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Elizabeth Krumrei Mancuso

Professor of Psychology
Social Science Division, Seaver College
APC 251

Biography

Liz Mancuso is Professor of Psychology at Pepperdine University. Her PhD is in clinical psychology and she is licensed as a psychologist in California. She has gained clinical experience at community mental health centers for adults and children and at university counseling centers. She teaches in the areas of psychotherapy, family therapy, advanced research methodology, and psychology of religion. Her research focuses on the topics of psychology and religion (including religious coping and spiritual struggles), virtues (including intellectual humility, gratitude, and forgiveness), and the psychology of prostitution. She has co-authored the monograph: Faith from a Positive Psychology Perspective.

Education

  • BA Psychology, Pepperdine University, 2003
  • MA Religion and Counseling, Pepperdine University, 2004
  • PhD Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2009

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  • Jauregui, D.*, Joseph, N., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2021). Anti-immigration media portrayals and latinx well-being. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 26, 238-251. https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN26.2.238
  • Wilkins, S. J.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Rouse, S. V. (2021). Positive psychology traits as predictors of successfully engaging people through social media. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 26, 221-227. https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN26.2.221
  • Barron, A.M.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E.J., Harriger, J.A. (2021). The effects of fitspiration and self compassion Instagram posts on body image and self-compassion in males and females. Body Image, 37, 14-27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.01.003
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. & Newman, B. (2021). Sociopolitical intellectual humility as a predictor of political attitudes and behavioral intentions. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 9, 52-68. https://doi.org/10.5964/jspp.5553 
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. & Newman, B. (2020). Intellectual humility in the sociopolitical domain. Self and Identity, 19, 989-1016. https://doi.org/10.1080/15298868.2020.1714711
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., Haggard, M. C., LaBouff, J. P., & Rowatt, W. C. (2020). Links between intellectual humility and acquiring knowledge. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 15, 155-170. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1579359
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2020). Reflections on the science of joy: Current challenges and future directions. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 15, 58-62. https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2019.1685574
  • Leung, V.W.L.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Trammell, J. (2019). The effects of conflicting dietary information on dieting self-efficacy and motivation. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 24, 264-254  https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN24.4.246
  • Ashlock, L.*, Miller-Perrin, C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2019). The effectiveness of structured coloring activities for anxiety reduction art therapy. Art Therapy, 35, 195-201. https://doi.org/10.1080/07421656.2018.1540823

  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2018). Humility in servant leadership among Christian student leaders: A longitudinal pilot study. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 46(4), 253–267. https://doi.org/10.1177/0091647118807177
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2018). Intellectual humility's links to religion and spirituality and the role of authoritarianism. Personality and Individual Differences, 130, 65-75. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2018.03.037
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN22.2.114
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017). Links between religiously-focused exercise and body shape preoccupation among young adults. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 10, 1069-1085. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN22.1.29
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017). Intellectual humility and prosocial values: Direct and mediated effects. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 12, 13-28. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.24839/2164-8204.JN20.4.228
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.24839/2164-8204.JN20.1.45
  • 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.

    https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1353/csd.2013.0034
  • Krumrei, E. J., Pirutinsky, S., & Rosmarin, D. H. (2013). Jewish spirituality, depression, and health: An empirical test of a conceptual framework. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 20 (3), 327-336. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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.  https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2011.596557
  • Rosmarin, D. H., Pirutinsky, S., Auerbach, R. P., Björgvinsson, 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26113882/
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://www.meaning.ca/ijepp-article/vol3-no1/are-gratitude-and-spirituality-protective-factors-against-psychopathology/
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.2202/1940-1639.1048
  • 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. https://doi.org/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. https://psycnet.apa.org/record/2009-01659-002
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1300/J087v46n03_09

* Undergraduate student author

Mongraphs

  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. & Postlethwaite, B. (2020). Women who sell sex: A review of psychological research with clinical implications. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-47026-5
  • Miller-Perrin, C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., (2015). Faith from a positive psychology perspective. Springer. ISBN 978-94-017-9435-0

