Arnold H. Grossman

Professor of Applied Psychology

Arnold H. Grossman

Phone: (212) 998-5615

Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi:

Dr. Grossman is the Principal Investigator [PI] of a research study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (2011-2017): "Risk and Protective Factors for Suicide among Sexual Minority Youth." This longitudinal panel study is designed to follow a diverse sample of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, ages 15-24, and to examine changes in constellations, magnitudes, and developmental sequences of risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors with a particular emphasis on the major components of the interpersonal psychological theory of suicide. Simultaneously, it is documenting whether or not the risk and protective factors for suicidal thoughts and behaviors are uniquely related to LGBT youths' gender and sexual identity developmental milestones. Dr. Grossman and his research team members continue to analyze data from previous projects: "Challenges and Coping: The Q & A Project" (Co-Investigator). also funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. This longitudinal panel study was designed to investigate the mental health consequences of sexual orientation victimization of a diverse sample of gay, lesbian, bisexual youth (ages 15 to 21). Four other research projects: "Transgender Youth: A Vulnerable Population" [PI]; "Caregiving among Middle-Aged and Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults" [PI]; "Using Assessments & Program Assignments to Reduce Sexual Minority Stress & Enhance Psychological Well-Being among LGBT Youth" [PI]; and "Project DAN" [PI], a study of hurtful and harmful experiences among sexual minority older adults.