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Susan Saegert

Susan Saegert is Professor of Environmental Psychology at the CUNY Graduate Center.

  • Served as Director of the Center for Human Environments (CHE) and she was also the first director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at the CUNY Graduate Center
  • Early research focused on crowding and environmental stressors
  • Focuses on how communities can affect housing conditions and partners with community organizations and coalitions to understand how to successfully improve distressed housing and neighborhoods in New York City.
  • Currently serving as president of Division 34 on Population and Environment of the American Psychological Association, co-chairing the Environmental Design Research Association, and more recently serving on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Urban Psychology
  • Published a book on social capital co-edited with two political scientists: S. Saegert, J.P. Thompson, & M. R. Warren (Eds.): Social capital and poor communities (Russell Sage, 2005)
  • D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan

Last updated 8/25/16