Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Carl McFarland earned the PhD at the University of Kansas and served as chairperson for UAB's Department of Psychology from 1982-2008. Dr. McFarland is now Professor and Chair Emeritus at UAB and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Arizona. During his tenure as department chair at UAB, he led the department through substantial growth in the number of faculty and students, increase in federal research funding and interdisciplinary collaboration, and development of three doctoral programs. He also served as a co-founder and co-director of the interdisciplinary Undergraduate Neuroscience Program from 2009-2015.

    Dr. McFarland's career research focused on cognitive development and particularly the generation effect in memory. He received 16 teaching awards during his career including the University's Ingalls Award twice, and the Presidential Teaching Award twice.

    Dr. McFarland moved to Tucson in January, 2015 and currently teaches large introductory psychology courses at the University of Arizona.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    1985 Memory for self-generated stimuli in young and old adultsJournal of Gerontology.  40:205-207. 1985
    1984 Focal changes in cerebral blood flow produced by monetary incentive during a mental mathematics task in normal and depressed subjectsBrain and Cognition.  3:71-85. 1984
    1983 Developmental aspects of the generation effectJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.  36:413-428. 1983
    1982 Automatic and conscious processing in retarded and nonretarded adolescentsJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.  33:20-38. 1982
    1980 Isolating the effects of symbolic distance, and semantic congruity in comparative judgments: An additive-factors analysisMemory and Cognition.  8:612-622. 1980
    1980 Retrieval of internally versus externally generated words in episodic memoryJournal of verbal learning and verbal behavior.  19:210-225. 1980
    1979 Semantic-feature variability and the spacing effectJournal of verbal learning and verbal behavior.  18:163-172. 1979
    1978 Memory for meaning in skilled and unskilled readersJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.  25:199-207. 1978
    1978 The acquisition of abstract letter codesJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.  25:437-446. 1978
    1975 Category similarity effects in children's semantic memory retrievalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.  20:369-376. 1975
    1975 Development aspects of storage and retrievalJournal of Experimental Child Psychology.  19:51-62. 1975
    1975 Reexamination of externalized rehearsalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.  1:84-90. 1975
    1974 Mode of input effects on subject-controlled processesJournal of Experimental Psychology.  103:343-350. 1974
    1974 Category similarity, instance dominance, and categorization timeJournal of verbal learning and verbal behavior.  13:698-708. 1974
    1972 Structural properties of transitive and intransitive verbsJournal of verbal learning and verbal behavior.  11:486-490. 1972

    Teaching Activities

  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • PY796 - Prac in the Teaching of Psych (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Psychology, University of Kansas 1975
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Kansas 1971
  • Full Name

  • Carl McFarland