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Jeffrey P. Bjorck

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Clinical Psychology Department

As senior faculty at Fuller, this professor primarily mentors students and only occasionally, if ever, teaches courses.

BA, Colgate University
MA, PhD, University of Delaware

Courses Taught

PC803: Legal and Ethical Issues
PG843: Psychopathology
PI811: Christians Who Counsel

Campus Affiliations

Travis Research Institute
Research Lab: Faith, Religious Support, and Coping

Areas of Expertise

Religious coping, religious support, life stress, and adjustment in adults and adolescents; ethnocultural differences in faith, support, stress, coping, and adjustment

“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.”


Jeffrey Bjorck, in an essay on FULLER studio reflecting on his mother’s illness.


Jeff Bjorck is an emeritus professor of psychology who served on the faculty from 1990 to 2020. His research efforts addressed religious support and religious coping in adolescents, as well as in adults from various ethnocultural and faith backgrounds. He also studied the effects of illusory control and unrealistic optimism.

Dr. Bjorck is a professional affiliate of APA Division 36 (Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) and a member of the California Psychological Association. He formerly served as a reviewer for Psychology of Religion and Spirituality and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and he was on the editorial board of the International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. In addition to authoring numerous research journal articles on stress, coping, faith, and adjustment, he also wrote 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.

Bjorck serves as a board member for Lifewater International, a faith-based development organization focused on empowering people in developing countries to access and maintain sustainable safe water, hygiene, and sanitation resources.

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

Bjorck is also an accomplished pianist and composer. You can find all his music at Pure Piano.

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