Christopher Hagan

Christopher Hagan
  • Associate Researcher
  • Psychology
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Dr. Hagan completed his B.A. in Psychology at the University of California, Irvine, where he conducted research into the fallibility of memory with Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. After working as a data analyst for Southern California social work agencies he attended Florida State University where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. At FSU his research focused on suicide and non-suicidal self-injury. He completed his doctoral training as a Clinical Intern at the Federal Prison in Terre Haute, IN.

Teaching Interests

Introduction to Psychology

Abnormal Psychology


Dr. Hagan teaches Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. He also assists Dr. Muehlenkamp run and supervise her research lab investigating non-suicidal self-injury and suicide.

Research and Creative Activities

My research focuses on understanding why people think about, attempt, and die by suicide. Much of my research focuses on the role of hopelessness in understanding who is at higher risk for suicide. My research interests also include non-suicidal self-injury and murder-suicide.


Ph.D., Florida State University (Clinical Psychology)


M.S., Florida State University (Clinical Psychology)

B.A., University of California, Irvine (Psychology & Social Behavior)


Professional Memberships

American Association of Suicidology

Association of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies

International Society for the Study of Self-Injury