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Asani Seawell
On leave, Fall 2015

Associate Professor

As a clinical and health psychologist, I strive to understand the physical, psychological, and social complexities of health and illness. I am interested in understanding the role of interpersonal relationships in coping with illness. I have explored these issues among women with lupus or osteoarthritis and their families. I have also been interested in examining how positive psychological variables like hope and forgiveness can impact health and well-being. My most recent research focuses on interventions, like expressive writing and meditation, which increase forgiveness and diminish the negative impact of interpersonal transgressions on physical and psychological health. I enjoy involving undergraduate students in every aspect of the research process. I frequently present and even publish with my undergraduate research assistants.

Education / Degrees: 

M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York-Albany
B.A., Seton Hall University

Courses Taught: 

  • Psy 113: Intro. to Psychology with Lab
  • Psy 250: Health Psychology with Lab
  • Psy 370: Multicultural Psychology
  • Psy 495: Senior Seminar Tutorial: "Cancer Survivorship: Resiliency, Coping, and Relationships"

Primary Academic Interest: 

Health and Clinical Psychology

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