As a Psychology major you benefit from the extensive expertise of our faculty in the areas of human development, clinical psychology, cognitive neuroscience, learning and memory, social psychology, the biological basis of behavior and animal modeling.
Apart from our tenure track faculty who have doctoral degrees in their specialties, we also have two licensed clinicians on our faculty, which is very rare among undergraduate programs across the country.
Since many of our students are interested in clinical/counseling psychology as a future health profession, we have faculty that can assist you in pursuing that path.
I am broadly interested in studying learning, memory and emotion using behavioral neuroscience techniques. I have more recently become interested in how the brain's memory systems and emotional regulation systems come to function and cooperate over the course of development. I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and practicing the martial arts.Read More
Animal Learning and Behavior. Limbic System Function. Developmental Psychobiology.
In general, my research group investigates how pharmaceuticals, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and other pollutants that might enter the enivronment through man-made means negatively affect the behavior of the fish living in these polluted waters. Behavior is both a very sensitive and rapid endpoint of exposure and has important fitness implications. We study many different behaviors that are important for species survival, from exploration to courtship. In addition to this overarching theme, we are also interested in how and why individuals,... Read More
courtship and aggression; influence of social environment on behavior; individual variation in behavior; behavioral endocrinology; fish behavior; communication networks; effects of endocrine disrupters and inadvertant pharmaceutical exposure on fish behav
Trish Long joined UNE in 2014 as Clinical Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department. Her area of specialization is Clinical Psychology and her interests span the issues of sexual victimization, abnormal psychology, psychological research & statistical methods, and gender issues. Dr. Long’s research investigates both the factors associated with the perpetration of rape and sexual assault and the mental health issues experienced by survivors of sexual victimization. She invites students who are interested in participating in research on these... Read More
Psychological Research & Statistical Methods
Psychology of Gender
Julie Longua Peterson is an Assistant Professor of psychology at the University of New England and the principal investigator of the Self and Close Relationships Lab. Her program of research investigates the ways in which explicit (conscious, controlled) and implicit (unconscious, automatic) self and relationship processes influence how people navigate the ups and downs of daily life (e.g., acceptance, rejection). Julie's courses include Introduction to Psychology, Social Psychology, Research Methods, Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies, and a seminar in Self... Read More
Explicit and Implicit self-esteem; self-regulation; the role of the self in close relationships (e.g.
Before joining the faculty in 2005, Dr. Stevenson had two successful careers: one as a professional musician in Boston; the other working for luxury hotel brands in Washington, D.C. and Boston. Dr. Stevenson embarked on his third career by completing a Ph.D. in Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at American University and trained in the Psychopharmacology laboratory of Dr. Anthony L. Riley. Following his graduate training, he did a post-doctoral fellowship in Pharmacology in the laboratory of Dr. Steve Negus at McLean Hopspital / Harvard Medical... Read More
Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions