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Faculty and Staff Profile

Cynthia Pury

Professor of Psychology
Undergraduate Coordinator

Office: 410 H Brackett Hall
Phone: 1-864-656-7876
Email: CPURY@clemson.edu
Vita: http://people.clemson.edu/~cpury/cv.pdf
Personal Website: http://www.clemson.edu/psych/people/cpury/
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D Clinical Psychology
Northwestern Univesrity 1997

M.S. Clinical Psychology
Northwestern University 1991

B.A. Psychology
University of Wisconsin - Madison 1989

 Courses Taught

Psychology 3700 Personality
Psychology 3830 Abnormal Psychology
Psychology 4820 Positive Psychology
Psychology 4880 Theories of Psychotherapy
Psychology 8990 Applied Mental Health

 Profile

I\'m trained as a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders. My research interests began in the area of cognition and fear, specifically threat appraisals. In 2003, I began to wonder about a different way of coping with threat: courage. My research in courage has more recently led me to think about situational affordances (cues that suggest and allow for action) in general and I\'m currently working to develop a taxonomy of situational affordances.

 Research Interests

My major research interests involve courage, emotions, and situational demands on behavior.

 Research Publications

Pury, C. L. S., Starkey, C., Breeden, C., Kelley, C., Murphy, H. & Lowndes, A. (2014). Courage interventions: Future directions and cautions. In A.C. Parks & S. M. Schueller (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Positive Psychological Interventions. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 168-178.
Grau, C., & Pury, C. S. (2014). Attitudes Towards Reference and Replaceability. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 5, 155–168. doi: 10.1007/s13164-013-0162-3
Pury, C. L. S., & Glennon, K. N. (2014). Psychological and Spiritual Aspects of Courage for Self-Renewal. In R. Wicks & E. Maynard (Eds.) Clinician’s Guide to Self-Renewal: Essential Advice from the Field. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 251-262.
Pury, C. L. S., Britt, T. W., Zinzow, H. M., & Raymond, M. A. (2014). Blended courage: Moral and psychological courage elements in mental health treatment seeking by active duty military personnel. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 30-41, doi 10.1080/17439760.2013.831466
Zinzow, H. M., Britt, T. W., Pury, C. L. S., Raymond, M. A., McFadden, A. C., & Burnette, C. M. (2013). Barriers and facilitators of mental health treatment-seeking among active duty Army personnel. Military Psychology, 25, 514-535. doi 10.1037/mil0000015
Pury, C. L. S. (2013). Proposed frailties of courage and related interventions. In R. Burke, S. Fox, & C. Cooper (Eds.) Human frailties: Wrong choices on the drive to success. Surrey, England: Gower, pp. 261-267.
Pury, C. L. S. (2013). Fostering courage in individuals: Basic directions and cautions. In R. Burke & C. Cooper (Eds.) Voice and whistleblowing in organizations: Overcoming fear, fostering courage, and unleashing candor. Cheltnham, UK: Edward Elgar. pp. 343-357.
Lester, P. B., & Pury, C. L. S. (2011). What leaders should know about courage. In Sweeney, P., Matthews, M., & Lester, P., (Eds.) Leadership in dangerous situations: A handbook for the armed forces, emergency services and first responders. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 21 – 39.
Pury, C. L. S. (2011). Automation can lead to confounds in text analysis: Back, Kufner, and Egloff (2010) and the Not-So-Angry Americans. Psychological Science, 22(6), 835 - 836. doi: DOI 10.1177/0956797611408735
Britt, T. W., Bennett, E. A., Crabtree, M., Haugh, C., Oliver, K., McFadden, A., & Pury, C.L.S. (2011). The theory of planned behavior and reserve component veteran treatment seeking. Military Psychology, 23, 81-96. doi 10.1080/08995605.2011.534417
Pury, C. L. S., & Lopez, S. J., Eds. (2010). The psychology of courage: Modern research on an ancient virtue. Washington DC, American Psychological Association.
Pury, C. L. S. & Starkey, C. (2010). Is courage an accolade or a process? A fundamental question for courage research. In C. Pury & S. Lopez (Eds.) The psychology of courage: Modern research on an ancient virtue. Washington DC, American Psychological Association, pp. 67-87.
Pury, C. L. S., & Lopez, S. J. (2010). Introduction. In C. Pury & S. Lopez (Eds.) The psychology of courage: Modern research on an ancient virtue. Washington DC, American Psychological Association, pp. 3 - 5.
Pury, C.L.S., Lopez, S. J., & Key-Roberts, M. (2010). The future of courage research. In C. Pury & S. Lopez (Eds.) The psychology of courage: Modern research on an ancient virtue. Washington DC, American Psychological Association, pp. 229 - 235.
Pury, C. L. S, & Hensel, A.D. (2010). Are courageous actions successful actions? Journal of Positive Psychology, 5, 62 – 72.
Pury, C. L. S., & Lopez, S. J. (2009). Courage. In S. J. Lopez & C. R. Snyder (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 2nd Ed. New York: Oxford. pp.375 – 382.
Pury, C. L. S. (2009). Perseverance. In S. J. Lopez, ed. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, Vol. 2. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 678-682.
Pury, C. L. S., & Woodard, C. (2009). Courage. In S. J. Lopez, ed. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, Vol. 1. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 247-254.
Wasko, L. & Pury, C. L. S. (2009). Affective forecasting. In S. J. Lopez, ed. The Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology, Vol. 1. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 24-26.
Pury, C. L. S. (2008). Can courage be learned? In Lopez, S. J. (Ed.) Positive psychology: Exploring the best in people, Vol. 1 Discovering human strengths. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, pp. 109 - 130.
Britt, T. W., & Pury, C. L. S. (2008). Response to “Counseling military personnel following traumatic events.” In N. Arthur & P. Pederson (Eds.) Case incidents in counseling for international transitions. Alexandria VA: American Counseling Association.