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Rob Weisskirch

Contributing Faculty

College of Psychology and Community Services

School of Psychology

Degree Program Ph.D. Psychology

Rob Weisskirch, MSW, Ph.D. has been teaching in higher education for over 25 years. He is currently a Professor of Human Development at California State University, Monterey Bay, teaching there since 2001. He teaches a range of courses from Child Development to Death and Dying to Capstone for undergraduates. He has published widely with over 80 peer-reviewed articles, one edited book, and several book chapters. He also publishes a monthly column on fathering in Monterey Bay Parent Magazine.


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

MSW, San Diego State University - San Diego, CA United States

Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential, University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA United States

BA, University of California, Irvine - Irvine, CA United States


Weisskirch, R. S. (2019). Adolescent language brokers.

Guan, S. A., Weisskirch, R. S., Lazarevic, V. (2020). Context and Timing Matter: Language Brokering, Stress, and Physical Health. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health.

Weisskirch, R. S. (2017). Abilities in Romantic Relationships and Well-Being Among Emerging Adults. Marriage & Family Review.


Weisskirch, R. S., Drouin, M., Delevi, R. (2020). Abstaining and Engaging in Sexting Behaviors among Late Adolescents: Attitudes, Personality, and Attachment. Society for Research on Adolescence.

Weisskirch, R. S., Crossman, K., Lazarevic, V., Guan, S. (2020). Coercive Control: Attachment and Mental Health Outcomes among Emerging Adults. . International Association for Relationship Research.

Lazarevic, V., Guan, S., Weisskirch, R. S. (2020). Individual and Family Factors as Moderators between Discrimination and Language Brokering. National Council on Family Relations .