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Beverly Goodwin

Beverly Goodwin


Uhler Hall, Room 217

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Dr. Goodwin is on leave for the Fall 2015 Semester

How I Became Interested in Psychology

From a very early age I loved math and had the career goal of becoming a mathematician. That goal changed when I was selected for a work-study program sponsored by the Prudential Insurance Company of America the summer between my junior and senior years in high school. I was given the opportunity to work in the afternoon and attend a local community college in the morning. I was given a list of courses to select and register from, and I knew that I did not wish to take a math course that would interfere with the sequence of math courses offered at my high school. I selected an Introduction to Psychology course. Why? I was raised in Los Angeles and there was a lot of talk in the media about personal development. In addition, I knew I could transfer the course when I entered college. I was the youngest in the class by many years and I was painfully shy. I loved that course and all of the topics covered. Adios, math; hola, psychology. I thought I wanted a future in psychology, and I thought I wanted to pursue experimental psychology until I had that up close and personal experience with those enormous lab rats—ten to be exact. That is when my interests changed to clinical psychology, and I’ve never regretted my decision.

Current Research and Professional Projects

The Quality and Quantity of Diversity in Psychology of Women Textbooks; Fictive Kin Patterns among First-Generation College Students; and Premature Therapy Treatment in African American Women


  • BA in Psychology from Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges
  • MS and PhD in Psychology (specialty area Clinical Psychology) from the University of Pittsburgh


Licensed in Pennsylvania

Courses Taught


  • Personality
  • Personality (Distance Education)
  • Psychology of Women
  • General Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology (Distance Education)


  • Intake and Special Projects Clinic
  • Advanced Psychological Practicum
  • Internship
  • Psychology Department
  • Uhler Hall, Room 101
    1020 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2426
  • Fax: 724-357-2214
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.