Louise Katz, Ph.D

Louise Katz, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology at Columbia State Community College. She teaches classes at Columbia State in developmental psychology, introductory psychology, social psychology, and psychology of adjustment. She is a licensed psychologist in Tennessee.


Katz, L. (1996).  Essay exchange with children: An exercise for the child development class. Teaching of Psychology, 23, 112-115.

Katz, L., Joyner, J. W., & Seaman, N. (1999).  Effects of joint interpretation of the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in career choice.  Journal of Career Assessment,7, 281-297.

Katz, L. (2000).  Essay exchange with children: An exercise for the child development class.  In M. E. Ware & D. E. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology: Vol. 2. Physiological- comparative, perception,  learning, cognitive, and developmental (2nd ed.) (pp. 235-237).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Katz, L. (2003).  A motivating exercise for the introductory class (and beyond).  Teaching of Psychology, 30, 314-316.

Katz, L., & Senefeld, J. L. (2005).  Collaborative teaching of developmental psychology: An easy-to-implement interdisciplinary approach.  Teaching of Psychology, 32, 182-185.

Katz, L., & Lambert, W. (2011).  A new look at myopia development: Possible links with childhood stress and diet.  Journal of Behavioral Optometry, 22, 69-73.

Katz, L., & Berlin, K.S. (2014). Psychological stress in childhood and myopia development. Optometry & Visual Performance, 2(6), 289-296.

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Myopia Research
Dr. Katz conducted an exploratory research study with students in 15 of her classes in Fall 2006, Spring 2007, and Fall 2007 semesters. In this study, 417 students completed anonymous questionnaires about their childhood perceptions and experiences related to multiple factors, including perceived psychological stress, diet, near work, and time spent outdoors.
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