Department of Psychology
Julie C. Herbstrith, Ph.D.
131G Waggoner Hall
Majored in psychology at Marian University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Received a master’s degree in psychology from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Received Ph.D. in school psychology at Illinois State University. Dissertation: “A multi-method investigation of pre-service teacher prejudice toward gay and lesbian parents.”
Graduate courses (PSY 585 Psychological Problems of the Child, PSY 591 Behavioral Consultation, PSY 593 Interventions) and undergraduate courses (typically PSY 251 Personality and Adjustment)
I am interested in both applied and basic research. As a school psychologist, I am interested in training issues in school psychology, school-based interventions for children, and parent training. My primary basic research interests are in the areas of social and personality psychology. Specifically, I am interested in prejudice and personality factors related to it. One research question that I am especially interested in is how people manage their negative attitudes across situations and what kinds of factors elicit prejudicial behavior or lack thereof.
Recent Scholarly Activities:
Herbstrith, J.C., Gadke, D., & Tobin, R.M. (2011, February). School-based group counseling for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Herbstrith, J.C. (2011, February). Developing positive home-school relations with gay and lesbian parents. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Herbstrith, J.C. & Tobin, R.M. (2010). Predicting prejudice based on motivation,
implicit, and explicit attitudes. Presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Conference in San Diego, California.
Herbstrith, J.C. & Tobin, R.M. (2010). Attitudes toward gay and lesbian parents. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Conference in Chicago, Illinois.