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Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso

Associate Professor of Psychology

Division: Social Science Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 242
Phone: (310) 506-4186
Fax: (310) 506-7271

 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

  • PSYC 310: Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSYC 430: Counseling Theory and Techniques
  • PSYC 432: Family Therapy
  • PSYC 452: Psychology and Religion
  • PSYC 491: Advanced Research Seminar in Psychology I
  • PSYC 492: Advanced Research Seminar in Psychology II
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Grant from John Templeton Foundation and Fuller Theological Seminary/Thrive Center, 2013-2015
  • Linley Community-Based Research Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Seaver Cross-Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Grant (CDIUR), 2013
  • Glazer Institute Grant for Development of Jewish Studies Curriculum, 2012, 2013
  • Seaver Fellowship, 2010-2011 and 2012-2013
  • Seaver Dean's Research Grant, 2009-2010 and 2012-2013
  • Seaver Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant (AYURI), 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Glazer Institute Grant for Research in Jewish Studies, 2011
  • Seaver Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant (SURP), 2011
  • 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
Academic Interests:
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Family relationships
  • Identity development
Selected Works:
  • Current Projects:
    Principle Investigator: The Development and Validation of a Scale of Intellectual Humility. Grant from John Templeton Foundation and Fuller Theological Seminary/Thrive Center, 2013-2015

    Engaging students in community-based research, Linley Community-Based Research Fellowship, 2013-2014

    Empirical research on the psychological correlates of engaging in prostitution, Seaver Cross-Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 2013
  • Peer-Reviewed Articles:
    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. Counselling 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.