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Dr Michael Brubacher

Dr Michael Brubacher
Department of Psychology
Postdoctoral research fellow

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011 559 3031

‚ÄčDr Michael Brubacher is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the psychology department. He holds BA in psychology (Canada), an MA in Forensic Psychology (USA), and a PhD in Community Psychology (USA). Michael's primary area of research investigates public perceptions of crime, and why people want criminals punished. Topics within this area include perceptions of offenders, emotions, moral psychology, retribution, and offender reintegration.


Brubacher, M. R. (in press). Moral concerns, criminal punishment, and whether offenders in general or individual offenders are being considered. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied.

Brubacher, M. R. (in press). Third-party support for retribution, rehabilitation, and giving an offender a clean slate. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Brubacher, M. R., McMahon, S. D., & Keys, C. B. (2018). Self-Efficacies, anxiety, and aggression among African American and Latino adolescents with disabilities. Exceptionality, 26, 20-34.

Silinda, F. T., & Brubacher, M. R. (2016). Distance learning postgraduate student stress while writing a dissertation or thesis. International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 32, 1-14.