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Mary Procidano

Associate Professor of Psychology
Curriculum Vitae

Email: procidano@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 240
Phone: 718-817-0925

Education

  • 1976 BS in Psychology, Fordham University
  • 1981 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Indiana University

Major Research Interests

  • Cancer survivors’ personal illness-and-recovery narratives
  • Working mothers’ personal narratives
  • Personal meaning (domain-specific appraisal) of important life tasks (important life stresses and personal goal strivings
  • The nature and consequences of perceived interpersonal support and nonsupport in various populations
  • The nature and consequences of perceived spiritual support and nonsupport in various populations 
  • "Life-tasks” model of adjustment
  • Cross-cultural assessment of perceived social support

Courses

Graduate:

  • Personality Theories and Research
  • Brief Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Undergraduate:

  • Cross-cultural Psychology
  • Psychology and Human Values

Professional Affiliations

  • Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
  • Member, American Psychological Association
    • Divisions 12 (Clinical Psychology), 8 (Personality and ¬†Social Psychology), 36
    • (Psychology of Religion).
  • Member, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member, Stress and Anxiety Research Society

Recent Publications

  • Vuotto, S.C., Procidano, M.E. & Annunziato, R.A. (2015). Understanding the health behaviors of young-adult survivors of childhood cancer: Preliminary analysis and model development. Children, 2, 174-190.
  • Procidano, M. E., Galette, F. A., Smith, M., & Davis, C. (2015). Life-Tasks Model of adjustment: The role of Domain-Specific Appraisal. In K. Moore, P. Buchwald, & S, Howard, Eds, Stress and anxiety: Applications to schools, well-being, coping and internet use (pp. 153-161). Berlin, Germany: Logos Verlag.
  • Vuotto, S. & Procidano, M. E. (2013). Young-Adult Cancer Survivors’ Adjustment is Predicted by Personal Meaning of Self-Defining Life Events, and Interpersonal and Spiritual Support and Nonsupport. In K. Moore, K. Kaniasty, P. Buchwald & A. Sese (Eds.) Stress and Anxiety: Applications to Health and Well- Being, Work Stressors, and Assessment. Berlin, Germany: Logos Verlag.
  • Giardino, J., C. & Procidano, M. E. (2012). Muscle dysmorphia symptomatology: A cross-cultural study in Mexico and the United States. International Journal of Men’s Health, 11, 83-103.
  • Dominguez Espinosa, A., Salas Menotti, I., Bravo, C. C., & Procidano, M. E. (2011). Concurrent Validity of the Mexican Version of the Perceived Social Support from Family and Friend Scales (PSS-Fa & PSS-Fr). Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología, 43, 125-137.
  • Procidano, M. E., & Cieslak, R. (2010). Validez de contenido en la construccion de pruebas transculturales: Una demonstracion con datos de Estados Unidos y Polonia. In S. Rivera Aragon, R. Diaz Loving, I. Reyes Lagunes, R Sanchez Aragon, & L. M. Cruz Martinez, Eds. La psychologia social en Mexico, Vol. XIII. (pp. 537-545). Hermosillo, Sonoro, MX: Association Mexicano de Psicologia Social.
  • Sakworawich, A., Procidano, M. E., & Dominguez-Espinosa, A. (2010). Apoyo social y reciprocidad de los amigos y la familia con la satisfaccion de vida: Una comparacion entre Tailanda y Estados Unidos. In S. Rivera Aragon, R. Diaz Loving, I. Reyes Lagunes, R Sanchez Aragon, & L. M. Cruz Martinez, Eds. La psychologia social en Mexico, Vol. XIII. (pp. 337-344). Hermosillo, Sonoro, MX: Association Mexicano de Psicologia Social.
  • Dominguez-Espinosa, A., Salas-Menotti, I., & Procidano, M. E. (2009). Comparacion de una medida de apoyo social en dos contextos latinoamericanos: Mexico y Colombia. In F. Cintron Bou, E. Acosta Perez, & L. Diaz Melendez, Eds. Psicologia communitria: Trabajandro con communidades en las Americas (pp. 211-225).
  • Procidano, M. E., Nausheen, B., & Gupta, A. (2008). Links between social support and health: Toward a cross-cultural perspective. In P. Buchwald, Ringeisen, & M. Eysenck (Eds.), Stress and anxiety: Application to life-span development and health promotion. Berlin: Logos Verlag.
  • Procidano, M. E. (2004). Cross-cultural assessment of social support: Progress, problems, & prospects. In H. Sek & R. Cieslak (Eds.), Wsparcie spoleczne – stress – zdrowie [Social support –stress – health]. Warsaw, Poland: Polish Scientific Publishers PWN.
  • Procidano, M. E. (2000). Students' evaluations of writing assignments in an abnormal psychology course. In M. E. Ware & D. E. Johnson (Eds.), Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology, Vol III., 2nd Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Procidano, M. E., & Smith, W. W. (1997). Assessing perceived social support: The importance of context. In G. R. Pierce, I. G. Sarason, N. Sarason, & B. Lakey (Eds.), Sourcebook of theory and research on social support and personality (pp. 93-106). New York: Plenum.
  • Procidano, M. E., Busch-Rossnagel, N. A., Reznikoff, M., & Geisinger, K. F. (1995). Responding to graduate students' professional deficiencies: A nationwide survey. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 426-433.
  • Procidano, M. E. (1992). The nature of perceived social support: Findings of meta-analytic studies. In C. D. Spielberger & J. N. Butcher (Eds.), Advances in personality assessment, Volume 9 (1-26). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Recent Presentations

