The Catholic University of America


Marcie Goeke-Morey

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director


lab: Family Research Lab

office: 308 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 and culture. My current work explores youths' exposure to social ecologies of conflict in Northern Ireland, family risk and resilience, and children's well-being and risk for psychopathology. Of particular interest to me are the exploration of positive aspects of family life and relationships, the role of religiosity and mindfulness in family and child development, stress and protection in military families, 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
Goeke-Morey, M. C., & Cummings, E. M (2017). Religion and parenting: Recent directions in process-oriented research. Current Opinions in Psychology, 15, 7-12.
Cummings, E. M., Goeke-Morey, M .C., Merrilees, C. E., Taylor, L., & Shirlow, P. (2014). A social-ecological, process-oriented perspective on political violence and child development.Child Development Perspectives, 8, 82-89.
Goeke-Morey, M. C., Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Shirlow, P., & Cummings, E. M. (2014). Adolescents’ relationship with God and internalizing adjustment over time: The moderating role of maternal religious coping. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 749-758.
Goeke-Morey, M. C., Cairns, E., Taylor, L. K., Merrilees, C. E., Shirlow, P., & Cummings,
E. M. (2015). Predictors of strength of in-group identity in Northern Ireland: Impact of
past sectarian conflict, relative deprivation, and church attendance. Journal of Community
& Applied Social Psychology, 25, 283-295. doi: 10.1002/casp.2211
Courses (recent and projected)
PSY 226 Close Interpersonal Relationships 
PSY 308 Social Development
PSY 407 Psychology of Parenting

PSY 645 Social Development
PSY 811 Research Methods in Psychology