Olivia Lee Pethtel, PhD
 Title: Assistant College Lecturer
 Dept: Psychology
 Office: UN 250
 Phone: 216-687-3759
 Email: o.pethtel@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. UN 250, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
aging, well-being, age differences, decision-making, time perspective, cross-cultural
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2012
M.A., Developmental Psychology, Bowling Green State University, 2009
B.A., Experimental Psychology, University of South Carolina, 2007
Brief Bio:
Dr. Pethtel received her B.A. in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina and her Ph.D. and M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Bowling Green State University. She has published research that examined aging in relation to well-being, time-perspective, decision making, and culture. Dr. Pethtel's primary focus is teaching. She teaches wide variety of Psychology courses, including Lifespan Development, Abnormal Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Research Methods, and Psychology of Women and Gender. She has taught these courses and more at Cleveland State University, Bowling Green State University, Youngstown State University, and Saint Francis University.  Outside of her professional work, she also enjoys playing music and disc golf.
Honors and Awards:
Dissertation Fellowship. Bowling Green State University.
Graduate College Distinguished Thesis Award. Bowling Green State University.
Creative and Activities:
Music: guitar, vocals, songwriting.
Research Interests:
Aging in relation to well-being, decision-making, time-perspective, emotion, and culture.
Teaching Areas:
Developmental Psychology
Child Development
Psychology of Aging
Adolescent Development
Abnormal Psychology
Women & Gender
Research Methods
Introductory Psychology
Multicultural Psychology
Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
Society for Values in Higher Education
Gerontological Society of America