Dr. Katherine Dunham
Associate professor of Psychology, Applied Social Psychology
The main focus of my research is social support, specifically social support from friends or relatives (i.e., not from formal sources such as counselors). I ask some basic questions about the social support process that occurs when people disclose various personal problems that include dating violence and suicidal thoughts. I also conduct research on mental health literacy, which is the knowledge and attitudes that we have about psychological disorders, and stigma often associated with psychological disorders.