Rebekah Wanic, PhD

Rebekah Wanic
Phone: (619) 260-4274
Fax: 619-260-6867
Office: Saints Tekakwitha & Serra Hall 114

Lecturer II
Adjunct Professor, Psychological Sciences
Adjunct Faculty Liaison

Dr. Rebekah Wanic graduated with honors earning her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois and her Master’s and Ph.D. in Psychology from UCSD. Her areas of interest are applied social psychology, social cognition and gender. The focus of her Master’s work was developing the subordination-reactivity hypothesis to help explain health disparities across genders based on differences in relationship-based power. Her doctoral work focused on exploring social comparison and body image, with the aim to identify cognitive strategies to reduce the negative impact of media and peer exposure. She has spent the past several years supervising student research on a variety of different topics and teaching courses including Introductory, Cognitive and Social Psychology, Gender, Criminology, Psychology and the Law, Statistics, I/O Psychology and Research Methods at several of San Diego's colleges and universities.