Dr. Doxey Hatch

Psychology Department


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Education: Brigham Young University: BS, Psychology                                                                                          Teachers College, Columbia University: MA, Developmental Psychology                                                                          Temple University: PhD, Clinical Psychology

Courses I Teach Regularly: Undergraduate Level: Abnormal Psychology, Theories of Personality,  Introduction to Clinical Psychology, SeniorThesis                                                                                                               Graduate Level: Psychopathology, Theories of Psychotherapy, Techniques of Psychotherapy

Teaching Philosophy: I feel lucky to be able to make a living doing things I enjoy: reading, thinking, discussing, and occasionally writing, about interesting ideas. When you're in a class of mine, I'm hoping to turn you on to these things, too. Unfortunately, the pleasures of intellectual pursuits are sometimes not immediately apparent. I don't remember enjoying them that much when I was in college. So if you don't enjoy what you're doing in college, that may mean that you're in the wrong field--but it could also mean that you just need to give it a little more time.

I'm told that I have a reputation as a tough teacher. I have mixed feelings about that. On the one hand, it goes against my instinctual desire to have everyone like me. On the other hand, it's probably good for people to know that you really have to demonstrate some mastery to get a good grade in one of my classes. I feel a sense of responsibility to employers and graduate schools to ensure that a good grade from me means you'll show up with some knowledge and skills. Even more importantly, I feel a responsibility to help you prepare for your future. You won't be able to make the contributions the world needs from you unless you do some work now to be ready. Besides, I'm hoping you're going to find that psychology is really interesting.


Fall 2006 Courses

  • PSYC 396    Psychology Field Work/Cooperative Education    

  • PSYC 460    Theories of Personality    

  • PSYC 470    Abnormal Psychology     

  • PSYC 499    Senior Thesis (Online)

Office:  LA504                                                                                                Office Hours: T 12:10-1:40, W 3:10-4:10, F 1:00-2:00, and by appointment

Phone:  657-2959                                                                                           Email: dhatch@msubillings.edu