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Stephanie Lewis Harter - Clinical Psychology

Contact Information

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  • Please email me and include your major(s) and GPA. After I have reviewed your request, I will contact you to set up an interview.

Publications/Presentations with Undergraduate Students

  • Harter, S. L., Harter, G. W., Atkinson, B. A., & Reynolds, L. L. (2009). College students' perceptions of peers' disclosures of histories of child sexual abuse. Sex Roles , 60, 805-818.
  • Harter, S. L., & Taylor, T. L. (2000). Parental alcoholism, child abuse, and adult adjustment. Journal of Substance Abuse, 11, 31-44.
  • Hart, C. C., Harter, S. L., Miller, S. A., & Harter, G. W. (1997). Design fluency within a cognitive battery: A study of test order effects. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 12, 330 [Abstract].
  • Harter, S. L., Harter, G. W., Schaffner, B. D., Carrington, T. N., & Williams, B. D. (July, 2007). Analysis of self descriptions: Sexual Abuse History, anticipations of others’ evaluations, distress, and well-being. Paper presented at the 17th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Harter, S. L., Harter, G. W., Atkinson, B. A., & Reynolds, L. L. (July, 2006). Perceptions of peers differing in disclosure of child sexual abuse or bereavement. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial conference of the Constructivist Psychology Network, San Diego, CA.
  • Harter, S. L., Harter, G. W., Atkinson, B. A., & Reynolds, L. L. (March, 2006). College students’ perceptions of peers’ disclosures of histories of child sexual abuse or bereavement. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual All-University Conference for the Advancement of Women in Higher Education, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.
  • Hart, C. C., Harter, S. L., Miller, S. A., & Harter, G. W. (October, 1996). Design fluency within a cognitive battery: A study of test order effects. Poster presented at the National Academy of Neuropsychology Sixteenth Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Reseach Interests

Constructivist and narrative approaches to creativity, human change, psychotherapy, and recovery from abusive and traumatic experiences.

Responsibilities and Expectations for Undergraduate Research Assistants

I accept a small number of students interested in developing research skills and experience for future graduate study. New students are expected to register for 3 hours of 4000 credit and to commit 10 hours a week to lab-related work. This includes attending at least 2 lab meetings a month (currently Fridays at 2:00 pm) as well as training/readings related to projects in the lab. Undergraduate students participate in a variety of tasks depending on their level of skill and commitment: quantitative and qualitative data coding, running experimental sessions, literature reviews, planning projects, preparing presentations and manuscripts.

Current Projects

I prefer not to post these on the web, since some involve undergraduate participants.