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Psychological Sciences Faculty and Staff - Elizabeth Lemerise

Dr. Elizabeth Lemerise

Dr. Elizabeth Lemerise

University Distinguished Professor

Office:  GRH 3026
Phone:  270-745-4390

Research Interests

  • Peer Relations 
  • Emotional Development
  • Emotion and Social Information Processing
  • Applied research with Head Start

 Dr. Lemerise is also the Director of the Social Development Laboratory




Undergraduate Courses
  • PSY 199 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 199H - Developmental Psychology for Honors
  • PSYS 321 - Child Psychology
  • PSYS 424 - Topics in Developmental Psychology
Graduate Courses
  • PSYS 521 - Advanced Child Psychology
  • PSY 541 - Professional Psychology
  • PSY 662 - Seminar and Practicum in Applied Experimental Psychology

Students currently working with me

Graduate Students
  • Lauren Binford
  • Laura Fisher
  • Jody Lecheler
  • Amanda Reynolds
  • Danielle Young
Undergraduate Students
  • Lindsey Burke
  • Jasmine Ernst
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Interns
  • Jennifer Charleston, Hampton University, 2002
  • Brenna McCormick, Western Kentucky University, 2002
  • Susaye Rattigan, Hiram College, 2003
  • Minervia Scott, Jackson State University, 2003


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 Last Modified 9/24/14