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Faculty Directory » Jannette M. McMenamy

Psychological Science

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2019
Monday and Wednesday 10:00am - 11:00am
Tuesday 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Office Information:

Room Number: MCK 268
Phone: (978) 665-4643

Courses Taught:

Research Practicum in Psychology (PSY 4810, PSY 4820)
Developmental Psychopathology (PSY 3200)
Health Psychology (PSY 2665)
Biological Psychology (PSY 2030)
Intro to Research Methods (PSY 2110)


Ph.D., Clark University (Developmental Psychology)
M.A., Clark University (Developmental Psychology)
B.A., College of the Holy Cross (Psychology)

Research Interests:

Developing preventive interventions for children with early onset symptoms of ADHD or ODD
Evidence-based prevention practices (violence, suicide)
Coping after suicide loss
Children’s understanding of illness
Understanding theory change in naïve biology and psychology
Coping of and interventions for children with chronic health conditions
Relations between children’s health beliefs and behaviors
Emotion regulation in young children

Representative Publications:

McMenamy, J., Sheldrick, R., and Perrin, E.C. (2011). "Early intervention in pediatrics offices for emerging disruptive behavior in toddlers." Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 25(20), 77-86.

Jordan, J., Feigelman, W., McMenamy, J, and Mitchell, A. (2011). "Research on the needs of survivors." In J. Jordan and J. McIntosh (Eds.), Grief After Suicide: Consequences and Caring for Survivors. New York: Routledge.

McMenamy, J. (2010). "Temper tantrums and time outs: Integrating parent training into pediatric primary care." Harrod Lecture Series. Fitchburg State College Press.

McMenamy, J. and Perrin, E.C. (2008). "The impact of experience on children’s understanding of ADHD." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 22(4) 122-137.

McMenamy, JM, Jordan, J, and Mitchell, A (2008). "What do survivors tell us they need? Results of a pilot study," Journal of Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 38(4), 375-389.

McMenamy, JM, Wiser, M, Perrin, EC. (2005). "Age-related differences in how children with ADHD understand their condition: Biological or psychological theories?" Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26, 111-131.

Jordan, J and McMenamy, JM. (2004). "Interventions for suicide survivors: A review of the literature." Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 34(4) 337-355.

McMenamy, JM and Perrin, EC. (2004). "Filling the GAPS: Evaluation of a primary care intervention for children with chronic health conditions." Ambulatory Pediatrics, 4(3).

McMenamy, JM and Perrin, EC (2003). "In the eyes of the beholder: Repressive adaptation or resiliency?" Family, Systems, & Health, 21:4.

McMenamy, JM and Perrin, EC. (2002). "Integrating psychology into pediatrics: The past, the present, and the potential." Family, Systems, and Health, 20(2).

Young, M, McMenamy, JM, Perrin, EC. (2001). "Parent advisory groups in pediatric practices: Parents’ and professionals’ perceptions." Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. 155(2).

Grolnick, WS, McMenamy, JM, Kurowski, CD. (1999). "Emotional self-regulation in infancy and toddlerhood." In C. Tamis-LeMonda & L. Balter (Eds.), Child Psychology: A Handbook of Contemporary Issues. New York: Garland.

Grolnick, WS, Kurowski, CD, McMenamy, JM, Rivkin, I, Bridges, LJ. (1998). "Mothers’ strategies for regulating their toddlers’ distress." Journal of Infant Behavior and Development, 21(3).

Professional Affiliations:

APA - American Psychological Association
STP - Society for Teaching of Psychology - Division 2
AFSP - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Principal Investigator, 2003-2004)
Psi Chi - International Honors Society in Psychology
OVW - Office of Violence Against Women (Fitchburg Anti-Violence Education (FAVE) Program, Director)
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health (Co-Investigator, Pediatric-based intervention for young children at risk for ADHD and ODD, 2003-2011)
The Noonan Syndrome Foundation (Principal Investigator, 2001-2003)
New-England Medical Center Research Fund (Principal Investigator, 2001-2003)