Kathy Berenson
Assistant Professor of  Psychology
Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College
Psychology Department
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

office: McCreary 322


I teach Abnormal Psychology, Basic Dynamics of Personality, and the Laboratory in Experimental Personality Psychology.
 I am also the coordinator for internships in the psychology department, and the faculty advisor for the student organization Active Minds. 
If you are considering a psychology internship or a career related to mental health, feel free to stop by to talk about it during my office hours
or contact me for an appointment.

I am a clinical psychologist studying the cognitive/affective and interpersonal processes that can play a role in psychological difficulties.
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 work:
  • 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.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 681-690.  [View abstract] [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 abstract] [View/download]
  • Berenson K.R., & Andersen S.M. (2006). Childhood physical and emotional abuse by a parent: Transference effects in adult interpersonal relations. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 1509-1522. [View abstract] [View/download]
  • 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 abstract] [View/download]