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Faculty Research Interests

Adam L. Aréchiga

PsyD, Psychology - Loma Linda University, 2006
DrPH, Public Health - Loma Linda University, 2006

  • Clinical health psychology
  • Obesity management
  • Lifestyle change
  • Health promotion/preventive care

Hector M. Betancourt

PhD, Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 1983

  • Social, cultural, and health psychology
  • Cognition (attribution)-emotion processes in interpersonal and inter-group behavior
  • Role of culture in psychological processes and behavior
  • Culture, diversity, and behavior in health and social issues
  • Cultural and psychological factors in social inequities and health disparities

Kendal C. Boyd

PhD, Psychology - Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology, 1999

  • Psychology of religion
  • Spirituality/religion in psychotherapy
  • Factor analysis

Colleen A. Brenner

PhD, Psychology - University of Indiana, Bloomington, 2006

  • Serious mental illness (focus on schizophrenia and bipolar disorder)
  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Resiliency, self-efficacy, overall health, and well-being in serious mental illness

Paul E. Haerich

PhD, Psychology - University of Florida, 1989

  • Cognitive psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Attention and affect
  • Information processing and emotion
  • Ionizing radiation effects on CNS function

Richard E. Hartman

PhD, Behavior, Brain and Cognition - Washington University, 2001

  • Behavioral neuroscience
  • Experimental psychology

Sylvia M. Herbozo

PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of South Florida, 2008

  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • Body image disturbance

Grace J. Lee

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Fuller Theological Seminary Graduate School of Psychology, 2009

  • Clinical neuropsychology
  • Cognitive aging
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuroimaging correlates of cognition and behavior

Holly E. R. Morrell

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Texas Tech University, 2007

  • Adolescent cigarette smoking prevention
  • E-cigarette use
  • Smoking cessation and mental illness
  • Addiction
  • Advanced multivariate analysis

Kelly R. Morton

PhD, Life-Span Developmental Psychology - Bowling Green State University, 1992 (Joint Appointment with LLU School of Medicine)

  • Relationship between early life stress, negative emotions, and physical health outcomes
  • Stress and health
  • Social support and health
  • Religion and health
  • Care quality in primary care
  • Primary care psychology

Cameron L. Neece

PhD, Clinical Psychology - University of California, Los Angeles, 2011

  • Developmental psychology
  • Childhood disorder (emphasis on intellectual disabilities, autism, and disruptive behavior disorders)
  • Parenting and family processes
  • Treatment outcome research (focus on mindfulness approaches)

David A. Vermeersch

PhD, Clinical Psychology - Brigham Young University, 1998

  • Psychotherapy outcome
  • Psychotherapy quality management
  • Therapist effects on outcome
  • Effects of therapist/patient feedback on outcome
  • Reducing deterioration in psychotherapy
  • Effectiveness and patient-focused research
  • Outcome test construction