Dr. Maria Bartini

Professor, Psychology

Maria Bartini
(413) 662-5463
Center for Science & Innovation 325F


Ph.D., University of Georgia, 1999

M.S., University of Georgia, 1996

B.S., College of William and Mary,
Williamsburg, VA, 1993

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Courses Taught

PSYC 101: Introductory Seminar in Psychology

PSYC 210: Developmental Psychology

PSYC 290: Psych Research and Stats

PSYC 356: Psychology of Gender

PSYC 376: Sport Psychology

PSYC 387: Childhood Disorders

PSYC 386: Adolescent Development

PSYC 390: Psychology Design & Analysis

PSYC 499: Theories of Developmental Psyc

 About Me

Maria Bartini began teaching at MCLA in the Fall of 2001. She received her Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology in 1999 from the University of Georgia. Prior to MCLA, Dr. Bartini taught at the University of North Carolina at Asheville for two years.

At MCLA, Dr. Bartini has taught Developmental Psychology, Adolescent Development, Adulthood and Aging, Psychology of Gender, Statistical Methods in Psychology, Research Design and Analysis, and Research Seminar in Relational Aggression. She also developed the upper-level Psychology elective Childhood Disorders and a service course for Education licensure students, Applied Developmental Psychology.


Dr. Bartini's research focuses on social development in adolescence, primarily aggression and victimization in schools. Students play an integral role in her research program and they have collaborated on numerous regional and national conference presentations. Dr. Bartini's work has been published in several journals, including Sex Roles, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, American Educational Research Journal, and Journal of Educational Psychology.