Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Graduate Programs,
Loyola College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Psychology
Office: Humanities, 236B
- 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.
Romm, K. F., Barry, C. M., & Alvis, L. M. (2020). How the rich get riskier: The
role of parenting on affluent emerging adults' risk behaviors. Journal of Adult
Barry, C. M., Christofferson, J. L., Boorman, E. P., & Nelson, L. J. (2019). Profiles of
religiousness, spirituality, and psychological adjustment in emerging
adults. Journal of Adult Development. doi: 10.1007/s10804-019-09334-z
Romm, K. F., Barry, C. M., Kotchick, B. A., DiDonato, T. E., & Barnett, J. B. (2019). Parental
psychological control and identity: The roles of warmth, gender, and ethnicity. Journal of
Adult Development, 26, 81–96. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10804-018-9303-3
Shank, F. A., Petrarca, K. A., & Barry, C. M. (2019). Child outcomes of having a parent with
an AUD. Modern Psychological Studies, 25, Article 1. https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/
Audette, L., Barry, C. M., Carlucci, M. E., & Hardy, S. A. (2018). Associations among positive
body image, gender, and three latent profiles of religiosity. Mental Health, Religion &
Culture, 21, 380-394. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2018.1497587
Barry, C. M., & Prenoveau, J. M., & Morgan, C. H. (2018). Do emerging adults learn what
they live?: The frequency and importance of faith activities in home on emerging adults'
prosocial behavior towards family, friends, and strangers. Emerging Adulthood, 6, 411- 412.
Nadal, A. R. C., Hardy, S. A., & Barry, C. M. (2018). Understanding the roles of religiosity and
spirituality in emerging adulthood in the United States. Psychology of Religion and
Spirituality, 10, 30-43. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000104
Barry, C. M., Nelson, L. J., & Abo-Zena, M. M. (2016). Religiousness in adolescence and
emerging adulthood. In R. Levesque (Ed.), Encyclopedia on adolescence (2nd ed.).New
York, NY: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-32132-5_265-2
Wentzel, K., Fillisetti, L., & Barry, C. (2016). Prosocial behavior. In R. Levesque (Ed.),
Encyclopedia on adolescence (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
Barry, C. M., Madsen, S. D., & DeGrace, A. (2015). Growing up with a little help from their
friends in emerging adulthood. In J. J. Arnett (Ed.), Handbook on emerging adulthood
(pp. 215-229). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Gatzke, J. E., Barry, C. M., Papadakis, A. A., & Grover, R. L. (2015). The buffering effect of
friendship quality on the relation between perceived athletic discrepancies and self-
esteem. Athletic Insight, 7(1), 83-99.
Barry, C.M., & Abo-Zena, M. M. (Eds.) (2014). Emerging adults’ religiousness and spirituality:
Meaning-making in an age of transition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Barry, C. M., Prenoveau, J. M., & Diehl, C. L. (2013). The value of walking the walk: The
relation between family faith activities and emerging adults' religiousness. Journal of
Psychology and Christianity, 32, 206-220.
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 Courses that Meet the Diversity Course Requirement
* Indicates Courses that Meet the Service-Learning Requirement