Lecturer in Psychology


Ph.D., Brandeis University

Field of Specialty

Lifespan Development
Health Psychology
Statistical Techniques

Contact Information

Brown Social Science Center 003

Michael Joel Polito

Michael Polito, Ph.D. is a graduate of Brandeis University's Psychology Department. His dissertation work focused on how stereotypes of older adults can affect their driving performance as well as their stress levels. Michael is interested in stress both on a mental and physiological level.


Agrigoroaei, S., Polito, M., Lee, A., Kranz-Graham, E., Seeman, T., Lachman, Margie, E.. "Cortisol response to challenge involving low controllability: The role of control beliefs and age." Biological Psychology 93. 1 (2013): 138-142.

Courses Taught

PSYC 2a Psychological and Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Health
PSYC 52a Research Methods and Laboratory in Psychology