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Marie Dacey, EdD
Associate Professor of Psychology

Department/Office
School of Arts and Sciences - W202D

Contact
marie.dacey@mcphs.edu
(P)617.732.2842


Schools
School of Arts & Sciences

Programs
Health Psychology (BS)

Academic and Administrative Appointments

Acting Director, Health Psychology Program



Education
BA, Immaculata University
MA, Temple University
EdD, Boston University


Professional Licensure/Certification

Licensed Educational Psychologist



Areas of Teaching
Abnormal Psychology
Positive Psychology
Mind-Body Medicine
Behavior Modification
Health Behavior Counseling


Scholarly Interests
Positive Aging
Behavioral Health
Educational Gerontology
Interprofessional Education


Peer-Reviewed Articles & Book Chapters
Dacey, M., Vail, M., & Tataronis, G. (2007). Physician Assistant students knowledge and attitudes towards aging and geriatric medicine. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 18(1), 7-15.

Zaichowsky, L. & Dacey, M. (2005). Stress and stress management in the U.S.: The current state. In K. Takenaka (Ed.), Stress and adaptation. Japan: Waseda University Press.

Dacey, M. & Appaneal, R.N. (2005). A client-centered counseling approach for motivating older adults toward physical activity. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 21(3), 194-205.

Dacey, M., Baltzell, A. & Zaichowsky, L. (2003). Factors in womens maintenance of vigorous or moderate physical activity. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal, 12 (1), 87-111.

Dacey, M., Baltzell, A. & Zaichowsky, L. (2008). Older adults' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation toward physical activity. American Journal of Health Behavior, 32(6), 570-582.

Freizinger, M.B., Franko, D.L., Dacey, M., Okun, B., Domar, A.D. (2010). The prevalence of eating disorders in an infertile population. Journal of Fertility and Sterility, 93(1), 72-78.

Dacey, M., Murphy, J., Anderson, D., McCloskey, W. An interprofessional service-learning course unites students across educational levels and promotes patient-centered care. Journal of Nursing Education, in press.


Honors
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2004
Research Consortium National Graduate Student Research Award for doctoral dissertation.
2004 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Research Consortium National Graduate Student Research Award for doctoral dissertation.
2008 Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Faculty Scholarship of Teaching Award


Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership
American Psychological Association
Division 2: Teaching of Psychology
Division 38: Humanistic Psychology
Division 20: Aging
Association for Humanistic Psychologists
Massachusetts School Psychologists Association
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
International Council on Active Aging
American Council on Exercise
Association for Prevention Teaching and Research International Council on Active Aging