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Psychology Department
Phone: 509-963-2381

Kara Gabriel

Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Psychology, Univ of British Columbia
M.P.A. (Masters of Professional Accountancy), CWU
M.A., Psychology, Univ of British Columbia
B.A., Psychology and English, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
Office:  Psychology Bldg, Room 483
Phone: (509) 963-2387

Dr. Kara Gabriel's Curriculum Vitea

Courses typically taught at CWU:

  • PSY 300 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 350 - Sleep and Dreaming
  • PSY 476 - Psychopharmacology
  • PSY 478 - Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY 460 - Cognition

General areas of interest: General experimental, cognitive biases, animal behavior, biopsychology

Selected works:

  • Gabriel, K.I., & Montenegro, C. (2019). An animal’s environment influences perceptions of docility and vigor but not aesthetic appeal: A constructive replication. Environment and Behavior. Advanced online publication.
  • Krzemieniecki, A., & Gabriel, K.I. (2019). Stigmatization of posttraumatic stress disorder is altered by PTSD knowledge and the precipitating trauma of the sufferer. Journal of Mental Health. Advanced online publication.
  • Peecher, D. L., Binder, A. K., & Gabriel, K. I. (2019). Rodent models of mental illness in PCOS: The potential role of HPA dysregulation and lessons for behavioral researchers. Biology of Reproduction, 100(3), 590-600. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioy233
  • Green, V. M., & Gabriel, K. I. (2019, August). Researchers’ ethical concerns regarding habituating wild nonhuman primates and perceived ethical duties to their subjects: Results of an online survey.  Poster at the American Society of Primatologists, Madison, WI.
  • Klassen, K., & Gabriel, K. I. (2019, April). Framing effects in a preliminary study investigating the role of emotional intelligence. Poster at the Western Psychological Association conference, Pasadena, CA.
  • Pringle, G., McDonald, M. P., & Gabriel, K. I. (2015). Patterns and perceptions of dextromethorphan use in adult members of an online dextromethorphan community.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47, 267-275. doi: 10.1080/02791072.2015.1071448
  • Pritchard, A. J., Sheeran, L. K., Gabriel, K. I., Li, J-H., & Wagner, R. S. (2014). Behaviors that predict personality components in adult free-ranging Tibetan macaques Macaca thibetana. Current Zoology, 60, 362-372. doi: 10.1093/czoolo/60.3.362
  • 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, 21-37.

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