John N. Moritsugu

Professor of Psychology

John Moritsugu
  • Professional
  • Biography


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1976
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Rochester, N.Y., 1975
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Hawai'i, 1971

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Minority Status Stress
  • American Asian Populations


  • Lead author of Fifth edition Community Psychology, with Elizabeth Vera, Frank Y. Wong and Karen Grover Duffy, (Pearson, 2013)


I am a community psychologist and a clinical psychologist by training. My research interests focus on minority status stress, what contributes to it, and how people cope with it. I also have an interest in Asian-American populations and how their experiences broaden our understanding of a psychology for all.

“Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures.” –Bob Kerry

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden