Eric A. Goedereis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Academic Director, Graduate Program in Gerontology
Office: 304 Webster Hall
Ph.D. West Virginia University, 2009
M.S. Western Illinois University, 2005
B.S. Western Illinois University, 2003
Courses Frequently Taught
Introduction to Psychology
Lifespan Development: A Film-Based Journal from Womb-to-Tomb (Special Topics)
Pregnancy and Childbirth (cross-listed with WMST 2000) (Special Topics)
Introduction to Research Methods (cross-listed with ANSO 2825)
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Great Thinkers Seminar: The Game of Our Lives
Practicum in Gerontology (online)
Integrated Studies in Gerontology
Life span development
Health beliefs and behaviors
Adult development and aging
Psychology as a major and profession
Applying to graduate school
Selected Presentations and Publications
*Denotes teaching-related publication/presentation
# Denotes student co-author
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. (2011, April). An application of metacognitive strategies for effective teaching. Discussion presented at The First Annual Webster University Teaching Festival: A Celebration of Teaching Excellence. Saint Louis, MO.
*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.
*Goedereis, E.A., & Mitchell, H.H. (2010, October). Thinking about thinking: Using cognitive science for effective teaching. Breakout panel presented at the Webster University Fall Faculty Institute. Grafton, IL.
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.
Patrick, J.H., & Goedereis, E.A. (2009). The importance of context and the gain-loss dynamic for understanding grandparent caregivers.
In K. Shifren (Ed.). How Caregiving Affects Development: Psychological Implications for Child, Adolescent, and Adult Caregivers. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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.
*Vasunilashorn, S., Goedereis, E. A., & Clark, L. J. (2009, February). Learner-centered approaches to teaching from students’ perspectives: What works and what doesn’t? Oral presentation presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. San Antonio, TX.
*Bucy, J., Patrick, J. H., Goedereis, E. A., Stahl, S. T., & Tomczewski, D. (2008, June). From infancy and beyond: Virtual parenting as hands-on experience in child and life span developmental psychology. Discussion presented at the annual Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Harrisburg, VA.
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.
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.