Loyola University Maryland


Charles T. LoPresto, Ph.D.

Charles LoPrestoAssociate Professor of Psychology

Email: CLoPresto@loyola.edu


  • 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

Teaching Awards:

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

Scholarly Interests:

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.

Representative Publications:

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.

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introduction to Psychology
PY201: Social Psychology
PY331: Biopsychology
PY353: Contemporary Issues in Psychology

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