Mark Driscoll, Ph.D. Chicago Campus
"My research emphasizes the influence of cultural
adaptation processes and persistent social
conditions on the psychosocial functioning of racial
and ethnic minorities." - Mark Driscoll, Ph.D.
Mark Driscoll, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institute on Social Exclusion
My primary research interests are in the individual, social, and environmental factors that impact the mental health and well-being of underrepresented groups. This work focuses on how individual psychocultural processes transact with contextual and environmental factors to contribute to psychological functioning. To this end, my research emphasizes the influence of cultural adaptation processes (e.g., acculturation, acculturative stress, intercultural competence, ethnic identity) and persistent social conditions (e.g., discrimination, race-related stress, collective efficacy) on the psychosocial functioning of racial and ethnic minorities. Incorporated within this framework are the roles of coping processes and adaptive functioning, which seek to identify the mechanisms that contribute to psychopathology through person-environment fit. At the Adler School, my research is integrated within the broader mission of the School to advance social justice and change through sound evidence and rigorous research.
Please e-mail or call me (312-662-4016) if you have questions or would like more information about me.
- Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
- M.S., Clinical Psychology, Marquette University
- B.S., Psychology, DePaul University
- Driscoll, M. W.,& Torres, L. (in press). Acculturative stress and Latino depression: The mediating role of behavioral and cognitive resources. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology.
- Driscoll, M. W., & Wierzbicki, M. J. (2012). Predicting reasons for experiencing depression in Pakistani and Palestinian Muslims: The roles of religion and acculturation. Journal of Muslim Mental Health 6, 39-61.
- Torres, L., Driscoll, M. W., & Voell, M. (2012). Discrimination, acculturation, acculturative stress, and Latino psychological distress: A moderated-mediational model. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 17 – 25.
- Torres, L., Driscoll, M. W., & Burrow, A. (2010). Microaggressions and psychological functioning among highly achieving African-Americans: A mixed-methods approach. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 1074 – 1099.
- Driscoll, M. W., McDowell, T., & Taylor, S. (August, 2012). Lessons learned from transdisciplinary, community-collaborative research. In M. W. Driscoll (Chair), Mental Health in Disadvantaged and Marginalized Communities: A Multi-Method, Collaborative Approach. Symposium to be conducted at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
- Driscoll, M. W., & Torres, L. (January, 2011). Behavioral and cognitive meditational coping processes of Latino acculturative stress and depression. In L. Torres (Chair), The Mental Health Correlates of Living in the U.S.: Latino-specific Stressors and Resources. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Seattle, WA.
- Driscoll, M. W., & Torres, L. (November, 2010). Contextual predictors of resilience against discrimination in Southwest Latinas: The role of student status. In L. Torres (Chair), Stress and Coping Among Latinas Living in the United States: Perspectives Across the Lifespan. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the National Latino Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45)
- National Latino Psychological Association