McGahan, Joseph R., Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Strauss Hall 335
Attitudes towards education and learning as a function of gender: in the field of psychology, undergraduate females appear more committed to their education than males; prevalence of female educators in elementary and secondary education affects development of attitudes towards education and learning
Absence of ideals as a solution for cognitive dissonance
Eye Contact in Social Interaction: The eyes often are considered "windows to the soul." However, aside from the question of whether there is "a soul," it's debatable whether such claims should be considered a misattribution. Furthermore, even if the eyes are important in social interaction, it's not clear which measures of eye contact are the most valid when it comes to addressing these questions. Our research over the past three to four years has attempted to empirically address these concerns.