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Dr. Christopher Bishop

Associate Professor of Psychology


Courses Taught

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 221 Psychopathology
PSYC 233 Psychology of Adolescence
PSYC 323 Forensic Psychology
PSYC 325 Behavior Disorders in Children
PSYC 385 Ethnic & Cross-Cultural Psychology
PSYC 402 Juvenile Forensic Psychology
PSYC 490 Practicum
PSYC 499 Senior Seminar in Psychology
HUMR 420 Group Counseling


  • B.A., Psychology/African-American Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.S.W., Clinical Social Work, Howard University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology , University of Hartford
  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Hartford


  • Juvenile & Adult Forensic Psychology
  • Multicultural Issues
  • Child/Clinical Dilemmas


  • Board of Examiners of Psychologists Chair
  • 2013-present: Board Member (Academics & Research), Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • 2012-present: Committee Member, The American Psychology and Law Society Minority Affairs Committee

Select Works Published

  • Presentation: Is it Anger or Something Else
    Bishop, C., Adolescent Support League Conference, 2018
  • Panel Presentation: "Building for Eternity? Ethics Matters"
    Bishop, C., The Association of Black Psychologists Annual Convention, 2018
  • Encyclopedia of Cross Cultural Psychology: Erikson's psychosocial stages
    Bishop, C.L., Wiley-Black Publishers, 2013
  • Exploring stress in mood, self-esteem, and daily habits with psychology graduate school students,
    McKinzie, C.A., Altamura, V., Burgoon, E., & Bishop, C. L., Psychological Reports 99, 2006
  • Nguzo Saba: An Africentric Approach to Examining Self-Esteem, Africentrism, and Behavior Modification with African-American Adolescents
    Bishop, C.L., Doctoral dissertation, University of Hartford and Dissertation Abstracts International, 2002
  • Paper Presentation: "Exploring Juvenile Delinquency: An Assessment of Educational and Psychological Concerns"
    Bishop, C.L., McKinzie-Bishop, C.A., & O'Brien-Masonis, C.A. Whitfield, M, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI, 2013
  • Paper Presentation: "Exploring Violent Propensity among Juvenile Delinquents"
    Bishop, C.L., McKinzie-Bishop, C.A., & O'Brien-Masonis, C.A. Whitfield, M, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture Annual Meeting, 2012
  • Poster Presentation: "Gender Differences in Intellectual, Academic and Personality Development Among Juvenile Delinquents"
    Bishop, C.A., Bishop, C.L., O'Brien-Masonis, C.A. & Whitfield, M, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture Annual Meeting, 2012


The purpose of teaching is not to regurgitate the class readings. It is important to integrate the assigned reading with real life as much as possible. Classroom discussion is where most of students' learning takes place. Challenging students to think critically and evaluate materials/articles they have read is the force behind learning. My teaching style entails many different pedagogical techniques, which include multimodal learning, technological usage, real-world applications to theoretical concepts, and an ever present focus on diversity.