B.S. Colorado State University, 1987
M.S. University of Pittsburgh, 1991
Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
Courses Typically Taught at CWU:
- PSY 101: Introductory Psychology
- PSY 300: Research Methods
- PSY 355: Environmental Psychology
- PSY 362: Introductory Statistics
- PSY 460: Cognition
- PSY 558: Advanced Statistics
- PSY 465 Psychology and the Law
My research interests include assessment of attitudes regarding the severity of crimes, recognition of facial expressions of emotion, and verbal overshadowing. I also enjoy mentoring undergraduates in their own research pursuits, or as assistants to me in my research endeavors. I frequently have 4 or 5 directed research students per quarter, working on their own projects or helping me with mine. I ask students for at least a 3-quarter commitment, and a progress report every quarter. At the end of their project, I expect a full APA-style paper and presentation of their studies at SOURCE and/or regional professional conferences.
I am also interested in beginning to work in the area of environmental decisionmaking, though this line of research is on the back burner for now awaiting interested students.
Recent Publications and Presentations:
Fallshore, M., Saunders, C., Clayton, S., & Fraser, J. (2008, September 12). Lunchtime roundtable on teaching conservation psychology. Presented at the 16th International Conference of the Society for Human Ecology, Bellingham, WA.
Meško, G., Fallshore, M., Rep, M. & M., Huisman, A. (2007). Police efforts in the reduction of fear of crime in local communities - Big expectations and questionable effects. Sociology, Thought, and Action (Sociologija. Mintis ir Veiksmas), 2/2007, 70-91.
Fallshore, M., Meško, G., & Muratbegovic, E. (in press). Fear of crime in two of post-socialist countries - Searching for explanations.
Meško, G., Fallshore, M., & Jevše, A. (in press). Policija in strah pred kriminaliteto (Police and Fear of Crime). Journal of Criminal Investigation and Criminology (Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo).
Penick, J., & Fallshore, M. (2005). Purpose and meaning in highly active seniors. Adultspan Journal, 4, 19-35
Fallshore, M. & Todd, K. (2003, May). Do Males and Females Differ in Their Assessment of Crime Severity? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.
Corey, L. B., Leadingham, J., Fallshore, M. (2003, May). Perceptions of severity of sex crimes against children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.
McKenzie, D., Todd, K., & Fallshore, M. (2003, May). Is severity of crimes related to perpetrator or participant sex? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western psychological Association, Vancouver, B.C.
Fallshore, M., & Bartholow, J. R. (2003). Recognition of emotion from inverted schematic drawings of faces. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, 236-244.
Penick, J., & Fallshore, M. (in press). Purpose and meaning in highly active seniors.
Links of Interest:
Professional Psychology Associations
- The Lighter Side of Humor and Psychology
- Links links to conservation psychology
Office: 462 Psychology Building