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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Chris Barry


Ph.D. University of Alabama, 2003

Contact Information

Office: Johnson Tower 339
Phone: (509) 335-4906
Website: Youth Personality Behavior Lab


Classes Taught

  • Psychology 464: Behavior Disorders of Children and Adolescents
  • Psychology 543: Clinical Child Psychology
  • Psychology 545: Psychology Clinic Therapy and Assessment Practicum

Research Interests

  • Adolescent Narcissism and Self-Esteem
  • Psychopathy
  • Social Media Behavior
  • Assessment of Child Conduct Problems
  • Risk/Protective Factors for Youth Behavioral Problems

My research deals with self-perception (e.g., narcissism, self-esteem) and personality features in children and adolescents as they relate to youth delinquency and aggression. I also have investigated the role of self-perception in social media behavior.

Dr. Barry will be recruiting a graduate student for Fall 2019 admission to the Clinical Psychology PhD Program.

Recent Publications:

    Barry, C. T., Lui, J. H. L., & Anderson, A. C. (in press). Adolescent narcissism, aggression, and prosocial behavior: The relevance of socially desirable responding.Journal of Personality Assessment.

    Barry, C. T., Doucette, H., Loflin, D. C., Rivera-Hudson, N. J., & Herrington, L. L. (in press). ‘Let me take a selfie:’ Associations between self-photography, narcissism, and self-esteem.  Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

    Lui, J. H. L., Barry, C. T., & Sacco, D. J. (in press). Callous-unemotional traits and empathy deficits: Mediating effects of affective perspective-taking and facial emotion recognition. Cognition and Emotion.

    Kauten, R. L., & Barry, C. T. (2016). Adolescent narcissism and its association with different indices of prosocial behavior. Journal Research in Personality, 60, 36-45.

    Barry, C. T., & Lee-Rowland, L. M. (2015). Has there been a recent change in adolescent narcissism?: Preliminary evidence from cohorts of at-risk adolescents (2005-2014). Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 153-157.

    Kauten, R. L., Lui, J. H. L., Stary, A. K., & Barry, C. T. (2015). ‘Purging my friends list. Good luck making the cut: Perceptions of narcissism on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 51, 244-254.

    Barry, C. T., & Kauten, R. L. (2014). Non-pathological and pathological narcissism:    Which self-reported characteristics are most problematic in adolescents?  Journal of Personality Assessment, 96, 212-219.

    Barry, C. T., Golmaryami, F. N., Rivera-Hudson, N., & Frick, P. J. (2013). Evidence-based assessment of conduct disorder: Current Considerations and preparation for DSM-5. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44, 56-63.


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