Dr. K. Robert Bridges

Dr. K.R. Bridges

Dr. K.R. Bridges, Professor of Psychology

Credit: Penn State

Professor of Psychology
Phone: 724-334-6740
E-mail: [email protected]  

Bridges, K. Robert, Ph.D - University of Pittsburgh, 1980

Honors and Awards:

Recipient of the 2005 Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching and the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State New Kensington. Elected to Fellow Status, the Eastern Psychological Association, 2012.

Dr. Bridges is interested in measuring irrational beliefs and irrational thinking as they relate to decision making and a variety of behavior disorders. He has also studied the effectiveness of positive psychology interventions.


Selected Publications:

Harnish, R.J., Bridges, K.R., & Karelitz, J.L. (2016). Compulsive buying: Prevalence, irrational beliefs, and purchasing. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11469-016-9690-2.

Harnish, R.J., & Bridges, K.R. (2016). Mall Haul Videos; Self-presentational motives and the role of self-monitoring. Psychology and Marketing, 33, 113-124.

Bridges, K.R., & Harnish, R.J. (2016). Gender differences in formal thinking. Their impact on right wing authoritarianism and religious fundamentalism. Psychology, 6, 1676-1684.

Harnish, R.J., & Bridges, K.R. (2015). Compulsive Buying: The role of irrational beliefs, materialism, and narcissism. Journal of Rational Emotive and Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 33, 1-16.

Harnish, R.J., Bridges, K.R., & Rottschaeffer, K.M. (2014). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Sexual Intent Scale. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 667-680.

Harnish, R.J., Bridges, K.R., & Krajci, M.D. (2012). Evaluating advice: Self-presentational biases between high and low self-monitors. Psychology and Marketing, 29, 270-278.

Bridges, K.R., & Harnish, R.J. (2010). Role of irrational beliefs in depression and anxiety: A review. Health, 2, 862-877.

Published Pedagogical Research:

Harnish, R.J., & Bridges, K.R. & Adolph, A.E. (2016). Volunteerism: Its Impact on Personal Development and Educational Experience. Currents in Teaching and Learning, 7, 70-77.

Harnish, R.J., & Bridges, K.R. (2015). Remote and Resident Students' Final Grades and Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness in an Undergraduate Psychology Course. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology, 1, 14-23.

Harnish, R.J., & Bridges, K.R. (2014). Promoting student engagement: Using community service-learning projects in undergraduate psychology. Prism: A Journal of Regional Engagement, 1, 82-92.

Bridges, K.R., Harnish, R.J., & Sillman, D.Y. (2012). Teaching undergraduate positive psychology: An active learning approach using student blogs. Psychology: Learning and Teaching, 11,  228-237.

Harnish, R.J., & Bridges, K.R. (2011). Effect of syllabus tone: Students' perceptions of instructor and course. Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 14, 319-330.

Casteel, M.S., & Bridges, K.R. (2007). Goodbye lecture: A student-led seminar approach for teaching upper division courses. Teaching of Psychology, 34, 107-110.