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Kevin Larkin, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical Psychology

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Dr. Larkin received his bachelors of arts degree in psychology from Wittenberg University in 1979. Upon completion of degree requirements, he attended the University of Richmond, receiving a master’s degree in psychology in 1981, and the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his doctorate in clinical psychology in 1986. He completed his internship training in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center in Morgantown. He joined the faculty at West Virginia University as an Assistant Professor in 1986 and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 1992 and to the rank of Professor in 2002. He served the department for 13 years as Director of Clinical Training and for 10 years as Department Chair.

Research Interests

Dr. Larkin’s research is in the area of applied psychophysiology and clinical health psychology, with a special interest in how behavioral and emotional factors influence health. He directs the Behavioral Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and his applied research has focused on patients with cardiovascular disease, essential hypertension, and other health conditions.

Dr. Larkin is interested in having a graduate student join his research team in the Behavioral Physiology Laboratory in the 2023-24 academic year


  • Psychology 606 – Seminar on Teaching Psychology
  • Psychology 607 – Ethics and Legal Issues in Psychology
  • Psychology 661 – Behavior Therapy
  • Psychology 755 – Seminar on Clinical Supervision
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