Mary Blackwell, PhD

Full Professor, Department of Psychology


Area of Expertise:

  • Differences in self-esteem, its development and impact on life satisfaction
  • Efficacy of core relaxation technique as an integrative medicine/wellness approach
  • Effects of stress management techniques on health ratings and life satisfaction
  • The association between happiness, health ratings and life satisfaction across the lifespan


  • Ph.D., DePaul University
  • M.A., DePaul University
  • B.A., DePaul University

The impact of maternal expressiveness on child expressiveness and sociometric status

Selected Publications:

  • Facial Expression, The Handbook of Emotions (Guildford Publications, 1994)
  • Journal refereeing: Journal of Research in Personality, Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Social Psychology and Stress and Health

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Faculty, DePaul University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dominican University
  • Adjunct Faculty, Roosevelt University