Elizabeth Lefler

Department of Psychology
Faculty - Assistant Professor of Psychology

Area

Child Clinical Psychology

Degrees

Ph.D. Oklahoma State University

Research Interests

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Early identification of childhood psychopathology

Assessment of disruptive behavior disorders

Treatment of disruptive behavior disorders

Gender, age, and ethnicity differences in disruptive behavior disorders

Teaching Interests

Childhood Psychopathology

Infant and Child Development

Development of Gender Differences

Service

Department of Psychology Honors Program Coordinator; Women’s and Gender Studies Core Faculty and Advisory Board Member; CSBS Recruitment and Retention Committee Member; United Faculty Member

Selected Publications

Leff, S. S., Lefler, E. K., Khera, G. M., Paskewich, B., & Jawad, A. (in press). Preliminary Examination of a Cartoon-Based Attribution Measure for Urban African American Boys. Journal of Community Psychology.

Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., & Fedele, D. A. (2012). Psychometric properties of the Primary Care Mental Health Screener. Journal of Children’s Health Care.

Fedele, D. A., Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., & Canu, W. (2012) Sex differences in the manifestation of ADHD in emerging adults. Journal of Attention Disorders

Hartung, C. M., Lefler, E. K., & Fedele, D. A. (2011). Disruptive Behaviors and Aggression. In B. B. Brown & M. J. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Adolescence (Vol. 3, pp. 143-149). San Diego: Academic Press.

Mautone, J. A., Lefler, E. K., & Power, T. J. (2011). Promoting family and school success for children with ADHD: Strengthening relationships while building skills. Theory into Practice, 50, 43-51.

Hartung, C. M. & Lefler, E. K. (2010). Preliminary examination of a new mental health screener in a pediatric sample. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24, 168-175.

Hartung, C. M., Lefler, E. K., Tempel, A.B., Armendariz, M. L., Sigel, B. A., & Little, C. S. (2010). Halo Effects in Ratings of ADHD and ODD: Identification of Susceptible Symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 128-137.

Tresco, K. E., Lefler, E. K., & Power, T. J. (2010). Psychosocial Interventions to Improve the School Performance of Students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Mind and Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry, 1, 69-74.

Bartgis, J., Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., & Thomas, D. G. (2009). Contrast sensitivity in children with and without Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Developmental Neuropsychology, 34, 663-682.

Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., Scambler, D. J., Page, M. C., Sullivan, M. A., Armendariz, M. L., Isenberg, J. C., & Warner, C. (2009). Effects of social skills intervention administered in mixed diagnostic groups for children with peer relationship problems. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field, 12, 18-32.

Bartgis, J., Thomas, D. G., Lefler, E. K., & Hartung, C. M. (2008). The development of attention and response inhibition in young children. Infant and Child Development, 17, 491-502.

Courses Taught

Advanced Child Psychopathology and Evidence-Based Treatment

Developmental Psychology

Psychology of Gender Differences

Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Office

Bartlett 2072

Phone

319-273-7637

Email

elizabeth.lefler@uni.edu