Lauren Hawthorne

Lauren Hawthorne
Associate Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences
Van Ackeren 413A


Ph.D. Psychology, University of Maine
M.S. Psychology, Montana State University
B.S. Psychology, University of Florida


Lauren Hawthorne, Ph.D., is a tenured associate professor of psychology with a specialization in social psychology. She obtained a B.S. from the University of Florida in 2009, a master's in 2011, and a doctorate from the University of Maine in 2017. 

Hawthorne's research interests center on the experiences of stigmatized and underrepresented groups such as individuals from low-SES backgrounds or women in male-dominated fields. These experiences may include their self-efficacy, stress and health outcomes for members of stigmatized groups, as well as coping strategies. She is also interested in how intersectional group memberships and ideologies (for example, feminism, the American Dream) may affect their experiences and personal outcomes.