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Matthew Heller, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director of Honors Program


BA, Wheaton College
PhD, University of Minnesota


Dr. Heller completed his graduate work at the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) in Social Psychology, with a minor in Statistics. Before coming to Trinity in 2004, he also worked for two years with adolescents in a psychiatric hospital.

Dr. Heller specializes in Social Psychology, focusing on the psychology of religion and close interpersonal relationships. Recently, he has supervised several students on independent research on perceptions of affection and respect in the context of close romantic relationships. He regularly attends conferences on the teaching of psychology.

Dr. Heller is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Midwest Psychological Association, and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology.