Olajide Bamishigbin, Ph.D.

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College of Natural and Social Sciences
Office Location: KH A3043
Phone: x2278 Email: obamish@calstatela.edu


University of California, Los Angeles

  • Ph.D. in Health Psychology (2017)
  • M.A. in Health Psychology (2014)

University of Miami

  • B.A. in Psychology (2012)


            I have been an Assistant Professor of Psychology here at Cal State LA since Fall 2017. I am the Director and Principal Investigator for the Stress, Resilience, and Health Lab. I am also the co-director for the M.A. Graduate Program in Psychology, along with Dr. Karen Wu. As an instructor, I enjoy cultivating a safe and enjoyable classroom environment for my students. As a trained health psychologist, I study the relationships between stress and health in people of color.


            In each course, I incorporate multicultural psychology themes that emphasize the importance of diversity in psychological science. I also use multimedia content and a variety of active learning techniques in the classroom to capture students’ attention and make learning more accessible for all students. In addition to teaching courses, I mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the Stress, Resilience, and Health Lab.

Classes Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Health Psychology
  • Racial and Ethnic Minority Mental Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introduction to Graduate Studies


            In our research laboratory, the Stress, Resilience, and Health lab, we focus on the associations between stress, resilience, mental health, and physical health in understudied populations. Specifically, my research has explored a) stress and its association with depression in Black and Latino fathers, b) the antecedents and consequences of adolescent fatherhood for adolescent males and their families, and c) spirituality and depression in Black and Latino cancer survivors. Recent projects include a mixed-methods investigation of stress, resilience, and health in college students with dependents as well as qualitative study to examine the psychological experience of ghosting in relationships.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bamishigbin Jr, O. N., Schetter, C. D., & Stanton, A. L. (2019). The antecedents and consequences of adolescent fatherhood: A systematic review. Social Science & Medicine.

Bamishigbin, O. N., Dunkel Schetter, C., Guardino, C. M., Stanton, A. L., Schafer, P., Shalowitz, M., ... & Raju, T. (2017). Risk, resilience, and depressive symptoms in low-income African American fathers. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology23(1), 70.