Daneen Deptula

Psychological Science School of Health and Natural Sciences
Daneen Deptula, PhD, Psychological Science, Behavioral Sciences
978.665.3603 Office: McKay Complex 220
Office Hours
Spring 2024

Tuesdays 9:30 - 11:00
Friday 9:30 - 11:00

Courses Taught

Intro to Psychological Science (PSY 1100)
Abnormal Psychology (PSY 2350)
Psychology of Personality (PSY 2300)
Research Design & Analysis I (PSY 2000)
Research Design & Analysis II (PSY 2100)
Developmental Psychopathology (PSY 3200)
Research Practicum in Psychology (PSY 4810 and PSY 4820)
Counseling Theories (Graduate Level)
Psychopathology I : Diagnosis & Assessment (Graduate Level)


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

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

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

Deptula, D. P., Banks, G. G., Barnes, S. E., & Cohen, R. (in press). A person-centered analysis of change in children’s peer optimism and its relation to peer social competence. Journal of Happiness Studies.

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(1), 195-214. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9507.2011.00626.x

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(6), 731–739. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021760

Deptula, D. P., & Cohen, R. (2004). Aggressive, rejected, and delinquent children and adolescents: A comparison of their friendships. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 9(1), 75-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1359-1789(02)00117-9