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Majerovitz, Deborah

Majerovitz, Deborah
Professor
Behavioral Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Family Caregiving

Professor Majerovitz has a doctoral degree in Social and Personality Psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology. Her areas of expertise include the psychology of aging, coping with chronic illness and disability, the impact of illness on marital and family relationships, and the role of social support in buffering stress. Her research interests encompass the psychological impact of family caregiving, family decision making in long term care and nursing home placement, communication in health care settings, and cultural differences in beliefs about elder care. She has worked with non-profit organizations on program evaluation, outcomes assessment, and applied health policy research.

Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  City University of New York Graduate Center  Social and Personality Psychology  1993 
MA  City University of New York Graduate Center  Psychology  1990 
BA  Swarthmore College  Psychology  1982 

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Majerovitz, Deborah
 

Majerovitz, Deborah
Professor
Behavioral Sciences