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Kathleen McCluskey-Fawcett

Director of University Honors Program
Clinical Child Psychology

Ph.D., 1977, University of Kansas
Research Areas: Clinical Child Psychology, Developmental Psychology

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Clinical Child Psychology Program
Developmental Psychology Program

Research Interests

My primary responsibilities at the University of Kansas are in the central administration where I serve as Senior Vice Provost. Because of these commitments, I currently do not have an active research program. My area of expertise is best characterized as life span development with particular focus on at-risk populations. I have studied humans as young as those born 10 weeks prematurely and as old as women in their 90s. The impact of significant life events (such as sexual abuse, widowhood and birth trauma) and their effect on developmental outcome are of special interest.

Selected Publications

Mosher, K., Berkley-Patton, J., McCluskey-Fawcett, K., & Towns, C. (2003). Using a 21 st birthday card to reduce harmful 21 st birthday drinking among college students. The Report on Social Norms. Recent Presentations on Social Norms at Annual Meetings of Professional Associations: 2002-2003, 2, 4-5.

Berkley-Patton, J., Mosher, K., McCluskey-Fawcett, K., & Towns, C. (2003). Seeing is not believing for college students: A report on a four-year social norms media project to reduce alcohol use. The Report on Social Norms. Recent Presentations on Social Norms at Annual Meetings of Professional Associations: 2, 6-7.

Berkley-Patton, J. Y., Prosser, E. C., McCluskey-Fawcett, K. A., & Towns, C. (2003). A social norms approach to reduce alcohol consumption among college freshmen. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Journal. 40 (4), 24-37.

Norman, S. & McCluskey-Fawcett, K. (2002). Older women's development: A comparison of women in their 60s and 80s on a measure of Erikson's developmental tasks. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 54, 31-41.

Soliday, E., McCluskey-Fawcett, K. A., & O'Brien, M. (1999). Postpartum affect in new mothers and fathers. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

O'Brien, M., Asay, J. H., & McCluskey-Fawcett, K. (1999). Family functioning and maternal depression following premature birth. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology.

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