Department of Psychology

Pryale Hall, Room 111
654 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2300
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Michele Parkhill Purdie, Ph.D.

A headshot of Michele Parkhill Purdie.

Associate Professor
Director, Integrative Studies
Office: 137 Dodge Hall
Phone: (248) 370-3247
Fax: (248) 370-4612

Postdoctoral Training- University of Washington (2008); Seattle, Washington
PhD- Wayne State University (2006); Detroit, Michigan
MA- Wayne State University (2004); Detroit, Michigan
BA- Alma College (2001); Alma, Michigan

Undergraduate and Graduate Courses
PSY 2350 Introduction to Social Psychology
PSY 2500 Introduction to Research Methods
PSY 3450 Health Psychology
PSY 4350 Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology
PSY 5202 Self and Interpersonal Relationships
PSY 5401 Introduction to Behavioral Health
PSY 5993 Violence Against Women

Research Interests
My primary research interests are centered on both perceptions of masculinity and violence against women. I utilize both survey and experimental methodologies to examine predictors of violence against women with a particular focus on masculinity, childhood abusive trauma, substance use, and emotion regulation. In addition to violence against women, I have several lines of research that examine violence against LGBTQ individuals, police violence, and gun violence. For a list of publications and presentations, please see my website.