Applied Psychology

An understanding of psychology can be applied to every aspect of professional and personal life. The Department of Applied Psychology offers courses that provide a deep understanding of the self, other people, and how to apply that knowledge to a broad range of professional fields.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Bary R. Fleet
  • Judith Hart
  • Laurie Hazard
  • Robert Masse
  • Jo-Anne Petrie
  • William Phillips
  • Robert A. Richards
  • Robert Richards
  • Keith Rinier
  • Susan Wondolowski
Rinier, Keith

Keith Rinier

Adjunct Professor, Applied Psychology
MS, Rhode Island College
BA, Rhode Island College
BA, Rhode Island College

Personality, History of Psychology, Research Methods, Human Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

At-risk Children and their Families; Literature Criticism; Biopsychosocial Implications of Public policy; Empirical Methods in the Classroom; Education Achievement

  • National Association of Social Workers - RI

Rinier, K., The Art of Crisis Intervention in Long-term Care: A Matter of Who, Where, and Why, Long-term Living.

Rinier, K., Exploring the Adapted Use of Evidence-based Models to Assess and Treat Trauma Symptomology of an Elderly Combat Veteran: Case Study, Military Behavioral Health (Routledge) , 2016.

Rinier, K., Stewards of Social Work , Long-term Living, 2016.

Rinier, K., "Exposed Science: Genes, Environment, and the Politics of Population Health" by Sara Shostak , International Sociology (Sage) , 2015.

Rinier, K., Evolving Child Welfare Practice — How Voice and Choice Is Bringing Everyone Into the Same Room, Social Work Today, 2015.

Rinier, K., Social Work with High-Risk Recidivists and Justice Involved Individuals, The New Social Worker, 2015.