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Lauren Littlefield ’91

Class of 1991
Major/Minor
psychology

“In today’s world, there are countless worthy causes to support. Our talented students will go on to become humanitarians, educators, and treatment professionals; others will make scientific and technological breakthroughs. In a way, we are contributing to a wide array of causes by supporting The Washington Fund.”

Title

Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology

Education

B.A., Washington College, 1991
M.S., Drexel University, 1994
Ph.D., Drexel University, 1997

Teaching Interests

• Neuropsychology
• Psychological assessment and diagnosis
• Group therapy

I challenge myself to engage students and to get them excited about the topics I teach.

Research Interests

• The interplay between reading skills and learning/memory ability
• The role of the frontal lobes in multitasking and working memory
• Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and its adverse impact on attention

I love involving students in my research and supporting them down their own research paths.

Recent Publications

• Littlefield, L. M. & Siudzinski, R. (2013).  Education Reform Strategies for Student Self-Regulation and Community Engagement (Ch. 9; pp.125-148). In A. M. Culp (Ed.) Child and Family Advocacy: Bridging the Gaps Between Research, Practice, and Policy.  Issues in Clinical Child Psychology Series. Springer.

• Littlefield, L. M., Klein, E. R., & Coates, S. (2012). An experimental evaluation of the effects of using training sentences to aide young children’s word recall. Effective Education, 4, 1-15. doi: 10.1080/19415532.2012.712840.

• Littlefield, L. (2012). Multitasking (Ch.4). In Gibson, Klatzkin & Littlefield’s Research Readings and Statistical Exercises Using SPSS and Excel. The Society for Teaching Psychology’s Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology. http://teachpsych.org/otrp/resources/index.php?category=Research and Teaching

Favorite Professional Websites

http://www.apa.org/

http://www.easternpsychological.org/

https://www.marylandpsychology.org/


Favorite Places

http://www.visitmaine.com/

http://www.chestertown.com/

http://www.curacao.com/