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Stephanie A. Little, Ph.D.

Stephanie A. Little, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Research
Zimmerman Hall 204E
(937) 327-7484

Dr. Stephanie Little, Associate Professor of Psychology, is a clinical psychologist. She began her career at Wittenberg in 2002. From an early age Dr. Little loved listening to people, and hearing about their problems. This led her to the field of Clinical Psychology. Having received her B.A. in Psychology from Smith College, and  her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical) from Vanderbilt University, Dr. Little has set her research focus on child abnormal psychology. Her courses include abnormal psychology, psychology of women, counseling theories and techniques, and clinical research.  She also has several students completing clinical or therapy focused independent studies and internships.

Dr. Little is very involved in both the Wittenberg and Springfield communities. She is currently the faculty representative for the department’s Psi Chi chapter, as well as the Service Learning Coordinator for the university. She also works for a local youth services center. These different positions keep her busy, but she can always make time for students.


  • Venema, J.*, Pederson, C. L., Little, S. A., & Osborn, R. E. (2007). Assessing the volume of the corpus callosum in a community based sample of women with a history of childhood abuse.  The Ohio Journal of Science, 107, A16.
  • Little, S. A., & Garber, J. (2005). The role of social stressors and interpersonal orientation in Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 114, 432-443. 
  • Little, S., & Garber, J. (2004). Interpersonal and achievement orientations and specific stressors predict depressive and aggressive symptoms. Journal of Adolescent Research, 19, 63-84.
  • Garber, J., & Little, S. (2001). Emotional autonomy and adolescent adjustment. Journal of Adolescent Research, 16, 355-371.
  • Little, S. A., & Garber, J. (2000). Interpersonal and achievement orientations and specific stressors predicting depressive and aggressive symptoms in children. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 24, 651-670.


  • Little, S., & Winegarner, R.* (2005, May). Interpersonal orientation, societal pressure and eating disorder symptoms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, IL.
  • Forsberg, J.* & Little, S. A. (2005, April). Sexual abuse and comorbidity among adolescents in residential treatment. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA
  • Little, S. A., & Owens, J.* (2005, April). Quitting extracurricular activities and depression: Identity, impact and coping. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA. 


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