Dr. Stephanie Freis

Dr. Stephanie Freis | Faculty | Psychology | Presbyterian College | Clinton SC

Stephanie Freis , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Psychology

Email Dr. Freis

(864) 833-8350


Dr. Freis – Curriculum Vitae »

Education Background

Ph.D., Social Psychology, The Ohio State University
M.S., Psychology, The Ohio State University
B.S., Psychology, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
A.A., University of Wisconsin – Sheboygan

Research Fields/ Areas of Specialty/Teaching
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Psychology of Professional Development
  • Social Psychology
  • Systems & Theories of Psychology*

*senior capstone

Professional Memberships/Organizations/Activities
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP)
  • Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists (SSSP)
Honors/Recognitions/Awards
  • See curriculum vitae for a full list of publications, honors, and awards.
Student Research

Students are encouraged to contact me if they are interested in joining the Psych Hose Laboratory to gain research experience.

Each year I advise a small group of students through the research process. This can include working independently or as a group to compile literature reviews, design and program studies, submit IRBs, or collect, code, and analyze data. Honors students will also practice writing a full manuscript and be invited to present their work at regional and/or international conferences to improve their presentation skills and gain exposure to a wider array of psychological research topics and careers.

You can earn 1 to 3 credits each semester as a research assistant or honors student. You should maintain a high GPA and have excelled in previous psychology courses before pursuing research experience with a faculty member.


About Dr. Freis

I investigate attributes of self and motivation, particularly focused on trait narcissism in non-clinical populations. Specifically, I examine how the shared roots of grandiose and vulnerable narcissism can manifest into different beliefs and behaviors. I also investigate ways to improve classroom learning and rapport.

Outside of Presbyterian College, I enjoy broadway musicals, hiking, and spending time with my two dogs, Koda & Maya.