Santa Clara University

Psychology department

William A. McCormack
Educational Management

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Postdoctoral Psychology, Stanford University,

Department: Psychology

Title: Adjunct Professor


William  McCormack

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Santa Clara University
Department of Psychology
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053-0333


Classes Taught
  • General Psychology I
  • General Psychology II
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Emotion and Motivation
  • Organizational Psychology


Research Interests
  • For many years I traveled and worked abroad as Director of International Education at the University of California, Berkeley. The work had a profound influence on my adult development and world views. It raised a number of questions which some of my research has attempted to answer. What are effects of cross-cultural experience? Does travel abroad influence creative behavior? How do different types of individuals perform abroad?
  • I am also interested in the effects of parental alcoholism on personality development.
Books & Publications

Frank Barron, an obituary. (2004) Empirical Studies of the Arts, 21, 211-213.    

Sensation seeking and need motivation for need achievement among study-abroad students. (2000).  Journal of Social Psychology,  (With Marvin Schroth), 140:4, 533-35.


Short term treatment for adult children of alcoholics. (With Alvin Cooper). (1992). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 39,3, 350-55.


Federico Fellini: artist in search of self. (With Isabella Conti). 1984. Biography, 7,4,292-308.


The impact of travel on the creative individual. (1983). Echange Pedogogiques, 47,2, 46-59.


Problems of American scholars in India. (1977). Asian Survey, 16, 11, 1064-80.