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Faculty Directory » Daneen Deptula

Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Mondays and Tuesdays 12:30 - 2:00

Office Information:

Room Number: McKay Complex 220
Phone: 978.665.3603
Email: ddeptula@fitchburgstate.edu

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)

Education:

Ph.D., University of Memphis
M.S., 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:

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

Cohen, R. et al. (2006). "Expecting the best: The relation between peer optimism and social competence." The Journal of Positive Psychology, 1(3), pp. 1743-9760. doi: 10.1080/17439760600613685

Deptula, D.P. et al. (2006). "Adolescent sexual behavior and attitudes: A costs and benefits approach." Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(1), 35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2004.08.026

Deptula, D.P. et al. (2007). "Peer selection and socialization effects on adolescent intercourse without a condom and attitudes about the costs of sex." Child Development, 78(3), pp. 825–838. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2007.01035.x

Deptula, D.P. et al. (2010). "How can parents make a difference? Longitudinal associations with adolescent sexual behavior." Journal of Family Psychology, 24(6), pp. 731-739. doi: 10.1037/a0021760

Deptula, D.P. et al. (2012). "Sexually-transmitted infections and unintended pregnancy: A longitudinal analysis of risk transmission through friends and attitudes." Social Development, 21, pp. 195-214. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9507.2011.00626.x

Professional Affiliations:

APA - American Psychological Association
APS - Association for Psychological Science
SRCD - 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