Lauren Littlefield

Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D./M.S., Clinical Neuropsychology, Drexel University

B.A., Psychology major & Sociology minor, Washington College


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

Recent Works

Littlefield, L. M. (in press). Self-regulation, assessment of. In B. J. Carducci (Editor-in-Chief & Vol. Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell encyclopedia of personality and individual differences: Vol. II. Research methods and assessment techniques. Hoboken, NJ; John Wiley & Sons.

Littlefield, L. M. & Gjertsen, A. (in press). Teaching 21st century brains: Activating working memory in the online world (Ch. 5). In R. J. Harnish (Ed.). The Impact of Technology on How Instructors Teach and How Students Learn.

Klein, E. & Littlefield, L. with Cross, N. (2018 edition forthcoming). Association Memory (AM) Test: Inhibiting extraneous information when learning. Updated experiment and conversion to HTML-5. American Psychological Association’s Online Psychology Laboratory. Available at

Select Past 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. Springer’s Issues in Clinical Child Psychology Series.

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, 27-41.

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.

Littlefield, L. M. & Klein, E. (2005). Examining visual-verbal associations in children with and without reading disorder. Reading Psychology: An International Journal, 26, 363-385.  doi: 10.1080/02702710500285706


I challenge myself to engage students and get them excited about the topics I teach. Some of my favorite courses are:

• Human Neuropsychology with lab
• Child Assessment with lab
• Psychopathology II