Graduate Counseling Psychology Research

Students have opportunities to engage in a broad array of faculty-led research. Learn about the work being done by our psychology research teams.
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Long Purple Line

Investigates perceptions of diversity, inclusion, exclusion, as well as experiences of discrimination among students at a university at the outset of its transition from single-sex to coeducation. Led by Drs. Jen Morse and Mary Jo Loughran.

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Women's Career Development

Focuses on leadership experiences and confidence in negotiation. Led by Dr. Gina Zanardelli.

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Group Therapy

Focuses on extending our understanding of group dynamics and mechanisms of change in effective group therapy, with a particular focus on group intervention with traditionally underserved and culturally diverse populations. Led by Dr. Jill Paquin.

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Women in Male-Dominated Careers

Focuses on examining facilitative factors and barriers to advancement and career success for women working in STEM and other traditionally male-dominated fields. Led by Dr. Jill Paquin.

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Intellectual Disability Quality of Life

Focuses on quality of life factors among individuals with intellectual disabilities and ways to improve them. Led by Dr. Anthony Goreczny.

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Eating & Weight Psychosocial Research

Explores psychosocial factors that determine eating behaviors. Led by Drs. Anthony Goreczny and Joseph Wister.

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Healthy Exercise Habits

This project is examining the influence of characteristic ways of thinking on people’s exercise habits and other health behaviors. Led by Dr. John Dimoff.

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Project Aim: Authoring Identity for Making Career Decisions

This project is researching the efficacy of career construction groups with Chatham University student-athletes. Led by Dr. Michael Cadaret.

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Navigating Stigma & Career Development Among African American Students in STEM

This project is exploring the influence of stereotype threat on social cognitive career development with African-American students in STEM. Led by Dr. Michael Cadaret and Dr. Lei Wang

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Define It!

A consciousness-raising group that focuses on rape culture and bystander behavior on college campuses. This research is testing the efficacy of the program and focuses on the following topics: bystander behavior, rape culture, the role of substance use, and social influence on the occurrence of sexual expectations and sexual assault on college campuses. Led by Dr. Michael Cadaret.

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Religion, Spirituality & Masculinity

Continual investigation of how religious and spiritual factors impact men's health. Led by Dr. Anthony Isacco.

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Psychological Health of Clergy Applicants

Quantitative studies of psychological assessment data of clergy applicants in the Catholic Church. Led by Dr. Anthony Isacco.

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Identity & Career Experiences of Psychotherapists Research Team

Focuses on exploring psychotherapists' identity development and professional issues encountered in the course of providing psychotherapy, as a trainee and throughout one's career. Led by Dr. Jill Paquin