Last Updated: August 2010
Caitlin O. Mahoney
Department of Psychology
Metropolitan State University
1450 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
Office: Midway 101
Ph.D., Psychology, 2008, Clark University, Worcester, MA
M.A., Psychology, 2006, Clark University, Worcester, MA
Psychology, 2003, Siena
College, Loudonville, NY
Honors and Awards
President's Circle of Engagement, Metropolitan State University - 2011
Frances L. Hiatt Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, Clark University - 2006Society for Community Research and Action's student poster contest winner – APA Div. 27, August 2005
Frances L. Hiatt Summer Research Fellowship, Clark University - 2004
Presidential Scholar- Siena College, September 1999-May 2003
President’s List- Siena College, September 1999- May 2003
Certificate of Achievement in Recognition of Outstanding Performance in the field of Psychology - Siena College, May 2003
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges 2002-2003
2011 Educational Evaluator - Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR),
2007-present Research Advisor – Angels212, Tiverton, UK
Present Assistant Professor
Metropolitan State University
Fall Courses: General Psychology, Research Methods
Spring Courses: Group Dynamics, Peace Psychology
2009-2010 Visiting Assistant Professor
Courses: Intro to Psych, Qualitative Methods,
Research Methods in Social Psychology
May 7, 2008 Guest Speaker: 18th Annual Human Rights Leadership Forum -
Sport in Society - Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Topic: Political Activism for High
Spring 2007 Guest Lecturer: Social Psychology
Topic: Altruism and Helping Behavior
Fall 2006 Instructor: Introduction to Peace Studies/Peace Psychology
Spring 2005 Guest Lecturer: Introduction to Peace Studies/Peace Psychology
Topic: Compassion and Personal Transformation
for Peaceful Action
2003-2007 Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department of Psychology
Courses in College Teaching
2005-2006 Colleges of
Preparing to Teach a Psychology Course
Presentations (full text linked to titles)
Mahoney, C.O. (2011, August). Arriving where we started: Examining and transforming assumptions of community peace work. Chair. Symposium conducted at the annual APA Convention, Washington, D.C.
Kleyman, K, & Mahoney, C.O. (2011, March). Teaching the 21st century psychology student. Paper presented at the Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference.
Twose, G., & Mahoney, C.O. (2010, April). Using positive affect to combat exposure to suffering. Paper presented at the inaugural CResPP Conference. Queens University, Belfast, UK.
Mahoney, C.O. (2009, August). The influence of joy on reactions to the suffering of distant others. Poster presented at the annual APA Convention - Div. 48 Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence, Toronto, Canada.
Mahoney, C.O., & de Rivera, J. (2005, August). Affective states and political perceptions. Poster presented at the annual APA Convention – Div. 48 Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence, Washington, D.C.
Mahoney, C.O., & de Rivera, J. (2005, August). The stages of political action. Poster presented at the annual APA Convention – Div. 48 Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence, Washington, D.C.
Pinedo, T.M., Mahoney, C.O., Ashline, S.U., & de Rivera, J. (2005, August) Community security: An exploratory study. Poster presented at the annual APA Convention – Div. 27 Society for Community Research and Action, Washington, D.C.
2011 - present Editorial Board - Journal of Social, Evolutionary and Cultural Psychology (JSEC)
Ad hoc Reviewer 2007 - Security Dialogue [International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO)]
Ad hoc Reviewer 2007 - Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology
Mahoney, C.O., & de Rivera, J. (2008). Promoting a Department of Peace: An exploration of affective states and political perceptions. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 14(1), 61-73.
Mahoney, C.O. & Pinedo, T.M. (2007) Human Security in Communities in Costa Rica and the United States. Journal of Social Issues 63 (2), 353–368.
Mahoney, C.O., & Galis, T. (2006). Redefining sudden contact: Comment on Fathali M. Moghaddam’s ‘Catastrophic evolution, culture, and diversity management policy.’ Culture and Psychology 12(4), 435-442.
Representative Planning and Organization Experience
Student Conduct Code Committee (2010-2011) Metro State
International Exchange and Study Abroad Committee (2010-2011) Metro State
Executive Committee, Division 48, Internet Editor (2009 – present) - Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division (APA Div. 48)
Structure Committee, Division 48 (2009) - Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict, and Violence: Peace Psychology Division (APA Div. 48)
Service Activities (extended info linked to organization)
Volunteer Co-Facilitator –
Central New York Psychiatric Center, Marcy, NY (New York State
Office of Mental Health Forensic Unit) – July 29-30, 2003 & Dec
30-31, 2003 & Volunteer/Participant - Auburn Correctional
Facility, Auburn, NY - Dec 5-7, 2008
Co-facilitated an interactive training in the principles of the Alternatives to Violence Program
Summer Volunteer - Corrymeela Community, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland (Summer 2007 & 2008)
Worked with families, including both children and adults, and with adolescent youth groups at a well established Peace and Reconciliation Community.
Trained Facilitator - Violence Prevention and Diversity, Center for the Study of Sport in Society, Boston, MA (Spring 2007)
"These action oriented programs aim to encourage, empower, engage and influence young people and adults to speak on issues surrounding violence, diversity, conflict resolution, inclusion and social justice. Violence Prevention and Diversity utilizes the power and appeal of sport to address racism, sexism, ableism, and heterosexism in society by raising awareness, challenging thinking and inspiring leadership.- VDP"
Teacher, Siena College EQ (Emotional Quotient) Program, September – December 2001
Volunteered at school districts within the New York State Capitol Region and
taught 6th Grade students the essentials of cooperating, dispute resolution, and problem
TRAC program volunteer, Child Guidance Center, Schenectady, NY, Sept. 2000- May 2001
Supervised students in a therapeutic after school program, provided academic assistance to
encourage children to complete their assignments, maintained a physically and emotionally
healthy environment and encouraged students to consistently use a positive attitude to
avoid future conflicts