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Elizabeth E. MacDougall

Elizabeth E. MacDougall

Associate Professor of Psychology

Tel: 301-696-3892
Office: Tatem Arts Center, Room 325
Office hours: By appointment


  • Post-doctoral fellowship: Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Ph.D., Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A., Loyola University Maryland
  • B.S., Geneva College

Courses taught

  • PSY 211: Elementary Statistics
  • PYSO 221: Social Gerontology
  • PSY 373: Psychology of Aging
  • PSY 434: Tests & Measurements
  • COUN/PSY 534: Tests & Measurements
  • COUN 506: Research and Program Evaluation


Elizabeth MacDougall, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in geriatric neuropsychological assessment. Before joining the faculty at Hood, she served as a faculty member at Loyola University Maryland, teaching in their undergraduate and graduate psychology programs. She has also worked as a staff psychologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, and as a consultant to nursing homes and retirement communities in Maryland, where she is licensed to practice. MacDougall currently serves as the coordinator of the undergraduate gerontology minor, and she is the faculty adviser for Hood's Intervarsity Christian Fellowship student group.

Areas of expertise

Psychological assessment (especially geriatric assessment), the differential diagnosis of dementia syndromes, psychometrics, the psychology of aging, the psychology of death.


MacDougall, E.E., & Farreras, I.G. (2016). The Multidimensional Orientation Toward Dying and Death Inventory (MODDI-F): Factorial validity and reliability in a U.S. Sample.  Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 51(6), 1062–1069

MacDougall, E.E., Mansbach, W.E., Clark, K., & Mace, R. (2015).  The Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT): Cross-validation in a community-dwelling older adult sample. International Psychogeriatrics, 27(2), 243-250.  doi: 10.1017/S1041610214001458

Koster, D.P., Higginson, C.I., MacDougall, E.E., Wheelock, V.L., & Sigvardt, K.A. (2015). Subjective cognitive complaints in Parkinson’s disease without dementia: A preliminary study. Applied Neuropsychology:Adult, 22(4), 287-92.  doi:10.1080/23279095.2014.925902 

Mansbach, W.E., MacDougall, E.E., Clark, K., & Mace, R. (2014). Preliminary investigation of the Kitchen Picture Test (KPT): A new screening test of practical judgment for older adults.  Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 21(6), 674-692.  doi: 10.1080/13825585.2013.865698

MacDougall, E.E., & Mansbach, W.E. (2013). The Judgment test of the Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB): Psychometric considerations in an assisted-living sample.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27(5),827-839.  doi: 10.1080/13854046.2013.786759

Mansbach, W.E., & MacDougall, E.E. (2012). Development and validation of the short form of the Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool (BCAT-SF). Aging & Mental Health, 16(8),1065-1071. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2012.702729

Mansbach, W.E., MacDougall, E.E., & Rosenzweig, A. (2012). The Brief Cognitive
Assessment Tool (BCAT): a new test emphasizing contextual memory, executive functions, attentional capacity, and the prediction of instrumental activities of daily living. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 34(2),183-194. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2011.630649

Farley, K., Higginson, C., Sherman, M., & MacDougall, E. (2011). The ecological validity of clinical tests of visuospatial function in community-dwelling older adults.  Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 26(8),728-738. doi: 10.1093/arclin/acr069

Honors and awards

Hood College, Summer Research Institute Grant (2012, 2014, 2015)