Psychology

Michael Dooley

Assistant Professor of Psychology
Education
Ph. D. - University of California, Riverside 2018
B.S. - University of Mary Washington, 2009
Research Spotlight
  • Uncertain waiting periods: Navigation strategies, situational factors, post-news responses
  • Social Support: Perceived responsiveness, effects of enacted support, provider outcomes
  • Health and well-being: Stress, Coping, Sleep Quality, Health behaviors
  • Dyadic analyses
Research

My research is at the intersection of social and health psychology, focusing on health and well-being in the context of awaiting uncertain future outcomes, such as medical test results, exam scores, and job interviews. These periods of uncertainty exacerbate distress in ways that can negatively influence coping and health. My research attempts to build this literature by examining how people successfully navigate uncertain stressors with particular focus on the effects of seeking, receiving, and providing social support. 

Teaching
  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Psychology