McHugh, Rebecca

McHugh, Rebecca

Dr. Rebecca McHugh
Assistant Professor of Developmental Psychology
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences

Contact Information:

235A Swarts Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
B.A. Edinboro University,
M.S. Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D. Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Academic Focus:

Rebecca teaches Introduction to Psychology as well as a variety of Developmental Psychology courses, including Lifespan Development, Child Development, Socioemotional Development, and Social Influences on Human Development, among others, and has also taught courses in Research Methods, Developmental theory, and Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology.


Short Bio:

Dr. McHugh joins us from Russellville, Arkansas. She has extensive teaching experience from Arkansas Tech University, the Community College of Allegheny County and the University of Pittsburgh. 


Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:

Rebecca's area of research is in interpersonal relationships, stigma, and identity.  Her research agenda involves exploring the concept of Visibility Management, a coping mechanism for dealing with stigma and interpersonal relationships. As a primarily qualitative researcher, she is currently working on collaborative projects dealing with gender identity, daily experiences of socioeconomic resources, brief interventions for problematic alcohol use, and visibility management in various populations.