About

Curtis Peterson

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Professional Title

Social Psychologist

Professional Interest

  • Data science/analysis
  • Behavioral and consumer science
  • Organizational development
  • Organizational leadership
  • Professional Identity
  • Training and development
  • Social change

Teaching interest

  • Program Assessment
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Learning Theory
  • Cognition and Memory
  • Criminology
  • Gender Race and Class
  • Development Across the Lifespan
  • Human Sexuality.

Areas of Interest in Scholar and Research

Group Dynamics.

  • Social identity
  • The influence of social identity theory on in-group and out-group perceptions.
  • How loneliness influences and is influenced by social context.

Social Change

  • Understanding and reducing prejudice towards children with developmental disorders.
  • How non-academic life events influence college student success.
  • Understanding violence from a social psychological perspective.
  • Suicide prevention, looking at actual prevention.

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What People have to say about Curtis:

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What do students think about his lectures and teaching:

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Presentations and Workshops (provided past 10 years)

  • 2016 – Non-cognitive factors and how they influence classroom performance. Helena College Fall 2016 Convocation. Helena. MT
  • 2014 Co-present on handling student conduct issues at Arizona Western College Professional Development Day. Yuma, AZ
  • 2013 Good V Evil (All day workshop), Yuma AZ
    • Presented on the developmental factors that influence violence rates in a community and protective factors that can be implemented to reduce violence rates.
  • 2012 Crisis Intervention Training: Intermediate. (workshop) Yuma, AZ
    • Provide skill development on working with a person in crisis with special attention to victims of violence
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 AWC Mentor in Violence Prevention Development Day, Leadership and Advocacy, (workshop) Yuma, AZ
    • Day focuses on leadership and bystander intervention for the prevention and response to violence in college communities from a student perspective
  • 2011 Responding to Domestic Violence Law Enforcement Training. Master of Ceremony (Conference), Yuma, AZ
    • Masters of Ceremony for over 120 Police Office Conference
  • 2011 Women’s Health Specialist, Employee group development and conflict resolution (workshop) Yuma, AZ
    • Provide a three session workshop on identifying roles and commitment within an organization and resolving role conflicts.
  • 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Commitment to organization in the field of Medical Assistance: Idaho state University (workshop) Pocatello, ID
    • Presented research completed as part of Master’s thesis on the importance of commitment in medical field and role commitment plays in overall work and life satisfaction
  • 2009 Implementing Father Parenting Program in your organization: Strengthening Families Training Idaho Children’s Trust Fund (workshop), Boise, ID
    • Implemented an eight session father parenting program with emphasis on skill development and role fathers have in their children’s lives
  • 2007 Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction: National Conference (Workshop), Portland, OR
    • Presentation and skill development of organizational commitment, personal commitment, and job satisfaction
  • 2007 Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction: National Conference National Children’s Alliance (workshop), Washington DC
    • Presentation and skill development of organizational commitment, personal commitment, and job satisfaction
  • 2005 Leadership and Commitment: Pocatello Chamber of Commerce (presentation) Pocatello, ID
    • Presentation given to community leaders on how to improve leadership role and communication
  • 2005 Workplace Communication: American Association of Medical Assistants (Presentation), Twin Falls, ID
    • Presentation on improving workplace communication and boundaries
  • 2004 Motivating Employees: American Association of Medical Assistants (Presentation), Ogden, UT

Publications

Munn, N., & Peterson, C. (2015). Evaluation of the peer recovery support coach pilot project. Helena, MT: Department of Human Services. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2264.7763

Peterson, C.N. & Amparo, J. (2013) Free parenting program improves children’s well-being after divorce. YumaSun, 2013-16-07

Peterson, C.N. & Amparo, J. (2013) Benefits of physical activity on your mental well-being. Yuma, AZ: YumaSun 2013-11-06

Peterson, C.N. & Amparo, J. (2013) Parents can reduce the chances of child sexual abuse. Yuma, AZ: YumaSun 2013-30-04

Peterson, C.N. & Amparo, J. (2012) Communication, listening important. Yuma, AZ: YumaSun 2012-08-28

Peterson, C.N. & Amparo, J. (2012) Healthy relationship and effects on children. Yuma, AZ: YumaSun 2012-07-02

Peterson, C.N. (2005) Increasing job satisfaction through increasing organizational commitment: a training model. Walden University: Minneapolis, MN

Peterson, C.N. (2002) Domestic Violence: It is hard to know what to do? Portnuef Valley Parents Magazine, Oct 2002

Peterson, C.N., Croner, J., Enloe, L.J. (2002) Response to hijacking scenario before and after 9/11. Hawaii: Hawaii International Conference on the Social Science Review

Peterson, C.N. (2001) Pregnancy and Domestic Violence. Boise, ID: Idaho State Health Department

Grants

  • 2015 TRIO Grant, Helena College, Provided consultation on cohort first generation student program design. (grant funded)
  • 2014 Department of Justice Violence Against Women’s Special Population Services Grant – written pro-bono for local domestic violence agency ($300,000, funded)
  • 2014 Department of Justice Violence Against Women’s Rural Service Grant – written pro-bono for local domestic violence agency ($300,000, not funded)
  • 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Idaho Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Grant (60,000-100,000, funded)
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 Department of Justice Violence Against Women Office Campus Violence Prevention Grant (988,000 – funded)
  • 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2003 United Way Agency Grant (40,000-65,000 – funded)
  • 2010 National Children’s Alliance State Chapter Grant (100,000)
  • 2010 National Children’s Alliance Program Expansion Grant (30,000 – funded)
  • 2010, 2009 Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center training and Support Grant (7,500 – funded)
  • 2010 Idaho Children’s Trust Fund Regional Child Abuse Prevention Grant (40,000 – funded)
  • 2009, 2008, 2007 National Children’s Alliance State Program Support Grant (10,000 – funded)
  • 2009, 2008 National Children’s Alliance State Chapter Support grant (15,000 – funded)
  • 2004, 2003, 2002 STOP Violence grant Idaho State Police (30,000 – funded
  • 2003 Department of Justice, Violence against women and children rural grant (420,000)
  • 2003 Target Stores Community Giving Program. (1,200)

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