Lauren Littlefield ’91

Class of 1991

“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.”


Chair and Associate Professor of Psychology


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. and Teaching

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