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Patricia Kahlbaugh



Ph.D., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Phone: (203) 392-6891

Teaching Interests:

Developmental Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, and Experimental Psychology.

Research Interests:

  • Successful aging
  • Disfluency and Disclosure of Negative Self-Attributes

Representative Publications:

Kahlbaugh, P., & Huffman, L. (in press). Personality, emotional qualities of leisure, and subjective well-being in the elderly.  International Journal of Aging and Human Development.

Mazur, J., & Kahlbaugh, P. (2012). Choice behavior of pigeons, college students, and preschool children in the Monty Hall dilemma. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 126, 407-420.

Kahlbaugh, P. E., Sperandio, A., Carlson, A., & Hauselt, J. (2011). The effect of playing Wii on the Elderly: Physical activity, loneliness and mood. Activity, Adaptation and Aging. 35, 331-344.

Haviland, J. M., & Kahlbaugh, P. E. (2000). Emotion and identity. In M. Lewis and J. M. Haviland (Eds.), Handbook of Emotion (2nd edition) (pp. 293-305). New York: Guilford.

Lefkowitz, E., Kahlbaugh, P.E., Au, T., & Sigman, M. (1998). A longitudinal study of AIDS conversations between mothers and adolescents. AIDS Education and Prevention, 10, 351-365.

Kahlbaugh, P. E., Lefkowitz, E.,Valdez, P., & Sigman, M. (1997). The affective nature of mother-adolescent communication concerning sexuality and conflict. Journal for Research on adolescence, 7, 221-239.

Lefkowitz, E., Kahlbaugh, P., & Sigman, M. (1996). Turn-taking in mother-adolescent conversations about sexuality and conflict. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 25, 307-321.

Kahlbaugh, P.E., & Kramer, D. A. (1995). Brief report: Relativism and identity crisis in young adulthood. Journal of Adult Development, 2, 63-70.

Kramer, D. A., & Kahlbaugh, P. E. (1994). Memory for a dialectical and a non-dialectical prose passage in young and older adults. Journal of Adult Development, 1, 13-26.

Kahlbaugh, P. E. (1994). Nonverbal communication between parents and adolescents: A study of affiliative and distancing behaviors. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 18, 91-113.

Kahlbaugh, P. (1993).  James Mark Baldwin:  A bridge between social and cognitive theories of development.  Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour, 23, 79-103.

Recent Presentations:

Kahlbaugh, P., Carofano, M., Neal, D., & McGinnis, B. (2016).  Self-determination theory: Motives associated with use and dependency on cellphones.  Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association, New York City.

Morales, L., & Kahlbaugh, P. (2015).  A study examining the effects of belief systems on judgments of crime.  Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia.    

Dadic, B., & Kahlbaugh, P. (2012). Is Bingo for everyone? Personality factors and the feelings experienced in activities in the elderly. Poster presented at the 65th annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, San Diego, CA.

Rayher, C., Memoli, M., & Kahlbaugh, P.E., (2011, March). The effect of ego depletion on impulse control in a shopping context. Poster presented at the 82nd annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Lombardi, S., Ragones, K., & Kahlbaugh, P. (2011, May). Agent placement in active and passive sentences. Poster presented at the Pace Undergraduate Conference, New York, New York.

Kahlbaugh, P. E., Sperandio, A., & Carlson, A. (2010, November). The effects of playing Wii on loneliness and mood in the elderly. Poster presented at the 63rd annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans.