Patricia A Frazier

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N218 Elt H

75 E River Rd

The research in the Stress and Trauma Lab focuses on the effects of stress and trauma, including their negative effects (e.g., depression, anxiety) as well as resilience following adversity. We also study factors associated with better functioning in the face of stress and trauma, including perceived present control and coping. We recently have focused on examining these factors using daily-diary methods. We also have developed technology-based interventions to teach skills for coping with stress. Our current research focuses primarily on student mental health. Please see our lab web site for more details.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: University of Minnesota, 1988.

Curriculum Vitae


  • coping strategies
  • postrape recovery
  • reactions to victimization, trauma
  • online interventions
  • stress
  • victims and violence
  • College Student Mental Health
Courses Taught
  • Psy 4521: Psychology of Stress and Trauma
  • Psy 8545: Counseling Psychology Process and Outcome Research
  • McKnight Distinguished University Professorship, 2010
  • McKnight Land Grant Professorship, 1992 - 1994
  • Early Career Scientist-Practitioner Award, Division17, American Psychological Association, 1996
  • Exemplary paper award, John Templeton Foundation, 1998
  • Fellow, Division 17 (Counseling Psychology), American Psychological Association, 1997
  • Charlotte Striebel Equity Award, 2015
  • Fellow, Division 9 (Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues), American Psychological Association , 2007