Profile

  • Title:
    Assistant Professor, Psychology Department Coordinator
  • Department:
    Psychology

Elizabeth A. Harwood, Ph.D.

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Background

Dr. Elizabeth Harwood received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Hampshire’s Counseling Center. She joined Rivier University in 2009 and is the Department Coordinator for Psychology.

Dr. Harwood applies Carl Rogers’ core conditions for a positive therapeutic relationship, which include empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence, to her interactions with students and colleagues. Her love of teaching has inspired both her research and involvement in the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of APA). Dr. Harwood has also contributed to her community’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis by speaking on the biological basis of addiction at community events and by helping create the Addiction Studies track in Psychology and Human Services. In 2016, she received the NH Excellence in Education award for Outstanding Teaching in Post-secondary Education.

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Montana, Missoula
  • M.A., University of Montana, Missoula
  • B.A., Middlebury College

Specialties

  • Best practices in teaching
  • Addiction
  • Attachment theory
  • Stigma
  • Psychological disorders

Courses Taught

  • PSY 101 General Psychology
  • PSY 205 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences with Lab
  • PSY240 Social Psychology
  • PSY242 Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 250 Psychological Disorders
  • PSY 301 Drugs and Behavior
  • PSY 313 Contemporary Controversies in Psychology
  • PSY 401 Psychological Testing and Assessment
  • PSY 402 Counseling Theories and Practice
  • PSY 403 Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 408 Coordinating Seminar
  • ED 614 Clinical Counseling Theories
  • ED 626 Positive Psychology
  • ED 804 Social Bases of Behavior
  • ED 806 Seminar: Psychopathology and Interventions
  • ED 809 Psychometrics

Recent Publications and Proceedings

  1. Harwood, E.A., & Roches-Neves, J. (2021, September). Understanding the impact of addiction on families. Invited keynote presentation to all staff of Head Start of Belknap-Merrimack region of NH.
  2. Lavoie, D., & Harwood, E.A., (2021, November). The predictive ability of early maladaptive schemas and aggression. Paper Presentation at the New England Psychological Association’s annual conference.
  3. Bruzios, K., & Harwood, E. (2020). Response styles, issues of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Friedman, L., & Harwood, E. (2020). Cognitive Behavioral and Cognitive Self-Report Assessment Techniques. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  5. Shevenell, M., & Harwood, E. (2020). Masculinity-Femininity, assessment of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  6. Harwood, E. & Marsano, M. (2019). Building Note-taking Skills in the Millennial Student: Scaffolding Frameworks of Knowledge.  In W. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E. Westfall (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 18, pp.1-7). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/eit2018/index.php
  7. Harwood, E.A. (January 2019). The Science behind Substance Use Disorder. Keynote presented at the CAST Town Hall, Milford, NH.
  8. Harwood, E.A., & Marsano, M. (August 2018). Strategies for Scaffolding Knowledge in the Millennial Student. Workshop presented at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
  9. Roecklein-Canfield, J., Harwood, E.A, & Aleman, L.A. (Invited for 2017, December). Innovative assessment: Transformative pedagogy to improve the spirit of inquiry. Workshop  presented at NEASC‘s Annual Meeting and Conference, Boston, MA.
  10. Harwood, E. (2016). A Strategy for Active Engagement in the Classroom In W. Altman, L. Stein, & J. E. Westfall (Eds.), Essays from E-xcellence in Teaching (Vol. 15, pp.  1-4). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/eit2015/index.php.