Kim Daubman

Associate Professor of Psychology

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland

Teaching and Research Interests

I identify as both a social psychologist and a positive psychologist. My teaching and research activities over the years have all reflected my commitment to social justice and to creating conditions that foster greater psychological well-being. I have mentored students through my role as a senior fellow in the Social Justice College and as a Posse mentor. I enjoy leading study-abroad and service trips, which I have done several times, including leading Bucknell in South Africa and the Bucknell Brigade to Nicaragua. I have taught a variety of courses including an integrated perspectives course (with a philosopher) on happiness, a University course on food and the environment, and first-year foundation seminars on social justice. I regularly teach positive psychology at a nearby women’s prison to a combined group of "outside" (Bucknell) and "inside" (prison) students. My most recent research focuses on forgiveness and self-compassion, and I am currently developing workshops on self-compassion for women in the penal system.

Classes Taught

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Women
  • Positive Psychology
  • Advanced Seminar in Social Psychology

Selected Publications

Daubman, K.A., McCabe, E., Quinn, C., & Allardyce, L.S. (2018). Taking responsibility for an offense: Being forgiven encourages more personal responsibility, more empathy for the victim, and less victim blame." Current Research in Social Psychology, 26(1), 1-10.

Flack, W.F., Jr., Daubman, K.A., Caron, M.L., Asadorian, J., D'Aureli, N.D., Kiser, S., Hall, A., Gigliotti, S., Michener, E. & Wheeler, E. (2007). Risk factors and consequences of unwanted sex among university students: Hooking up, alcohol, and posttraumatic symptoms. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Thomas, J. J. & Daubman, K. A. (2001). The relationship between friendship quality and self-esteem in adolescent girls and boys. Sex Roles, 45, 53-66.

Daubman, K. A. & Sigall, H. (1997). Gender differences in perceptions of how others are affected by self-disclosure of achievement. Sex Roles, 37, 73-89.

Daubman, K. A. (1995). Help which implies dependence: Effects on self-evaluations, motivation, and performance. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 10, 677-692.

Daubman, K. A., & Lehman, T. C. (1993). The effects of receiving help: Gender differences in motivation and performance. Sex Roles, 28, 693-707. 

Daubman, K. A., Heatherington, L., Ahn, A. (1992). Gender and the self-presentation of academic achievement. Sex Roles, 27,187-204.