Professor Capezza earned her doctoral degree in Social Psychology from Purdue University. She then completed a postdoctoral training program in Clinical Psychology at Brown University. Her primary areas of research are intimate partner violence, gender stereotypes, and romantic relationships. Specifically, she examines topics related to physical and psychological abuse, victim blaming, gender stereotypes, and substance abuse. Her research is widely published in professional journals that focus on interpersonal violence, gender, addiction, and personal relationships.


  • B.A., Psychology, Clark University
  • M.S., Social Psychology, Purdue University
  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Purdue University

Courses Taught

  • General Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Psychology of Women
  • Theories of Personality
  • Social Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Research in Social Psychology