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Rachael Reavis

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology


  • Psychology


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • M.A., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • B.A., Connecticut College

Selected Courses

Two of my favorite courses to teach are Adult Psychopathology and Developmental Psychopathology (both PSYC 363), which include service-learning components. I also teach upper-level research courses including Peer Relationships and Close Relationships (both currently PSYC 351), and I regularly teach Intro to Psychology (PSYC 115). I have also taught an Earlham Seminar on Friendships and regularly offer Ford-Knight experiences.


Rachael Reavis is a psychologist with a special focus on developmental psychopathology. She regularly involves students in her research projects. These collaborations have led to publications and presentations at scholarly meetings.

Of the connections between research and teaching she says, “as I pursue new avenues of scholarship, I involve students in the process and show them that learning is a life-long process and that I am as much learner as I am teacher. Students in the classroom benefit from passionate and engaged professors who expose students to recent and cutting-edge developments.”

Research Projects

My research and clinical training were shaped by a developmental psychopathology framework, which emphasizes diverse developmental pathways and the necessity of understanding both normative and non-normative developmental processes. I am interested in bullying/peer-victimization, friendship, emotion regulation, and the development of foster youth and institutionalized children.


Professional Memberships

Society for Research in Child Development
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2)
Developmental Psychology (APA Division 7)

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