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Robin Kowalski

Robin Kowalski

Professor, Psychology

Office: 410-E Brackett Hall
Phone: (864) 656-0348

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1990); M.A. in General Psychology, Wake Forest University (1987); B.A. in Psychology, Furman University (1985)


Research Interests:

  • Cyber bullying
  • Aversive interpersonal behaviors, especially teasing and complaining
  • Health psychology
  • Courage

Selected Publications:

  • Kowalski, R. M. & Limber, S. E. (in press). Electronic bullying among middle school students. Journal of Adolescent Health.
  • Kowalski, R. M. (in press). Culture and hurt feelings. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), Feeling hurt in close relationships. London: Cambridge University Press.
  • Kowalski, R. M., Limber, S. E., & Agatston, P. W. (2008). Cyber bullying: Bullying in the digital age. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Kowalski, R. M., & Westen, D. (2008). Psychology (5th ed). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Kowalski, R. M. (2007). Teasing and bullying. In B. H. Spitzberg & W. R. Cupach (Eds.). The dark side of interpersonal communication (2nd ed, pp. 169-197). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Kowalski, R. M. & Payne, H.S. (2006). The decision to donate: A model of donation decision-making among individuals and families. Progress in Transplantation, 16, 1-7.

Awards and Honors:

  • Clemson University’s Mentoring Award of Distinction – April, 2005
  • Clemson University’s College of Business and Behavioral Science Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – May, 2005
  • Clemson University’s Psi Chi Teaching Award – May, 2005
  • SEPA Professional Paper Award, March, 2005
  • Western Carolina University Botner Superior Teaching Award, April, 1999
  • Western Carolina University Legislative Teaching Award, Psychology, April, 2001
  • Western Carolina University Teaching-Research Award, 2002
  • SEPA/CEPO Research Award
  • Association of Women in Psychology (AWP)/Division 35 Research Award
  • Hunter Scholar – Western Carolina University – 1995, 1998
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Society for Self and Identity
  • Society for Experimental Social Psychologists
  • Southeastern Psychology Association
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society for Southeastern Social Psychologists
  • Society for the Advancement of Social Psychology
  • Sigma Xi
  • Society for Health Psychology
  • Psi Chi
  • Teaching of Psychology

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • PSYCH 201H: Introduction to Psychology (Honors)
  • PSYCH 310: Advanced Experimental Design
  • PSYCH 352H: Social Psychology (Honors)
  • PSYCH 408: Women and Psychology
  • PSYCH 480/680: Health Psychology

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