Rhonda Swickert, Ph.D.


Address: 55 Coming St., Office 101
Phone: 843.953.5590
E-mail: swickertr@cofc.edu
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University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
Ph.D., 1996

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on factors that promote well-being. My most recent work has examined how the process of mindful awareness could enhance our ability to be more empathic, grateful, and forgiving, which are all factors that are very important in promoting happiness. I am also interested in how people learn and grow from weathering aversive events.

Teaching Interest

  • Positive Psychology: Optimizing Psychological Well-being
  • Psychology of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Advanced Personality Psychology with Lab
  • Advanced Social Psychology with Lab
  • Advanced Topics in Positive Psychology 

Clubs and Initiatives