Rachel Ritchie

Rachel Ritchie
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Florida International University

Research Interests:

Her research interests include teaching and learning, identity development, identity-focused interventions, parent-child relationships, and positive and progressive developmental change during adolescents and emerging adulthood.

Selected Publications:

Schwartz, S. J., Hardy, S. A., Zamboanga, B. L., Meca, A., Waterman, A. S., Picariello, S., Luyckx, K., Crocetti, E., Kim, S. Y., Brittian, A. S., Roberts, S. E., Whitbourne, S. K., Ritchie, R. A., Brown, E. J., & Forthun, L. F. (January-February 2015). Identity in young adulthood: Links with mental health and risky behavior. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 36, 39-52.

Crocetti, E., Meeus, W.H.J., Ritchie, R.A., Meca, A., & Schwartz, S. J. (2014). Adolescent Identity: Could it be the key to unraveling associations between family relationships and problem behaviors? In Scheier, L.M. (Eds.), Parenting and Teen Drug Use, New York: Oxford University Press.

Ritchie, R. A., Meca, A., Madrazo, V. L., Schwartz, S. J., Hardy, S. A., Zamboanga, B. L., Weisskirch, R. S., Kim, S. Y., Whitbourne, S. K., Ham, L. S., & Lee, R. M. (2013). Identity dimensions and related processes in emerging adulthood: Helpful or harmful? Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 415-432.

Crocetti, E., Meeus, W.H.J., Ritchie, R.A., Meca, A., & Schwartz, S. J. (in press). Adolescent Identity: Could it be the key to unraveling associations between family relationships and problem behaviors? In Scheier, L.M. (Eds.), Parenting and Teen Drug Use, New York: Oxford University Press.

Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Meca, A., & Ritchie, R. A. (2012). Identity around the world: An overview. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 138, 1-18.

Eichas, K., Albrecht, R., Garcia, A., Ritchie, R., Varela, A., Garcia, A., Rinaldi, R., Wang, R., Montgomery, M., Silverman, W., Jaccard, J., & Kurtines, W. (2010). A Developmental Intervention Approach to Promoting Positive Development: Pathways of Intervention Change. Child and Youth Care Forum (CYCF).

Courses Taught:

  • Personal Adjustment (CLP2001)
  • Abnormal Psychology (CLP4146)
  • Child Psychopathology (CLP4134)
  • Psychology of Health and Illness (CLP4314)
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy (CLP4374)
  • Personality Disorders (CLP4444)
  • Human Development (DEP2000)
  • Psychology of Adolescence (DEP3305)
  • Developmental Psychology Lecture & Lab (DEP4704)
  • Theories of Personality (PPE3003)
  • Research Methods in Psychology (PSY3213)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY2012)
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology (PSY4931)
  • Social & Personality Development (SOP3015)