Dr. Rebecca McHugh

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh (Bradford)
  • Ph.D., Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S., Applied Developmental Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Edinboro University

Field of study or research:

Rebecca teaches Introduction to Psychology as well as a variety of Developmental Psychology courses, including Lifespan Development, Child Development, Socioemotional Development, and Social Influences on Human Development, among others, and has also taught courses in Research Methods, Developmental theory, and Child and Adolescent Abnormal Psychology.
Rebecca’s area of research is in interpersonal relationships, stigma, and identity.  Her research agenda involves exploring the concept of Visibility Management, a coping mechanism for dealing with stigma and interpersonal relationships. As a primarily qualitative researcher, she is currently working on collaborative projects dealing with gender identity, daily experiences of socioeconomic resources, brief interventions for problematic alcohol use, and visibility management in various populations.

To contact Dr. McHugh directly, please email her rmchugh@pitt.edu