Douglas D. Fife


Professor of Psychology

BA, MacMurray College; MA, PhD, University of South Dakota

Douglas D. Fife
About Douglas Fife
Douglas Fife became a psychology major many decades ago (1962) and is thankful that he made that choice.  His interest in that subject never diminished since the day that he enrolled in his first psychology course.

Dr. Fife earned his B.A. in Psychology  from MacMurray College and his M.A. in Learning Psychology and his Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from the University of South Dakota.

Dr. Fife joined the Plymouth State faculty in 1970 and played an active role in the creation of many of the present degree programs and in designing psychology facilities that are in use today.

During his teaching career at Plymouth State, Dr. Fife has taught Adolescent Psychology, Adulthood and Aging, Comparative Psychology, Development and Understanding, Educational Psychology, History and Systems. Introduction to General Psychology, Life-Span Developmental Psychology, Perception, Physiological Psychology and Psychology Seminar.  In addition to this list of regular-semester courses, Dr. Fife has frequently offered courses on an Individual Enrollment basis, which were frequently taught on-line.

Selected Publications

  • Kamback, M. C. & Fife, D. D.   Effects of dorsolateral frontal cortical ablations on stimulus equivalence and transposition in monkeys.   Neuropsychologia, 1975, 13, 307-313.
  • Fife, D. D.   The effects of stimuli associated with shock onset or termination on restraint-induced gastric lesions.   Psychonomic Science, 1970, 19, 163-164.
  • Fife, D. D. & Kamback, M. C.   The ability of squirrel monkeys to solve randomly-presented string problems.   Psychonomic Science, 1970, 18, 131-132.
  • Fife, D. D.  “Nicotine Tartarate and locomotor activity”, presented at the 1983 Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association

Courses Taught Currently

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Department of Psychology

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