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Stephanie A. Little, Ph.D.

Stephanie A. LittleAssociate Professor and Department Chair
Abnormal Psychology, Clinical Research
Zimmerman Hall 204B
(937) 327-7484
slittle@wittenberg.edu

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 and interacting with people from diverse backgrounds, particularly children. 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 primary research focus on child abnormal psychology. Yet, students who have worked with her have been interested in researching a variety of topics, such as risk factors for eating disorders, therapeutic alliance in occupational therapy, and therapeutic writing, and she’s enjoyed helping them follow their passions. Dr. Little’s courses include abnormal psychology, child abnormal psychology, health psychology, a lab course in mental health practice, and clinical research.  She also regularly supervises 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 advisor for NAMI on Campus and President of Wittenberg’s Phi Beta Kappa chapter. She also consults with a local youth mental health agency. These different positions keep her busy, but she can always make time for students.

Selected Publications:

  • Little, S. A., Germeroth, C.*, & Garber, J. (2019). Father-adolescent conflict and adolescent symptoms: The moderating roles of father residential status and type. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-019-01495-5

  • 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 explaining the longitudinal relation between externalizing and depressive symptoms. 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.

Selected Presentations:

  • Johnson, J.* & Little, S. (2019, April). Sleep, Goal Orientation, and State Anxiety on Attentional Emotional Bias. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Genetin, A.* & Little, S. A. (2019, April). The impact of advertisement types on body satisfaction and mood. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

  • Borders, M.*, & Little, S. A., (2014, May). Body dissatisfaction and pressure to be thin interact to predict memory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

  • Little, S. A. (2013, April). The effect of an arts intervention on recidivism. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

  • Hahn, H. N.,* & Little, S. A. (2011, May). The role of religious beliefs and involvement in adolescents' mental health. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, IL.

  • Renz, S.* & Little, S. A. (2011, May). The effects of religiosity and sensation-seeking on substance use. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago, IL.

  • Little, S., Zembar, M. J., & Brookings, J. (March, 2010). Incorporating service learning into a variety of psychology courses. Poster presented at the AAC & U Faculty Roles in High-Impact Practices Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

*Indicates student author.

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