Communication Sciences & Disorders Faculty
Dr. Beck is a social psychologist who studies how people initiate, develop, and maintain close relationships. For example, some of her current research examines how the interplay between newlywed partners' relationship styles shapes their physiological, behavioral, and psychological responses to stress. She uses diverse methodologies to investigate these topics, including developmental approaches, biological methods, field studies, experimental designs, longitudinal methods, and daily-report studies.
Her work appears in several peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Science, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Journal of Family Theory and Review. She teaches courses in the psychology of close relationships, social psychology, and introduction to psychology.
Office: Ubank 803
See how CSD faculty, students, and alumni are shaping the fields of speech pathology, audiology, and health communication.
Katie O'Neil '09, '11
Katie O'Neil '09, '11 reveals why she chose speech pathology and how giving her students communication tools makes her feel. Watch now »
Grossman studies facial expression to aid people with autism
In her research, Communication Sciences and Disorders Assistant Professor Ruth Grossman wants to address some of the communication problems that children with autism face as they interact with others at home and school.