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Byron Greenberg

Greenberg, Byron, PhD, MPH

Clinical Psychology

Assistant Professor

Phone: 804-524-5915
Fax: 804-524-5915
Location: Hunter McDaniel, 40 N-B
Email: bgreenberg@vsu.edu

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Clinical psychology, Loma Linda University Graduate school
  • MPH Health Education and Promotion, LLU, School of Public Health
  • MA Experimental Psychology, Loma Linda University, Graduate school
  • MSEd Applied Behavioral Counseling, Johns Hopkins University, Education
  • BS Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University

EXPERTISE

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist (clinical practice, clinical supervision,   diagnosis, treatment planning, psychological testing)
  • Health Education and Promotion, Forensic Psychology (testing, adjudicative competency, NGRI)
  • Police Psychology
  • Psychoneuroimmunology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Influence of stress on health and performance

COURSES TAUGHT

  • Graduate:  Neuropsychological evaluation, Psychological Testing, Crisis Intervention, Consultation in Behavioral Medicine, Personality Theory, Practicum, Thesis
  • Undergraduate:   Abnormal Psychology, Learning, Crisis Intervention, Personality Development, Forensic Psychology, Experimental Lab

FACULTY COLLABORATORS AT OTHER UNIVERSITIES

  • Dr. Craig Bennell, Carlton University
  • Dr. Matthew Sharps, California State University
  • Dr. Ricardo Fenici, Catholic University, Rome, Italy
  • Dr. Donatella Brisinda, Catholic University,Rome Italy

Dr. Greenberg’s graduate students are working in the areas of Forensic psychology and Psychoneuroimmunology. K. Byrd completed a thesis that considered the question, “Is therapeutic justice therapeutic?  Taylor Singer-Boni tested a hypothesized link between anxiety and immune functioning.  K. Jackson is exploring the relationship between genres of rap music and antisocial beliefs and practices. J. Isley is probing the directional relationship between stress, sleep disturbance and performance issues among correctional officers, while S. Snyder (an undergraduate) and C. Gibbons (a masters student) are looking at the negative health consequences of stress on K-12 teachers.  Dr. Greenberg has also had undergraduates who have presented posters at professional conferences.  The following are examples of the type of involvement he has had with undergraduate students:                                 

Greenberg, B. E.; Afflic, Nigah; Simmons, Ashanta; Young, Dana.  Can Disparity Between Abstract and Verbal Ability Predict Police Performance? 2011 APS Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (May 26-29, 2011)

Lynch, Ashley; Greenberg, B. E; Sherman, Antoinette; Hymes, La-Toya; Campbell, Tiffany. Avoidant Coping and Somatic Expression: Does Coping Style Play a Role in Illness? 2010 HBCU UP Conference, Washington, D.C. 

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