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305 Landrum Bolling Center

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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 (PSYC 220) and Developmental Psychopathology (PSYC 363), which include service-learning components. I regularly teach senior research and introductory courses, including Behavior, Health, & Society (PSYC 116), a course specifically for pre-health students that covers introductory psychology and sociology topics. I also offer research experiences in the Peer Lab every semester.


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 have an eclectic research program. My main interests are in bullying/peer-victimization, friendship, social cognition, and fixed/growth mindset (how people think about abilities and effort).

Professional Memberships

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

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