Jeffrey P. Bjorck

Professor of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology

BA, Colgate University
MA, PhD, University of Delaware

Courses Taught

PC803: Legal and Ethical Issues

PG843: Psychopathology

PG855: Psychometric Theory

PI811: Christians Who Counsel

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

Religious coping, religious support, life stress, and adjustment in adults and adolescents; ethnocultural differences in faith, support, stress, coping, and adjustment; experimental models of illusory control

“When God says ‘No,’ we have perhaps the greatest opportunity to walk in faith. After all, true trust in God’s character is seen most clearly when God’s actions go against our hopes and expectations. It is then that faith shines most brightly.”


Dr. Bjorck, in an essay in FULLER magazine: Health and Healing.


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.

Download Dr. Bjorck’s CV, which includes a list of his current publications, here.

Featured Publications

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