Marciana J. Ramos

Assistant Professor
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Marciana Ramos is an assistant professor in the Liberal Arts Department at Berklee College of Music. She teaches courses with content rooted in psychology, including General Psychology, Human Sexuality, and the LENS First Semester Experience: Engaging with Contemporary Issues. 

Ramos earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of North Texas and completed a pre-doctoral internship at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. Her clinical work has primarily focused on training, administration, and providing individual, couple, family, and group psychotherapy. 

Ramos’s research is in positive psychology, looking to identify and better understand that which helps people to thrive. Specific research topics have included romantic relationship satisfaction, sexual behavior, religiosity, forgiveness, and clinical supervision/training. In the classroom, she endeavors to engage students in course material by incorporating technology, interactive class activities, and integration and application of topics inside and outside of class. As she tackles new theories, research, and understandings of people, students are encouraged to think critically, ask questions, and recognize examples as they naturally occur all around them.

  • Career Highlights
    • Contributing author to articles including "The Humility Matching Hypothesis: Individual, Relational, and Physiological Effects on Humble Complementarity" in The Journal of Positive Psychology (2017), "Negative Internal Causal Attributions of a Specific Offense and Forgiveness" in Personal Relationships (2015), "Humility and Relationship Outcomes in Couples: The Mediating Role of Commitment" in Couple and Family Psychology (2015), "The Ruptured Supervisory Alliance and Its Repair: On Supervisor Apology as a Reparative Intervention" in The Clinical Supervisor (2015), and "Measuring Hypersexual Behavior" in Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (2013)
    • Post-doctoral fellowship in interprofessional mental health administration and training at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital, Bedford, Massachusetts
    • Pre-doctoral internship in psychology at Vanderbilt University/Veterans Affairs Psychology Internship Consortium, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of North Texas, counseling psychology
    • M.S., University of North Texas, psychology
    • B.A., Manhattanville College, mathematics and psychology