Eastern Michigan University
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Silvia von Kluge


301L Science Complex




Ph.D. Michigan State University

M.A. California State University, San Bernardino

B.A. California State University, San Bernardino

Interests and Expertise

Research Interests
Associative Learning. Cognitive Psychology. Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology. Ethics and Human Values. Emotion and Motivation. Comparative Animal Behavior. Ethics and the Philosophy of Science. Methods and Statistics

Undergraduate teaching interests - General Psychology; Quantitative Methods in Psychology; Introduction to Experimental Psychology; History and Systems of Psychology; Learning; Motivation and Emotion; Comparative Animal Behavior; Brain, Behavior and Cognition; Cognitive Psychology.

Graduate teaching interests - Psychology, Ethics and Human Values; Cognitive Processes; Advanced Research Design; Motivation and Emotion; Psychological Theories of Addictive Behavior; Advanced Laboratory for Motivation and Emotion.

Selected Publications

Sexton MB, Byrd MR, von Kluge S. (2010). Measuring resilience in women experiencing infertility using the CD-RISC: Examining infertility-related stress, general stress and coping styles. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 44, 236-241.

Altiere, M. & von Kluge, S. "Searching for Acceptance: Challenges Encountered while Raising a Child with Autism" Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Altiere, M. & von Kluge, S. (2008) "Family Functioning and Coping Behaviors in Parents of Children with Autism" Journal of Child and Family Studies, 18(1), 83-

von Kluge, S., Perkey, T., & Peregord, J. (1996) "An ear for quality: Differential associative characteristics of taste-potentiated auditory and odor avoidance?" Physiology & Behavior, 60, (2), 331-339.

von Kluge, S., Ellins, S.R. & Fehn, R. (1993) "Intragastric infusion and intraperitoneal injection of 0.15 M lithium chloride (LiCl) produce equivalent suppression in the conditioning of a taste aversion" Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 31(2), 114 - 116.

O'Dell, J. & von Kluge, S. (1993) "Statistics students’ math difficulties revisited." Psychological Reports, 72, 495 - 498.

PSY 101 General Psychology

PSY 205 Quantitative Methods

PSY 301W Introduction to Experimental Psychology

PSY 304 Psychology of Learning

PSY 356 Motivation and Emotion

PSY 358 Cognitive Processes

PSY 453 History and Systems

PSY 626 Motivation and Emotion