Psychology Faculty Research
Katherine S. Choe, Ph.D.
In Dr. Choe's Child Development Lab, the primary focus of the research pertains to children's intuitive knowledge, causal representation and conceptual understanding in sociocognitive development.
For more information on Dr. Choe's research lab, please visit her blog. Dr. Choe expects to have at least one opening on her research team for the Fall 2021 semester.
Dara G. Friedman-Wheeler, Ph.D.
Dr. Friedman-Wheeler's research focuses on coping, mindfulness, and behavior change.
Her current research focuses on the Coping Expectancies Scale (CES), a measure of
beliefs about the mood-regulation effectiveness of specific coping strategies.
For more information on Dr. Friedman-Wheeler's research lab at Goucher College, please visit her lab website. There you will also find an application to complete and submit via email, if you are interested in joining her research team (PSY 394/494).
Dr. Friedman-Wheeler is on leave for Fall 2021 and will not have a research team.
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.
For more information on Dr. Ghirardelli's research or to apply to work on his team please contact Dr. Ghirardelli via email at email@example.com.
Dr. Ghirardelli anticipates having at least one opening on his research team for the Fall 2021 semester.
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: The Committed: Life Stories of White Anti-Racist Activists
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 may have at least one opening on her research team for Fall 2021.
Arlette J. Ngoubene-Atioky, Ph.D.
Dr. Ngoubene-Atioky’s research focuses on social factors that explain or help sustain the quality of life of underrepresented and/or marginalized diverse communities, with a specific emphasis on international communities (refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, international students) and on groups with intersectional identities (e.g. race, gender identity, social class, age, nationality, ethnicity, educational level, language, and skin color). The social factors will be examined in relation to the constructs of social power, privilege, and wellbeing.
Current study: The successes and barriers in work attainment of international psychologists in practice.
For more information on Dr. Ngoubene-Atioky's research or to apply to work on her
team, please contact her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Ngoubene-Atioky will be on leave in Fall 2021 and will not have a research team.
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.
To apply for a spot on her research team, please first contact Dr. Starkey via email at email@example.com.
Dr. Starkey will be on leave in Fall 2021 and will not have a research team.
Some years, psychology faculty also participate in Goucher's summer science research program.