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Stephanie Godleski

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

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Stephanie Godleski

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

Education

BA, Hamilton College; MA, Ph.D., University of Buffalo

Bio

Professor Godleski joined the Department of Psychology in the Fall of 2015. Her areas of expertise are within Clinical and Developmental Psychology. Her research focuses on developmental pathways to risk and resilience, particularly within early development from pregnancy to early childhood. In particular, she is interested in how parent and family influences (e.g., parental substance use, discipline, etc) impact the development of aggressive thoughts and behaviors in childhood.

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Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

PSYC-226
3 Credits
This course explores the process of human development, from conception through adolescence and continuing through later adulthood. The developmental approach integrates across many areas of psychology, including perception, cognition, social and emotional development, personality, morality, human factors, and neuroscience. Topics will include such things as infant brain plasticity, the development of identity in adolescence, and memory changes in adulthood. In addition, experimental methods of developmental research will be introduced and practiced, including issues specific to studying children and adults.
PSYC-717
3 Credits
This course introduces students to more advanced inferential parametric and non-parametric data-analysis techniques commonly used in psychological research, but not covered (or not covered in depth) in the Graduate Statistics course. These techniques may include, but are not limited to: Reliability Analysis, Multiple Regression, Discriminant Analysis, Logistic Regression, Factor Analysis, Analysis of Covariance, Multivariate Analysis of Variance, Contrast Analysis, Mediator and Moderator Variable Analysis, Non-Parametric Tests, and Multi-level Modeling. The focus is on the conceptual understanding of these statistics, how different statistical procedures are applied in different research methods, how to perform analyses, how to interpret the results in the context of the research question, and how to communicate these results.
PSYC-251
3 Credits
This course will serve as an advanced research methods course in psychology, and will build on the foundational knowledge presented in Research Methods I. Topics and tasks for this course include designing single and multi-factor experiments, interpreting correlational research, completing statistical analyses appropriate to design, completing and analyzing an IRB application, understanding observational and survey research, and presenting results in APA style. This is a required course for all psychology majors, and is restricted to students in the psychology program.
PSYC-753
3 Credits
The Thesis courses will vary widely but will fulfill the work plan agreed by the student and the thesis adviser. The guiding principle of the Thesis course is to complete the thesis research proposed in Thesis Proposal. The Thesis course consists of carrying out the thesis research, including collection and analysis of data, and completion and public defense of the thesis document for partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree.
PSYC-752
3 Credits
The Thesis courses will vary widely but will fulfill the work plan agreed by the student and the adviser. The guiding principles of the Thesis Proposal course are to initiate thesis research including selecting a thesis advisor, choosing and defining a topic, surveying relevant research literature, and planning the research. To complete the course, the student will successfully submit and defend a thesis proposal, which is a detailed and complete plan of the thesis research. The thesis proposal should include exhaustive review of relevant literature, statement of the student's thesis, formulation of hypotheses, operational definitions of independent and dependent variables, and a detailed procedure for carrying out the research. The proposal may also include a section on anticipated results with a detailed plan for analysis of data.
PSYC-250
3 Credits
This course will serve as an introduction to research methods in psychology, with the goal of understanding research design, analysis and writing. Topics include examining the variety of methods used in psychology research, understanding research eth-ics, developing empirical hypotheses, designing experiments, understanding statistical concepts, interpreting results, and writing research and review papers in APA style. This is a required course for all psychology majors, and is restricted to students in the psychology program.
PSYC-221
3 Credits
This course will serve as an introduction to the study of psychopathology and mental illness. The course examines the major categories of mental disorder not only from the descriptive point of view, but also in terms of the major theoretical explanations of the causes of disorder. The major treatment modalities also are covered.

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Select Scholarship

Book Chapter
Godleski, Stephanie and Kenneth Leonard. "Substance use and Substance Problems in Families: How Families Impact and are Impact by Substance use." American Psychological Association Handbook of Contemporary Family Psychology. Ed. B. Fiese. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2019. 587-602. Print.
Godleski, Stephanie. "Theoretical Perspectives to Studying the Development of Relational Aggression." The Development of Relational Aggression. Ed. Jamie M. Ostrov and Sarah Coyne. New York, NY: Oxford Press, 2018. 76-89. Print.
Journal Paper
Godleski, Stephanie, et al. "Etiological Pathways to Rejection Sensitivity in a High Risk Sample." Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 45. 5 (2019): 715-727. Print.
Godleski, Stephanie, Barbara Lohse, and Jodi Stott. "Confirmatory Factor Analyses Support a 4-Factor Structure of the Satter Eating Competence Inventory and Migration of an Internal Regulation Item to the Eating Attitudes subscale." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior 51. 8 (2019): 1003-1010. Print.
Godleski, Stephanie, et al. "Co-use of tobacco and marijuana during pregnancy: Pathways to externalizing behavior problems in early childhood." Neurotoxicology and Teratology 69. (2018): 39-48. Print.
Godleski, Stephanie, Cory Crane, and Kenneth Leonard. "Parents’ Concordant and Discordant Alcohol Use and Subsequent Child Behavioral Outcomes." Addictive Behaviors 79. (2018): 81-85. Print.
Przybyla, Sarahmona M, et al. "Meta-Analysis of Alcohol and Serodiscordant Condomless Sex Among People Living With HIV." Archives of Sexual Behavior. (2017): 1-16. Web.
Published Conference Proceedings
Joslyn, Emily and Stephanie Godleski. "The Effect of Maternal Substance use on Child Aggression." Proceedings of the Developmental Neurotoxicology, Clearwater Beach, FL June 23–27, 2018. Ed. Dr. Gale Richardson. Oxford, England: Elsevier, 2018. Web.
Godleski, Stephanie, et al. "Co-use of Tobacco and Marijuana During Pregnancy: Pathways to Externalizing Behavior Problems in Early Childhood." Proceedings of the Developmental Neurotoxicology, Clearwater Beach, FL; June 23-27, 2018. Ed. Dr. Gale Richardson. Oxford, England: Elsevier, 2018. Web.
Godleski, Stephanie and Kimberly Kamper-DeMarco. "Maternal Alcohol and Tobacco use During Pregnancy: The Role of Mental Health and age of Initiation." Proceedings of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA; June 16-20, 2018. Ed. Henry R. Kranzler, M.D. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2018. Web.
Eiden, Rina, et al. "Early Childhood Risk and Protective Factors Predicting Resilience Against Adolescent Substance use." Proceedings of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA; June 16-20, 2018. Ed. Henry R. Kranzler, M.D. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2018. Web.
Godleski, Stephanie and Cory Crane. "Alcohol Problems and Aggression: Comparing Hearing and Deaf or Hard-of-hearing College Students." Proceedings of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA; June 16-20, 2018. Ed. Henry R. Kranzler, M.D. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2018. Web.
Crane, Cory and Stephanie Godleski. "Gender Dfferences in the Association Between Problematic Alcohol use and Cyber Aggression." Proceedings of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA; June 16-20, 2018. Ed. Henry R. Kranzler, M.D. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2018. Web.
Godleski, Stephanie and Rina Eiden. "Maternal Prenatal and Postnatal Alcohol use, Dysregulation, and Postnatal Alcohol use." Proceedings of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA; June 16-20, 2018. Ed. Henry R. Kranzler, M.D. Malden, MA: Wiley, 2018. Web.