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Mike Kersten Assistant Professor


Mike Kersten received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2012 from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He studied experimental psychology at Texas Christian University where he earned a Master of Science degree in 2014, and a doctoral degree in 2017. Although he is excited by several topics within the fields of personality and social psychology, his research focused on the psychological resources people utilize to protect themselves from existential threat and how they contribute to well-being. Specifically, his interests include the emotion of nostalgia, close relationships and terror management.


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