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Social and Health Psychology Faculty

  • Core Faculty
    Faculty Bio Interests Contact
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    Antonio Freitas

    Associate Professor,

    Social and Health

    Co-Director of Social and Health Program

    Motivation, self-regulation, social cognition, particularly identifying the goal representations that guide action.

    Psychology B-203
    Phone: (631) 632-7818

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    Sheri Levy


    Social and Health

    Ageism and aging concerns; Prejudice and Stigma based on Age, Ethnicity, Gender, Race, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status; Beliefs Systems and Intergroup Relations; Role Models, Social Identity, and Transitions; Student Engagement in STEM Fields.

    Psychology B-244
    Phone: (631) 632-4355

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    Marci Lobel


    Social and Health

    Using social psychological theory to understand stress, coping, and health, particularly reproductive health. Also, research on social comparison processes, focusing on the ways that people coping with stress use social comparison to improve their emotional state and preserve positive self-views.

    Psychology B-222
    Phone: (631) 632-7651

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    Bonita London


    Social and Health

    Social identity and intergroup processes; stereotyping and prejudice, stress and coping, social and motivational factors in academic achievement.

    Psychology B-242
    Phone: (631) 632-6369

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    Anne Moyer


    Social and Health

    Co-Director of Social and Health Program

    Psychosocial issues surrounding cancer and cancer risk, medical decision making, gender and health, research methodology and meta-analysis, the psychology of research participation.

    Psychology B-224
    Phone: (631) 632-7811


    Stacey B. Scott

    Associate Professor,

    Social and Health

    Stress, emotions, health, lifespan development, longitudinal and intensive measurement designs and analysis.

    Psychology B-142
    Phone: (631) 632-7804
  • Research Faculty
    Faculty Bio Interests Contact
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    Arthur Aron

    Research Professor,

    Social and Health

    Self-expansion model of motivation and cognition in personal relationships and intergroup relations/prejudice; social neuroscience; personality/temperament.

    Psychology B-226
    Phone: (631) 632-7707

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    Everett Waters

    Professor, Social and Health

    Emeritus Professor

    Interpersonal relationships; attachment relationships from infancy through adulthood.

    Psychology B-358
    Phone: (631) 632-7845

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    Harriet Waters

    Professor, Social and Health

    Emerita Professor

    Social cognition; cognitive development, particularly development of cognitive strategies and problem solving  skills.

    Psychology B-356
    Phone: (631) 632-7844

  • Emeritus Faculty

    Ronald Friend 

    David Glass

    Camille Wortman

    Paul Wortman

  • Associated Faculty

    Peter Caprariello, Ph.D., University of Rochester (2012)
    Assistant Professor, College of Business
    Money, relationships, and happiness.

     Judith A. Crowell, M.D., University of Vermont (1978)
    Associate Professor, Psychiatry 
    Child and adolescent psychiatry; the attachment system across the life span;
    parent-child and adult-adult interactions.

    Joyce Sprafkin, Ph.D., University at Stony Brook (1978)
    Associate Professor, Psychiatry 
    Child psychopathology; AHDH; tic disorders; effects of television on child