Clare Porac

Clare Porac

Clare Porac received her Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Duquesne University and her MA and PhD degrees in psychology from the New School for Social Research. From 1974 to 1999 she was a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at the University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. In 1999, she returned to the United States and assumed the positions of Professor of Psychology and Director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Penn State Erie. In 2005-2006 she spent a sabbatical as the visiting Senior Scientist in the Science Directorate of the American Psychological Association. She returned to the American Psychological Association from 2007-2009 and served as the Associate Executive Director for Graduate and Postgraduate Education in the Education Directorate. Her current position is Professor of Psychology at Penn State Erie. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 1 and 3), the Canadian Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science and the Eastern Psychological Association. She served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Psychological Association and is currently serving a term on the Executive Committee of Division 3 (Experimental Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and on the APA Council of Representatives as a member representing Division 1 (Society for General Psychology). She is also a member of the Psychonomic Society. Clare Porac was a co-author on the first two editions of the textbook, Sensation and Perception. However, it was her lead authorship on the book, Lateral Preferences and Human Behavior that established her international reputation as a researcher in the field of human lateral preferences including handedness. She has authored or coauthored 63 research articles and has presented 66 conference papers on her human laterality research; she has an additional 55 publications and 50 conference papers on other topics. In Canada, she received grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, the University of Victoria and the Dorothy and David Lam Endowment to support her work. In the United States, her research is supported by funds from Penn State University. She currently serves on the editorial boards of two of the major journals dealing with human laterality, Laterality and Brain and Cognition Clare Porac has lectured on human lateral preferences at universities in the United States, Canada, the UK and New Zealand. She has given media interviews that have appeared in Canadian outlets such as The Edmonton Journal, The Calgary Sun, and The Globe and Mail. In the United States, interviews have appeared in USA Today, Toledo Blade and The Detroit News and also on National Public Radio.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Book

Author: Clare Porac Release Date: 04 Jan 2016
Print Book:
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Author: Clare Porac Release Date: 04 Jan 2016
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USD 49.95