Clinical

Dr. Laura Wilson

lwilson5@umw.edu

(540) 654- 1558

Mercer 316

Classes Taught: 

  • General Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Research Seminar in Psychopathology, Personality or Social Psychology
  • Independent Research in Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Immediate and long-term consequences of trauma
  • How survivors conceptualize sexual assault
  • Trauma within the LGBTQ+ community
  • Impact of mass shootings on survivors and communities

Favorite Paper Published:

Walker, H. E., Freud, J. S., Ellis, R. A., Fraine, S. M., & Wilson, L. C. (2019). The prevalence of sexual revictimization: A meta-analytic review. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 20(1), 67-80. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524838017692364

Favorite Hobby:

Backpacking

 

Dr. Erin Palmwood

epalmoo@umw.edu

(540) 654- 1553

Mercer 324

Classes Taught:

  • Psychopathology
  • Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Introductory Statistics for Psychology
  • Advanced Statistics for Psychology
  • Research Seminar in Psychopathology, Personality or Social Psychology
  • Independent Research

Research Interests:

  • How do individual and dyadic factors impact relationship problems such as infidelity, betrayal, and feelings of jealousy?
  • How does the romantic relationship context influence the development and maintenance of internalizing psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression)?
  • How does the parent-child relationship affect children’s cognitive and emotional functioning later in life, especially among children who were exposed to early adversity?

Favorite Paper Published:

Palmwood, E. N., & Simons, R. F. (2021). Unsupportive romantic partner behaviors increase neural reactivity to mistakes. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 170, 12-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2021.09.008

Favorite Hobbies:

Snuggling with her cat and eating fried pickles

 

Dr. Miriam Liss, Department Chair 

mliss@umw.edu

(540) 654- 1552

Mercer 306

Classes Taught:

  • General Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Women
  • Psychology of Personality
  • First-Year Seminar: Thriving in College – The Science of Positive Psychology
  • Research Seminar in Psychopathology, Personality or Social Psychology
  • Independent Research

Research Interests: 

  • Psychology of women
  • Objectification
  • Parenting
  • Mindfulness
  • Work family balance
  • Sensory processing
  • Autism
  • Social media 

Favorite Published Work:

Liss, M., Richmond, K., & Erchull, M. (2019). Psychology of Women and Gender. Norton.

Favorite Hobbies:

 Singing, community theater, and traveling with family