Karen WhiteKaren J. White, Ph.D.
Director of the Psychological Services Center

Phone: (815)753-8090
Fax: (815)753-8088
kwhite1@niu.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Florida State University 1988

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My specific interests in the field of child clinical psychology include children’s peer relationships, especially those of children with attentional and acting-out behavior problems; the influence of teacher and peer feedback on perceptions of behavior problems with children; and child and adult attentional problems.

FREQUENTLY TAUGHT CLASSES

  • PSYC 654 Psychotherapy Practicum

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

  • FitzGerald, D. P. & White, K J. (2003). Linking children's social worlds: Perspective-taking in parent-child and peer contexts. Social Behavior and Personality, 31, 509-522.
  • Hoffmann, Melissa L; Powlishta, Kimberly K; White, Karen J. An Examination of Gender Differences in Adolescent Adjustment: The Effect of Competence on Gender Role Differences in Symptoms of Psychopathology.  Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 50 , 795-810.
  • White, K. J., Rubin, E. C., & Graczyk, P. A. (2002). Aggressive children’s perceptions of behaviorally similar peers: The influence of one’s own behavioral characteristics on perceptions of deviant peers. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 19, 755-775.
  • White, K. J., & Jones, K. (2000). Effects of teacher feedback on the reputations and peer perceptions of children with behavior problems. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 76, 302-326.