Faculty and Staff
Gordon D. Atlas
Professor Psychology
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: Science Center 423G
Department: Psychology & Communication  
Phone: 607.871.2213  
Gordon D. Atlas
University of Michigan, 1987

Classes Taught
Theories of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Communication & Counseling Skills
Clinical Procedures
Introductory Psychology
Existential Approaches to the Person

Current Research
Sensitivity to Criticism
Person Perception
Explanatory Styles
Defense Mechanisms
Music Appreciation and Personality

Honors and Awards

Dr. Atlas has been the recipient of four Awards for Teaching Excellence at Alfred University. He has developed a scale to measure sensitivity to criticism and has published research on responses to criticism, the effects of rejection, and on explanatory styles. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association, and the Midwestern Psychological Association and has presented more than a dozen papers at their professional meetings. In 1995, he authored the Instructor's manual for the textbook Abnormal Psychology by T.E.Oltmanns and R.E.Emery, and he is currently working on a new edition of that manual.

For two years Dr. Atlas worked as a psychotherapist in the Binghamton, NY area. His contributions to the University include serving on the Promotion and Tenure Committee of the College of Liberal Arts & Science and the University’s Faculty Senate.