UMass Boston

Sharon Lamb

Counseling & School Psychology
Wheatley Hall Floor 02


EdD, Human Development, Harvard Graduate School of Education
EdM, Counseling and Consulting Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education
PhD, Educational Philosophy and Psychology, Vrije University in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Additional Information

Sharon Lamb, EdD PhD is currently running a research group that focuses on four topics:

  1. Sexualization and healthy sexuality in children and adolescents but in particular, girls of color;
  2. Moral reasoning of bystanders in sketchy sexual situations;  
  3. A sex education curriculum she and her students created called Sexual Ethics for a Caring Society Curriculum (SECS-C) and which they taught in a public high school for seven semesters, and
  4. Sexual subjectivity in adolescent and early adulthood males.  

Students interested in sexual development, victimization and agency, feminism, development of "masculinity" in relation to sexual development, bystanders in sketchy sexual situations, sexual violence, media representations and influence, and ethics (philosophy) would be welcome to work with Professor Lamb in her research lab.  She is a member of the following APA divisions: Counseling Psychology (17); Psychology of Women (35); Men and Masculinities (51); and Psychology of Children and Adolescents (53).

Please refer to for scholarly works, information about her private practice, and professor Lamb “in the news."