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Christopher Michael Ostwinkle

Christopher Michael Ostwinkle

My research has focused on the lived experiences of men and women who are denied marriage access. Marriage is an institution that has changed over time, and in many locales homosexual men and women are being excluded from participation. This exclusion is changing, however. My research looks at the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of those who are excluded from participation.

In addition to the above research interest, I work as the Director of Distance Learning for Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC). I additionally teach courses for the Psychology Department at NICC, including Social Psychology and Psychology of Human Relations. I have also taught many face-to-face, Iowa Public Television (IPTV), and arranged courses. These courses have included Introduction to Psychology, Psychology of Human Relations, Child Development, Developmental Psychology, and Social Psychology. I have also authored a Social Science Reasoning and Research course for NICC.

Professionally, I am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Psychological Science (APS), and the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA).

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Gender Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Book Chapters and Other Publications

  • Ostwinkle, C. M. (2010). Social recognition of love: The experience of being denied marriage. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest. (305243907)

Courses Taught:

  • Child Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of Human Relations
  • Social Psychology

Christopher Michael Ostwinkle
Department of Psychology
Northeast Iowa Community College
Peosta, IA 52068
United States

  • Work: (563) 556-5110, extension 256
  • Mobile: (563) 590-2736
  • Fax: (563) 556-5058

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