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Justine N. Egan-Kunicki

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Dr. Egan-Kunicki is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) since January 2017. She is currently a co-advisor of the Knight Campus Psychology Club.

Dr. Egan-Kunicki is a social psychologist who is passionate about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both inside and outside of the classroom. She currently serves on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee at CCRI where she works to help educate others at the college about implicit bias and how to become more aware of their own biases when interacting with others.


2016 - Ph.D. Psychology w/concentration in Behavioral Science
2014 - M.A. Psychology
2010 - B.A. Psychology & B.S. Sociology w/concentration in Criminology

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 


Academic Focus

Dr. Egan-Kunicki primarily instructs the following courses at CCRI:

PSYC 2010 - General Psychology
PSYC 2020 - Social Psychology
PSYC 2100 - Theories of Personality

Research Focus

Dr. Egan-Kunicki’s research interests are in the areas of social, personality, multicultural, and peace psychology. Her previous research has focused on examining different perceptions of violence and nonviolence, most recently in the areas of social exclusion and privilege. She is also a certified Kingian Nonviolence trainer with interests in furthering nonviolence and peace education to facilitate social change. As an educator, she has interests in the areas of distance/hybrid learning, metacognition, and experiential learning (specifically in helping students learn about and conduct psychological research).

Areas of Interest

Implicit and explicit social cognition; Social psychology; Nonviolence and peace psychology; Aggression and intergroup conflict; Experimental design; Research methodology and statistics