I teach Abnormal
Psychology, Personality Psychology, and the Laboratory
in Personality and Psychopathology.
I am also the faculty advisor for the
student organization Active Minds.
If you are considering career paths
and/or graduate study related to mental health (e.g.,
clinical, counseling, social work, etc.)
feel free to stop by to talk
about it during my office hours or contact me for an
I am a clinical psychologist
studying the cognitive/affective and interpersonal
processes that can play a role in psychological
My research interests also include
the various issues of stigma and identity associated
with experiencing a mental disorder.
For more information about my
research lab and publications, click on the links above.
Selected examples of my
- The Rejection Sensitivity
Questionnaire - Adult Version (A-RSQ) [View/download]
- Berenson, K.R., Downey, G.,
Rafaeli, E., Coifman, K.G, & Leventhal
Paquin, N. (2011). The rejection-rage
contingency in borderline personality disorder.
Abnormal Psychology, 120, 681-690. [View/download]
- Berenson, K.R., Gyurak, A.,
Downey, G., Ayduk, O., Mogg, K., Bradley, B., &
Pine, D. (2009). Rejection sensitivity and
disruption of attention by social threat cues. Journal of Research in
Personality, 43, 1064–1072. [View/download]
K.R., & Andersen S.M. (2006). Childhood
physical and emotional abuse by a parent:
Transference effects in adult interpersonal
and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32,
- Berenson, K.R.,
Crawford, T.N., Cohen, P., & Brook, J.
(2005). Implications of parental identification
and parents' acceptance for adolescent and young
adult self-esteem. Self and
Identity, 4, 289-301. [View/download]