Elizabeth Mazur, PhD

Liz Mazur
Program Coordinator, Psychology
Professor, Psychology
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Main Building, 104A
Penn State Greater Allegheny, 4000 University Drive, McKeesport, PA 15132
Biography

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Elizabeth Mazur received her B.A. from  Amherst College, Massachusetts, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research has focused on family stress and coping, especially as regards to physical disability, emotional disability, and parenting, and her current projects address emerging adulthood, online dating for persons with disabilities.  She also has published studies on adolescents' and emerging adults’ social interaction on the Internet. She has been a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), and has co-chaired the Women and Disability Special Committee of Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of APA and the Instructional Resources Grant Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA, Division 2).


Teaching Interests:  Introductory psychology, psychology of gender, health psychology, adolescence, relationships

Area(s) of Expertise : Stress and coping in the family; disability; emerging adults; online dating

Research Interests

My research mainly focuses on family stress and coping, especially as regards to disability.   My current project addresses emerging adults with disabilities dating online. I also have published articles and book chapters on adolescents' and emerging adults’ social interaction on the Internet,  on families with young children and those with disabled family members, and with my GA colleagues, on elderly adults' internet use.   Formerly a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), I currently co-chair the Special Committee on Women and Disability of the Society for the Psychology of Women and am currently serving on the editorial board of the journal Current Psychology.  

Publications

Mazur, E., Signorella, Margaret L., & Hough, M. (2018). The internet behavior of older adults. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th ed. (pp. 7026-7035). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Mazur, E., and Mickle, C. (2017). Online discourse of the stressors of parenting children with AD/HD, bipolar disorder and internalizing disorders. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Online first at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10826-017-0912-4

Mazur, E. (2016). Diverse disabilities and dating online. In M. Wright (Ed.), Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age (pp. 150-167). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Mazur, E. (2016, September 26) Emerging adulthood. Oxford Bibliographies in Psychology. Dana Dunn (Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199828340-0183

Mazur, E., & Li, Y. (2016). Identity and self-presentation on social networking web sites: A comparison of online profiles of Chinese and American emerging adults. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 5, 101-118.

Mazur, E., Signorella, Margaret L., & Hough, M. (2012). Older adults and their Internet behaviors. In Z. Yan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (pp. 608-619). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (Encyclopedia nominated for the American Library Association’s “Outstanding Reference Sources Award”.)

Mazur, E., & Richards, L. (2011). Adolescents' and emerging adults’ social networking online: Homophily or diversity? Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, 180-188.

Mazur, E. (2011). Parent and adolescent positive and negative disability-related events and their relation to adjustment. In S. M. Wadsworth & D. Riggs (Eds.), Risk and Resilience in U.S. Military Families (pp. 235-258): New York: Springer.

Mazur, E. (2010). Collecting data from social networking web sites and blogs. In S. D. Gosling & J. A. Johnson (Eds.), Advanced methods for conducting online behavioral research (pp. 77-90). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Education

Amherst College, BA, Psychology

University of Michigan, MA,  Developmental Psychology

University of Michigan, PhD, Developmental Psychology

Papers and Presentations

Mazur, E. (in press).  Emerging Adults with Disabilities: Looking online for relationships.  In 
       Elizabeth M. Morgan & Manfred H. M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Sexuality and Emerging Adulthood.  
       Oxford University Press.

Mazur, E. (2020).  The Trouble With Tinder: Emerging Adults With Disabilities Dating Online. In  
       M. F. Wright (Ed.),  Recent Advances in Digital Media Impacts on Identity, Sexuality, and
       Relationships (pp. 99-118).  Hershey, PA: IGI Global.  

Mazur, E., Signorella, M.  L., & Hough, M.  (2018).  The internet behavior of older adults.  In M. 
       Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 4th ed. (pp. 7026-
       7035). Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.  doi: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch609.

Mazur, E., & Mickle, C.  (2018).  Online discourse of the stressors of parenting children with AD/HD, 
       bipolar disorder and internalizing disorders.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 569-579.  

Mazur, E. (2017).  Diverse disabilities and dating online.  In M. F. Wright (Ed.), Identity, Sexuality, 
       and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age (pp.  150-167).  Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.  

Mazur, E., & Li, Y. (2016). Identity and self-presentation on social networking web sites: A comparison of online profiles of Chinese and American emerging adults.  Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 5, 101-118.   Article cited 20 times as of 1/16/20.

Course Schedule
PSYCH 100, 001 - Intro Psychology
FCC 112
M, W, F 10:10am - 11:00am
PSYCH 441, 001 - Health Psy
Main Building 205
M, W 2:30pm - 3:45pm
PSYCH 412, 001J - Adolescence
ZOOM
M, W 4:00pm - 5:15pm
PSYCH 494, 001 - Research Projects
APPT