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Samuel F. Sears, Jr., PhD

Dr. Samuel Sears
East Carolina University
Departments of Psychology and Cardiovascular Sciences
215 Rawl Hall Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone: (252) 328 - 6118 | Fax: (252) 328 - 6283
Clinical referrals: (252) 744 - 4400    
Research Interests
  • The Effects of Brief Peri-Operative ICD Patient Education
  • Pros and Cons of Receiving an ICD
  • Psychosocial Adjustment of Young ICD Patients
  • Acute Patient Response to ICD Shocks
  • Sleep Quality and ICD Patients
  • Post-traumatic Stress and Cardiac Patients
  • Activities and Avoidance Behaviors in ICD Patients
  • Quality of Life in Cardiac Surgery Patients


  • Undergraduate:  University of Florida, 1990 (B.S. Psychology)
  • Graduate Studies:  University of Florida, 1992 (M.S. Clinical and Health Psychology)
  • Residency:  University of Mississippi Medical Center / Veterans Affairs, 1994-1995
  • Ph.D.:  University of Florida, 1995
    • Major - Clinical and Health Psychology
    • Minor - Medical Psychology