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Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab


The Child Externalizing Behaviors Lab under the direction of Dr. Tammy Barry conducts research on biologically-based and contextual correlates of child externalizing behaviors, including ADHD, aggression, and disruptive behaviors associated with autism. Factors examined in our research include neuropsychological functioning/endophenotypes, child temperament, parental psychopathology/stress, parenting practices, SES/neighborhood characteristics, and individual difference factors (e.g., narcissism and psychopathy), among other variables. Our research also focuses on the measurement and latent structure of externalizing behavior disorders, such as ADHD and oppositional defiant disorder.


Dr. Barry received her B.A. in Communication from The University of Alabama, her B.S. in Psychology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology (child emphasis) from The University of Alabama. She completed her clinical internship at The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, after which she worked as a post-doctoral research fellow and Adjunct Assistant Professor at The University of Alabama, Department of Psychology. Dr. Barry served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Louisville, an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, and an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training at The University of Southern Mississippi before joining the faculty at Washington State University in 2015.