department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

uripsymajor@gmail.com401.874.2193 (p); 401.874.2157 (f)

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Paul Florin

  • Professor, School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SPCS) Psychology Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Phone: 401.277.5302
  • Email:
  • Mailing Address: URI Providence
    80 Washington St.
    Providence, RI 02903

    School of Professional and Continuing Studies
    Shepard Building
    Room 236


PLEASE NOTE:  Dr. Florin currently has four graduate students under his mentorship.  These graduate students will be finishing their Ph.D. degrees over the next two-three years.  Dr. Florin, anticipating retirement a few years after the last of these graduate students finish their degree, is no longer accepting graduate students to study under his mentorship.  He will sorely miss the enthusiasm and stimulation of working with such bright young people and budding scholars.

Research interests focus on community change, particularly planned change which is designed as part of community wide prevention or health promotion programming. General questions revolve around how community conditions and individuals interact, how changes in community conditions, institutions and process are brought about and the effects of such changes on individual and collective well being. Current efforts centered around three federally funded evaluations of community level alcohol and other drug abuse prevention programs.


Ph.D. 1981, George Peabody / Vanderbilt University

Professional Interests

Primary professional identity and practice is focused on community level prevention and health promotion. Consultation, training and technical assistance are provided to communities; agencies and governmental units wishing to plan, implement or evaluate community approaches to prevention programming.

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