Alexis Lee

Clinical Psychology
Mather Memorial

Other Information

Research Areas: Child Clinical Psychology

Area of Specialization: Child Clinical

Research Advisor: Dr. Sandra Russ

Current Projects: Longitudinal study exploring how affective and cognitive processes in play, as assessed in elementary school-aged girls, predicted self-report measures of creativity, including creative thoughts and behaviors in a variety of domains, and divergent thinking 7 years later; pre-primary school study evaluating children’s attitudes toward school and nature, comparing the attitudes of children in a typical classroom with those of children in an outdoor classroom.

Research Interests: Pretend play and creative outcomes; play interventions to increase coping and creativity in children; social-emotional adjustment and cooperative and adaptive behavior in preschoolers.

Favorite part of the program: The faculty are very supportive of students and invested in their success.