Psychology

Rebecca Fincher-Kiefer

Professor

Psychology

Contact

Box

Campus Box 0407

Address

McCreary Hall
Room 324
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Education

BA Washington College, 1982
MS University of Pittsburgh, 1986
PhD University of Pittsburgh, 1988

Academic Focus

Cognitive Psychology

I am privileged to have been teaching at Gettysburg College since the fall of 1988. My research focus has been on issues in reading comprehension, specifically, inferential processing during reading and the nature of the mental representation of text. However, my recent research interests concern embodied cognition, or how all that we know and understand is grounded in our bodies. I teach Experimental Methods, Human Cognition, and an advanced laboratory course in Thinking and Cognition, in which I focus on empirical support for the theory of embodied cognition.

Courses Taught