• Faculty Advisor, Psi Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology
  • Campus Rep., Honor’s College, 2001-present
  • Past President, International Society for Research on Identity
  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, APA Division 7: Developmental Psychology
  • Member, APA Division 53: Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Member, Society for Research on Adolescence
  • Editorial Board Member:
    • Child and Youth Care Forum
    • Identity: An International Journal of Theory & Research
    • Suma Psicologica
    • Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment

For Students

Students may work in my lab for independent research credit or as volunteers, helping out in data collection and data entry. Students will be trained to conduct interviews and may serve as co-facilitators of identity development workshops. Students are encouraged and mentored in developing their own research project for an undergraduate Honor’s thesis or Clinical Master’s thesis. Graduate students are trained and supervised in running intervention groups.


Berman, S. L. (2020). Identity distress. In S. Hupp & J. Jewell (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development. Malden, MA: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Berman, S. L., Montgomery, M. J., Ratner, K. (2020). Trauma and Identity: A Reciprocal Relationship? Journal of Adolescence, 79, 275-278.

Berman, S. L. (2019). Making life choices: The psychology of personal and interpersonal growth. San Diego: Cognella Academic Publishing.

Crisanto, M., Wagaman, B., Kerr, E., McGinnis, J., & Berman, S. L. (2022). Avatars and alternate identities: Social media usage and its relation to identity and peer attachment. American Journal of Psychology, 135(2), 215-224.

Wagaman, B., Kerr, E., Branch, R., & Berman, S.L. Identity Distress among Immigrant Students During COVID-19. (2022). Societies, 12(2), 1-11.

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