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Máire B. Ford - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Máire B. Ford Máire B. Ford

Associate Professor of Psychology | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

Biography

Dr. Máire Ford joined LMU’s Psychology department in 2006.

Her research focuses on the role of the self in close relationships, with a focus on romantic relationships. Specifically, she looks at how the self shapes perceptions of events in close relationships and subsequently affects health. She has an active research lab staffed by several excellent LMU undergraduate students. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation.

Ford teaches a variety of courses including General Psychology, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Social Psychology, Close Relationships, a Capstone Seminar on Close Relationship Research and a First Year Seminar on Health Psychology.

Education (3)

University California, Santa Barbara: Ph.D., Psychology 2006

With an emphasis in Social Psychology Additional emphasis in Quantitative Methods (advanced statistical training)

University California, Santa Barbara: M.A., Psychology 2003

Santa Clara University: B.A., Psychology 1996

Minor in Biology

Areas of Expertise (3)

Influence of Relationship Processes On Health and Well-Being

Social Support Processes

Social Perception Processes in Interpersonal Interactions.

Accomplishments (8)

BCLA Faculty Research Award (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, Summer 2015

Academic Technology Grant (professional)

Loyola Marymount University, Fall 2009

Graduate Division Dissertation Fellowship (professional)

University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005-2006

Outstanding Faculty Member Award (professional)

sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005

Honorable Mention for the Excellence in Teaching Award Competition (professional)

sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2005

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Graduate Student Poster Award (professional)

Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 2004

Society for Personality and Social Psychology Student Travel Award (professional)

Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 2003

National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship (professional)

University of California, Santa Barbara, 2001-2003; 2005

Affiliations (1)

  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

Articles (5)

Self-models and relationship threat: A test of risk regulation mechanisms Sage Open

Ford, M. B. & Collins, N. L. (2015). Self-models and relationship threat: A test of risk regulation mechanisms. Sage Open, 5 (3), 1-9.

Self-esteem moderates the effects of daily rejection on health and wellbeing Self and Identity

Ford, M. B. & Collins, N. L. (2013). Self-esteem moderates the effects of daily rejection on health and wellbeing. Self and Identity, 12 (1), 16-38.

The Effectiveness of Classroom Capture Technology Active Learning in Higher Education

Ford, M. B., Burns, C. E., Mitch, N., & Gomez, M. M. (2012). The Effectiveness of Classroom Capture Technology. Active Learning in Higher Education, 13 (3), 191-201.

An attachment-theory perspective on social support in close relationships Handbook of interpersonal psychology: Theory, research, assessment, and therapeutic interventions

Collins N. L., Ford, M. B., & Feeney, B. C. (2011). An attachment-theory perspective on social support in close relationships. In L. Horowitz & S. Strack (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal psychology: Theory, research, assessment, and therapeutic interventions (pp. 209-232). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Responding to the needs of others: The caregiving behavioral system in intimate relationships Journal of Social and Personal Relationships

Collins, N. L. & Ford, M.B. (2010). Responding to the needs of others: The caregiving behavioral system in intimate relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 235-244.