Faculty >Melanie Horn Mallers, Ph.D.
Melanie Horn Mallers, Ph.D.
Department of Human Services
Dr. Melanie Mallers is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Services at Cal State Fullerton. She was trained to be a life span developmental researcher with a focus on stress, health and coping across adulthood. Her educational background also includes intensive emphasis on family systems theory, social ecology and biopsychosocial models of human development. Currently, she is is exploring the relationship between disrupted parent-child attachments during childhood and daily reactivity (stressor response, mood and physical health symptoms) during middle adulthood. A related thread of research includes the unique role of father-son relationships. Additionally, she is currently working on a grant to examine the role of technology as a function of health adherence and maintenance among older adults. Dr. Mallers’s research has been published in Developmental Psychology and Psychology and Health, as well as in several books.