Ph.D., Southern Illinois




Dr. Howard's research centers around improving research methodology in several applied areas of psychology. His research with assertion training, communication skills, interviewing skills, teaching improvement, and social skills training suggests that several traditional research practices are inadequate to many of the tasks to which they are put. These inadequacies often result in misleading or incorrect conclusions. More appropriate alternative research procedures are then developed, and the adequacy of these innovations documented. By thus expanding and updating our research methodologies, social scientists are better able to conduct more sensitive and accurate evaluation efforts. Teaching interests include courses in research methodology, counseling theory and practice, program evaluation, personality, narrative psychology, consultation, ecological psychology, and philosophy of the social sciences.

Recent Papers

Howard, G. S. (2006). Stanford Ovshinsky and the hydrogen economy: Creating a better world. Notre Dame, IN: Academic Publications.

Howard, G. S., & Delgado-Romero, E. A., (Eds.) (2004). When things begin to go bad. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America

Howard, G. S., (Ed.) (2004). For the love of teaching. Notre Dame, IN: Academic Publications.

Howard, G. S. (2002). How should I live my life? Psychology, environmental science and moral traditions. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

Howard, G. S. (2000). Adapting human lifestyles for the 21st century. American Psychologist, 55, 509-515.

Bartholomew, R. E., & Howard, G. S. (1998). UFOs and alien abduction: Two centuries of controversy. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books.

Howard, G. S. (1997). Ecological psychology: Creating a more earth-friendly human nature. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Howard, G. S. (1996). Understanding human nature: An owner's manual. Notre Dame, IN: Academic Publications.

Howard, G. S. (1993). Ecocounseling psychology. The Counseling Psychologist, 21, 549-616.

Howard, G. S., & Nathan, P. E. (1994). Issues in alcohol use and misuse by young adults. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press.

Howard, G. S. (1991). Culture tales: A narrative approach to thinking, cross-cultural psychology, and psychotherapy. American Psychologist, 46, 187-197.

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Contact Information
Office: 219 Haggar Hall
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-5423