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Psychology

Ralf Greenwald

Associate Professor of Psychology

Director, Experimental Psychology Masters Program


Ph.D., Cognition and Neuroscience, Univ of Texas, Dallas

Office: Psychology Bldg, Room 428
Phone: (509) 963-3630
Email: greenwar@cwu.edu


Courses typically taught at CWU:

  • PSY 460 - Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 478 - Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSY 421/521 - Human Neuroanatomy
  • PSY 461 - History & Systems of Psychology

General areas of interest: Cognitive brain dynamics, event-related potentials, teaching pedagogy, general cognitive psychology, working memory, music cognition, psychology of video gaming

Selected works:

  • Greenwald, R., & Carr, R. (in press). Working memory in children: Effects of anxiety and depression. International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology.
  • Broyan, V., Greenwald, R., Ussery, T., Woody, R. (2018). The effects of music on relaxation.  Symposium of University Research & Creative Expression, CWU.
  • Greenwald, R. R., & Blackmore, C. (2017). Passion play: The relationship between passion and motivation in on-line gaming.  SOJ Psychology, 5(1): 1-8.
  • Richardson, B., Felke, Z., Whorley, G., Medrano, M., Willimas, H., & Greenwald, R. (2015, May). Electrophysiological and behavioral working memory differences between musician and non-musicians. Symposium on University Research & Creative Expression, CWU.
  • Richardson, B., Medrano, M., & Greenwald, R. (2015, May). Auditory reaction time and behavioral working memory differences between musicians and non-musicians. Symposium of University Research & Creative Expression, CWU.
  • Greenwald, R. R., & Quitadamo, I J. (2014). A mind of their own: Using inquiry-based teaching to build critical thinking skills and intellectual engagement in an undergraduate neuroanatomy course.  Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education, 12: A100-A106.
  • Richardson, B., & Greenwald, R. (2014, May). Reaction time differences in video game and non-video game players. Symposium on University Research & Creative Expression (SOURCE), CWU
  • Arthur, W., & Greenwald, R. (2013). Neural correlates of complex tone processing and hemispheric asymmetry. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 5, 3.

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