• Professor Dorothee Dietrich

    Dorothee Dietrich

    Professor, Psychology


    Dorothee Dietrich earned her BA in Psychology from Humboldt Sate University CA and her PhD Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an emphasis in Social and Personality Psychology. At Hamline University she teaches General Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods in Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, a Seminar on Human Aggression, Honors Research Seminar in Psychology and FirstYear Seminars. Professor Dietrich's primary research interests are in the areas of social rejection & aggression, domestic violence, and self-handicapping. She also engages in a wide variety of collaborative research with students. She is a member of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, the Association for Psychological Science, the Midwestern Psychological Association and the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology. She recently published the paper "Culture of Honor and Attitudes Toward Intimate Partner Violence in Latinos" in collaboration with former student Jessica Schuett.

    Teaching Style

    Professor Dietrich's teaching style is eclectic, using a combination of lecture, small group discussion, large group discussion, writing and oral assignments, and experiential learning opportunities.

    "Hands-on, experiential learning opportunities are one of the most effective techniques for demonstrating the relevance of psychology to solve the problems we encounter in our daily lives."

    - Dorothee Dietrich