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Kari Dudley

Phone: (603) 862-5384
Office: Psychology, McConnell Hall Rm 426, Durham, NH 03824

Kari Dudley is a social worker and a social psychologist. She has a background in clinical case management and psychotherapy, working with adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses as well as those with mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. Her experience teaching through the Child Impact Program (a 4-hour, court-mandated seminar for divorcing parents in the state of New Hampshire) inspired a return to graduate school at UNH, where she earned her M.S.T. in college teaching and her Ph.D. in social psychology. While a graduate student, she was nominated for and received the University's Graduate Student Teaching Award. Her doctoral research concentrated on college students' first (and forming) impressions of their instructor's teaching effectiveness and personality.

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 401: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 502: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 552: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 561: Abnormal Behavior
  • PSYC 581: Child Development
  • PSYC 595: AppsofPsyc/Academic Experience
  • PSYC 791: Top/Autobiographical Memory
  • PSYC 791W: SpcTop/Autobiography Memory


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire
  • M.S.W., Social Work, Boston College
  • M.S.T., College Teaching, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A., Psychology, University of New Hampshire

Selected Publications

  • Jr, L. E. P., & Dudley, K. L. (2011). Caution: Fragile! Regulating the Interpersonal Security of Chronically Insecure Partners. JOURNAL OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, 100(4), 681-702. doi:10.1037/a0021655

  • Jr, L. E. P., & Dudley, K. L. (2009). Implications of Reflected Appraisals of Interpersonal Insecurity for Suspicion and Power. PERSONALITY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BULLETIN, 35(12), 1672-1686. doi:10.1177/0146167209348380

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