Heidi Wayment, PhD
Professor and Department Chair
BA Biola College, 1977
MA USC, 1987, UCLA 1989
PhD UCLA 1992, Social Psychology
Post-Doc Fellowship (NIMH; UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences)
Dr. Wayment's general interests are in social psychological issues related to self and identity and coping with negative life events. Her most recent research interests are concerned with understanding how individuals react to threat and loss and a general understanding of the bio-psycho-social-spiritual paths to a "quiet ego." Dr. Wayment is currently the coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Substance Abuse Education and Prevention.
- Wayment, H.A. & O'Mara, E. (in press). The collective and compassionate consequences of downward social comparisons. Chapter to appear in H.A. Wayment & J.J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending self-interest: Psychological explorations of the quiet ego. Washington D.C., American Psychological Association Books.
- Bauer, J.J., & Wayment, H.A. (in press). The Psychology of Quieting the Ego. Chapter to appear in H.A. Wayment & J.J. Bauer (Eds.), Transcending self-interest: Psychological explorations of the quiet ego. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Books.
- Wayment, H.A. (2006). Attachment Style, Empathy, and Helping Following a Collective Loss: Evidence from the September 11th Terrorist Attacks. Attachment and Human Development. 8, 1-9.
- Baldwin, J.A., Johnson, R.M., Wayment, H.A., & Callahan, E. (2006). Partnering with Community-Based Professionals to Improve Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention for Youth and Young Adults. Substance Abuse, 26, 43-47.
- Baldwin, J, Johnson, R, Gotz, N, Wayment, H.A., & Elwell, K. (2006). Perspectives of College Students and Their Primary Health Care Providers on Substance Abuse Screening and Intervention. American Journal of College Health, 55, 115-119.
- Wayment, H.A. (2005). The Content and Formation of College Students' Relational Standards. Current Research in Social Psychology. 10, 250-267.
- Wayment, H.A., & Callahan, E. (2004). Measurement Issues for Project MAINSTREAM Fellows. In Basinger, S. & DeGutis, L. (Eds.) Project MAINSTREAM Mentor Handbook, Washington, DC: SAMHSA.
- Wayment, H.A., & Kemeny, M.E. (2004). Predictors of Grief and Depressed Mood Among Gay Men Following an AIDS-Related Loss. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 9, 1-31.
- Wayment, H.A. (2004). It could have been me: Vicarious victims and disaster-focused distress. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30, 515-528.
Dr. Wayment has taught undergraduate courses in social psychology, research methods, and community psychology as well as graduate courses in social psychology and multivariate statistics. Dr. Wayment has also had a consistent record of involving students in the department's undergraduate research program.