 

  • Named Professorship, Seaver College, Pepperdine University, 2016-2021
  • Linley Community-Based Research Fellowship, 2013-2014
  • Seaver Fellowship, 2010-2011, 2012-2013
  • Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, 2008
  • UT/BGSU/MCO Symposium Award for Research in Behavioral Sciences, 2006, 2008
  • Leventhal Memorial Award for Excellence in Research and Practice, 2007

Presentations Since 2015: 

  • Stratton, C.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Miller-Perrin, C. (2021, August 12-14). Mindfulness as a moderator between problematic smartphone usage, and depression, anxiety, and stress. [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Virtual).
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2020, October 10). Intellectual humility as a potential solution to incivility [Invited presentation]. Building Trust Through Freedom of Expression Workshop. Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University, United States. 
  • Cheng, S.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Trammell, J. (2020, August 6-8). Logo shape as a predictor of perceived traits and donating in non-profits [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Maness, S.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Joseph, N. (2020, August 6-8). Implications of young women's perceived risk of breast cancer and heart disease [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Wilkins, S. J.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Rouse, S. V. (2020, August 6-8). Positive psychology traits as predictors of successfully engaging people through social media [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Vandenberg, M.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Martinez, T. (2020, August 6-8). Men and women's reactions to male-against-female and female-against-male violence [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Steiger, F.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Miller-Perrin, C (2020, August 6-8). Assessing stigma toward personality disorders based on labeling theory and personal mental illness [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Barron, A.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Harriger, J. (2020, August 6-8). The effects of appearance related Instagram posts on male and female body image [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Al-Kire, R. L., Wayment, H. A., Ngo, S., Rowatt, W. C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2020, February 27-29). Exploring the relationship between the quiet ego and the dark factor of personality [Poster presentation].  Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, United States.
  • Kumrei-Mancuso, E. J. & Newman, B. (2019, August 29 – September 1). Intellectual humility and political attitudes [Paper presentation]. In E. W. Groenendyk (Chair), The Role and Effects of Confidence and Humility in Politics. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2019, August 15-17). The psychology of trust in God [Invited presentation]. Annual Workshop for John Templeton Foundation Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology of Christian Trust in God Grant, Orange, CA, United States.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2019, August 8-11). Humility and intellectual humility as predictors of servant leadership [Symposium presentation]. In P. C. Hill (Chair), Humility in the Context of Religion and Spirituality. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.
  • Jauregui, D.*, Joseph, N., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2019, June 20-23). Links between anti-immigration efforts and the psychological well-being of Latino young adults [Paper presentation]. Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference, San Diego, CA, United States. 
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2019, April 5-6). Religiosity as a predictor of sociopolitical intellectual humility and the implications for prosociality [Paper presentation]. Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Conference, Bowling Green, OH, United States.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2019, April 4-5). Implications of sociopolitical intellectual humility and links to  Religiosity [Invited presentation]. Renewing Public Discourse: The Humility and Conviction in Public Life Capstone Workshop, Storrs, CT, United States.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. & Newman, B. (2019, February 7-9). Intellectually humble public discourse and prosocial sociopolitical attitudes and behaviors [Symposium presentation]. In B. Meagher (Chair), Investigations in Civil Discourse: The Predictors, Outcomes, and Behavioral Indicators of Intellectual Humility. Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Portland, OR, United States.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2018, November 2-3). Conceptualizing and Measuring Joy [Invited presentation]. Conceptualizing and Measuring Joy Consultation and Yale Center for Faith & Culture,New Haven, CT, United States.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2018, April 6-7). Religion as a Predictor of Intellectual Humility and the Role of Right-Wing Authoritarianism. Invited presentation at the Political Polarization and Epistemic Arrogance workshop, Hartford, CT.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2018, March). The role of humility in leadership among Christian student Leaders. In E. J. Krumrei-Mancuso (Moderator), Virtues. Paper Session conducted at the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Conference, Riverside, CA.
  • Ashlock, L., Miller-Perrin, C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. (2017, August 3-6). The effectiveness of coloring methods for anxiety reduction [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC, United States.

