McHugh, Rebecca

McHugh, Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca McHugh
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Contact Information:

235A Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
B.A. Edinboro University,
M.S. Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Academic Focus:

Rebecca teaches Introduction to Psychology as well as a variety of Developmental Psychology courses, including Lifespan Development, Child Development, Socio-emotional Development, and Social Influences on Human Development, among others, and has also taught courses in Research Methods, Developmental theory, and Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology.


Short Bio:

Dr. McHugh joins us from Russellville, Arkansas. She has extensive teaching experience from Arkansas Tech University, the Community College of Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh. 


Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:

Rebecca's area of research is in interpersonal relationships, stigma, and identity.  Her research agenda involves exploring the concept of Visibility Management, a coping mechanism for dealing with stigma and interpersonal relationships. As a primarily qualitative researcher, she is currently working on collaborative projects dealing with gender identity, daily experiences of socio-economic resources, brief interventions for problematic alcohol use, and visibility management in various populations.