Allan Clifton

I’m an associate professor of psychology at Vassar College, a small liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Allan Clifton

My teaching centers around courses on personality, psychopathology, and statistics. My research focuses on the idea that personality (both normal and pathological) may be better understood by assessing its relationship with the individual’s interpersonal world, especially through the use of Social Network Analysis. My clinical training specialized in the assessment and treatment of personality disorders and anxiety disorders. My CV is here, and more information about me, my research, and my teaching is available on this website.

Here’s what’s going on currently (Spring 2015):

  • The psychology department recently moved to our new home in the beautifully renovated New England building. Stop by and check it out!
  • This semester I’m teaching 4 courses. Two sections each of PSYC 105 (Introduction to Psychology) and PSYC 200 (Statistics and Experimental Design)
  • I am collaborating with researchers at the University of Pittsburgh on a new longitudinal study of Borderline Personality Disorder, including examining the social networks of couples with BPD
  • I am collaborating with researchers at the University of Georgia on an ongoing study of social networks in a community sample of problem gamblers.
  • Vassar Students- Our lab is currently accepting applications for research assistants. Please e-mail me if interested.
  • Also, I got tenure over the summer. So that was cool.