Jeff Bjorck is a professor of psychology who has been on the faculty since 1990. His current research efforts address religious support and religious coping in adolescents, as well as in adults from various ethnocultural and faith backgrounds. He is also investigating the effects of illusory control and unrealistic optimism.
Bjorck is an active member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. He serves as a regular reviewer for the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. In addition to authoring numerous research journal articles on stress, coping, faith, and adjustment, he has also written Casebook for Managing Managed Care: A Self-Study Guide for Treatment Planning, Documentation, and Communication (2000), with J. A. Brown and M. Goodman. Bjorck is also a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice.
Bjorck also serves as a board member for Lifewater International, a faith-based training and development organization focused on empowering people in developing countries to access and maintain safe water, hygiene, and sanitation resources.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Coping, life stress, religious faith, and adjustment; ethnocultural differences in stress, coping, faith, and adjustment; managed care applications of psychodiagnostic nomenclature, illusory control, spiritually integrative, technically eclectic psychotherapy; MCMI-III, Multimodal Therapy, Psychometric Theory