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Schuller, Kelly (PhD)

Chair/Associate Professor
College of Arts & Sciences
Office: WH 0251
Phone: 239-745-4471

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Ph.D. Life-span Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University
M.A. Life-span Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University
B.A. Psychology, West Virginia University


Certificate in Gerontology

Research and Teaching Interests

My research interests include factors that influence health behaviors across the lifespan, especially in older adulthood, and factors that influence death anxiety. I am interested in the social and cognitive factors that influence health behaviors in a variety of domains, including heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. My research interests also include the factors that lead to health disparities in minority groups. Contact me if you'd like to be involved in my research lab!

Courses Offered

DEP 4482 Psychology of Death and Dying
DEP 4404 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PSY 4048 Senior Seminar in Psychology
PSY 4913 Directed Study

Conference Presentations

Presentations with students:
  • Baerson, J. Arvay, K., Jansen, K. & Schuller, K.L. An Examination of the Relationship Between Self-Rated Health and Projected Age of Death in College Students (2019). FGCU Research Day, April 2019.
  • Acosta, J., Sivilich, H., Haas, M. & Schuller, K.L. The Dual Processing Model of Cognition and Perceived Meaning of Life on the Framing Effect (2019). FGCU Research Day, April 2019.
  • Carness, T. Acosta, J., Cruz-Valentin, D. Hall, S., Jansen, K. Sylvia, A & Schuller, K.L. (2019). The Framing Effect and Mortality Salience on Decision Making. Southeastern Psychological Association Conference, March 2019.
  • McDaniel, J. Hart, A., Gutierrez, R. & Schuller, K.L. The Framing Effect and Mortality Salience on Decision Making. (2018). FGCU Research Day, April 2018.
  • Jones, D. & Schuller, K.L. (2016). Death Anxiety Among College Students. Eastern Psychological Association Conference, March 2016, New York, NY