Dr. Robert Casselman

 Dr. Robert Casselman  

Associate Professor

Education
  • PhD Clinical Psychology - Northern Illinois University
  • MA Clinical Psychology - Northern Illinois University
  • MA Curriculum and Instruction - Concordia University
  • BA Political Science - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Casselman’s interests include PTSD, parenting and child/adult outcomes, emotion dysregulation, adult attachment, aggression, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the psychology of religion.

Dr. Casselman teaches the following courses

  • PSY 404 Internship
  • PSY 420 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 431 Counseling and Clinical Psychology
  • PSY 305 Theories of Personality
  • PSY 298 Health Psychology

Student Research Opportunities

There are opportunities for students to assist with Dr. Casselman's research in one or more of the aforementioned areas. Students with an idea for independent research are also welcome to propose a new project.

Hobbs, L., & Casselman, R. B. (2015, April). Parental rejection, socio-economic status, and aggression: An exploratory study. Poster presented at the Ramaley Research Celebration and Creative Scholarship at Winona State University, Winona, MN.

Dwyer, M., & Casselman, R. B. (2015, March). Parental rejection, emotional dysregulation, and alcohol problems: A mediation study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Engelhart, H., & Casselman, R. B. (2015, March). Perceived parental rejection factors: Lack of warmth, hostility, neglect, and undifferentiated parental rejection as predictors of body dissatisfaction and self-esteem in college females. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Fiala, C., & Casselman, R. B. (2015, March). Predictors of verbal and physical aggression for college males and females: Anxious versus avoidant attachment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Gazelka, A., & Casselman, R. B. (2015, March). Negative parental communication, body dissatisfaction and alcohol use problems. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Hendricks, M., & Casselman, R. B. (2015, March). Emotional dysregulation versus insecure attachment: Examining predictors of psychological abuse victimization and perpetration in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Peecher, D., & Casselman, R. B. (2014, April). Alcohol use problems: The roles of parental rejection and self-esteem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Berres, R., & Casselman, R. B. (2014, April). Anxious attachment, emotional dysregulation, and psychological abuse in romantic relationship. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Knott, H., & Casselman, R. B. (2014, April). Parental rejection, self-esteem, and female body dissatisfaction: A mediation study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Knott, H., Rittel, S., & Casselman, R. B. (2013, April). Parental rejection, emotional dysregulation, and female aggression: A mediation study. Poster presented at the Judith Ramaley Celebration of Student-Faculty Research and Creative Scholarship at Winona State University, Winona, MN.

Roden, K., Lawrence, S., & Casselman, R. B. (2013, April). Insecure adult attachment as a mediator between parental rejection and aggression in female college students. Poster presented at the Judith Ramaley Celebration of Student-Faculty Research and Creative Scholarship at Winona State University, Winona, MN.

Sargent, A., Crowson, A., Seys Altum, J., & Casselman, R. B. (2016, April). Parental rejection and emotional dysregulation: Examining the roles of self-esteem and insecure adult attachment. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Plymouth, MN.

Seys Altum, J., Crowson, A., Sargent, A., & Casselman, R. B. (2016, April). Parental factors, rejection sensitivity, and aggression: A mediation study. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Minnesota Psychological Association, Plymouth, MN.

McKenzie, M. D., & Casselman, R. B. (2015). Perceived Father Rejection and Young Adult Aggression Examining Mediational Components of Emotional Dysregulation. Journal of Family Issues, 0192513X15610615.

Casselman, R. B., & McKenzie, M. (2015). Young adults' recollections of parental rejection and self-reported aggression: The mediating roles of insecure adult attachment and emotional dysregulation. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 8, 61-71. doi: 10.1007/s40653-014-0032-x

Casselman, R. B., & Pemberton, J. (2015). ACT-based parenting group for veterans with PTSD: Development and preliminary outcomes. American Journal of Family Therapy, 43, 57-66. doi: 10.1080/01926187.2014.939003

Casselman, R. B., & Rosenbaum, A. (2014). Fathers, sons, and aggression: A path model. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 23, 513-531. doi: 10.1080/10926771.2014.904464

Reddy, M., Fleming, M., Howells, N., Rabenhorst, M., Casselman, R. B., & Rosenbaum, A. (2006). Effects of method on participants and disclosure rates in research on sensitive topics. Violence and Victims, 21, 499-506. doi: 10.1891/vivi.21.4.499

Velotti, P., Casselman, R. B., Garofalo, C., & McKenzie, M. (in press). Emotion dysregulation and aggression among young adults in the U.S.A. and Italy: A cross-cultural comparison. Violence and Victims.