 
  • AuBuchon, A. G., & Procidano, M. E. (2018, August). Working mothers: Social support and stress. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Procidano, M. E., Tallon, C., Santarpia, T., Vuotto, S., & Pei, J. (2018, July). Young-adult cancer survivors' self-defining memories: Domain-specific appraisal and relation to adjustment. In M. E. Procidano (Chair), Mixed-methods analyses of young-adult cancer survivors’ illness narratives. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Lublin, Poland.
  • Gomes, D., Procidano, M. E., Vuotto, S., & Pei, J. (2018, July). Chapter themes and self-defining memories in children and adolescent survivors of cancer: A mixed-methods exploratory analysis. In M. E. Procidano (Chair), Mixed-methods analyses of young-adult cancer survivors’ illness narratives. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Lublin, Poland.
  • Riklin, E.., Holland, J., Vuotto, S., & Pei, J. (2018, July). Young-adult cancer survivors construct their futures: Illness-and-recovery story integration. In M. E. Procidano (Chair), Mixed-methods analyses of young-adult cancer survivors’ illness narratives. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Lublin, Poland.
  • Stockmal, C., Procidano, M. E., Vuotto, S., & Pei, J. (2018, July). Meaningful Interpersonal Support Experiences in Young-adult Cancer Survivors. In M. E. Procidano (Chair), Mixed-methods analyses of young-adult cancer survivors’ illness narratives. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Lublin, Poland.
  • Donnay, S., Procidano, M. E., & AuBuchon, A. (2017, August). Married and divorced mothers’ personal M\meanings of paid work and mothering. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Procidano, M. E., Vuotto, S., Santarpia, T., & Duncan, S. (2015, June). Meaning structure in personal narratives of young-adult survivors of cancer: Pathways to resilient development. In M. E. Procidano (Chair), Resilient responses to serious illness. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Procidano, M. E., Carlin, A., AuBuchon, A., Steimle, S., Rota, K., Mayer, A., & Pellegrino, A. (2015, June). Meaning structure in personal narratives of working mothers: Family-work synergy & resilience. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Tel Aviv, Israel.
  • Procidano, M. E., & Fan, Y. (2015, May). Three-factor structure of revised perceived family and friend support measures. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological science, New York, NY.
  • Procidano, M. E., Smith, M., & Davis, C. (2014, July). An enhanced Life-Tasks Model of adjustment: The role of self-evaluation. Paper Poster presented at the annual conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Cluj, Romania.
  • Bo, Y., Procidano, M. E., & Smith, M. (2014, July). Toward a Life-Tasks Model of adjustment: Roles of interpersonal and spiritual support and nonsupport, and domain-specific appraisal. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Cluj, Romania.
  • Sakworawich, A., Procidano, M. E., Cieslak, R., Dominguez Espinosa, A., & Yaacob S. N. (2014, July). Relationship of perceived empathic availability and reciprocity from family and friends to personality, attachment style, network characteristics, stress, and adjustment: A cross-cultural study. Poster Poster presented at the annual conference of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Cluj, Romania.
  • Vuotto, S.C. & Procidano, M.E. (2013, June). Support, personal meaning and psychological adjustment in young adult survivors of childhood cancer. Poster presented at the St. Jude 13th International Conference on Long-Term Complications of Treatment of Children and Adolescents for Cancer, Memphis, Tennessee.
  • Giardino, J. C., & Procidano, M. E. (2010, March). Muscle dysmorphia in college weightlifters: A cross-cultural phenomenon. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Baltimore, MD.
  • Muir, J., & Procidano, M. (2008, August). Caribbean immigrants’ maternal care and separation,social support, and adjustment. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Procidano, M. E., Cieslak, R., Sakworawich, A., Hernandez-Plaza, S., Pozo-Munoz, C., Alonso-Morillejo, E., Domínguez-Espinosa, A., Salas-Menotti, I., Knoll, N., Zinken, K., Nausheen, B., & Gupta, A. (2007, July). Perceived social support item functioning in nine countries. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
  • Procidano, M. E., Levine, J, & Sakworawich, A. (2007, July). Effects of acculturation on social-support item functioning in Hispanic-American versus European-American college students in New York City. In A. Dominguez-Espinosa (Chair), Social support and migration. Symposium presented at the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology/IV Latin American Regional Congress of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Procidano, M. E., Malone, C., & Siwek, D. (2007, August). Interpersonal Support and Nonsuonsupport Predict Subjective Life-Events Appraisal: Qualitative & Quantitative Analyses. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Asgari, S., Procidano, M. E., & Pickens, I. (2007, May). Stress and Support Provision Influence Emotionality and Perceived Support. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.
  • Fellows, M., & Procidano, M. E. (2006, May). Social support and goal strivings predict resilience in adolescents: Support for the compensatory model. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Galette, F., & Procidano, M. E. (2006, July). Validating a self-report measure of domain-specific appraisals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Stress and Anxiety Research Society, Rethymnon, Crete.