Kevin L Bennett

Ph.D., Psychology

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    Kevin Bennett, PhD, is a full teaching professor of psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus and a fellow at the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health in London. His research—psychological science at the intersection of urban design and mental health—explores social, personality, and evolutionary dimensions of human activity in the built environment.

    Bennett is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and his work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Science, Business Insider and many others. He has appeared on, or been featured in national and local news, radio and TV including the New York Post, Sports Illustrated, China Global Television Network, Talk Radio London on The Unexplained with Howard Hughes, and many others.

    Dr. Bennett earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from City, University of London in the UK and degrees from the University of New Mexico (M.S., Experimental Psychology) and the University of Michigan (B.A., Psychology). Bennett teaches courses in applied social psychology, personality science, evolutionary psychology, and serial killers, and serves as the program coordinator for the psychology degree at Penn State Beaver.

    Check out his new podcast, "Kevin Bennett is Snarling", an overanalyzer's guide to getting untangled, not mad.

    Teaching and educational interests

    • Introductory Psychology 100
    • Social Psychology 221
    • Personality Psychology 238
    • Evolutionary Psychology 269
    • Applied Social Psychology 424
    • Serial and Mass Murder Psychology 467

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Psychology, Ph.D., City, University of London

    Psychology, B.A., University of Michigan

    Psychology, M.S., University of New Mexico

    Researcher Defined Keywords

    • Social
    • Personality
    • Geographical
    • Decision-Making
    • Augmented Reality


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