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Stephanie Godleski

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

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.

Currently Teaching

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-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-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-510
3 Credits
This course is intended for students in the psychology major to demonstrate experimental research expertise, while being guided by faculty advisors. The topic to be studied is up to the student, who must find a faculty advisor before signing up for the course. Students will be supervised by the advisor as they conduct their literature review, develop the research question or hypothesis, develop the study methodology and materials, construct all necessary IRB materials, run subjects, and analyze the results of their study. This course will culminate in an APA style paper and poster presentation reporting the results of the research. Because Senior Project is the culmination of a student’s scientific research learning experience in the psychology major, it is expected that the project will be somewhat novel, will extend the theoretical understanding of their previous work (or of the previous work of another researcher), and go well beyond any similar projects that they might have done in any of their previous courses.
PSYC-361
3 Credits
This course takes an in-depth look at some of the normative processes of human social and emotional development. The specific course content will vary depending on the expertise of the instructor, but might include topics like parenting and family relationships, social development and peer relationships, or adolescent social and emotional development. This course is part of the Developmental Track for psychology majors.

Select Scholarship

Published Conference Proceedings
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. «
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. «
Journal Paper
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. «
Book Chapter
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. ˜