Faculty Profile: Nicola Wolfe

Photograph of NicolaWolfe
Nicola Wolfe

Biographical Sketch: Nicola Wolfe, Ph.D

Dr. Nicola Wolfe earned her PhD in Clinical Psychopharmacology from Harvard University. She has taught courses in “Contemporary Neuroscience”, “Biological Psychology”, “Chemical Dependence”, “Research Design”, and “Psychopharmacology” at Harvard University, University of Tokyo, U.C. Berkeley, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University, University of San Francisco, and U.C. Berkeley Extension. Her published research is predominantly in Neuroimaging in Alzheimer's Disease and Cross Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment. She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship and a Fulbright Faculty Scholarship for Research in Japan. She is co-author of the "Cross Cultural Cognitive Exam CCCE" (Glosser, Wolfe, Albert,© 1991) which has been translated and adapted in Japanese, Chamorro, Tagalog, French, German and Spanish. Research interests include using functional brain imaging such as fMRI for neurofeedback in Mind Body Medicine.

Curriculum Vitae

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

Ph.D., Psychology, 1986, Harvard University

A.M., Psychology, 1984, Harvard University

A.B., Biology/Psychology, 1978, Cornell University

Current Projects and Professional Activities

Research Areas:

- Prospective Memory in Healthy Aging: Remembering to Remember

- Neuroimaging in Dementia and Healthy Aging

- Cross Cultural Neuropsychology of Dementia using CCCE Cross Cultural cognitive Exam

Glosser G, Wolfe N, Albert ML  c 1991



Research Interests


Expertise Working with Saybrook Students


Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Grounded Theory
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling