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Meet the Faculty

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Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso

Associate Professor of Psychology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 251
Phone: (310) 506-4186
E-mail: elizabeth.mancuso@pepperdine.edu

 B.A. Psychology, Pepperdine University, 2003
  Summa Cum Laude
  Outstanding Graduating Psychology Major Award, 2003

 M.A. Religion and Counseling, Pepperdine University, 2004
  Psi Chi Regional Research Award, 2004

 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2009
  Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
  Katzner Graduate Student Research Award, 2006
  Symposium Award for Research in Behavioral Sciences, 2006, 2008
  Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, 2008
  Leventhal Memorial Award for Excellence in Research and Practice, 2007

 California Psychologist License


  • PSYC 430: Counseling Theory and Techniques
  • PSYC 432: Family Therapy
  • PSYC 452: Psychology and Religion
  • PSYC 493: Honors Research Seminar I
  • PSYC 494: Honors Research Seminar II

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Recent Grants:
  • Principal Investigator: Religiosity as a Predictor, Barrier, and Outcome Relative to Intellectually Humble Public Discourse. Grant from John Templeton Foundation and University of Connecticut, 2017-2019
  • Principal Investigator: Servant Leadership Training as an Intervention for Humility. Grant from John Templeton Foundation and Biola University, 2016-2018
  • Principal Investigator: The Development and Validation of a Scale of Intellectual Humility. Grant from John Templeton Foundation and Fuller Theological Seminary/Thrive Center, 2013-2015
  • Comprehensive Intellectual Humility Scale Items
  • Linley Community-Based Research Fellowship, 2013-2014

Academic Interests:

  • Religion and spirituality
  • Virtues
  • Family Relationships

Selected Works:

  • Monograph:

    Miller-Perrin, C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E.J., (2015). Faith from a positive psychology perspective. Dordecht: Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-9435-0

  • Peer-Reviewed Articles:

    Gutierrez, N.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Miller-Perrin, C. (2017). The Relationship Between Religiousness and Friendship Quality. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 22, 114-120.

    Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017). Links Between Religiously-Focused Exercise and Body Shape Preoccupation Among Young Adults. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 10, 1069-1085. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2017.1313208

    Wang, I.*, Rouse, S., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017). The virtual self: Avatar and individual determinants of mood. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research 22, 29-38.

    Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017). Intellectual humility and prosocial values: Direct and mediated effects. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12, 13-28. doi:10.1080/17439760.2016.1167938

    Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017). Sex work and mental health: A study of women in the Netherlands. Archives of Sexual Behavior 46, 1843-1856. doi:10.1007/s10508-016-0785-4

    Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. & Rouse, S. V. (2016). The development and validation of the Comprehensive Intellectual Humility Scale. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98, 209-221. doi:10.1080/00223891.2015.1068174

    McDowell, A.*, Trammell, J., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2015). How handedness direction and consistency relate to declarative memory task performance. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research 20, 228-235.

    Hunt, C.*, Trammell, J., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2015). The interaction of semantic relatedness and emotion: Why emotion may not lead to better memory. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20, 45-51.

    Coe, E.*, Rouse, S. V., & Krumrei, E. J. (2014). The relationship between success modeling and fear of success in college students. Journal of Psychological Inquiry 19(1), 18-24.

    Dworsky, C., Pargament, K. I., Gibbel, M., Krumrei, E. J., Faigin, C., Haugen, M., & ... Warner, H. L. (2013). Winding road: Preliminary support for a spiritually integrated intervention addressing college students' spiritual struggles. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 24, 309-339. doi:10.1163/9789004252073_013

    Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., Newton, F. B, & Eun Hee, K. (2013). Psychosocial learning factors predicting first-year college student success. Journal of College Student Development 54(3), 247-266. doi: 10.1353/csd.2013.0034

    Krumrei, E. J., Pirutinsky, S., & Rosmarin, D. H. (2012). Jewish spirituality, depression, and health: An empirical test of a conceptual framework. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi: 10.1007/s12529-012-9248-z

    Krumrei, E. J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2011). Spiritual stress and coping model of divorce: A longitudinal study. Journal of Family Psychology, 25(6), 973-985. doi:10.1037/a0025879

    Rosmarin, D. H., Pirutinsky, S., Cohen, A. B., Galler, Y.,& Krumrei, E. J. (2011). Grateful to God or Just Plain Grateful? A Comparison of Religious and General Gratitude. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 6, 389-396. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2011.596557

    Rosmarin, D. H., Pirutinsky, S., Auerbach, R. P., Bjorgvinsson, T., Bigda-Peyton, J., Andersson, G., Pargament, K. I., & Krumrei, E. J. (2011). Incorporating spiritual beliefs into a cognitive model of worry. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 67, 691-700. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20798

    Krumrei, E. J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2011). Demonization of divorce: Prevalence rates and links to post-divorce adjustment. Family Relations, 60, 90-103. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2010.00635.x

    Mahoney, A., Warner, H., & Krumrei, E. J., (2010). Broken vows and the next generation: Recognizing and helping when parental divorce is a spiritual trauma. Counseling and Spirituality, 29, 99-126.

    Krumrei, E. J., Newton, F. B, & Eun Hee, K. (2010). A multi-institution look at college students seeking counseling: Nature and severity of concerns. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 24, 261 - 283. doi: 10.1080/87568225.2010.509223

    Rosmarin, D. H., Krumrei, E. J., & Pargament, K. I. (2010). Are gratitude and spirituality protective factors against psychopathology? International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy, 3, 1-5.

    Warner, H. I., Mahoney, A., & Krumrei, E. J. (2009). When parents break sacred vows: The role of spiritual appraisals, coping, and struggles in young adults' adjustment to parental divorce. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 233-248. doi: 10.1037/a0016787

    Rosmarin, D. H., Pirutinsky, S., Pargament, K. I., & Krumrei, E. J. (2009). Are religious beliefs relevant to mental health among Jews? Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 180-190. doi: 10.1037/a0016728

    Rosmarin, D. H., Krumrei, E. J. & Andersson, G. (2009). Religion as a predictor of psychological distress in two religious communities. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 38, 54-64. doi: 10.1080/16506070802477222

    Krumrei, E. J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2009). Divorce and the divine: The role of spirituality in adjustment to divorce. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, 373-383. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2009.00605.x

    Gear, M., Krumrei, E. J., & Pargament, K.I. (2009). Development of a spiritually-sensitive intervention for college students experiencing spiritual struggles: Winding Road. Journal of College & Character, 10(4), 1-5.

    Rosmarin, D. H., Pargament, K. I, Krumrei, E. J., & Flannelly, K. J. (2009). Religious coping among Jews: Development and initial validation of the JCOPE. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 65, 1-14. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20574

    Krumrei, E. J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2008). Turning to God to forgive: More than meets the eye. Journal of Psychology and Christianity: Empirical Studies of Psychology, 27, 302-311.

    Krumrei, E. J., Coit, C., Martin, S., Fogo, W., & Mahoney, A. (2006). Post-divorce adjustment and social relationships: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 46, 145 - 166. doi: 10.1300/J087v46n03

  • Book Chapters:

    Mahoney, A. & Krumrei, E. J. (2012). Questions left unaddressed by religious familism: Is spirituality relevant to non-traditional families? In L. Miller (Ed.) The oxford handbook of psychology of spirituality and consciousness (pp. 165-181). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

    Krumrei, E. J. & Rosmarin, D. H. (2011). Processes of religious and spiritual coping. In J. D. Aten, K. O'Grady, & E. Worthington (Eds.), Psychology of religion and spirituality for clinicians: Using research in your practice (pp. 245-274). New York, NY: Routledge.

    Pargament, K. I. & Krumrei, E. J. (2008). Clinical assessment of clients' spirituality. In J. D. Aten & M. M. Leach (Eds.), Spirituality and the therapeutic process: A comprehensive resource from intake to termination (pp. 93-120). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/11853-005

    Mahoney, A., Krumrei, E. J., & Pargament, K.I. (2008). Broken vows: Divorce as a spiritual trauma and its implications for growth and decline. In S. Joseph & P. Alex Linley (Eds.), Trauma, recovery, and growth: Positive psychological perspectives on posttraumatic stress (pp. 105-124). New Jersey: Wiley & Sons.