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Dana S. Dunn

Dana S. Dunn

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Dana S. Dunn received his Ph.D. in experimental social psychology from the University of Virginia in 1987, having previously graduated with a B.A. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982. He has published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of social cognition, rehabilitation psychology, the teaching of psychology, and liberal education. Dunn is the author or editor of ten books, including Research Methods for Social Psychology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), Psychology Applied to Modern Life: Adjustment in the 21st Century (with Weiten, Lloyd, & Hammer; Cengage, 2009), and Teaching Critical Thinking in Psychology: A Handbook of Best Practices (with Halonen & Smith; Wiley-Blackwell, 2008). Dunn is the Director of the Learning in Common (LinC) Curriculum at Moravian.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Causal Attribution
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition


Journal Articles:

  • Dunn, D. S., & Brody, C. (2008). Defining the good life following acquired physical disability. Rehabilitation Psychology.
  • Dunn, D. S., & Dougherty, S. B. (2005). Prospects for a positive psychology of rehabilitation. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50, 305-311.
  • Dunn, D. S., & Elliott, T. R. (2008). The place and promise of theory in rehabilitation psychology research. Rehabilitation Psychology, 53, 254-267.
  • Dunn, D. S., & Elliott, T. R. (2005). Revisiting a constructive classic: Wright's Physical Disability: A Psychosocial Approach. Rehabilitation Psychology, 50, 183-189.
  • Dunn, D. S., McCarthy, M., Baker, S., Halonen, J. S., & Hill, G. W., III. (2007). Quality benchmarks in undergraduate psychology programs. American Psychologist, 62, 650-670.

Other Publications:

  • Dunn, D. S. (2009). Teaching about disability: Cultures of experience, not expectation. In R. A. R. Gurung & L. Prieto (Eds.), Got culture? Best practices for incorporating culture into the curriculum. New York: Stylus.
  • Dunn, D. S. (2009). The social psychology of disability. To appear in R. G. Frank, B. Caplan, & M. Rosenthal (Eds.), Handbook of rehabilitation psychology (2nd ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Dunn, D. S., Brewer, C. L., Cautin, R. L., Gurung, R. A., Keith, K. D., McGregor, L. N., Nida, S. A., Puccio, P., & Voight, M. J. (2009). The undergraduate psychology curriculum: Call for a core. In D. F. Halpern (Ed.), Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Dunn, D. S., Elliott, T. R., & Uswatte, G. (2009). Happiness, resilience and positive growth following disability: Issues for understanding, research, and therapeutic intervention. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The handbook of positive psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Courses Taught:

  • Evolution, Culture, and the Origins of Behavior
  • History and Systems
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Personality
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Social Psychology
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Writing in Psychology

Dana S. Dunn
Department of Psychology
Moravian College
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018-6650
United States

  • Phone: (610) 861-1562
  • Fax: (610) 625-7879

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