Psychology Faculty Research

Katherine S. Choe, Ph.D.

Dr. Choe's primary research program focuses on children's intuitive/causal representation and conceptual understanding.

For more information on Dr. Choe's research lab, please visit her blog.

Dr. Choe anticipates will be on leave in Spring 2018.


Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, Ph.D.

Dr. Friedman-Wheeler's research program focuses on coping, mindfulness, and behavior change.

Coping Expectancies Scale (CES)
Friedman-Wheeler, Pederson, Rizzo-Busack, & Haaga (under review)
The CES is a vignette-based self-report measures that assesses individuals' mood-regulation expectancies for specific coping behaviors.
Coping Expectancies Scale (CES) (PDF)

For more information on Dr. Friedman-Wheeler's research lab at Goucher College, please visit her blog.

Dr. Friedman-Wheeler anticipates having at least 1 opening on her research team for Spring 2018.


Thomas G. Ghirardelli, Ph.D.

Dr. Ghirardelli's primary research program focuses on visual attention, or how we selectively process only a subset of the visual information present to us.

Dr. Ghirardelli anticipates having openings on his research team for Spring 2018.

For more information on Dr. Ghirardelli's research or to apply to work on his team please contact Dr. Ghirardelli via email at thomas.ghirardelli@goucher.edu.


Nyasha Grayman-Simpson, Ph.D.

Dr. Grayman-Simpson's research focuses on culture and positive psychological, social, emotional, and spiritual functioning, transformative learning, and international service-learning. She is currently working on one project, and typically mentors 1-2 students over the summer.

Current Study: How and Why We Challenge Racism: White Men In College Speak: A Meta-Ethnography (Qualitative)

Contact Dr. Grayman-Simpson for information about student involvement in her research program.

For more information, please visit her blog.


Jennifer A. McCabe, Ph.D.

Dr. McCabe's primary research program focuses on memory strategies, metamemory/metacognition, and teaching and learning.

Dr. McCabe anticipates having at least 1 opening on her research team for Spring 2018.

For more information on Dr. McCabe's research lab at Goucher College, please click here. To apply to work on her team, please first contact Dr. McCabe via email at jennifer.mccabe@goucher.edu.


L. Richard Pringle, Ph.D.

For more information about Dr. Pringle's research, please email him at rick.pringle@goucher.edu.

Dr. Pringle anticipates having at least one opening on his research team for Spring 2018.


Gillian Starkey, Ph.D.

Dr. Starkey's research focuses on the neural substrates of numerical cognition (math skills like counting, estimating, and comparing quantities) in adults and children.

Dr. Starkey anticipates having 2-3 openings on her research team for Spring 2018. To apply for a spot on her research team, please first contact Dr. Starkey via email at gillian.starkey@goucher.edu.


Psychology faculty also participate in Goucher's summer science research program.