Dorothee Dietrich earned
her BA in Psychology from Humboldt Sate University CA and her PhD in 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 First Year 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.
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