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Lisa Thomson Ross, Ph.D.


Address: 65 Coming St., Office 209
Phone: 843.953.6776
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Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Ph.D., 1993

Research Interests

My primary research interest revolves around the sources, correlates and consequences of unpredictability (e.g., family chaos, environmental instability, unpredictability beliefs). My secondary research area concerns common struggles of college students, including alcohol misuse, sexual risk-taking, and mental health issues. Typically, students working with me gain experience with investigating and summarizing existing literature, survey administration, data management and analysis, and writing up empirical findings.

Teaching Interests

  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Social Psychology Lab
  • Special Topics courses
    • Psychology of Gender
    • Social Relationships and Mental Health
    • Personality Development