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2018-19 Academic Year

Childhood Trauma and Adversity

Senior Seminar in Psychology (PSY 4931 for fall 2019) is a seminar-style course open to junior and senior undergraduates. In this class, we explore how childhood trauma impacts behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and biological functioning over the lifespan. This course is designed to introduce you to what graduate school is like—that is, diving deep into a topic and exercising critical thinking and writing skills. We will also focus on professional development, including how to write a personal statement and how to apply to graduate school or jobs. To learn more, check out the PSY 4931 Fall 2018 Syllabus.

Data Science for the Social Sciences

Special Topics: Data Science for the Social Sciences (PSY 5939 for spring 2020) is a graduate quantitative psychology course designed to provide an introduction to data science methodologies. Focus will be on applications relevant to social scientists. Topics will include ambulatory and ecological momentary assessment, big data, intensive longitudinal data analysis, statistical learning, mobile application development, and machine learning methods, such as supervised and unsupervised learning, decision trees, and neural networks. Check back here for a copy of the syllabus.

Statistical Consulting Office Hours

Dr. Timmons provides statistical consulting to graduate students in the FIU Psychology Department and Center for Children and Families. Areas of consultation include multilevel modeling, multilevel structural equation modeling, intensive longitudinal data, ambulatory assessment methodologies, data science, and machine learning. If interested in setting up an appointment, email with a description of your project and times that you are available to meet.


Independent Research/​Internship

Psychology Independent Research (PSY 4916) and Psychology Internship (4941) are open to current TIES Lab research assistants (fall 2019, summer 2020, and spring 2020). In this class, we work as a group to produce research, including collecting data, working with families, processing data, and analyzing data. If you are interested in taking either of these classes, you must first complete our application form and be admitted to the TIES Lab. To view our minimum requirements, visit our Join Us page. New applications must be submitted at least 2 months prior to the first day of the semester. To learn more, check out the PSY 4916/4941 Spring 2019 Syllabus.