Professor of Psychology
Director of Psychology Clinic
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996
- Psychology 545: Adult Assessment and Therapy Practicum
- Social Cognitive Approaches to Personality/Psychopathology
- Applications of Personality Science to Personality Assessment
- Cognitive Self-Regulation, Depression, Memory
- Cognitive Self-Regulation and Depression in American Indian Youth
Dr. Scott will be accepting a graduate student for Fall 2018 admissions.
Most recently, I have been interested in applying personality science, particularly social cognitive theory, to such clinical topics as case conceptualization and personality assessment. I am also interested in the role of cognitive self-regulation (e.g., goal representations, values, self-efficacy) and temperament in depression, as well as other forms of psychopathology. Finally, I am interested in social cognitive aspects of memory performance.
Scott, W. D., & Cervone, D. (2016). Social cognitive personality assessment: A case conceptualization procedure and illustration. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 79-98.
Scott, W. D., Clapp, J., Mileviciute, I., & Mousseau, A. (2016). Children’s Depression Inventory: A Unidimensional Factor Structure for American Indian and Alaskan Native Youth. Psychological Assessment, 28, 81-91.
Mousseau, A. C., Scott, W. D., & Estes, D. (2014). Values and depressive symptoms in American Indian youth of the Northern Plains: Examining the potential moderating roles of outcome expectancies and perceived community values. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43 (3), 426-436
Scott, W. D. & Dearing, E. C. (2012). Academic self-efficacy, theories of intelligence, ethnic identity, and depression: A longitudinal study with American Indian youth. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 607-622.
Penningroth, S. L., Scott, W. D., & Freuen, M. (2011). Social motivation in prospective memory: Higher importance ratings and reported performance rates for social tasks. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65 (1), 3-11.
Hamill, S. K., Scott, W. D., Dearing, E., & Pepper, C. M. (2009). Affective style and depressive symptoms in youth of a North American Plains tribe: The moderating roles of cultural identity, grade level, and behavioral inhibition. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 110-115.
Beevers, C. G., Scott, W. D., McGeary, C., & McGeary, J. E. (2009). Negative Cognitive Response to a Sad Mood Induction: Associations with Polymorphisms of the Serotonin Transporter (5-HTTLPR) Gene. Cognition and Emotion, 23 (4), 726-738.
Scott, W. D., Dearing, E., Reynolds, W. R., Lindsay, J. E., Hamill, S.K., & Baird, G.L. (2008). Cognitive self-Regulation and depression: Examining self-efficacy appraisals and goal characteristics in youth of a Northern Plains tribe. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 18(2), 379-394.