Pearl S. Berman

  • Pearl S. BermanOffice

    Uhler 105

    Office Phone

    724-427-5566

    Email: psberman@iup.edu

    Fall 2020 Office Hours

    Office hours are available every day. Please schedule your personal Zoom meeting online.

      How I Became Interested in Psychology

      Curiosity about why people do the things they do

      Areas of Interest

      Violence prevention, child abuse and neglect

      Current Research

      My violence prevention research group consists of both graduate and undergraduate students and has involved them in both publications and presentations at professional conferences. Ongoing projects include the impact of adverse childhood experiences on health, the impact of adverse victimization and perpetration on later victimization and perpetration, the impact of writing news articles documenting the impact of adverse childhood experiences on public opinion, and cultural healing strategies as empowerment activities after trauma.

      Professional Organizations

      • Academy on Abuse and Violence
      • American Psychological Association
      • National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (President-Elect)
      • National Committee to End Elder Abuse
      • Global Peace Initiative

      Newest Projects

      • President-elect, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence.
      • Interdisciplinary Minor and Certificate program in Child and Adult Advocacy Studies with the Sociology Department at IUP
      • Member of Pacific Speaker’s Bureau
      • Member of Violence Against Women’s Research Consortium

      Dr. Berman’s Published Books

      Degrees/Schools 

      • BA, Brandeis University
      • MA, Bowling Green State University, Clinical Psychology
      • PhD, Bowling Green State University, Clinical Psychology

      Licensure

      Licensed in Pennsylvania for the Independent Practice of Psychology

      Pearl S. BermanCourses Taught

      Undergraduate

      PSYC 101, 311, 314, 322

      Graduate

      PSYC 830, 831, 860, 960, 973