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Marisha Humphries, Assistant Professor
EDUCATION2001 - Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Clinical Psychology
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
My interest and experience in applied clinical-community research has solidified my focus on considering contextual and cultural factors when working with children and families. As a result, my research seeks to develop an integrated approach to studying African-American children's normative development and utilizing this basic research to create culturally and developmentally appropriate behavior promotion programs.
Specifically, I examine young African-American children's emotional and social competence, including children's affective responses to sociomoral events, and the ways in which schools can support children's development in this area. The findings from this research will lead to the creation a school-based promotion program targeting urban-dwelling African-American children's social and emotional competence.
Humphries, M. L. & Jagers, R. J. Culture: A Possible Predictor of Morality for African-American Adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
Keenan, K., Wakschlag, L. S., Danis, B., Hill, C., Humphries, M., Duax, J., & Donald, R. (2007). Further evidence of the reliability and validity of DSM-IV ODD and CD in preschool children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46(4), 457-468.
Humphries, M. L. & Keenan, K. (2006). Theoretical, developmental, & cultural orientations of school-based prevention programs for preschoolers. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 9(2), 135-148.
Humphries, M. L., Parker, B. L., & Jagers, R. J. (2000). Predictors of moral reasoning among African American children: A preliminary study. Journal of Black Psychology, 26(1), 51-64.