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Psychology Instructor
Full time


Dr. Bramel

Dr. Bramel teaches psychology at Penn State Mont Alto. His research interests include learning disabilities and the role of emotional intelligence in academic outcomes. He has found that students with learning disabilities (LD) score significantly lower than students without LD on measures of stress management and adaptability, and female students score higher on interpersonal skill measures than male students.

Most Recent Publications

Reiff, H.B., N.M. Hatzes, M.H. Bramel, and T. Gibbon. 2001. The Relation of LD and Gender with Emotional Intelligence in College Students. Journal of Learning Disabilities 34(1):66-78


Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Special Profiency in Family Relations, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1994.

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania, 1990.

M.S. in Psychology, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1987.

B.E.S. in Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1974.


E-mail: drmax@psu.edu
Phone: 717-749-6047
Fax: 717-749-9835
Office: 112 General Studies Building