Caroline Tancredy

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Contact Information

603 E. Daniel
M/C 716
Champaign, IL 61820

Office Hours

By appointment
Director, Masters of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS)
Teaching Assistant Professor

Biography

EDUCATION

Caroline Tancredy received her MA from the Catholic University of America in General Psychology in 1998. She received her PhD from the University of California, Davis in 2004 in Social-Personality Psychology. She is the Director of the Master of Science in Psychological Science (MSPS) program in the Department of Psychology. She teaches courses in professional development for Master's students. 

Caroline's research involves the study of attachment and loss. She is particularly interested in adult twin and non-twin sibling relationships. Although twins have figured prominently in the history of psychological science, their inclusion in research has been a means to an end: A tool for advancing behavioral genetic research (e.g., Bouchard, 2004). Her objective is to better understand the twin relationship itself; to learn what makes the bond between twins so powerful, how being a twin can impact the other relationships that twins have (e.g. romantic relationships), and how twins negotiate the tensions between the needs for autonomy and connection. 

Caroline Tancredy mentors Master's students and does not take doctoral students.