Instructional Faculty, Pedagogy, Research Methods, Social Psychology, Human Sexuality


Dr. Baren earned a Ph.D. in Psychology at The Graduate Center in New York City. She specializes in teaching the science of psychology, social psychology, and courses focused on human relationships. In addition to teaching, Dr. Baren is the Course Coordinator for Human Sexuality and runs the departmental "Pedagogy Club". Before joining Temple, Dr. Baren held teaching positions at the City University of New York, and Yeshiva University.

Selected Publications

  • Brumbaugh, C.C., & Baren, A. (2016). Luring hypothesis. In Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York, NY: Springer.
  • Brumbaugh, C. C., Baren, A., & Agishtein, P. (2014). Attraction to attachment insecurity: Flattery, appearance, and status’ role in mate preferences. Personal Relationships, 21, 288-308.
  • Baren, A. (2017, January). Teaching resourcefulness: Learning to find the answers in psychology class. Participant Idea Exchange, 39th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.
  • Baren, A. (2016, May). Engaging in the research process through experimental psychology group projects. Breaking Boundaries, CUNY Experiential Learning Symposium, New York, NY.

Courses Taught

  • Human Sexuality
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Critical Thinking in Psychology
  • Statistics for Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Cognition
  • Conducting Research in Psychology