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Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Spring 2018
Mondays 12:30 - 2:00 and Tuesdays 2:00 - 3:30

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay 220
Phone: 978-665-3603

Courses Taught:

General Psychology (PSY 1100)
Abnormal Psychology (PSY 2350)
Psychology of Personality (PSY 2300)
Research Design & Analysis I (PSY 2000)
Research Design & Analysis II (PSY 2100)
Experimental Psychology
Research Practicum in Psychology
Counseling Theories (Graduate Level)
Psychopathology I : Diagnosis & Assessment (Graduate Level)


M.S., Ph.D. University of Memphis
B.S. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Research Interests:

Children and adolescent peer relationships, including their role in maintaining and promoting sexual behavior, delinquency, bullying, and optimism

Current Projects:

Family and peer influences on adolescent sexual behavior
Peer victimization: Electronic and face-to-face manifestations

Representative Publications:

Henry, D. B., Deptula, D. P., & Schoeny, M. E. (2012). Sexually-transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy: A longitudinal analysis of risk transmission through friends and attitudes. Social Development, 21, 195-214.

Deptula, D. P., Henry, D. B., & Schoeny, M. E. (2010). How can parents make a difference? Longitudinal associations with adolescent sexual behavior. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 731-739.

Henry, D. B., Schoeny, M. E., Deptula, D. P., & Slavick, J. T. (2007). Peer selection and socialization effects on adolescent intercourse without a condom and attitudes about the costs of sex. Child Development, 78, 825–838.
Deptula, D. P., Cohen, R., Phillipsen, L. C., & Ey, S. (2006). Expecting the best: The relation between peer optimism and social competence. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1, 1743-9760.
Deptula, D. P., Henry, D. B., Schoeny, M. E., & Slavick, J. T. (2006). Adolescent sexual behavior and attitudes: A costs and benefits approach. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38, 35-43.
Deptula, D. P., & Cohen, R. (2004). Aggressive, rejected, and delinquent children and adolescents: A comparison of their friendships. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 9, 75-104.

Professional Affiliations:

American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Society for Research in Child Development
Division 2, Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 7, Developmental Psychology
Division 53, Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology