Catherine A. Sanderson
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Catherine A. Sanderson

Catherine A. Sanderson is the James E. Ostendarp Professor of Psychology at Amherst College. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology, with a specialization in Health and Development, from Stanford University, and received both masters and doctoral degrees in psychology from Princeton University. Professor Sanderson's research examines how personality and social variables influence health-related behaviors such as safer sex and disordered eating, the development of persuasive messages and interventions to prevent unhealthy behavior, and the predictors of relationship satisfaction. This research has received grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health. Professor Sanderson has published over 25 journal articles and book chapters in addition to three college textbooks (Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Real World Psychology), a high school health textbook, and a popular press book on parenting (Slow and Steady Parenting). In 2012, she was named one of the country's top 300 professors by the Princeton Review. In her "free time", Professor Sanderson teaches step aerobics, watches The Bachelor & Scandal, and spends time with her three kids (Andrew - age 16, Robert - age 13, and Caroline - age 10).
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