Faculty Friday; Meet Garrett Strosser, Psychology

Posted: January 19, 2017 | Author: Abigail Wyatt | Read Time: 1 minutes

Dr. Garrett Strosser became interested in psychology while working on his bachelor’s degree at Angelo State University in Texas. He worked as a counselor and therapist for four years before deciding to focus on research and teaching.

Strosser earned his master’s degree in experimental psychology and a Ph.D. in social psychology from New Mexico State University. In 2010, he was hired to teach psychology at Southern Utah University.

Doctor Garrett Strosser

Strosser teaches-

  • PSY 1010 General Psychology
  • PSY 2010 Psychology as a Science and Profession
  • PSY 3010 Statistics in Psychology
  • PSY 3015 Statistics for Psychology Lab
  • PSY 4940 Senior Project Research

Strosser focuses on researching social norms, bicultural identity, morality and religion, attitudes towards stigmatized groups, and political psychology. He has prepared and presented 29 different research studies on those topics at various meetings, festivals, and conferences all over the United States.

When asked what he enjoys most about teaching Strosser replied, “teaching allows me to see students’ enthusiasm and excitement about psychology. When I hear their ideas, feel their energy, and see the potential for creativity in the classroom, I remember why I teach.”

Garrett and his son

Every year student research projects are presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychology Association. Strosser enjoys guiding his students through their projects. He’s currently working on three research topics with students: how humans interpret unexpected emotions, what it’s like to be a minority student in class, and how taste influences perception.

When he isn’t working, Strosser enjoys spending time with his family. He’s married to Charla Strosser, an assistant English professor at SUU. They have two young children, Miles and Clara. Their hobbies include hiking, biking, camping, traveling, and going to college sporting events.

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