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.

Knekiya Harper


Knekiya says she found everything she wanted at Loyola: the training to become a mental health therapist, hands-on counseling experience, and the chance to be a mentor