Associate Professor of Psychology
Office: Beatty Hall, Room 212
- B.S. (Psychology with minors in Sociology, Spanish & Secondary Education, summa cum laude with Departmental Honors in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa), Ursinus College
- Ph.D. (Human Development, Educational Psychology specialization), University of Maryland, College Park
Research interests include social and self development during adolescence and emerging adulthood. Current ongoing research projects include emerging adults conceptualizations of criteria for adulthood and their relation to self-perceptions, temperament, spirituality, close relationships with parents, romantic partners, and friends and marriage readiness.
Pollard, C. A.**, Barry, C. M., Freedman, B. H., & Kotchick, B. A. (in press). Relationship quality as
a moderator of anxiety in siblings of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders or
Down Syndrome. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9618-9
Barry, C. M., Padilla-Walker, L. M., & Nelson, L. J. (2012). The role of mothers and media on
emerging adults’ religious faith and practices by way of internalization of prosocial values.
Journal of Adult Development, 19(2), 66-78. doi: 10.1007/s10804-011-9135-x
Steffe, M.*, & Barry, C. M. (2012). The challenges in the transition to adulthood for foster care
youth: A literature review. Modern Psychological Studies,17(2), 43-49.
Festa, C. C.**, Barry, C. M., Sherman, M. F., & Grover, R. L. (2012). Quality of college students’
same-sex friendships as a function of personality and interpersonal competence. Psychological
Reports, 110(1), 283-296. doi: 10.2466/04.09.10.21.PR0.110.1.283-296
Barry, C. M., & Nelson, L. J. (2011). Religiosity in adolescence and emerging adulthood. In R.
Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia on adolescence (pp. 2339-2352). New York, NY: Springer.
Wentzel, K., Fillisetti, L., & Barry, C. (2011). Prosocial behavior. In R. Levesque (Ed.),
Encyclopedia on adolescence (pp. 2188-2195). New York, NY: Springer.
Barry, C. M., & Madsen, S. D. (2010). Friends and friendships. In T. Clydesdale (Ed.) Who are
emerging adults? Washington, DC: Changing Spirituality of Emerging Adults Project.
Retrieved from http://changingsea.org/barry.htm
Boling, M. W.**, Barry, C. M., Lowry, J., & Kotchick, B. A. (2011). The relations among parent-child
attachment, perceived social competence, and early adolescents’ friendship quality.
Psychological Reports, 109(3), 819-841. doi:10.2466/02.07.09.21.PRO.109.6. 819-841
Barry, C. M., Nelson, L. J., Davarya, S.**, & Urry, S.** (2010). Religiosity and spirituality during the
transition to adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 34(4), 311-324.
* Denotes undergraduate student coauthor
** Denotes graduate student coauthor
PY101: Introductory Psychology*
PY241D: Child Psychology*
PY242D: Adolescent Psychology*
PY243D: Adult Development*
PY244: Lifespan Development*
PY418/PL407: Marriage and Family through the Lens of
Catholic Social Thought and Developmental Psychology
PY664: Advanced Developmental Psychology: Lifespan
PY706: Introduction to Clinical Experiences: Service-Learning
D Indicates Coures that Meet the Diversity Course Requirement
* Indicates Courses that Meet the Service-Learning Requirement