Richard Gorsuch is a prolific researcher, best known for his studies in the psychology of religion, substance abuse, social psychology, and statistics. A member of the School of Psychology faculty since 1979, he is known across the social sciences for his publication of Factor Analysis (1983), and is the developer of the statistical software program Unimult.
Gorsuch is a licensed social psychologist, an active member of the Religious Research Association, and a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and the American Psychological Association. He has served in editorial capacities for journals including Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion and Educational and Psychological Measurement and has authored and contributed chapters to over 20 books. Current projects include Integrating Psychology and Spirituality: An Introduction and his next book is Building Peace, the 3 Pillars Approach. He has also been listed among the 2000 Outstanding Scholars of the 21st Century by England’s International Biographical Centre.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Social psychology, psychology of religion, beliefs, attitudes, values, and behavior, conflict reconciliation