Loyola University Maryland


David G. Crough, Ph.D.

David CroughProfessor Emeritus

Email: DCrough@loyola.edu


  • B.S., Ursinus College
  • M.A., The Catholic University of America
  • Ph.D. (Experimental, Physiological Psychology), The Catholic University of America

Scholarly Interests:

My research interests derive from intersecting areas of evolutionary and forensic psychology. The focus of my research is on violence prevention. Methods of improving self-defense self-efficacy for women are of special interest. Current research projects involve gender differences in threat perception, physical self-efficacy, assertiveness and vulnerability to assault. Several preliminary studies in the development of an attitudes toward self-defense scale and an attitudes towards weapons scale are ongoing.

Course Offerings:

PY412: Evolutionary Psychology
PY418: Special Topics in Psychology--Forensic Psychology
PY819: History and Philosophical Bases of Psychology

Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry, Ph.D.

For Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College, her goal is to engage students the moment they walk on campus