Lisa Thomson Ross, Ph.D.


Address: 65 Coming Street, Office 209
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Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
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 mental health struggles (e.g., anxiety, depression) and how they relate to other constructs including humility, hassles, alcohol misuse, and self-compassion. Typically, students working with me gain experience with investigating and summarizing existing literature, survey administration, data management and analysis, and writing up empirical findings.

Courses Taught

Social Psychology
Introduction to Psychological Science
Psychology of Personality
Environmental Psychology
Introduction to Women's Studies
Psychology of Gender
Advanced Social Psychology with Lab
Special Topics: Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies; Social Relationships and Mental Health; Personality Development; Feminist Identity Development