Associate Professor of Psychology
- B.A., (Biology, Minors in Chemistry and Italian), LaSalle University
- M.A. (Clinical Psychology), Loyola College in Maryland
- Ph.D. (Personality Psychology, Minor in Clinical Neuropsychology), Howard University
- Pre-doctoral Internship, (Clinical Psychology), Springfield Hospital Center
- Licensed Psychologist in Maryland
Harry W. Rodgers, III, Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (1992)
Educator for Life Award (2003)
Currently, my research interests include various aspects of homophobia/homonegativity (e.g., etiological, personality and cognitive correlates), the etiology and construction of sexual orientation, stigma associated with sexual minority status, adolescent treatment issues, cognitive-behavioral approaches to treatment, cross-cultural psychology and men's issues.
Cramer, R.J., Golom, F.D., Kirkley, S.M., & LoPresto, C.T. (in press).
Weighing the evidence: Empirical assessment and ethical
implications of conversion therapy. Ethics and Behavior.
Sentz, D.F., Kirkhart, M.W., LoPresto, C.T., & Sobelman, S.A.
(2002). Intrusive effects of implicitly processed information on
explicit memory. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94, 241-250.
LoPresto, C.T. (1998). A variety of factors may cause homosexuality.
In M.E. Williams (Ed.), Homosexuality: Opposing viewpoints,
(pp. 42-46). San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press.
LoPresto, C.T., Sherman, M.F., & DiCarlo, M. (1994). Factors affecting
the acceptability of suicide and the effects of evaluator depression
and religiosity. Omega, 30, 205-221.
Lima, G., LoPresto, C.T., Sherman, M.F., & Sobelman, S.A. (1993).
The relationship between homophobia and self-esteem in gay
males with AIDS. Journal of Homosexuality, 25(4), 69-76.
Dowell, K.A., LoPresto, C.T., & Sherman, M.F. (1991). When are AIDS
patients to blame for their disease? Effects of patients’ sexual
orientation and mode of transmission. Psychological Reports, 69,
Mooney, S.P., Sherman, M.F., & LoPresto, C.T. (1991). Locus of control,
self-esteem, sex, and geographical distance as predictors of college
adjustment. Journal of Counseling and Development, 69, 445-448.
LoPresto, C.T., & Deluty, R.H. (1988). Consistency of aggressive,
assertive, and submissive behavior in male adolescents. Journal
of Social Psychology, 128, 619-632.
LoPresto, C.T., Sherman, M.F., & Sherman, N.C. (1985). The effects of
a masturbation seminar on high school males’ attitudes, false
beliefs, guilt, and behavior. Journal of Sex Research, 21, 142-156.
PY101: Introduction to Psychology
PY201: Social Psychology
PY353: Contemporary Issues in Psychology