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Susan Antaramian


Susan Antaramian

Associate Professor

Forbes Hall 2032
(757) 594-7105


  • Ph D in School Psychology, University of South Carolina
  • MA in School Psychology, University of South Carolina
  • BS in Psychology, The College of William and Mary


Investigating the Social Context of Behavior and Cognition
Lifespan Development
Statistical Applications in Social Science Research
Research Methods
Senior Seminar in Positive Psychology
The Exceptional Learner
Assessment of Learning


Student engagement
Emotional well-being and academic performance
Adolescent life satisfaction
Positive indicators of mental health in youth

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). The importance of very high life satisfaction for students' academic success. Cogent Education. Volume, 4. Pages, 1-10.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). The Role of Life Satisfaction in Predicting Student Engagement. Journal of Happiness Studies. Volume, 17. Issue, 4. Pages, 1681-1701.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). Life Satisfaction and Coping in Hindu Adolescents in India. Journal of Happiness Studies. Volume, 17. Issue, 4. Pages, 1703-1717.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Assessing psychological symptoms and well-being: Application of a dual-factor mental health model to understand college student performance. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. Volume, 33. Issue, 5. Pages, 419-429.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2012). Perceived quality of life research on children and youth: Implications for a system of national indicators. Children's Well-Being: Indicators and Research. Volume, 6. Pages, 121-141.
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal
    (2010). A Dual-Factor Model of Mental Health: Toward a More Comprehensive Understanding of Youth Functioning. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Volume, 80. Issue, 4. Pages, 462-472.
  • Susan Antaramian, Eastern Educational Research Association Annual Conference, "Academic outcomes predicted by students’ life satisfaction and psychological symptoms: Investigation of mental health models," Richmond, VA. (2017)
  • Ashley Heffner, Susan Antaramian, National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, "Strength-based assessments: Using life satisfaction to predict student success," Washington, DC. (2014)
  • Susan Antaramian, Katie Kannan, Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, "Beyond psychopathology: Positive mental health is essential for student success," Washington, DC. (2013)
  • Susan Antaramian, Children's Mental Health Research and Policy Conference, "The importance of positive mental health in early adolescence," Tampa, FL. (2013)
  • Susan Antaramian, Virginia Psychological Association Spring Convention, "The importance of positive psychology in schools: Practical implications for promoting students’ well-being and academics," Norfolk, VA. (2012)
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