Douglas Trimble, PhD

Professional Biography
Douglas Trimble is Associate Professor of Psychology at Eastern University. Dr. Trimble is a social psychologist who is deeply committed to seeing the Good News of Christ proclaimed to all of God’s creation. From 2003-2008 he taught at Eastern University before spending five years on the mission field in Pakistan and returning to Eastern in 2013. Dr. Trimble and his wife, Margy, previously had served three years at WEC (Worldwide Evangelization for Christ) International’s US headquarters in Fort Washington, PA coordinating their summer and short-term program. During his first stint at Eastern, Dr. Trimble advised a student mission trip to Jamaica. From 2008-2013 Dr. Trimble and his family were sent by the Presbyterian Church as mission co-workers to Lahore, Pakistan, where Dr. Trimble held the post of Director of Assessment and Institutional Research at Forman Christian College. His areas of research interest include the psychology of religion, prejudice, altruism, social desirability response bias, organizational commitment and satisfaction, sleep, assessment of student learning and institutional research. He is currently working on a major cross-cultural research project investigating the psychology of religion of Pakistani Christians and Muslims.

Contact Information
Phone: 610-225-5320
Fax: 610-341-1460

PhD in Social Psychology, Temple University
MA in Social Psychology, Temple University
BA in Psychology, Messiah College

Research and Selected Publications
Trimble, D.E. (2006). Organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and turnover intention of missionaries. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 34, 349-360.

Trimble, D.E. (2014, November). Religiousness, fundamentalism, and authoritarianism of Pakistani Mulsim and Christian university students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of the Scientific Study of Religion, Indianapolis, IN.

Trimble, D.E., & Strout, E.S. (2015, March). Content analysis of Pakistani Mulsim and Christian religious dreams. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

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