An article by Assistant Professor of Psychology Julie Kingery was published this month in the Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, a developmental psychology journal. “Peer Acceptance and Friendship as Predictors of Early Adolescents’ Adjustment Across the Middle School Transition,” was co-authored with Cynthia A. Erdley of the University of Maine and Katherine C. Marshall ’09.
The full article can be found online.
Kingery received her B.A. from the University of Richmond, her Ph.D. from the University of Maine and did her postdoctoral work at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She specializes in developmental and clinical psychology.
She has prior teaching experience as an affiliate faculty member at Loyola College in Maryland and an instructor at the University of Maine. During her postdoctoral fellowship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Kingery participated in several National Institute of Mental Health grant funded studies evaluating the effectiveness of anxiety prevention and treatment programs for youth. Her research interests include exploring the influence of peer relationships on children’s adjustment (particularly across the middle school transition), identifying risk factors for anxiety, and evaluating outcomes of school and community-based programs for youth.
Marshall earned her B.A. in psychology, cum laude and with Honors from William Smith College, with minors in Child Advocacy and Education. While a student, she was a member of the crew team, worked reunion, and participated in the student phonathon and Jumpstart.