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Full Teaching Professor of Psychology, Penn State

Kevin Bennett, PhD, is a full teaching professor of psychology at The Pennsylvania State University, Beaver Campus and a fellow at the Centre for Urban Design and Mental Health in London. His research—psychological science at the intersection of urban design and mental health—explores social, personality, and evolutionary dimensions of human activity in the built environment.

Bennett is a regular contributor to Psychology Today and his work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, Popular Science, Business Insider and many others. He has appeared on, or been featured in national and local news, radio and TV including the New York Post, Sports Illustrated, China Global Television Network, Talk Radio London on The Unexplained with Howard Hughes, and many others.

Dr. Bennett earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from City, University of London in the UK and degrees from the University of New Mexico (M.S., Experimental Psychology) and the University of Michigan (B.A., Psychology). Bennett teaches courses in applied social psychology, personality science, and human factors and serves as the program coordinator for the psychology degree at Penn State Beaver.


  • 2019–present
    Full Teaching Professor, The Pennsylvania State University


    City, University of London, UK, PhD / Psychology
    University of New Mexico, MS / Experimental Psychology
    University of Michigan, BA / Psychology


Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State Beaver