Academic and Professional Interests:
Dr. Mandracchia’s research focuses on forensic and correctional psychology issues. Specifically, his research interests are in criminogenic thinking (i.e., thinking that perpetuates criminal behavior), people’s attitudes towards criminal justice issues, suicidality in correctional settings, and training in correctional and forensic psychology. At the graduate level, he teaches courses in cognitive and objective personality assessment, and supervises graduate students in practica. At the undergraduate level, he teaches general psychology and forensic psychology.
Professional Honors and Achievements:
Dr. Mandracchia is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the Criminal Justice Section of Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) of the American Psychological Association, and is also a Membership Committee member for Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.