Sharon Bertsch

Welcome to my home page. It will tell you a little about who I am, what classes I teach and what research I am currently conducting.


I'm a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, transplanted from the Akron, Ohio area. I earned my Ph.D. in Applied Cognitive Aging from the University of Akron.


My main area of interest in psychology is Cognitive Processing, which includes abilities like memory, creativity, intelligence and learning, but also include some social interests in things like religion and inter-relational behavior.


* The UPJ computer system has me listed under Walstad (my married name) also so you might want to try that if you are having trouble finding me in the University system.


These are the classes I am teaching this year.


Spring Semester, 2023


Adult Development

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Intro to Statistics (and Lab)

Scales of Measurement practice:  a  b

Standard Deviation practice

Z score practice (answers) and more practice (answers)

Z test practice

Single Sample t practice

Independent t test

Dependent t test

ANOVA Post Hoc

Q statistic


More Two Way ANOVA




Risk article


Advanced Seminar (Alzheimer’s Disease)

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Fall Semester, 2023





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    Some Interesting Articles

Moving to a World Beyond p < 0.05. Wasserstein et al., (2019)


Effects Of Bilateral Eye Movements On Gist Based False Recognition In The DRM Paradigm. Parker, A.& & Dagnall, N. (2007)


Calibration Trumps Confidence As A Basis For Witness Credibility. Tenney, E.R. et al. (2007)


Adults Are Useless At Detecting Children's Lies. Stromwall, L.A. et al. (2007)


Is The Benefit Of Exercise A Placebo Effect? Crum, A.J. & Langer, E.J. (2007)


The Most Dangerous Equation. Wainer (2007)


Revisiting the Stanford Prison Experiment: Could Participant Self-Selection Have Led to the Cruelty?

Carnahan & McFarland (2007)


The Reality of Recovered Memories: Corroborating Continuous and Discontinuous Memories of Childhood

Sexual Abuse. Geraerts et al (2007).


Interpersonal Disgust, Ideological Orientations, and Dehumanization as Predictors of Intergroup Attitudes. Hodson & Costello (2007).


How Good Are You In Math? The Effect Of Gender Stereotypes On Students Recollection Of Their School Marks. Chatard et al (2007)


Understanding Current Causes of Womens Underrepresentation in Science. Ceci & Williams (2010).


Gendered Occupational Interests: Prenatal Androgen Effects on Psychological Orientation to Things Versus People Beltz et al (2011)


Can Psychology Become a Science? Lilienfeld (2010).


Voodoo Correlations Are Everywhere--Not Only in Neuroscience Fiedler (2011).


Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence Pashler et al (2009)


Preferences For Gender Typed Toys In Boys And Girls Aged 9 To 32 Months. Todd, B. K. et al. (2016)


Sex Differences in Non-Human Primate Behavioral Development. Lonsdorf (2017)


Dispelling the Myth: Training in Education or Neuroscience Decreases but Does Not Eliminate Beliefs in Neuromyths. Macdonald et al (2017).


Equality for (Almost) All: Egalitarian Advocacy Predicts Lower Endorsement of Sexism and Racism, but Not Ageism. Martin & North (2021).

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Last updated January 17, 2023