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Elizabeth (Lisa) Harvey

Professor

Our research lab focuses on understanding early development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated behavior problems. We are interested in the interplay between cognitive, emotional, and family factors in determining developmental trajectories.

Children with ADHD are at risk for developing a variety of other emotion and behavior disorders. Thus, not only do children with ADHD experience difficulties associated with their symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention, but they are also likely to have additional problems related to other co-occurring conditions. We are currently (in collaboration with Dr. Jennifer McDermott) seeking to better understand the difficulties that children with ADHD have in regulating their emotions and the implications of these difficulties for their later functioning. We are using event related potentials to examine the effects of emotion on neural activity in children with and without ADHD. We are also working to develop other tools for assessing emotion processing in preschool-aged children.

Learn more at: people.umass.edu/eharvey/

Academic Background

Dartmouth College, 1990
Stony Brook University, 1995
UMass Medical Center, clinical internship, 1995

Harvey, E., Breaux, R., & Lugo-Candelas, C. (in press). Early development of comorbidity between symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and oppositional defiant disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
Harvey, E., Lugo-Candelas, C., & Breaux, R. (2015). Longitudinal changes in individual symptoms across the preschool years in children with ADHD. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 44, 580-594.
Breaux, R., Harvey, E., & Lugo-Candelas, C. (2014). The role of parent psychopathology in the development of preschool children with behavior problems. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 43, 777-790.
Metcalfe, L., Harvey, E., Laws, H. (2013). The longitudinal relation between academic/cognitive skills and externalizing behavior problems in preschool children. Journal of Educational Psychology, 105, 881-894.
Herbert, S., Harvey, E., Roberts, J., Wichowski, K., & Lugo-Candelas (2013). A randomized controlled trial of a parent training and emotion socialization program for families of hyperactive preschool-aged children. Behavior Therapy, 44, 302-316.
Herbert, S., Harvey, E., Lugo-Candelas, C., & Breaux, R. (2013). Early fathering as a predictor of later psychosocial functioning among preschool children with behavior Problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 41, 691-703.
Harvey, E., & Metcalfe, L. (2012). The interplay among preschool child and family factors and the development of ODD symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41, 458-470.
 
Contact Info

Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
613 Tobin Hall
135 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

(413) 577-2755
(413) 349-9199 (voicemail)
eharvey@psych.umass.edu