David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Christopher Lootens






Assistant Professor of Psychology

(336) 841-9644

224 School of Education






Ph.D.   2010    University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Clinical Psychology

M.A.    2005    Eastern Illinois University
Clinical Psychology

B.S.     2003    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy
  • Personality & Psychopathology

Research Interests:

My research encompasses a broad interest in the relationship between personality and psychopathology, with a particular focus in the area of personality disorders.  To date, most of my work has investigated three primary targets of interest:

  1. Factors implicated in the etiology of personality disorders, such as the role that parenting styles/behaviors might play and the relationship between underlying personality traits and personality disorders,
  2. Issues related to assessment and treatment of personality disorders.  For example, a recent paper examined this topic by proposing a behavior analytic approach to the assessment and treatment of PDs, and
  3. The relationship between personality dimensions (e.g., impulsivity, FFM traits) and psychopathology (e.g., the autism spectrum, anxiety disorders, personality disorders).

Psychology at HPU


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