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About Sally I. Powers

As a developmental psychopathologist, my research investigates the interaction of normal developmental processes and psychopathology in adolescents. My research examines the interaction of neuroendocrine, social, and psychological factors in depression and anxiety disorders throughout the human lifespan. My most recent studies investigate a biopsychosocial model of factors hypothesized to contribute to the gender difference in the prevalence of adolescent and young adult depression. Colleague Paula Pietromonaco and I are currently conducting a longitudinal study of close relationships and health in early marriages of opposite-sex couples through the Growth in Early Marriage (GEM) project.
I am a member of the Neuroscience and Behavior Program and am affiliated with the Developmental Science area.
I also serve as Associate Dean for Faculty and Research in the College of Natural Sciences.


Present Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Present Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

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135 Hicks Way
Tobin Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

Tel: 413-545-3307
Fax: 413-545-0996


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