Monica Schneider

Professor of Psychology
Bailey 140

Monica Schneider has been a member of Geneseo faculty since 1995.

Area of Interest

Social Psychology

Research Interests

  • Predictors of college students’ psychological well-being and college adjustment
  • Factors associated with college retention and success for underrepresented students, including racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities (GLBTQ), international and immigrant students, first-generation students, and Access Opportunity Program students
  • Attachment and college students’ romantic and sexual relationships
  • Program assessment (e.g., Advancing Cultural Competency Certificate Program, Real World Geneseo).

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Student Opportunities

Portrait of Monica Schneider

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, SUNY Buffalo, 1995

  • M.A., Social Psychology, SUNY Buffalo

  • B.A., Psychology, Alfred University, 1989

Recent Courses Taught

  • General Psychology

  • Industrial-Organizational Psychology

  • Psychology of Personality

  • Psychology of Adult Attachment

  • Advanced Research Issues - Threat and Prejudice

Selected Publications

  • Schneider, M., & Katz, J. (2017). Adult Attachment and Heterosexual College Women's Hookup Behaviors: Mediating Effects of Sexual Motives. Sex Roles, 77(5/6),

  • Schneider, M.E., Rao, J., Johnson, F.R., Norman, S., & Watts, D. (2016). Implementing a successful diversity-related program: Lessons learned from the program development and assessment of Real World Geneseo. In Intercultural Horizons Volume IV: Identities, Relationships, and Languages in Migration (Eds., Eliza J. Nash, Nevin C. Brown, and Lavinia Bracci) pp. 71-88. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, UK.

  • Katz, J., & Schneider, M.E. (2015). (Hetero)sexual compliance with unwanted casual sex: Associations with feelings about first sex and sexual self-perceptions. Sex Roles, 72, 451-461.


  • PSYC 100: Introductory Psychology

    An introduction to the scientific study of behavior and cognitive processes. Topics include the biological basis of behavior, perception, learning, memory, thinking, human development, emotion, psychological disorders and social psychology.

  • PSYC 355: Psychology of Personality

    Introduction to and evaluation of major theoretical conceptions of personality, including psychoanalytic, sociocultural, trait, learning, and humanistic approaches. Research, assessment, and application strategies associated with each approach and selected contemporary research topics and techniques are covered.

  • PSYC 390: Top: Psych of Adult Attachment

    An in-depth study of a selected topic in psychology, chosen to allow an integrated consideration of the topic from the points of view of various approaches to psychological inquiry. Examples may include: The Nature-Nurture Question; Approaches to Understanding Aggression; Great Ideas in Psychology; or other topics.