Amanda M. Brouwer Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Amanda M. Brouwer

Associate Professor of Psychology
Winona State University

Amanda M. Brouwer, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Winona State University. She teaches social, health, and quantitative statistics to undergraduates and studies how psychosocial concepts such as identity and self-efficacy influence health behavior enactment. She received her B.A. in psychology from Northwestern College and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


I have broad interests in the social psychological factors that influence health and health behaviors, particularly for people living with or at risk for chronic disease or in need of general lifestyle changes. Specifically, I am interested in how factors such as social identity, the self, social support, and self-efficacy affect goals and motivation to perform self-care behaviors. I am currently researching how the self-as-doer identity, an identity as the doer of one’s behavior, can provide motivation to enact health behaviors in both clinical and non-clinical populations and for a broad range of health behaviors including exercise and healthy dieting.

Personal Interests

    I enjoy being outdoors. I love to garden, run, and downhill ski. I also enjoy spending time with my spouse and two children.  


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