Kathleen BergmanAssistant Research Professor
- E343A Corbett Family Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Professor Bergman is NOT open to admitting graduate students for fall 2024 matriculation.
Research and teaching interests
Processes associated with normal and abnormal development during childhood and adolescence, particularly in the context of interadult and family conflict, informed by the developmental psychopathology perspective.
Dr. Kathleen N. Bergman, Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, is the director of the Notre Dame research site in Fort Wayne, IN, and project director for studies operating out of research sites in South Bend and Fort Wayne. Her research interests are anchored in the developmental psychopathology perspective and focus on understanding and intervening in the processes associated with normal and abnormal development during childhood and adolescence, particularly in the context of interadult and family conflict.
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
M.A. University of Notre Dame
B.A. Calvin College
Bergman K, N. (2019). "Moving beyond the Dyad in Research on Family Conflict." Human Development, 63(1), 78-84.
Bergman, K. N., Downey, A. L., Cummings, J. S., Gedek, H. M., & Cummings, E. M. (2018). "Depressive Symptomatology and Program Efficacy: Examining a Program to Improve Communication in Community Families." Family Court Review, 56(2), 269-280.
Bergman, K. N., Choe, G. E., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. T. (2018). "The Ubiquitous Family Environment: Examining Emotional Insecurity in the Family and Adjustment in School." Family Court Review, 56(2), 234-247.
Bergman, K. N., Cummings, E. M., Kuznicki, K. A. (2016). "The benefits of marital conflict: Constructiveness and resolution as predictors of positive child outcomes." In D. Narvaez, J. Braungart-Rieker, L. Miller, L. Gettler, P. Hastings (Eds.), Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family and Society (pp. 233-245). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Bergman, K. N., Cummings, E. M., & Davies, P. T. (2014). "Interparental aggression and adolescent adjustment: the role of emotional insecurity and adrenocortical activity." Journal of Family Violence, 29(7), 763-771.