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Charles T. LoPresto, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus
Charles LoPresto


  • B.A. (Biology, minors in Chemistry & 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


  • Cramer, R. J., Golom, F. D., LoPresto, C. T., & Kirkley, S. M. (2008). Weighing the evidence: Empirical assessment and ethical implications of conversion therapy. Ethics & Behavior, 18(1), 93-114. [doi]
  • 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(1), 241-250. [doi]
  • LoPresto, C. T. (1998). A variety of factors may cause homosexuality. In M. E. Williams (Ed.), Homosexuality: Opposing viewpoints (pp. 42-46). Greenhaven Press.
  • LoPresto, C. T., Sherman, M. F., & DiCarlo, M. A. (1995). Factors affecting the unacceptability of suicide and the effects of evaluator depression and religiosity. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying, 30(3), 205-221. [doi]
  • 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. [doi]
  • 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(1), 211-219. [doi]
  • Mooney, S. P., Sherman, M. F., & LoPresto, C. T. (1991). Academic locus of control, self-esteem, and perceived distance from home as predictors of college adjustment. Journal of Counseling & Development, 69(5), 445-448. [doi]
  • LoPresto, C. T., & Deluty, R. H. (1988). Consistency of aggressive, assertive, and submissive behavior in male adolescents. The Journal of Social Psychology, 128(5), 619-632. [doi]
  • 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(2), 142-156. [doi]

Areas of Specialization

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.


  • Harry W. Rodgers, III, Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award (1992)
  • Educator for Life Award (2003)