Kathleen A. Ryan
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- Ph.D. , M.S. Experimental Psychology, Bowling Green State University
- B.S. Psychology, San Diego State University
- PSY 201/202 Introductory Psychology
- PSY 252 Social Psychology
- PSY 314 Psychology of Women
- PSY 329 Research Methods in Psychology
- PSY 330 Behavioral Effects of Psychoactive Drugs
- PSY 340 Biopsychology
- PSY 366 Experimental Psychology
- PSY 458 Learning
- PSY 585 Research Methods for Counseling Psychology
- PSY 590 Research Application in Psychology and Human Services
My general research interests are currently in the motivational framework of religiosity and spirituality as it relates to one's subjective well-being. How one chooses to be religious or spiritual and the goals one pursues in such an involvement appears to influence one's subjective well-being. I am interested in identifying those means and ends of religiosity that result in negative well-being and those that result in positive well-being.
Selected Publications/Professional Activities
- Fiorito, B., & Ryan, K. (2007). Spirituality and psychological well-being: A corroboration and mediator-moderator study. Review of Religious Research, 48(4), 341-368.
- Ryan, K. & Fiorito, B. (2003). Means-ends spirituality questionnaire: reliability, validity and relationship to psychological well-being. Review of Religious Research, 45(2), 130-154.
- Ryan, K. & Fiorito, B. (2002). Concurrent and discriminant validity of the means-ends spirituality questionnaire. East Lancing, MI: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED458475).