Eric A. Goedereis, PhD

 

Eric Geodereis

Assistant Professor, Psychology
Academic Director, Graduate Program in Gerontology
Webster Hall 304 
314-246-7513
ericgoedereis18@webster.edu 

 

 

Education

PhD, West Virginia University, 2009
MS, Western Illinois University, 2005
BS, Western Illinois University, 2003

Courses Frequently Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Careers in Psychology
Lifespan Development
Pregnancy and Childbirth (cross-listed with WMST 2000) (Special Topics)
Adolescent Psychology
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Introduction to Research Methods (cross-listed with SOCI 2825)
Health Psychology
Senior Thesis
Great Thinkers Seminar: The Game of Our Lives 
Integrated Studies in Gerontology

Research Interests

Life span development (particularly from adolescence through older adulthood)
Health beliefs and behaviors across the lifespan
Health disparities
Goal-setting
Motivation
Career identity and development (particularly within Psychology and STEM disciplines)
Methodological issues in developmental science

Selected Presentations and Publications

*Denotes teaching-related publication/presentation # Denotes student co-author


McMullin, S.D.#, & Goedereis, E.A. (2014, May). Physiological stress responses to anti-obesity advertisement among overweight and obese women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Theberge, K. #, Simpson, I. #, & Goedereis, E.A. (2014, May). E-Cigarettes: Is the 'E' For Emerging Adults? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

Goedereis, E.A., & Ayotte, B.J. (2014, February). Promoting gerontological scholarship in teaching-intensive institutions. Pre-Conference Institute presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), Denver, CO.

Henrie, J., Patrick, J.H., Goedereis, E.A., & Steele, J.C. (in press). Religiousness and volunteerism among emerging adults. Journal of Adult Development.

McMullin, S.D. #, & Goedereis, E.A. (2013, October). Physical health and attitudes towards obese persons among emerging adults. Poster presented at the 6th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), Chicago, IL.


Goedereis, E.A., & Ayotte, B.J. (2013, October). Emerging adults in college and faculty scholarship: A convenient opportunity or just plain convenient? Paper presented at the 6th annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood (SSEA), Chicago, IL.

Dowd-Higgins, C., Ballman, D., Goedereis, E.A., Harrison, J., & Fiske, S. (2013, July). Three men. Three Ages. One Job. Invited panelist for HuffPost Live conversation available at http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/ageism-unemployment-psychology-princeton/51eed4e302a7607c51000142.

Portz, K. #, & Goedereis, E.A. (2013, May). Sexual harassment on campus: Age, living status, and students' experiences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Goedereis, E.A. (2013, February). Do changes in perceived control over short-term goal pursuits correspond to changes in physical activity and well-being during midlife? Invited colloquium presented at Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL.

Nienaber, K.#, Goedereis, E.A., & Koepp, H.# (2011, March). Death anxiety and education: A comparison among undergraduate and graduate students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Cincinnati, OH.

*Goedereis, E.A., & Mitchell, H.H. (2010, October). Thinking about thinking: Using cognitive science for effective teaching. Breakout

*Goedereis, E.A., & Cohen, S.H. (2010). Crafting and implementing a career development course in psychology. In D.S. Dunn, B.C. Beins, M.A. McCarthy, & G.W. Hill, IV [Eds.]. Best Practices for Beginnings and Endings in the Psychology Major.

Wu, B., Goedereis, E.A., Crout, R.J., Plassman, B., DiNapoli, E., McNeil, D.W. et al. (2010). Recruitment of rural and cognitively impaired elders for dental research. Journal of Special Care in Dentistry, 30, 193-199.

Goedereis, E.A., Patrick, J.H., & Ayotte, B.J. (2010, November). Daily changes among physical activity goal processes and subjective well-being during midlife. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Ayotte, B.J., Patrick, J.H., Goedereis, E.A., & Stahl, S.T. (2010, November). Future time perspective, health locus of control, and health behaviors: The mediating role of affect. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Wu, B., Goins, R., Laditka, J., Ignatenko, M., & Goedereis, E. (2009). Gender differences in views about cognitive health and healthy lifestyle behaviors among rural older adults. The Gerontologist 49(S1), S30.S39.

*Goedereis, E. A., Wu, B., & Goins, R. T. (2009, February). Applications of qualitative methods to health promotion and education. Session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX.

Levy J. M., Prochaska J. D., Goedereis E. A., & Burdine J. N (2009, February). Rural-urban differences in mammography screening among central Texas older women. Oral presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, San Antonio, TX.

Wu, B., Crout, R., Plassman, B., McNeil, D., Wiener, M., Wiener, R., Boone, M., Kao, E., DiNapoli, E., Bai, L., Goedereis, E., Ignatenko, V., & Weinstein, B. (2009, April). Recruitment of rural and cognitively impaired elders for dental research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association for Dental Research, Miami, FL.

Goins, R. T., Frost, S. S., & Goedereis, E. A. (2008, November). Stages of change for exercise: The Native Elder Care Study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, National Harbor, MD.

Wu, B., Goins, R. T., Laditka, J. N., Ignatenko, V. A., & Goedereis, E. A. (2008, October). Gender differences in perception of cognitive health and healthy lifestyle among older adults. In J. N. Laditka (Chair), Promoting Cognitive Health: A Formative Research Collaboration of the Healthy Aging Research Network. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Diego, CA.

*Goedereis, E. A., & Patrick, J. H. (2007, November). Does a general knowledge of development predict knowledge about aging? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Francisco, CA.

*Goedereis, E. A., Cohen, S. H., Macera, M., & Margrett, J. (2007, October). Psychology as a profession at WVU: Assessment and evaluation. In S. Cohen and E. Goedereis (Chairs), Psychology as a Profession at WVU: Evolution and Impact. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Best Practices for Introducing and Bringing Closure to the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Atlanta, GA.

*Cohen, S. H., & Goedereis, E. A. (2007, October). Psychology as a profession at WVU: History and evolution. In S. Cohen and E. Goedereis (Chairs), Psychology as a Profession at WVU: Evolution and Impact. Symposium conducted at the meeting of Best Practices for Introducing and Bringing Closure to the Undergraduate Psychology Major, Atlanta, GA.

Meegan, S.P. & Goedereis, E.A. (2006). Life task appraisals, spouse involvement in strategies, and daily affect among short- and long-term married couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 20, 319 – 327.

Goedereis, E. A., & Meegan, S. P. (2006, August). Goal constructs in personality research: Are they unique? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Goedereis, E. A., & Margrett, J. A.  (2006, April). Influences of gender and self-efficacy on older adults' collaborative problem-solving preferences. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Goedereis, E. A., Stahl, S. T., Neely, T. L., & Margrett, J. A. (2006, April). Judges' categorizations of older adults' solutions to everyday social problems. Poster presented at the Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Goedereis, E. A., Meegan, S. P, & Rendleman, J. (2004, August). Spiritual life tasks and well-being among middle-age and older adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HA.

Meegan, S. P., & Goedereis, E. A. (2003, August). Interdependence, affect, and relationship feelings in couples' health-related life task pursuit. In M. Franks (Chair), Health promotion and illness management in older couples and families.  Symposium conducted at the annual meetings of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON, Canada.