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Megan Meyer, PhD - Drexel Department of Psychology Prof

Megan Meyer, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor
First Year Coordinator
Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Office: Stratton 208


  • PhD, Brain Behavior and Cognition, Temple University, 2004
  • MA, Experimental Psychology, Temple University, 2000
  • BA, Psychology, The College of New Jersey, 1997

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Influences on preferred body type
  • Changes in body image, self-esteem, and self-efficacy in females as a function of strength training
  • Sensation and perception


Megan L. Meyer, PhD, is a member of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences teaching faculty. Professor Meyer completed her BA in Psychology at The College of New Jersey where her budding interest in psychology was cultivated and supported by a group of enthusiastic and engaging professors. She earned both her MA in Experimental Psychology and her PhD in Brain Behavior and Cognition from Temple University. Her masters and doctoral research were in the field of sensation and perception with a focus in visual perception and apparent motion. Professor Meyer enjoys teaching a variety of undergraduate psychology courses that include: Pre-Professional Psychology I & II, Computer-Assisted Data Analysis I & II, Research Methods, Cognitive Psychology, Sensation and Perception, and Approaches to Personality. She also serves as the faculty advisor for the Drexel University Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology.

Selected Publications:

  • Meyer, M. L., McDonald, S. A., DellaPietra, L., Wiechnik, M., & Dasch-Yee, K. B. (2018). Do students overestimate their contribution to class? Congruence of student and professor ratings of class participation. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 18(3), 44-54. doi: 10.14434/josotl.v18i3.21516