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   Kim Shifren, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Department of Psychology

Towson University





Employment History

Mailing Address:

College of Liberal Arts

Psychology Department

Room 2125

8000 York Road

Towson, Maryland 21252



Research Across the Lifespan

 If you are interested in obtaining research skills for graduate school or research oriented jobs, then click on the words "Current Research Projects" for a list of ongoing research projects.  

Current Research Projects


If you are interested in working with Dr. Shifren on any of these research projects, then please contact Dr. Shifren at  

Qualifications for Research Assistants

To qualify as a research assistant you must meet the following criteria:

1.      You must have completed both behavioral statistics and experimental psychology with a grade of B or better.

2.      Be motivated to conduct research including coding, data entry, subject recruitment, conducting interviews, and library research.

3.      Be responsible and on time for any research experiments.

4.      Be interested in going to graduate school for a doctorate in one of the social sciences.

5.      Contact Dr. Shifren at 410-704-6239 or email for more information.


Were You An Early Caregiver For A Parent or Adult Relative?"


Did you provide primary care (bathing, dressing, feeding,etc.) for one or both of your parents or an adult relative when you were under 18 years old?  If you answered yes, then you qualify to participate in a study on early caregiving experiences.  Please contact Dr. Shifren at 410-704-6239 or email for more information.

For those who are interested in hearing more about young caregivers, a CNN interview on young caregivers can be accessed from the following link  :  

Also, an NPR show on young caregivers is available at the following link

Teaching Across the Lifespan

If you are interested in learning more about the courses taught by Dr. Shifren, then click on the words "Current Courses at Towson" for a list of syllabi for the courses.   Click on the words "Future Course at Towson" for a description of syllabi for future courses to be taught by Dr. Shifren.


Current Courses at Towson

Future Course at Towson