Kimberlee Schear

B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Kimberlee Schear

Contact

Phone: 561-237-7388

Professional Profile

Kimberlee Schear joined the College of Arts and Sciences as an assistant professor of Psychology in the Spring of 2012. She began her career at Lynn by teaching Psychology courses, including Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Mind, Body, and Medicine, and Tests and Measurements.

Dr. Schear’s intellectual interests and research pursuits have mainly focused on adolescent drug/alcohol resistance and sexual self-efficacy, mother-daughter communication, and acupuncture to treat Depression, Anxiety, and fertility issues.

Prior to coming to Lynn, Dr. Schear obtained her Ph.D. at Barry University in Miami, Florida and her degree focused on Marriage and Family Therapy. Her dissertation was on the Factors that Contribute to, and Constrain, Adolescent Females and Their Mothers’ Communication About Sexual Matters.

Education

  • B.A., Loyola University in New Orleans, LA
  • M.S., Carlos Albizu University in Miami, FL
  • Ph.D., Barry University, Miami, FL

Teaching Philosophy

I believe it is essential for students to learn and explore the various theories and research in Psychology through a critical thinking lens and be able to connect what they are leaning to their lives, as well as increasing their understanding of themselves and others. I believe that students learn best when they can make the material they are learning relevant to their own life and be able to grow and evolve as a person as they learn more about their own and others’ biological, psychological, social and cultural experiences.

I believe teaching involves a mentoring and learning process as well as a means to share what I have learned as an educator, therapist, researcher and person. I also believe it is important to enhance student’s educational process and promote student creativity through the use of a variety of teaching methods- such as via lecture, discussion, technology and experiential activities.

My goal is for students love to learning as much as I do and for students to increase their knowledge base and understanding of social and cultural differences in a way that promotes acceptance of others as well as a desire to be more civically involved and educated. I ultimately want students to enjoy learning, have a class environment that promotes dialogue and critical thinking, and assist students in the process of obtaining their goals and reaching their full potential.

Teaching Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Theories
  • Social and Personality Development
  • Personality Theories
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Psychology of Health & Illness
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Personal Adjustment and Growth
  • Psychology of Sexual Behaviors
  • Psychology of Women
  • Issues in Marriages and Families
  • Substance Abuse and The Family

Areas of Scholarship and Professional Practice

Self-efficacy Building, Adolescent Health Behaviors, and Relational Communication

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