  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017, May 5-6). Does religious commitment conflict with intellectual humility? Keynote presented at the Academic Conference for Humility, La Mirada, CA.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2017, March 3). Intellectual humility. Roundtable seminar presented for Research Fellows of Biola University's Center for Christian Thought, La Mirada, CA.
  • Shilling, D.*, Miller-Perrin, C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. (2016, May). The effect of mobile health applications on health behaviors. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Idahosa-Erese, E. *, Krumrei-Mancuso, E., Miller-Perrin, C. & Martinez, T. (2016, May 26-29). Eurocentric female facial features and attractiveness. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Kodama, K. *, Harriger, J., Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Miller-Perrin, C. (2016, May 26-29). Positive attitudes as a mediator between moral disengagement and cyberbullying behaviors. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Zhang, S. *, Bui, K., Krumrei-Mancuso, E., & Miller-Perrin, C. (2016, May 26-29). The reciprocal relations between self-compassion and romantic relationship variables. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Baucum, M. *, Rouse, S., Miller-Perrin, C., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. (2016, January 28-30). The reliability of crowdsourcing: Latent trait modeling with mechanical turk. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2015, May 11-14). The development, validation, and initial application of a scale of intellectual humility. Paper presented at the Conference of Intellectual Humility: Scientific, Philosophical, & Theological Perspectives, Catalina, CA.
  • Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2015, May 21-24). Measurement of intellectual humility. In W. C. Rowatt (Chair), Measurement and potential benefits of intellectual humility relative to arrogance. Symposium conducted at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Martin, A.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Harriger, J. (2015, May 21-24). Systemizing, empathizing, and autistic traits in relation to eating disorder symptomatology. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Wang, I.*, Rouse, S., & Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J. (2015, May 21-24). The virtual self: Avatar and individual determinants of mood. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Gutierrez, N.*, Krumrei-Mancuso, E. J., & Miller-Perrin, C. (2015, August 6-9). The relationship between religiosity and friendship quality. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, ON.

* Undergraduate Student Author

Grants: Primary 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
  • Servant Leadership Training as an Intervention for Humility. Grant from John Templeton Foundation and Biola University, 2016-2018
  • The Development and Validation of a Scale of Intellectual Humility. Grant from John Templeton Foundation and Fuller Theological Seminary/Thrive Center, 2013-2015
  • Sex Work and Mental Health. Seaver Research Council Grant, 2015
  • Seaver Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative Grant, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 
  • Glazer Institute Teaching Grant, 2012, 2014 
  • Links Between Spiritually-Focused Exercise and Body Shape Preoccupation. Seaver Dean's Research Grant, 2012-2013 
  • Service-Learning Grant, Pepperdine Volunteer Center, 2012
  • Glazer Institute Grant for Research in Jewish Studies, 2011
  • Seaver Summer Undergraduate Research Program Grant, 2011 
  • Research on Legalized Prostitution. Seaver Dean's Research Grant, 2009-2010

Grants: Co-Investigator

  • The Relationship Between Sanctification, Green Exercise, Body Image, and Intellectual Humility. Seaver Research Council Grant, 2021-2022
  • An Interdisciplinary Study of Prostitution: Psychology, Political Science, Business Administration, and Sociology. Dean of Seaver College Interdisciplinary Research Grant, 2013, 2014

Grants: Other Roles

  • Project Referee: Christian Virtue Formation. Grant from John Templeton Foundation, 2020-2021
  • Project Advisor: The Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology of Christian Trust in God. Grant from John Templeton Foundation, 2019-2020
  • Project Advisor: Quantifying the Dynamic Interplay Between Virtue and Human Flourishing: A National-Scale Longitudinal Study. Grant from Templeton Religion Trust, 2018

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Topics

  • Religion and spirituality
  • Virtues
  • Family Relationships

Courses

  • 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