MaryAnn Flynn Bush, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair
Psychology Center - GAC 338C
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Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Women
Research Interests: Identity formation and the evolution of human consciousness. I am particularly interested in the intersection of the psycho-spiritual with the historic-cultural expression of identity in women.
Tim Bockes, Ph.D.
Psychology Center - GAC 338E
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Teaching Interests: Multicultural Psychology, Human Learning and Behavior Management, Personality Theory, Statistics and Research Methods
Research Interests: Sociocultural correlates of: Individualism and Authoritarianism. Belief systems, and child-rearing/teaching techniques.
Diane Enerson, Ph.D.
GAC - 353
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Education: 1968 B.S. (Biochemistry) The Pennsylvania State University, University Park and Knox College, Galesburg Il; 1976 M. A. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (Special Education): Ph. D. 1991 University of Chicago, Chicago, Il (learning psychology and research methods).
Teaching Interests: Introductory psychology, introduction to research methods, and cross-cultural psychology
Research Interests: Expert/novice differences and the development of expertise. Cross cultural studies, especially with regard to the relationship between the context for learning and what is learned. Quasi-experimental research design and other qualitative research methodologies.
Rebecca Fahy, Ph.D.
Psychology Center - GAC 338D
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Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology; Lifespan Development, Social Development, Social Psychology, Research Design and Statistics
Research Interests: Friendship problems and friendship dissolution; friendships during transitions in life; peer relationships of adolescents and college students.
Christy Fessler, Ph.D. candidate
Psychology Center - GAC 338a
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Teaching Interests: Physiological Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Introduction to Psychology, , Neuropsychology, Animal Behavior
Research Interests: The neurobiological mechanisms underpinning "chemo brain," the specific impact of changes in neurogenesis levels on learning, forgetting, or consolidation of memories, refining behavioral models of learning and memory.
Grant Gutheil, Ph.D.
Psychology Center - GAC 338B
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Teaching Interests: Infancy and child development, Statistics and research methods, Cognition and development, Introduction to psychology, Psychology and terrorism, History of Psychology, Educational psychology.
Research interests: Conceptual development in early childhood and science education, Cognition and Identity, Adult cognition, Naive theories, Intersection of Psychology and Physics, Categorization and Induction.
Lindsey LaPlant, Ph.D.
Psychology Center - GAC 337B
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Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Psychology of Women and Gender, Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, Psychology and Women's Health
Research Interests: Eating disorders prevention, health and wellness education & prevention programs, program evaluation, attitudes towards women, power and empowerment.
Ryan O'Loughlin, Ph.D.
Psychology Center - GAC 338G
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Teaching Interests: Introduction to Psychology as a Social Science, Social Psychology, Personality, Motivation, Statistics and Research Methods, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology.
Research Interests: How people make decisions about seeking, engaging in, and staying in health care services. My current research has two main focuses. First, I am investigating what factors influence a traditional medical practitioner to refer patients to a chiropractor, and what impact does that referral have on the patient's perception of treatment. Second, I am developing a measure of goals for health-related behavior. I am also interested in basic research on the self, personality, social cognition, and motivation.
Psychology Center - GAC 338F
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Teaching Interests: Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Human Sexuality with an emphasis on the connections between theory, research,and applications in these areas. Statistics and Experimental Design.
Research Interests: My research interests concern social cognition, a research domain that focuses on how our thoughts and perceptions inform our social interactions. Recently I've been most interested in how attitudes and stereotypes concerning the connections among gender, sex, and sexuality impact on our interactions with and evaluations of others.
David Steitz, Ph.D.
Psychology Center - GAC 338H
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Education: 1998, B.A. Drew University (Psychology, Sociology); 2001, 2004, M.S., Ph.D. Syracuse University (Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Aging)
Teaching Interests: Developmental Psychology with an emphasis on middle- through late-adulthood; Issues in Aging; Aging and Community Service; Memory and Cognition; Statistics and Research Methods; Introduction to Psychology.
Research Interests: Aging in contemporary society; memory and cognition in everyday/real-world environments; the teaching of psychology and gerontology.