Christine LovejoyM. Christine Lovejoy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology

Phone: (815)753-7095
Fax: (815)753-8088
mlovejoy@niu.edu
Office: PM 303

EDUCATION

Ph.D.: University of Iowa, 1986

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are in the areas of child clinical psychology and parenting. Specifically, I am interested in the effects of parental psychopathology and stress on parent-child interactions and adult perceptions of child behavior. I am also interested in social information processing as it is applied to abnormal child behavior in assessment and treatment settings.

FREQUENTLY TAUGHT CLASSES

  • Psych 645 Child Psychopathology
  • Psych 646 Psychological Assessment of Children
  • Psych 654 Practicum in Psychotherapy
  • Psych 671D Studies in General Psychology - Quantitative Methods (Research Methods)

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • Lundahl, B. W., Tollefson, D., Risser, H., & Lovejoy, M.C. (2008).  A meta-analysis of father involvement in parent training. Research on Social Work Practice, 18, 97-106
  • Lundahl, B., Risser, H.J., & Lovejoy, M.C. (2006). A meta-analysis of parent training: Moderators and follow-up effects.  Clinical Psychology Review, 26, 86-104.
  • Weis, R., Lovejoy, M.C., & Lundahl, B. (2005). Factor structure and discriminative validity of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory with young children. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 27, 269-278. 
  • Dopke, C.A., Lundahl, B.W., Dunsterville, E., & Lovejoy, M.C. (2003). Interpretations of child compliance in individuals at high and low risk for child physical abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 27, 285-302.
  • Weis, R. & Lovejoy, M.C. (2002). Information processing in everyday life: Emotion-congruent bias in mothers’ reports of parent-child interactions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 216-230.
  • Lovejoy, M. C., Graczyk, P.A., O’Hare, E., & Neuman, G. (2000). Maternal depression and parenting behavior: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review, 20, 561-592.
  • Lovejoy, M. C., Weis, R., O’Hare, E., &  Rubin, E. C.(1999). Development and initial validation of the Parent Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment, 11, 534-545.