Marc S. Schulz


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Associate Professor of Psychology; Director, Clinical Developmental Psychology Ph.D. Program
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley


Office: 201 Bettws-y-Coed
Phone: 610-526-5039



Abnormal Psychology (Psych 209)
Developmental Psychopathology (Psych 351)
Advanced Topics in Clinical Developmental Psychology

Introduction to Psychotherapy (Psych 561)
Multivariate Statistics (Psych 502)
Developmental Psychopathology (Psych 551)

Research Interests:
Dr. Schulz's general research interests are in the areas of emotion and emotion regulatory processes, family relationships and functioning, and stress and coping processes. Current research activities include:

  • A multi-method study (i.e., observational, psychophysiological, and self-report) of emotion processes in couple interactions. Another goal of the study is to identify links between emotion processes and relationship satisfaction and functioning.
  • Studies examining the consequences of particular emotion regulation strategies or styles (e.g., suppression, mindfulness) on psychological and physical functioning.
  • A study on the effects of marital conflict on children that focuses on signs of sensitization to conflict as indicated by biases in emotion recognition, strong emotional responses to novel conflict, and disruptions in coherence in narrative responses to questions about interparental conflict.
  • A study on the influence of work commitment, decisions about work, and work stress on individual and family functioning in adulthood.

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Recent/Representative Publications:

Waldinger, R.J. & Schulz, M.S. (in press). Linking hearts and minds in couple interactions: Intentions, attributions and overriding sentiments. Journal of Family Psychology.


Schulz, M.S. & Lazarus, R.S. (in press). Emotion regulation during adolescence: A cognitive-mediational conceptualization. In A.M. Cauce & S.T. Hauser (Eds.), Adolescence and beyond: Family interactions and transitions to adulthood, Advances in Family Research. Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Schulz, M.S., Cowan, P.A., & Cowan, C.P. (2006). Promoting healthy beginnings: A randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention to preserve marital quality during the transition to parenthood. Journal of Clinical and Consulting Psychology, 74, 20-31.
Waldinger, R.J., Schulz, M.S., Barsky, A.J., & Ahern, D.K. (2006). Mapping the road from childhood trauma to adult somatization: The role of attachment. Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine, 68, 129-135.
Schulz, M.S., & Waldinger, R.J. (2005). The value of pooling "naïve" expertise. American Psychologist, 60, 656-657.
Schulz, M.S., Waldinger, R.J., Hauser, S.T., & Allen, J.P. (2005). Adolescents' behavior in the presence of interparental hostility: Developmental and emotion regulatory influences. Development and Psychopathology, 17, 489-507.
Schulz, M.S. (2005). Parents' work experiences and children's adaptation to school. In P.A. Cowan, C.P. Cowan, J.C. Ablow, V.K. Johnson, & J.R. Measelle (eds.), The family context of parenting in children's adaptation to elementary school, Monographs in Parenting Series (Journal of Parenting: Science and Practice) (pp.237-253). Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Waldinger, R.J., Schulz, M.S., Hauser, S.T., Allen, J.P., & Crowell, J.A. (2004). Reading others' emotions: The role of intuitive judgments in predicting marital satisfaction, quality and stability. Journal of Family Psychology, 18 , 58-71.
Schulz, M.S., Cowan, P.A., Cowan, C.P., & Brennan, R. T . (2004). Coming home upset: Gender, marital satisfaction and the daily spillover of workday experience into marriage . Journal of Family Psychology, 18, 250-263.

Schulz, M.S. & Waldinger, R.J. (2004). Looking in the mirror: Participants as observers of their own and their partners' emotions in marital interactions. In P. Kerig & D. Baucom (Eds.), Couple observational coding systems (pp. 257-270). Mahwah , NJ : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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