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William D. Marelich

William D. Marelich

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William Marelich is an applied quantitative social psychologist with research interests in health psychology, HIV/AIDS, decision-making strategies in health settings, intimate/close relationships, and statistical/methodological approaches in experimental and applied research. He received his BA from California State University, Sacramento, a PhD from Claremont Graduate University, and a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) postdoctoral fellowship from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Currently, he is a Professor of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, a research consultant for UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI), and Research Scientist on a grant to reduce childhood maltreatment and noncommunicable diseases in Kenya, Africa. His past appointments include Senior Statistician for Health Risk Reduction Projects (Integrative Substance Abuse Programs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA), and Research Analyst for the Office of AIDS (California Department of Health Services).

Professor Marelich has over 90 peer-reviewed publications and monographs, including three books. He is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Scholarship and Creativity Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at his university, and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. He also has an interest in Sport Psychology with applications to baseball.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Group Processes
  • Health Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Other Publications:

  • Marelich, W.D. (2010). Trend analysis. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 1535-1537). Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage.
  • Marelich, W.D. (2007). Cognitive consistency theories. In R. F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Marelich, W. D., Grusky, O., Mann, T., Erger, J., & Roberts, K. J. (2000). Biomedical markers, adherence myths, and organizational structure: A two-stage model of HIV healthcare provider decision making. In J. Kronenfeld (Ed.), Research in the Sociology of Health Care (Vol. 17, pp. 99-117). Stamford, CT: JAI.
  • Marelich, W. D., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (1999). From individual to social change: Current and future directions of health interventions. In T.P Gullotta, R. L. Hampton, G. R. Adams, B. A. Ryan, & R. P. Weissberg (Eds.), Child and family health care: Issues for the year 2000 and beyond (Vol 12, pp. 169-196). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Psychological Statistics
  • Health Psychology
  • Multivariate Statistics for Psychology

William D. Marelich
Department of Psychology
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd
Fullerton, California 92834
United States of America

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