Carol S. Becker

Professor Emerita

Department of Human Development & Women's Studies

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Professional Focus

Phenomenological psychology; psychodynamic approaches; gay and lesbian issues; intimate relationships; adolescent development; women and aging


  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973


HDEV 3011 Phenomenological and Psychodynamic Approaches to Human Development
  • HDEV 4400 Adolescent Development
  • HDEV 4325 Gay and Lesbian Lifespan Development
  • HDEV 4350 Intimate Relationships
  • HDEV 4880 Senior Group Project
  • HDEV 4890 Senior Individual Project
  • WOST 3530 Women and Their Bodies


  • Becker, C. S. (1992). Living and relating: An introduction to phenomenology. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Becker, C. S. (1991). A phenomenology of friendship families. The Humanistic Psychologist. 19, (2), 170-184.
  • Becker, C. S. (1988). Unbroken ties: Lesbian ex-lovers. Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Publications
  • Becker, C. S. (1987). Friendship between women: A phenomenological study of best friends. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 18, (1), 59-72.

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