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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Tammy Barry

Associate Professor

Director of Clinical Training

Ph.D. University of Alabama, 2000

Contact Information

Email: tammy.barry@wsu.edu
Office: Johnson Tower 233C
Phone: (509) 335-1583
Website: Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 545: Psychology Clinic Assessment and Therapy Practicum
  • Psychology 539: Intellectual and Neuropsychological Assessment

Research Interests

  • Child externalizing behaviors
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Aggression and disruptive behavior disorders in children and adolescents

My research focuses on biologically-based and contextual correlates of child externalizing behaviors, including ADHD, aggression, and disruptive behaviors associated with autism. Factors examined in my lab’s research include neuropsychological functioning/endophenotypes, child temperament, parental psychopathology/stress, parenting practices, SES/neighborhood characteristics, and individual difference factors (e.g., narcissism and psychopathy), among other variables. My research also focuses on the measurement and latent structure of externalizing behavior disorders, such as ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder.

Dr. Barry will be accepting a graduate student for Fall 2017 admissions.

Recent Publications:

Barry, T. D., Fisher, K., DiSabatino, K. M., & Tomeny, T. S. (in press). Distractibility: Interrupted by an inability to ignore. In V. Zeigler-Hill & D. K. Marcus (Eds.), The Dark Side of Personality. Washington, DC:  American Psychological Association.

Barry, T. D., Sturner, R. A., Seymour, K., Howard, B. H., McGoron, L., Bergmann, P., Kent, R., Sullivan, C., Tomeny, T. S., Pierce, J. S., Coln, K. L., Goodlad, J. K., & Werle, N. (in press). School-based screening to identify children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: Barriers and implications. Children’s Health Care.

Bader, S. H., Barry, T. D., & Hann, J. H. (2015). The relation between parental expressed emotion and externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 30, 23-34.

Marsic, A., Berman, M. E., Barry, T. D., & McCloskey, M. S. (2015). The relationship between intentional self-injurious behavior and the loudness dependence of auditory evoked potential in research volunteers. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 71, 250-257.

Bader, S. H., & Barry, T. D. (2014). A longitudinal examination of the relation between parental expressed emotion and externalizing behaviors in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44, 2820-2831.

Guelker, M. D., Barry, C. T., Barry, T. D., Malkin, M. M. (2014). Perceived positive outcomes as a mediator between adolescent callous -unemotional traits and antisocial behavior. Personality and Individual Differences, 69, 129-134.

McGoron, L., Sturner, R., Howard, B., Barry, T. D., Seymour, K., Tomeny, T. S., Morrel, T., Ellis, B. M., & Marks, D. (2014). Parents’ goals for ADHD care in a clinical pediatric sample. Clinical Pediatrics, 53, 949-959.

Tomeny, T. S., Barry, T. D., & Bader, S. H. (2014). Birth order rank as a moderator of the relation between behavior problems among children with an autism spectrum disorder and their siblings. Autism, 18, 199-202.

Barry, T. D., Marcus, D. K., Barry, C. T., & Coccaro, E. F. (2013). The latent structure of oppositional defiant disorder in children and adults. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 47, 1932-1939.

Garland, B. H., Barry, T. D., & Heffer, R. W. (2013). Parenting techniques as a mediator between female caregivers’ internalizing symptoms and externalizing behaviors among preschool-aged children. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 16, 148-171.

Garland, B. H., Barry, T. D., & Heffer, R. W. (2013). The role of inconsistent discipline and parental involvement on female caregivers’ internalizing symptoms and externalizing behaviors among preschool-aged children. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Childhood Field, 16, 211-215.

Tomeny, T. S., & Barry, T. D. (2013). Review of social skills training for children with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 498-499.

Barry, T. D., Lochman, J. E., Fite, P. J. Wells, K. C., & Colder, C. R. (2012). The influence of neighborhood characteristics and parenting practices on academic problems and aggression outcomes among moderately to highly aggressive children. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 372-379.

Tomeny, T. S., Barry, T. D., & Bader, S. H. (2012). Are typically-developing siblings of children with an autism spectrum disorder at risk for behavioral, emotional, and social maladjustment? Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 6, 508-518.

Barry, C. T., Kerig, P. K, Stellwagen, K. K., & Barry, T. D. (Eds.). (2011). Narcissism and Machiavellianism in youth: Implications for the development of adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Barry, T. D., Pinard, F. A., Barry, C. T., Garland, B. H., & Lyman, R. D. (2011). The utility of home problem pervasiveness and severity in classifying children identified with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42, 152-165.

Henderson, J. A., Barry, T. D., Bader, S. H., & Jordan, S. S. (2011). The relation among sleep, routines, and externalizing behavior in children with an autism spectrum disorder. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5, 758-767.

Marcus, D. K., & Barry, T. D. (2011). Does attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have a dimensional latent structure: A taxometric analysis. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 427-442.

 

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