Psychology

Psychology people

Program Faculty

Michael Addis, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Men’s mental health, masculinity, help-seeking behavior, lay theories of psychopathology and treatment
Tel: 1-508-793-7266
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Michael Bamberg, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology; Adjunct Professor, Department of English
Michael Bamberg, Ph.D., Psychology, received degrees in German (language and literature), Political Science, and Theology before he became a high school teacher in Germany. He taught German in the UK and PR of China, and collected his M.Phil. in Linguistics at the University of New York, as well as his Ph.D. in Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has been teaching Psychology at Clark since 1986, and Cultural Studies and Communication since 2000. His areas of interest are Identity and Narrative.
Tel: 1-508-793-7135
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Nancy Budwig, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology; Associate Provost and Dean of Research
Language development, socialization, discursive psychology
Tel: 1-508-793-7250
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Esteban Cardemil, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Mental health care disparities, prevention and treatment, cultural adaptations, depression
Tel: 1-508-793-7738
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James Córdova, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Hiatt School of Psychology
Couples' relationship health and deterioration; couple's therapy research; intimacy, acceptance, and motivating the adoption of relationship healthy practice; the Marriage/Relationship Checkup.
Tel: 1-508-793-7268
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Nicola Curtin , Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
The role of social identity and individual differences in commitments to creating social change, with a particular interest in ally and coalitional activism.
Tel: 1-508-793-7261
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Rachel Falmagne, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Modes of reasoning, personal epistemology and social location. Thought and societal discourses of knowledge. Feminist perspectives on mind, self, identity and development. Gender, self and thought. Psychology and society.
Tel: 1-508-793-7262
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Abbie Goldberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Family diversity; the transition to parenthood; work-family issues; adoption; reproductive technologies; gay/lesbian parenting; gender
Tel: 508-793-7289
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Wendy S. Grolnick, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Motivation and development, self-regulation of emotion and behavior in infancy and early childhood, parent and teacher influences on children’s motivation and adjustment, child clinical psychology
Tel: 1-508-793-7276
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Lene Jensen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
One line of Dr. Jensen’s research is in the area of moral development. This work takes a “cultural-developmental” approach, addressing how moral reasoning is both culturally and developmentally situated. Her work has included members of diverse religious communities in India and the United States. A second line of research addresses cultural identity development in the contexts of migration and global change. A current project with adolescents and their parents who have immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and India, examines their cultural identity development as well as ties between cultural identity and engagement with civil society, school, and family.
Tel: 1-508-793-7271
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Laura McKee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Child and adolescent internalizing psychopathology; parenting style and behaviors; emotion socialization; depression prevention; cognitive bias modification; application of positive psychology
Tel: 1-508-793-7552
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Nicole Overstreet, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
The relation between stigma, stereotyping, and health in marginalized groups. I am particularly interested in examining the role of stigma and stereotyping on mental and sexual health outcomes as it relates to experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual objectification.
Tel: 508-793-7231
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Andrew L. Stewart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Intergroup relations, ideology, intergroup violence, violence prevention, gender
Tel: 508-793-7656
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Jaan Valsiner, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology; Adjunct Professor, Department of English
Dr. Valsiner is a developmental scientist who is one of the core members of the Socio-Evolutionary-Cultural Psychology Graduate Program (SEC) within the department. He takes interest in the cultural organization of mental and affective processes in human development across the whole life span. Another domain of his research involves psychology's history as a resource of ideas for contemporary advancement of the discipline and in theoretical models of how human beings are carriers of culture.
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Johanna Ray Vollhardt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Group-based victimization; inclusive and exclusive victim consciousness; acknowledgment; prosocial behavior between groups (especially between minority and victim groups); psychology of genocide
Tel: 1-508-793-7278
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Marianne Wiser, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Cognitive development, especially concept acquisition
Tel: 1-508-793-7263
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Adjunct Faculty

Robert Ciottone, Ph.D.
Clinical Program


Affiliate Faculty

Cathleen Crider, Ph.D.
Clinical Program--Adult and Child Assessment


Christina Hatgis, Ph.D.
Clinical Program


Johanna Sagarin, Ph.D.
Clinical Program


Research Faculty

Jeffrey Arnett, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Emerging adulthood (ages 18-29)
Tel: 1-508-793-7275
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Maricela Correa-Chávez, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Primary Affiliation at California State University, Long Beach. Cultural-historical nature of cognition, especially attention and communication; organization of learning in communities with Indigenous North and Central American histories; tools and strengths children from Latin American immigrant families bring to school contexts
Tel: 1-508-793-7656
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Joseph de Rivera, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
The structure and function of different emotions, the relationships between emotion and action, the social psychology of non-violent action for peace and justice
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Randi Garcia, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Visiting Assistant Professor
Tel: 508-793-7259
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Denise Hines, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Family violence and intimate partner aggression; male victims and other underserved victims of intimate partner violence; prevention of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking; translating research for policymakers and practitioners
Tel: 1-508-793-7458
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James Laird, Ph.D.
Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Emotional experience, self-perception, attributions to others, structures of person awareness, world hypotheses as personality variables
Tel: 1-508-793-7272
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Seana Moran, Ed.D
Research Assistant Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Life-span, dynamic developmental approaches to understand how individuals proactively contribute to their societies and cultures through purposeful contributions, ethical creativity, collaboration, and wisdom.
Tel: 1-508-793-7272
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Kathleen Palm Reed, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor, Hiatt School of Psychology
Associate Director of Clinical Training/Research Assistant Professor
Tel: 1-508-793-7277
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Visiting Faculty

Diala Hawi, Ph.D.
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Elena Zaretsky, Ph.D.
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Emeriti Faculty

Roger Bibace, Ph.D.
Psychology and religion; morality, values and grading; risk governance; gender differences; changing behavior
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David Stevens, Ph.D.
Taste and smell, psychophysics, research methods and analyses
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Nicholas Thompson, Ph.D.
Animal behavior, evolutionary theory
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