Josephine Shih, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Office: 225 Post Hall
Phone: (610) 660-3287
Website: Faculty Website

Dr. Shih is a clinical psychologist with research interests in the area of mood disorders. She is interested in better understanding risk factors of depression; how they interact with each other and the mechanisms through which they exert their influence on depression. It is a well-replicated statistic that females are two times more likely to become depressed than males. Dr. Shih is particularly interested in testing models that explain this sex difference in depression. In addition, her research considers the context of people's lives and the roles people play in constructing their own interpersonal environments. Along these lines, Dr. Shih's work has shown that certain characteristics in young adults predict a shaping of their interpersonal world in ways that lead to more stress and distress.


University of California, Los Angeles