The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that Dr. Paschal Sheeran will join the Social Psychology program and the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on July 1, 2013 as a Full Professor. Dr. Sheeran is currently a professor of Psychology at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in 1997.

Dr. Sheeran’s research centers on self-regulation, defined as how people direct their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to achieve their goals. Within this overarching theme, the bulk of his research program targets health behavior change, with a smaller and more recent strand of work focusing on emotion regulation.

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