Patricia B Wanschura

Patricia B Wanschura

Patricia B Wanschura

Emeritus Faculty

human development and statistics, with a particular interest in children's thinking and memory strategies

Dr. Wanschura is a term associate professor who specializes in teaching, particularly core psychology courses, such as statistics and research methods. Her research interests lie in the area of human development, particularly aspects of cognitive development, such as memory and learning strategies.

Her current research publications have actually been collaborative products with graduate students and faculty in biopsychology. She has focused on helping Masters and Ph.D. students to understand their research designs and how to analyze them, as well as how to present their ideas clearly and logically.

Selected Publications

Linkous, David H., Adlard, Paul A., Wanschura, Patricia B., Conko, Kathryn M., and Flinn, Jane M. (2009). The effects of enhanced zinc on spatial memory and plaque formation in transgenic mice. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 18, 564-579.

Railey, A., Micheli, T., Wanschura, P.,& Flinn, J. (2010). Alterations in fear response and spatial memory in pre-and post-natal zinc supplemented rats: Remediation by copper. Physiology and Behavior, 100, 95-100.

Courses Taught

Psyc 211 Developmental Psychology

Psyc 300 Statistics in Psychology

Psyc 301 Research Methods in Psychology