Maria Ruiz, PhD




Introduction to Psychology

Surveys physiological, developmental, social, and personality psychology; sensation perception; learning; information processing; motivation; psychopathology; and research methods. 



Introduces fundamentals of behavior acquisition and modification: reinforcement, stimulus discrimination, extinction, and sequential organization. Emphasizes total competence learning, requiring student to advance beyond recognition and recall.


Drugs & Addictions

Questions whether chemical addiction (drugs and alcohol) is disease or an attempt to adapt to inner needs and external pressures.


Autism & Behavior Analysis

The frequency of autism has increased significantly and Behavior Analysis has been the demonstrated evidence-based treatment of choice.  Practicum and classroom experience will expose students to this fascinating field.


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Maria Ruiz
Professor of Psychology

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T. 407.646.2190


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Rollins College
Department of Psychology
1000 Holt Ave. - 2760
Winter Park, FL 32789

T. 407.646.2227
F. 407.646.2685
Office: Bush Science Center, third floor

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