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Department of Psychology Youth Personality & Behavior Lab

Lab Personnel

Chris Barry
(509) 335-4906

Dr. Barry is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at WSU. Prior to joining the faculty at WSU in August 2015, he served as a faculty member for 11 years at The University of Southern Mississippi. He completed his B.S. in psychology at Virginia Tech, his MA and Ph.D. in clinical psychology at The University of Alabama, his predoctoral internship at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, and a one-year postdoctoral fellowship at Scott & White Clinic/Texas A&M School of Medicine.

His overall research interests are in self-perception (e.g., narcissism, self-esteem) and personality (e.g., callous-unemotional traits) during childhood and adolescence relate to various indices of behavioral, emotional, and social functioning. Recent research has attempted to address the self-perception correlates of social media behavior and engagement in adolescents and young adults.

Shari Reiter

Shari is a fourth-year student in Dr. Barry’s lab. Before WSU and received her B.A. in English at Vassar College and her M.A. in forensic psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her research interests include emotional numbing as it relates to acquired callous-unemotional traits among justice-involved and at-risk youth. Her dissertation involves evaluative research examining the effectiveness of a residential academic intervention for adolescents to help stakeholders better identify predictors of success. Clinically, Shari is interested in forensic assessment and has completed clinical externships at State Hospital North and Washington State Penitentiary. She is currently a practicum student at Fitzgerald Psychological Services (child/adolescent assessment) and Palouse Psychiatry and Behavioral Health (assessment/consultation).

Katrina McDougall

Katrina is a third year student in Dr. Barry’s lab. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Calgary in Canada in 2015. Her primary research interests include how personality traits relate to negative outcomes in adolescents and how these findings may be implemented in interventions with at-risk youth. Katrina’s Master’s thesis involves how egocentrism and narcissism differentially relate to negative outcomes in youth, such as risk-taking, aggression, anxiety, and depression. In her clinical work, Katrina is interested in child and adolescent therapy and assessment. Her current practicum experiences are at the WSU Psychology Clinic and the University of Idaho Child and Youth Study Center.

Julie Chrysosferidis

Julie comes from Georgia Southern University where she completed her B.S. in psychology and her M.S. in Experimental Psychology. Her current research interests are investigating the interpersonal deficits associated with narcissism, factors predicting recidivism, and exploring interventions to reduce recidivism. She is unclear of what direction she wants to take her clinical work but is looking forward to finding out where she will end up!

Hannah Levy

Hannah Levy is a first year student in Dr. Chris Barry’s lab and received her B.A. in Psychology and dance at Stanford University in 2018. Her primary research interests include self-perception, behavioral, emotional and social functioning and brilliance mindset testing. In her clinical work Hannah is interested in working with collegiate student athletes and potentially working with children