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Kristin Nelson, Ph.D.

Kristin Nelson received her Ph.D. in Psychology at Stanford University, and teaches personality and cognitive psychology at The New School in Manhattan and Ramapo College in New Jersey. She was formerly on the faculty of the Geography Department at the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught urban history and feminist and psychoanalytic theory. After publishing her psychology dissertation work on a narrative method for assessing defensive regulation of episodic memories in 2001, she joined the Referential Process research group and began collaborative studies, many of which can be seen on this site, on narrative immersion and referential activity in adolescents, dementia patients, and those suffering from post-traumatic stress.