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Wadsworth, Tim Associate Professor


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • Dr. Wadsworth's research is focused on three areas. The first is violent crime. He has published extensively on the causes and correlates of violent crime rates in the United States. The second is suicide. Specifically, his research has focused on explaining why some racial and ethnic groups have lower rates of suicide and how and why these rates have varied over time. Lastly, he is engaged in series of projects that examine the individual and social correlates of subjective well-being. In other words, who reports being happy, and why.


  • suicide, homicide, violent crime, subjective well-being, happiness, social comparison, disadvantage, poverty, immigration


selected publications


courses taught

  • SOCY 1001 - Introduction to Sociology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Examines basic sociological ideas including social relations, social interaction, social structure, and social change. Examples are drawn from societies around the world.
  • SOCY 1004 - Deviance in U.S. Society
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines the social construction of deviance in the U.S., the process of acquiring a deviant identity and managing deviant stigma, and the social organization of deviant act, lifestyles, relationships and careers.
  • SOCY 6951 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019


International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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