Krisanne Bursik, PhD

Professor, Psychology

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  • PhD, Boston University
  • MA, Boston University
  • BA, Villanova University

Research Interests

  • Personality and individual differences
  • Adolescent and adult development
  • Gender and women's studies

Selected Publications

Yeterian, J., Bursik, K., & Kelly, J. F. (2018). "God put weed here for us to smoke": A mixed methods study of religion and spirituality among adolescents with cannabis use disorders. Substance Abuse, 39 (4), 484-492.

Yeterian, J., Bursik, K., & Kelly, J. F. (2015). Religiosity as a predictor of adolescents’ substance use disorder treatment outcomes. Substance Abuse, 36 (4), 453-461.

White-Ajmani, M. L., & Bursik, K. (2014). Situational context moderates the relationship between moral disengagement and aggression. Psychology of Violence, 4, 90-100.

Bursik, K., & Gefter, J. (2011). Still stable after all these years: Perceptions of sexual harassment in academic contexts. The Journal of Social Psychology, 151, 331-349.

White-Ajmani, M., & Bursik, K. (2011). What lies beneath: Dogmatism, intolerance, and political self-identification. Individual Differences Research, 9, 153-164.

Schmookler, T., & Bursik, K. (2007). The value of monogamy in emerging adulthood: A gendered perspective. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 819-835.

Stackert, R., & Bursik, K. (2006). Ego development and the therapeutic goal-setting capacities of mentally ill adults. American Journal of Psychotherapy, 60, 357-374.

Bursik, K., & Martin, T.A. (2006). Ego development and adolescent academic achievement. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 16, 1-18.

Benetti-McQuoid, J., & Bursik, K. (2005).  Individual differences in experiences of and responses to guilt and shame: Examining the lenses of gender and gender role. Sex Roles, 53, 133-142.

Vareschi, C. G., & Bursik, K. (2005). Attachment style differences in the parental interactions and adaptation patterns of divorcing parents. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 42, 15-32.

Stackert, R. A., & Bursik, K. (2003). Why am I unsatisfied? Adult attachment style, gendered irrational relationship beliefs, and young adult romantic relationship satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 34, 1419-1429.

Rattet, S., & Bursik, K. (2001).  Investigating the personality correlates of paranormal belief and precognitive experience. Personality and Individual Differences, 31, 433-444.

Young, J., & Bursik, K. (2000). Identity development and life plan maturity: A comparison of women athletes and non-athletes. Sex Roles, 43, 241-254.

Bursik, K. (1998). Moving beyond gender differences: Gender role comparisons of manifest dream content. Sex Roles, 38, 203-214.

Bursik, K. (1995). Gender-related traits and ego development: Differential patterns for men and women. Sex Roles, 32, 601-615.

Bursik, K. (1992). Perceptions of sexual harassment in an academic context. Sex Roles, 27, 401-412.

Bursik, K. (1991). Adaptation to divorce and ego development in adult women. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 300-306.

Bursik, K. (1991). Correlates of women's adjustment during the separation and divorce process. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 14, 137-162.

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  • PSYCH-226-A Theories of Personality