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Anne O'Dwyer

Professor Anne O'Dwyer in her office.

Professor of Psychology, Director of Institutional Research


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Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Social Studies, Psychology

Areas of Specialization

  • Social psychology
  • Interpersonal conflict and conflict resolution
  • Psychology of the self
  • Research methods and statistics
  • Road rage


Teaching Interests: 

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Conflict and Conflict Resolution
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Political Psychology

Other Interests: Student Outcomes, Human Research Reviews


B.A., Ph.D., Boston College

Dr. O'Dwyer has had articles published in the British Journal of Social Psychology, the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, and the Peabody Journal of Education. She has presented at many professional conferences, including the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and many of her students have presented their research at national and regional conferences. Dr. O'Dwyer previously taught at Boston College and UMass Boston and served as President of New England Psychological Association. She has been teaching at Simon's Rock since 1997 and served as Simon’s Rock’s associate dean of academic affairs from 2008-2010 and academic dean from 2010-2016.