Joel D. Funk

Professor of Psychology

BA, Rutgers University; MA, PhD, Clark University

About Professor Funk

Dr. Funk’s primary focus is developmental psychology, especially those theories of adult development that include “higher” (post-formal and transpersonal) stages. Recently he has developed an interest in the values inherent in different developmental pathways.

Dr. Funk has conducted research on the psychology of music, in particular the spiritual aspects of music. Beethoven is his favorite composer and he has tried to map his development. Dr. Funk has also taught personality and abnormal psychology. He takes an interdisciplinary approach, synthesizing psychology, philosophy, religion and theology (e.g. research on near death experiences), and teaches film courses that illustrate many of the topics mentioned above.

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Department of Psychology

Chair: Brian Healy

Hyde Hall, Room 401
8 a.m.–4:30 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2203
(Cynthia Melanson, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2412

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC 31
Plymouth, NH 03264