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Asani Seawell
On leave, Spring 2015



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.

Campus Phone: 
(641) 269-3175
(641) 269-4984


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On-Campus Address: 
1607 Science
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
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
Associate Professor
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