Sue Trumbetta

Professor of Psychological Science

Trumbetta’s current research explores adolescent personality and clinical indicators as predictors of important life outcomes through later adulthood. She has conducted twin studies of consistency and change in marriage propensity across the lifespan, focusing on marriage and divorce as heritable phenotypes, on possible endophenotypes for marital status, and on genetic and environmental relationships between marital history and mental and physical health.  Trumbetta also has collaborated on studies of schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder, substance use disorders, and HIV risk among individuals with severe mental illness.

BA, Mount Holyoke College; MDiv, Yale University; PhD, University of Virginia
At Vassar since 1999


New England Building
Box 219

Research and Academic Interests

Clinical Psychology; Differential Psychology; Behavior Genetics; Forensic Psychology

Departments and Programs


PSYC 108 Reading and Writing in Psychological Science
PSYC 262 Principles of Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology
PSYC 375 Topical Applications in Psychological Science