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Dr. Marte Fallshore

Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D. Cognitive Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
M.S. University of Pittsburgh
B.S. Colorado State University

Office: 462 Psychology Building
Phone: (509)-963-3670

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

Research Interests

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 decision-making, 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.

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