The Catholic University of America


Marcie Goeke-Morey

Associate Professor


328 O'Boyle (202) 319-5760


Rooted in a developmental psychopathology framework, my research interests focus on family relationships and the processes underlying children's social and emotional development within the context of the family. My current work explores relations between various forms of marital conflict and conflict resolution, and children's well-being and risk for psychopathology. Of particular interest to me are the influence of constructive and positive elements of family life and relationships, the role of fathers in marriages and child development, cross-cultural concerns, and innovative methodologies and quantitative techniques for family research.


Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (IN), Developmental Psychology, 1999
M.A. University of Notre Dame (IN), Developmental Psychology

B.A. University of Dayton (OH), Psychology and Religious Studies, 1994

Selected Publications

Davies, P. T., Harold, G. T., Goeke-Morey, M. C., & Cummings, E. M. (2002). Child emotional security and interparental conflict. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 67(3, Serial No. 270).


Goeke-Morey, M. C., Cummings, E. M., Harold, G. T., & Shelton, K. H. (2003). Categories and continua of destructive and constructive marital conflict tactics from the perspective of US and Welsh children. Journal of Family Psychology, 17, 327-338.


Cummings, E. M., Goeke-Morey, M. C., & Papp, L. M. (2003). Children's responses to everyday marital conflict tactics in the home. Child Development, 74 (6).

Courses (recent and projected)


Social Development

Close Interpersonal Relationships

Research Methods



Marital Conflict and Children

Social Development