Kristin Beals, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Phone: (714) 278-3136


California State University, Fullerton
Psychology Department
P.O. Box 6846
Fullerton, CA 92834-6846










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Last Updated Jan/17/07

Research Interests: I am interested in studying the effects of stigma on psychological and physical well-being. Most of my research has focused on the experiences of lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals. However, I am interested in other stigmatized populations including HIV-positive individuals, overweight individuals, and ethnic minorities.

In addition, I sometimes wear the hat of a sport psychologist. I am currently conducting research on sport commitment with Titan athletes and exercise motivation among Fullerton students.

Research Topics:
- Stigma
- Identity Support and Devaluation
- Prejudice and Discrimination
- Sport Psychology