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Joan Murray

joan murray

Joan Murray received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1979. She is an Associate Professor in the Clinical Psy.D. Program at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP), where she has taught since 1984.

Professional Interests
  • Women's issues
  • Environmental issues
Education and Certifications
  • PhD, University of California, Los Angeles



  • Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, CSPP, LA
  • Multivariate Statistics
  • Advanced Tests and Measurements
  • Research and Test Design
  • PsyD Statistics
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • Murray, J., Harvey, S.M., & Beckman, L. (1989). "The importance of contraceptive attributes among college students." Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 19, 1327-1350.
  • Murray, J., & Abramson, P. (Eds.). (1983). Bias in psychotherapy. New York: Praeger.
  • Murray, J., & Feshbach, S. (1978). "Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water: The catharsis hypothesis revisited." Journal of Personality, 46, 462-471.