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Caroline Boyer Ferhat

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Associate Professor of Psychology

(573) 592-4570

Kemper Art Center Building
Room: 121

Why I Teach


  • PHD, Applied Developmental Psychology, George Mason University, 2011
  • BS, Psychology, Ursinus College, 2007

Teaching Philosophy:

  • My goal as an educator is to prepare students to be critical consumers of information. Students with a degree in psychology can go into a variety of fields, so I aim to make sure all of my students are prepared to be successful regardless of the path they choose. I do this by providing students numerous opportunities to engage with research, from critically evaluating studies in the field to conducting their own projects in their areas of interest. This skill set allows my students to go on to be successful in their graduate studies and beyond.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Cognitive and Early Childhoold Development

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • PSY413 Advanced Research Project
  • PSY225 Careers in Psychology
  • PSY226 Child and Adolescent Development -S
  • WWU102 Connections for Honors
  • WWU150 Intro to Research/Scholarship
  • PSY312 Lifespan Development
  • EDU790 Research Seminar
  • PSY310 Social Psychology
  • PSY313 Statistics for the Social Sciences