Gary Senecal

Lecturer - PSYC
  • Psychology


  • Ph.D. - Psychology - The University of West Georgia
  • M.A. - Philosophy - The Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven
  • B.A. - Great Books - St. Anselm College


  • PhD

About Me

I received my Ph.D. in psychology from the University of West Georgia in 2015. For the last four years, I worked as a visiting professor of psychology at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. I am a current member of the Army Reserves and sports psychology consultant, as well as a former collegiate football player and former college football coach. I currently reside in Worcester, MA with my wife and two children.

What I Teach

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • History and Theory of Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Military Psychology - the Social Reintegration of Veterans
  • Lifespan Development
  • Psychology of Adolescence & Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender

Research/Creative Activities

My research focuses on the social psychology of violence, the theoretical psychology of violence, masculine identity, and the career transitions of individuals who have retired from or been deselected from careers that exposed them to regular violent endeavors (in particular, contact sport athletes and military veterans). I also study theories of motivation and identity and how these effect performance and career transition for men and women who serve in the military and/or compete in sports.