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Lauren Littlefield

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.

Gjertsen, A. & Littlefield, L. M. (2019). How surprising: Mild TBI impacts scan path when viewing emotional facial expressions. Psychology & Neuroscience. Advance online publication.

Stuebing, M. D., Lorenz, H., & Littlefield, L. M. (2019). Literacy-Free 12 Step Expressive Arts Curriculum Enhances Engagement and Treatment Outcomes for Dually Diagnosed Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. Advance online publication.

Littlefield, L. M. & Gjertsen, A. (2018). Teaching 21st century brains: Activating working memory in the online world (Ch. 2; pp. 26-37). In R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. L. Signorella, & M. Munson (Eds.). The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning. Retrievable from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website:

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. 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