James C. Hamilton
- PhD, Case Western Reserve University
- motivational explanations for excessive medical illness behavior
- dynamics of the victim role
- social psychology of death attitudes and death acceptance
James. C. Hamilton received his doctoral training in behavior therapy and behavioral medicine at Case Western Reserve University (PhD 1986). His current research interests center on the motivational factors that contribute to unexplained medical symptoms, as observed in functional somatic syndromes, somatoform disorders, and especially factitious disorder. His graduate teaching responsibilities include supervision of the basic psychotherapy practicum, graduate courses in behavior therapy and behavioral medicine, and coordination of the internal medicine practicum experience.