Fr. Vincent Hevern, SJ, received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Fordham University in 1985 with emphases on the psychology of adolescence, diagnosis & assessment, and clinical neuropsychology. Before coming to Le Moyne, he worked as a clinical psychologist in New York City where he mostly focused upon the problems of adolescents and young adults. Since coming to Le Moyne in 1991, Fr. Hevern has taught a wide range of courses including Introductory Psychology, Brain, and Behavior, Abnormal/Normal Psychology, Personality, History and Systems in Psychology, Psychology and Media, Narrative Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology. His interest in how human beings use narratives as a primary way of understanding their experience has led him to develop both a senior seminar, Story in Psychology, and to do research in the emerging subfield of narrative psychology. For more than a decade he has also studied how individuals present themselves in online (digital) environments, a research concern which serves as the background for a course on Psychology and Media in the Digital Age. He served as the first Internet Editor of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. He has also contributed to the historical understanding of psychology with emphasis upon mid-20th century psychology, particularly the work of Gordon Allport, the founder of modern personality psychology as a field of study. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association for his contributions in both the teaching of psychology and qualitative approaches to understanding human behavior. In his spare time, Fr. Hevern is an avid photographer.
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