Professor Theresa L. White received her Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Warwick, in the United Kingdom. She teaches mainly Research Methods (PSY 201) and Brain and Behavior (PSY 340) these days, but has taught Introductory Psychology (PSY 101), Cognition (PSY 250), Personality (PSY 302), Sensation and Perception (PSY 325), and Clinical Neuropsychology (PSY 448) in the past. She often includes students as collaborators in her research, either as Research Assistants (PSY 471) or Departmental Honors Students (a three-term commitment). Her primary research interests are in the areas of learning, memory, and sensory psychology as they relate to chemosensation (the senses of smell and taste); as an outgrowth of that interest, she has also completed studies related to the emotion of disgust. Most of her research is in the psychophysical study of human olfactory cognition and flavor perception, including clinical aspects of olfactory and gustatory dysfunction. She also has been involved in chemosensory neuropsychological and psychophysical studies that sometimes involve animals.
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