Michael Merbaum

Professor Emeritus of Psychological & Brain Sciences
PHD, University of North Carolina
MA, University of Missouri
BA, Drake University
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    • Washington University
    • CB 1125
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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    ​Professor Merbaum has a special interest in the effects of stress on behavior, self-control and the efficacy of various psychotherapeutic treatment strategies.

    One current project is a controlled study in which he examines the value of delivering brief psychotherapeutic services exclusively over the telephone.

    Selected Publications

    • Rhee, W.K., Merbaum, M., Strube, M.J., and Self, S., (2005) "Efficacy of Brief Telephone Psychotherapy with Callers to a Suicide Hotline," Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 35, 3, 317-328.
    • Heckman, B.D., Fisher, E.B., Mones, B., Merbaum, M., Ristvedt, S. & Bishop, (2004) "Coping and Anxiety in Women Recalled for Additional Diagnostic Procedures Following an Abnormal Screening Mammogram," Health Psychology, 23, 1, 42-48.
    • Bailey, J.R., Strube, M.J., Yost, J.H., & Merbaum, M. (1994) "Proactive self-appraisal in the organization." In R.H. Kilmann (Ed.) Managing Ego Energy: The Transformation of Personal Meaning into Organizational Success. San Francisco: Josey Bass.
    • Merbaum, M. (1994). "Personnel Selection and Psychological Assessment." In J.J. Hampton (Ed.) American Management Association Management Handbook (3rd ed.)
    • Carter, C., Merbaum, M., & Strube, M.J. (1993) "Constructions of religions symbols and professional roles by male and female North American rabbis." Conservative Judaism, 1, 70-79.