Pearl S. Berman

  • Pearl S. Berman


    Uhler 101A

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    Spring 2018  Office Hours

    • Monday 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday 9:00–11:00 a.m.
    • Thursday 9:00–11:00 a.m.
    • other hours by appointment

    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
    • National Committee to End Elder Abuse
    • Global Peace Initiative

    Newest Projects

    • 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


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


    Licensed in Pennsylvania for the Independent Practice of Psychology

    Courses Taught


    PSYC 101, 311, 314, 322


    PSYC 830, 831, 860, 960, 973

    Pearl S. Berman