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

Lauren Giglio-Thomas

Lauren Giglio-Thomas

A school counselor, Lauren says Loyola’s focus on cura personalis allows her see her students and clients for who they are