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Psychology

Dr. Kara I. Gabriel

Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology (Biopsychology emphasis), University of British Columbia
M.A., Psychology (Biopsychology emphasis), University of British Columbia
B.A., Psychology and English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Office: 483 Psychology Building
Phone: (509)-963-2387
E-mail: gabrielk@cwu.edu

Courses Typically Taught at CWU

  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Applied Physiological Psychology

Research Interests

  • Developmental behavioral psychopharmacology
  • Influences on risk-taking behavior
  • Spatial cue use and perception.
  • Attitudes toward the use of animals in research.

Selected Publications

  • James, J. R., & Gabriel, K. I. (2012). Student interpreters show encoding and recall differences for information in English and American Sign Language. Translation & Interpreting, 4(1), 21-37.  http://trans-int.org/index.php/transint/article/view/141/95
  • Gabriel, K. I., Rutledge, B. H., & Barkley, C. L. (2012). Attitudes on animal research predict acceptance of genetic modification technologies by university undergraduates. Society & Animals, 20(4), 381-400.  http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/15685306/20/4
  • Felix, M. C., Parker, J. D., Lee, C., & Gabriel, K. I. (2011). Real three-dimensional objects:  Effects on mental rotation. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 113, 38-50.
  • Gabriel, K.I., Hong, S.M., Chandra, M., Lonborg, S.D., & Barkley, C.L. (2011). Gender differences in the effects of acute stress on spatial ability. Sex Roles, 64, 81-89.
  • Gabriel, K.I., & Williamson, A. (2010).  Framing alters risk-taking behavior on a modified Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART) in a sex-specific manner.  Psychological Reports, 107, 699-712.
  • Gabriel, K.I., & Cunningham, C.L. (2008). The effect of maternal strain on ethanol responses in reciprocal F1 C57BL/6J and DBA/2J hybrid mice.  Genes, Brain and Behavior, 7, 276-287.