Paula Goolkasian

Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28223

Phone:(704) 895-0927
Email: pagoolka@uncc.edu

Although still active in research, Paula Goolkasian retired from her position as Professor of Psychology and Director of Cognitive Science at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte on July 1st 2016.  She remains a member of the Health Psychology PhD program and participates on  research teams with the Visualization Lab in Computer science.  She received her PhD degree in Experimental Psychology from Iowa State University in 1974.  Her research interests are in the area of perception and attention with over 100 research articles and presentations at professional conferences. Her research in pain perception has been supported by grants from pharmaceutical companies, NIH, NIMH; and she has been the principal investigator for 6 NSF grants.   She has a long history of involving graduate and undergraduate students in her research activities. The Perception Lab, which she supervised, housed 7 dissertation and masters theses and over 70 independent research projects conducted by undergraduate students. She was active in The Society for Computers in Psychology (President 1994, Secretary/Treasurer 1988-91, Steering Committee 1986-99, 2000-2003) a scientific society that promotes the instructional and research applications of computers.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Sciences, and the Psychonomics Society.  Currently, she is an executive editor of The Journal of General Psychology, and on the editorial board of  The American Journal of Psychology,PsycCRITIQUES, and Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition.


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Recent Research Publications

Cognitive Science Programs

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Cognitive Science: An Interactive Approach by Paula Goolkasian with Ted Carmichael, Marvin Croy, Mark Faust, Boyd Davis, Heather Lipford, Mirsad Hadzikadic, Anita Raja, and Lori Van Wallendael is available from National Social Science Press Web site.