Allan D. Clifton Associate Professor of Psychological Science
Allan Clifton received his BA in psychology from Haverford College in 1995, and his MA and PhD from the University of Virginia in clinical psychology. He completed both his clinical internship and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
His research interests focus on ways to improve the assessment of personality, with an emphasis on maladaptive expressions of personality. He is currently working on a series of studies investigating the cross-situational consistency of personality, using social network analysis to map variations in interpersonal behavior.
- BA, Haverford College; MA, PhD, University of Virginia
- At Vassar since 2006
Departments and Programs
- CLCS 183. Vassar For Veterans
- PSYC 262. Principles of Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology
In the Media
Learning How to Bounce Back
Stress is part of everyone’s life, but there are ways to bounce back from adversity. Prof. of Psychological Science Michele Tugade ’95 has devoted her research to helping students—and even some astronauts—learn how to be resilient.
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