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Lorie Sousa

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Dr. Lorie Sousa received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, a MA in Counseling Psychology from United States International University, and my PhD in Social and Personality Psychology with concentrations in Business and Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Riverside.

She has worked for a large community college district, as a statistical consultant, University Lecturer, and co-owner of an educational research consulting company. Dr. Sousa has been involved in both qualitative and quantitative research as a Data Scientist for the last twenty years.

Courses Taught

RSCH 6110 - Methods

RSCH 8210 - Statistics


PhD, University of California, Riverside - Riverside, CA United States


Ward, A., Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L. A., Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2003). Can’t Quite Commit: Rumination and Uncertainty. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

Ward, A., Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L. A., Nolen-Hoeksema, S. (2001). Life Satisfaction.

Lyubomirsky, S., Sousa, L. A., Dickerhoof, R. (2006). The costs and benefits of writing, talking, and thinking about life's triumphs and defeats.. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Lyubomirsky, S., Casper, R. C., Sousa, L. A. (2001). What Triggers Abnormal Eating in Bulimic and Nonbulimic Women?; The Role of Dissociative Experiences, Negative Affect, and Psychopathology. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

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