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Last Updated: September 2015

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Department of  Psychology                                                                                                                   


Professor, Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education

Selected Publications

Brown, S.D., & Lent, R.W. (Eds.). (2008). Handbook of counseling psychology (4th ed.). New York: Wiley.

Brown, S.D., & Lent, R.W. (2nd Ed.). (2012). Career development and counseling: Putting theory and research to work. New York: Wiley.

Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., & Hackett, G. (1994). Toward a unifying social cognitive theory of career and academic interest, choice, and performance [Monograph]. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 45, 79-122.

Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., & Hackett, G. (2000). Contextual supports and barriers to career choice: A social cognitive analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 47, 36-49.

Lent, R.W., & Lopez, F.G. (2002). Cognitive ties that bind: A tripartite view of efficacy beliefs in growth-promoting relationships. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 21, 256-286.

Lent, R.W., Hill, C.E., & Hoffman, M.A. (2003). Development and validation of the Counselor Activity Self-Efficacy Scales. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 97-108.

Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., Nota, L., & Soresi, S. (2003). Testing social cognitive interest and choice hypotheses across Holland types in Italian high school students. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 62, 101-118.

Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., Schmidt, J., Brenner, B., Lyons, H., & Treistman, D. (2003). Relation of contextual supports and barriers to choice behavior in engineering majors: Test of alternative social cognitive models. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 458-465.

Lent, R.W. (2004). Toward a unifying theoretical and practical perspective on well-being and psychosocial adjustment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 482-509.

Lent, R.W., Brown, S.D., Sheu, H., Schmidt, J., Brenner, B.R., Gloster, C.S., Wilkins, G., Schmidt, L., Lyons, H., & Treistman, D. (2005). Social cognitive predictors of academic interests and goals in engineering: Utility for women and students at historically Black universities. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 84-92.

Lent, R.W., Singley, D., Sheu, H., Gainor, K., Brenner, B.R., Treistman, D., & Ades. L. (2005). Social cognitive predictors of domain and life satisfaction: Exploring the theoretical precursors of subjective well-being. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52, 429-442.

Lent, R.W., & Brown, S.D. (2006). On conceptualizing and assessing social cognitive constructs in career research: A measurement guide. Journal of Career Assessment, 14, 12-35.

Hill, C.E., & Lent, R.W. (2006). A narrative and meta-analytic review of helping skills training: Time to revive a dormant area of inquiry. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 43, 154-172.

Lent, R.W., Hoffman, M.A., Hill, C.E., Treistman, D., Mount, M., & Singley, D.  (2006). Client-specific counselor self-efficacy in novice counselors:  Relation to perceptions of session quality.  Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 453-463.

Lent, R.W., & Brown, S.D.  (2006).  Integrating person and situation perspectives on work satisfaction:  A social-cognitive view.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69, 236-247.

Sheu, H., & Lent, R.W.  (2007).  Development and initial validation of the Multicultural Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale – Racial Diversity Form.  Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 44, 30-45.

Lent, R.W., Lopez, A.M., Lopez, F.G., & Sheu, H.  (2008).  Social cognitive career theory and the prediction of interests and choice goals in the computing disciplines.  Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73, 52-62.

Contact Information

Office: 3214 Benjamin

Email: boblent@umd.edu

Phone: 301-405-2878


MA and PhD, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

Applications of social cognitive theory, career development, work satisfaction and adjustment, choice of and persistence in scientific and technical fields, school-to-work transition, work-family balance, subjective and psychological well-being, psychological coping, counselor development and training, research training