College of Business and Behavioral Science

Profile


Robin Kowalski

Professor of Psychology


Office: 410E Brackett Hall
Phone: 864-656-0348
Fax: 864-656-0358
Email: RKOWALS@clemson.edu
 

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Social Psychology
UNC-Greensboro 1990

M.A. Psychology
Wake Forest 1987

B. A. Psychology
Furman University 1985

 Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Women and Psychology
Advanced Experimental Design
Health Psychology
Social Psychology
Pursuit of Happiness

 Profile

Dr. Robin Kowalski is a professor of psychology at Clemson University. She obtained her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research interests focus primarily on aversive interpersonal behaviors, most notably complaining, teasing and bullying, with a particular focus on cyber bullying. She is the author or co-author of several books including Complaining, Teasing, and Other Annoying Behaviors, Social Anxiety, Aversive Interpersonal Behaviors, Behaving Badly, The Social Psychology of Emotional and Behavioral Problems, Cyber Bullying: Bullying in the Digital Age. Her research on complaining brought her international attention, including an appearance on NBC’s “Today Show.” Dr. Kowalski has received several awards including Clemson University’s Award of Distinction, Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Phil Prince Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Classroom, Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science Senior Research Award, and the Clemson Board of Trustees Award for Faculty Excellence. She was also recently named by Princeton Review as one of the best 300 professors in the nation, and was selected as a finalist for the 2013 South Carolina Governor’s Professor of the Year Award.

 Research Interests

My research interests focus primarily on aversive interpersonal behaviors, most notably complaining, teasing and bullying, with a particular focus on cyber bullying.

 Research Publications

Kowalski, R. M. (2008). Cyber bullying: Recognizing and treating victim and aggressor.
Psychiatric Times, XXV, 45-47.

Kowalski, R. M. (2009). Cultural influences on the causes and experience of hurt
feelings. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling hurt in close relationships (pp. 457-478). London: Cambridge University Press.

Kowalski, R. M. (2009). Bullying. Salem Health: Psychology and Mental Health. Pasedena,
CA: Salem Press.

Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. (2009). Key findings about cyber bullying. Available
education.com.

Agatston, P. W., Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. P. (2009). Cyber bullying: “Best practices”for prevention and intervention for educators. Available education.com.

Kowalski, R. M. (2009). Hurt feelings. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.),
Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kowalski, R. M. (2009). Betrayal. In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.),
Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Peters, C. S., Kowalski, R. M., & Malesky, L. A. (2010). Protecting minors
on the Internet. In J. M. Lampinen & K. Sexton-Radek (Eds.), Protecting
children from violence. New York: Psychology Press.

Kowalski, R. M. (2010). Interpersonal relationships. In I. B. Weiner & W. E. Craighead
(Eds.), The Corsini encyclopedia of psychology (pp. 861-863). Hoboken, NJ:
John Wiley & Sons.

Kowalski, R. M., & Fedina, C. (2011). Cyber bullying in ADHD and Asperger Syndrome
populations. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 1202-1208.

Agatston, P. W., Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. E. (2011). Youth perspectives on
cyber bullying. In J. Patchin & S. Hinduja (Eds.), Cyber bullying. New York:
Routledge.

Kowalski, R. M., Giumetti, G. W., Schroeder, A. W., & Reese, H. H. (2012). Cyber bullying
among college students: Evidence domains of college life. In C. Wankel & L. Wankel
(Eds.), Misbehavior online in higher education (pp. 293-321). Bingley, UK: Emerald
Publishing Group.

Giumetti, G. W., McKibben, E. S., Hatfield, A. L., Schroeder, A. N., & Kowalski, R. M. (2012). Cyber incivility @ work: The new age of interpersonal deviance. Cyberpsychology,
Behavior, and Social Networking, 15, 148-154. doi:10.1089/cyber.2011.0336

Kowalski, R. M., Morgan, C., & Limber, S. (2012). Traditional bullying as a potential
warning sign of cyberbullying. School Psychology International, 33(5), 505-519.

Kowalski, R. M. (in press). Definition and effects of cyberbullying. In M. Eastin (Ed.),
Encyclopedia of media violence. New York: Sage.

Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. (in press). Psychological, physical, and academic correlates of cyberbullying and traditional bullying. Journal of Adolescent Health.

Kowalski, R. M., Schroeder, A. N., & Smith, C. A. (2013). Bystanders and their willingness to intervene in cyberbullying situations. In R. Hanewald (Ed.), From cyberbullying to cyber
safety: Issues and approaches in educational contexts. Sydney: Nova Publishers.

Skinner, J. A., & Kowalski, R. M. (in press). Profiles of sibling bullying. Journal of
Interpersonal Violence.