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About Christine Simmonds-Moore

Here is a little bit about me before we begin learning about personality theories

Christine Simmonds-Moore

on 20 June 2016

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Transcript of About Christine Simmonds-Moore

Welcome to the psychology of Mind and Body! Before we begin, I would like to introduce myself
Who am I (and where am I)?

Hello - my name is Dr. Christine Simmonds-Moore. My office can be located upstairs in Melson hall (room 215). My email address is csimmond@westga.edu and my phone number is 678-839-5334.
What do I study?

I am very interested in "exceptional experiences". These include paranormal experiences, beliefs in those experiences, altered states of consciousness, transpersonal experiences. I am particularly interested in the personality correlates of these experiences and understanding more about healthy versus less healthy experiences.
One of my recent studies focused on
Synesthesia, and how this relates to exceptional experiences (including whether synesthetes are more psychic than non synesthetes!)

My family
I came to work at the University of West Georgia in the fall of 2011. I live in Carrollton with my husband (who teaches physics and math at West Georgia Technical college) and my two children (Sienna, 8 and Leif, 5)
I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you over the semester
I am from the UK
I am originally from the UK ( a small village called Chipperfield), but moved to the USA in 2009 (I am married to an American and originally came to the USA to work at the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina - the successor to the Duke University Parapsychology Laboratory - see www.rhine.org).
this is just around the corner from my parents' house
I am the author of 2 books on these topics
About me
I love traveling, music, reading, psychology (particularly the psychology of "exceptional experiences - more on that later!), art, and spending time with my family. I have recently returned from Portugal, where I attended a conference on placebos, meditation and healing. I will be visiting my homeland (the UK) this fall, when I will be presenting a paper at a Transpersonal Psychology conference
I am currently working on a new grant-funded research project
I have recently completed a research project (with Dr. Rice) which explored the experiences people have whilst wearing a specially designed head device whilst relaxing in a "faraday" chamber. We are looking at many "individual differences" factors including beliefs (and disbeliefs), experiences, and other aspects of personality.
Please read through the syllabus, make sure you are comfortable with the Courseden environment, and where to find everything (articles, discussion forum, dropbox, etc).
If you have any questions, please email me via my CourseDen email or post your question into the "Ask The Instructor" area. You should also think about joining the facebook group I have set up for this class (you will find the link via courseden and in the syllabus).
Finally, please introduce yourselves in the discussion area of Courseden, making sure that you let each other know why you are taking this class, and what experiences you have thus far in mind body practices.
I look forward to seeing you in the virtual classroom !
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