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Richard Beans

Richard Beans

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Year Started at GC: 1987
Phone: (618) 664-6812
Office Hours:

Tuesday, Thursday 1:30-3:00 p.m.
By appointment

Areas of Responsibility:

Psychology Courses Taught: General Psychology Experimental Psychology Developmental Psychology Statistics Psychology of Religion Organizational Psychology Psychology of Mass Media Introduction to Counseling Group Dynamics Consumer Behavior

Organizational Leadership Courses Taught: Adult Development Research Methods Data Analysis Organizational Analysis Cultural Influences in the Workplace Values and Ethics

Publications and Presentations

"All You Need is Love: Using pop music to illustrate Robert J. Sternberg's triangular theory of love," Midwest Institute for Students and Teachers of Psychology, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, February 27, 2009;

"Why Picture Books Count," Light and Life Magazine.


Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Related Experiences

Counselor, Greenville College, 1987-1995
Academic Director, Organizational Leadership Program, Greenville College, 1995-1997
Associate Professor of Psychology, Greenville College, 1998-present
Interterm Course, Curious George Meets Freud

About Richard Beans

Dr. beans joined the faculty of Greenville College in 1987 and teaches courses in both psychology and Organizational Leadership.

I grew up in the Assemblies of God church, but have been a member of the Free Methodist Church since 1986. I joined the faculty of Greenville College in 1987 and have attended the Greenville FMC regularly. I've taught an adult Sunday school class for more than a decade and enjoy making connections between scripture and psychology. An interest in picture books was kindled by reading to my children regularly during their preschool years and seeing how it benefited both me and my children in many ways. I have made conference and classroom presentations on how to use picture books as an aid to childhood development and I use picture books regularly in the classroom to illustrate psychological concepts. While on sabbatical, I began to work on a book about the psychology of picture books and continues to complete the work.

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