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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.

I have taught courses for the Psychology Department at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) including Social Psychology, Psychology of Human Relations, Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, and Developmental Psychology. I authored a Social Science Reasoning and Research course for NICC.

Am a member of the American Psychological Association (APA).

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
iCampus Department
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, Illinois 60403
United States

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