Westminster College Associate Professor of Psychology Reviews Book

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Dr. Sherri Pataki, Westminster College associate professor of psychology, had a book review published by PsycCRITIQUES in the fall.

Pataki's article "Balancing Intimate Connection and Personal Growth for Women in Their 20s" reviews Leslie C. Bell's Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom. In the review Pataki discusses a developmental stage in a women's life described as emerging adulthood - a transitional period that focuses on personal development and exploration before making long-term commitments. She goes on to describe Bell's three strategies that women can use to navigate through this developmental stage.

Visit http://psyccritiquesblog.apa.org and search under "Sherri Pataki" to read the entire book review.

Pataki, who joined the faculty in 2004, earned an undergraduate degree from Allegheny College and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.   

Contact Pataki at 724-946-7361 or email for additional information. 

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 378 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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Dr. Sherri Pataki, associate professor of psychology