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Karla Klein Murdock, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Psychology
Parmly Hall
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 458-8248
murdockk@wlu.edu


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching

Developmental Psychopathology (PSYC 265)

Research Design & Analysis Lab (PSYC 250-L)

Principles of Abnormal Behavior (PSYC 210) 

  Theories of Personality (PSYC 202)

The Pursuit of Happiness (PSYC 300)

Positive Psychology (PSYC 395)

 

 

 


Research

 

My research addresses factors that promote well-being and resilience during childhood and adolescence. The developmental psychopathology theoretical framework guides my work in two important ways:

 

     I explore factors that counteract risk for psychosocial problems in the course of development.

 

     My work is based on the assumption that individuals' competencies and strengths are fundamental in understanding and intervening with psychosocial difficulties.

 

My current research examines the implications of patterns of communication, including cell phone use, for adolescentsí health and well-being.