Dr. Michael Morrow
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Dr. Michael Morrow earned a B.A. in Psychology at Washington and Lee University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware, where he specialized in child clinical and pediatric psychology. He completed a clinical internship and two postdoctoral fellowships at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.
Dr. Morrow joined the core faculty of Arcadia’s Graduate Program in Counseling Psychology in the fall of 2011, where he coordinates the Child and Family academic curriculum. Dr. Morrow instructs courses in lifespan development, child and adolescent counseling, couple and family therapy, and research design. Dr. Morrow’s courses are designed to provide students with a strong understanding of evidence-based practice, along with a foundation of practical counseling skills.
Dr. Morrow has a clinical interest in the assessment and treatment of behavior problems in young children, along with specialized experience providing consultation services in primary care and school settings. Throughout his training, Dr. Morrow developed a niche working with children involved in serious bullying. He recently developed a group therapy program for children who have suffered chronic bullying and plans to train students to administer this program in local schools.
Dr. Morrow’s research interests are broadly centered on children’s peer relations with specific emphasis on the psychosocial impact of bullying. He is currently using diary methods to explore the day-to-day process through which bullying experiences contribute to children’s emotional and academic difficulties. Dr. Morrow has received research awards and funding from the Spencer Foundation, the Association for Psychological Science, and the American Psychological Association. Presently, Dr. Morrow is advising numerous graduate students on research projects, including: an evaluation of parent-child communication about bullying, the development of an anti-bullying school consultation program, and an analysis of the potential roles for Licensed Professional Counselors in collaborative care programs.
Representative Publications & Presentations
- Hubbard, J. A., Morrow, M. T., Romano, L. J., & McAuliffe, M. D. (2010). The role of anger in children’s reactive versus proactive aggression. In E. Lemerise and W. Arsenio (Eds.), Emotions, aggression, and moral development. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.
- Hubbard, J. A., McAuliffe, M. D., Morrow, M. T., & Romano, L. J. (2010). Reactive and proactive aggression in childhood and adolescence: Outcomes, processes, experiences, and measurement. Journal of Personality, 78(1), 95-118.
- Hubbard, J. A., Romano, L. J., McAuliffe, M. D., & Morrow, M. T. (2010). Anger and the reactive-proactive aggression distinction in childhood and adolescence. In M. Potegal, G. Stemmler, and C. Spielberger (Eds.), International handbook of anger: Constituent and concomitant biological, psychological, and social processes. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., & Romano, L. J. (2009, April). Children's Peer Victimization Experiences: Daily Relations with Negative Affect and Perceived Social Competence. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
- Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., McAuliffe, M. D., & Rubin, R. M. (2009, April) Children's Attributions for Peer Victimization: Relations with Peer Victimization Experiences and Depressive Symptoms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO
- Romano, L. J., Hubbard, J. A., McAuliffe, M. D., & Morrow, M. T. (2009). Connections between parents’ friendships and children’s peer relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26(2-3), 315-325.
- Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., Rubin, R.M. & McAuliffe, M. D. (2008). The relation between childhood aggression and depressive symptoms: The unique and joint mediating roles of peer rejection and peer victimization. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 54, 316-340.
- Morrow, M. T., & Hubbard, J. A. (2008, March). Preadolescents’ attributions for negative peer encounters: Links to individual and class peer experiences and depressive symptoms. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.
- Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., McAuliffe, M. D., & Rubin, R. M. (2008, March). Preadolescents’ dyadic accuracy for self-perceived peer acceptance and rejection: Relations with aggressive behavior and depressive symptoms. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Chicago, IL.
- Hubbard, J. A., McAuliffe, M. D., Rubin, R. M., & Morrow, M. T. (2007). The anger-aggression relation in violent children and adolescents. In T. A. Cavell and K. T. Malcolm (Eds.), Anger, aggression, and interventions for interpersonal violence (pp. 267-280). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
- Morrow, M. T., Hubbard, J. A., McAuliffe, M. D., Rubin, R. M., & Dearing, K. F. (2006). Childhood aggression, depression, and peer popularity: The mediational model revisited. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 30(3), 240-248.
- McAuliffe, M. D., Hubbard, J. A., Rubin, R. M., Morrow, M. T., & Dearing, K. F. (2006). Reactive and proactive aggression: Stability of constructs and relations to correlates. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 167(4), 365-382.