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St. Petersburg, FL 33711

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Miranda Goodman

Assistant Professor of Psychology

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PhD., University of California - Davis

Specialty: Developmental Psychology
Phone: 727.864.8406
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Office: Continuing Education Center
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Miranda Goodman joined the faculty at Eckerd in 2013. Before moving to Saint Petersburg she was a lifetime Californian, having attended (UCLA and UC Davis) and taught at several California universities.  The courses she teaches include Abnormal Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, and Statistics and Research Design.  Miranda's research interests include the early parent-child relationship, social referencing, developmental psychopathology, and the applications of attachment theory across the lifespan.  Miranda loves collaborating with students on all facets of the research process and creating fanciful, remote-controlled creatures to use in her studies.

B.A. or B.S.

Students majoring in psychology have the option of completing a Bachelor of Arts or Science. The B.A. program is intended for students who want a strong background in psychology as preparation for careers in such areas as law, public health, and medicine. The B.S. program is intended for students who plan to go on to graduate school in some area of psychology.

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<strong>Rachel Feinberg</strong>---Atlanta, GA---Psychology

"Eckerd met every one of my expectations and more. Here I can be driven, focused, and able to explore any area I please thanks to the dedication of teachers, faculty, and friends. At the same time, I am able to take advantage of Eckerd's beautiful environment, calming atmosphere, and fun activities to make my education experience an enjoyable one." - Rachel Feinberg, Psychology major