| ACADEMICS | Schools & Departments | Psychology | Champika K. Soysa
Office Sullivan 241G
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
M.A., Ph.D., Clark University
Area of Specialization/Academic Interests
My main research interests are in clinical psychology and diversity issues (e.g. race, class, gender, nationality, culture, and sexuality). My own research is on cultural features of posttraumatic stress responses to collective trauma such as war and natural disaster. I engage in undergraduate research with both honors and independent study students, examining the correlates of stress, depression, anxiety, social networking, college adjustment, and other psychological outcomes. More recently, my research collaborations with students have included the investigation of positive influences on our mental states, such as mindfulness.