic Medications. Psychological Reports, 110, 2, 475-476.

In which online degree program do you teach?

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Which classes do you teach online?

Introduction to Psychology; Abnormal Psychology; Health Psychology; Child/Adolescent Psychology

What do you want your students to learn in your classes?

I want students to learn how to apply psychological principles and theories to real-life experiences.

Why did you start teaching?

Why did you start teaching?

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

Life Happens! It's how you recover and adapt that matters most.

What qualities make someone particularly successful in psychology?

Critical thinking, comprehension and application are all beneficial for psychological success.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that people in the psychology profession face today?

Other biggest challenge in our field is the need for a graduate degree to do exactly what you want to do with psychology.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

There is no way to limit this to just one! I would start with the "Female Brain" by Louann Brizendine and "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity" by Nadine Burke Harris.

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I love to cook, camp and read!

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