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.
Dr. Christina Leclerc is an Associate Lecturer in the psychology department with training in lifespan developmental psychology (with a research focus on the aging portion of the lifespan), as well as the cognitive and affective neural mechanisms of age-related change. Dr. Leclerc is currently teaching Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development in Context, and Research Methods in Psychology. Read More
Dr. Linda L. Morrison joined the faculty in the Psychology Department at UNE in 1995. She has served as the Assistant Chair and Chair of the Department as well as her current service as the Program Coordinator of the MHRT/C minor program. She is a founding faculty member of the Women's and Gender Studies Program and has served on a variety of faculty committees including the University Faculty Assembly, Core Curriculum Assessment, and Multicultural Affairs committees.
Dr. Morrison has a... Read More
Clinical and Counseling Psychology
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
I am broadly interested in studying negative emotionality and pain using behavioral neuroscience techniques using a developmental lens. I enjoy teaching at both the introductory and upper levels.
learning and memory
Brain Research relating to behavior
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 Associate 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.
As an assistant lecturer in the Psychology department at UNE, I teach courses for students enrolled in all 3 of our majors, with a focus on courses for the animal behavior major. These courses include animal cognition, comparative animal behavior, introduction to methods and techniques in animal behavior, psychology statistics and research methods, and introduction to psychology. My graduate studies in experimental psychology focused on the association between sound and behavior... Read More
cetacean social behavior and communication
interaction of sound and behavior
humpback whale song
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 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 School.... Read More
Drug development; preclinical methods development; opioid pharmacology; pain; exercise; drug abuse; drug interactions
Research Associate/Lab Manager
My undergraduate training was at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon where I focused primarily on Psychology/Neuroscience. I then went to Western Illinois University for my Masters degree in Experimental Psychology, where I explored attentional deficits in rats consuming high-fat diets, and potential reversible mechanisms with modern antipsychotic drugs. I recently completed my Ph.D. in experimental psychology at Washington State University. My main area of interest was sex differences in the analgesic and rewarding effects of morphine using a chronic inflammatory pain... Read More