Expertise: social psychology
Dr. O’Dwyer’s area of specialization is social psychology. Her main area of interest is how interpersonal and intergroup conflict affects the experience of self. Currently, she is conducting a study on road-rage. She has published articles in the Journal of Applied Psychology, and the British Journal of Social Psychology. She has presented at many professional conferences, including the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. She has been an active member of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA), a regional organization focused on undergraduate research in psychology, for many years; and she is currently the organization’s secretary. Many of her students have presented their own research at NEPA’s annual conference. She has also been a statistical consultant on numerous studies, including an environmental opinion poll conducted in Berkshires area; and she has worked in human resources management for a social service agency. BA, summa cum laude, phi beta kappa, Boston College; PhD, Boston College.