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Dr. John J. Shaughnessy
Professor of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Research Methods
  • Practical Aspects of Memory
  • Senior Seminar: What's Worth Remembering
  • Advanced Research


  • B.S. Loyola University of Chicago, 1969
  • M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Northwestern University, 1971
  • Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Northwestern University, 1972

Research and Other Professional Interests

Brief Biography

John Shaughnessy teaches research methods, practical aspects of memory, Senior seminar, and advanced research lab. His favorite professional activity is collaborating with students on research examining how to improve people’s memory for names. He is co-author of three research methods books. John used to play racquetball, basketball, and softball. Now he just watches other people play. For recreation, John takes long walks with his wife, Paula, and their golden retriever, Josie.

Contact Information

Dr. John Shaughnessy
Hope College Psychology Department
35 E. 12th Street
Holland, MI 49422-9000

phone: 616-395-7729
fax: 616-395-7163