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Rita Dytell
Rita Dytell Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., The City University of New York
B.A., City College of New York
Contact Information
Phone (718) 405-3788
Fax (718) 405-3249
Founders Hall 413
Areas of Expertise 
  • Genocide (Armenian genocide, Holocaust, Rwanda) 
  • Behavioral medicine
  • Stress and stress reduction, work and family stress
  • Gender and cultural differences in health behaviors
  • Parental Influences on adolescent health care practices 

  • PSYC 103 Intro to Psychology
  • PSYC 321  Social Psychology
  • PSYC 344  Group Dynamics
  • PSYC 342  Psychology of Health and Stress
  • PSYC 429 Research in Psychology
  • INTG 391 Topics: Sex and Literature
  • INTG 494 Topics: Genocide
Recent Presentations
"What Really Defines Genocide?" Presented at The Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Conference on Feb.2, 2013
"History is Mystery: What's in the Suitcase?" Presented at The Holocaust Center at Queesborough Community College, 2012

Dytell with College of Mount Saint Vincent student Stephanie L. Widmer & E.M. Brady. Parental Influence on the Health Care Practices of Young Adults. Presented at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association in Cambridge, MA. 2011

Dytell, R., Brady, M. & Fuller, M. C. (2004, May). Predicting delay behavior: Ethnicity or acculturation?  Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society,  Chicago, IL

Dytell, R., Brady, M. & Fuller, M. C. (2004, March). Women: Symptom appraisal and treatment seeking.  Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Baltimore, MD