B.S., Kutztown University
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
- General Psychology
- Biological Bases of Behavior
- Learning and Cognition
- Research and Writing for the Social Sciences
- Human Perception and Cognition
- Trans-species Psychology
- Psychology Education
Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman joined the Marymount community in the fall of 2009.
In addition to teaching undergraduate Psychology classes at Marymount, Dr. Lopresti-Goodman actively engages in research on behavior in human and non-human animals. Currently, she is conducting nonintrusive observational research on chimpanzees living in sanctuaries to understand the enduring impact that confinement, social isolation, and physical abuse in various settings has had on their psychological well-being. She is also working with undergraduate students to understand how cognitive activities, body size, and physical capabilities influence the performance of everyday activities. She has presented her research at academic conferences nationally and internationally and has published in peer-reviewed journals such as Neuroscience Letters, Journal of Biological Physics, and Applied Cognitive Psychology.
In addition, Dr. Lopresti-Goodman is the faculty advisor for the Marymount Green Society, a campus-based group promoting humane and sustainable living. She is also faculty advisor for the Psychology Club.