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Department of Psychology|College of Arts & Sciences

Cynthia HartungCynthia Hartung

Associate Professor

Assessment of ADHD disruptive behavior disorders across the lifespan; Treatment of ADHD and academic impairment in college students; Sex, age, and ethnicity differences in psychopathology; Parent and teacher management of disruptive behavior disorders

Clinical Psychology


Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1998

Pre-doctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medical Center, 1997-1998

M.S., University of Kentucky, 1993

B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1990 • (307)314-2123 • Bio Sciences Bldg 131


Academic Positions

2010 - present  Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming

2010- present Adjunct Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, University of Wyoming

2007 - 2010      Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming

2002 - 2007      Assistant Professor of Psychology, Oklahoma State University

2001 - 2002      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Denver

1999 - 2001      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1998 - 1999      Postdoctoral Clinical Fellow, Oregon Health Sciences University


Current Graduate Students

Patrick LaCount, M.S.

Christopher Shelton, M.S.

Anne Stevens, M.S,

Former Graduate Students

Carolyn Cleveland, Ph.D.

David Fedele, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Lefler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa

Benjamin Sigel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences


Research Interests

Treatment of ADHD and academic impairment in college students;

Assessment & treatment of ADHD across the lifespan;

Sex, age, and ethnicity differences in developmental psychology;

Community-based mental health screening for ADHD and disruptive behavior disorders

Attention and Learning lab            


PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3300 - Gender Development

PSYC 4310 - Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 5400 - Clinical Assessment I

PSYC 5500 - Psychopathology I


Representative Publications

LaCount, P. A., Hartung, C. M., Shelton, C. R., Clapp, J. D. & Clapp, T. K. W. (in press). Preliminary evaluation of a psychosocial treatement for college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H., Cleveland, C. S., Lefler, E. K., Mignogna, M. J., Fedele, D. A., Correia, C. J., Leffingwell, T. R. & Clapp, J. D. (2013). Stimulant medication use in college students: Comparison of appropriate users, misusers and non-users. Psychology of Addictive behaviors, 27, 832-840. doi: 10.1037/a0033822

Wilkowski, B. M., Hartung, C. M., Crowe, S. E. & Chai, C. A. (2012). Men don't just get mad, they get even: Revenge but not anger mediates gender differences in physical aggression. Journal of Research in Personality, 46, 546-555. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2012.001

Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., & Fedele, D. A. (2012). Predictive validity of a primary care mental health screener in a pediatric sample. Children's Health Care, 41, 79-96.

Fedele, D. A., Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., & Canu, W. H. (2012). Sex differences in the manifestation of ADHD in emerging adults. Journal of Attention Disorders, 16, 109-177.

Hartung, C. M., Little, C. S., Allen, E. K. & Page, M. (2011). A psychometric comparison of two self-report measures of bullying and victimization: Differences by sex and grade. School Mental Health, 3, 44-57.

Fedele, D. A., Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H. & Wilkowski, B. M. (2010). Potential symptoms of ADHA for emerging adults. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 385-396.

Hartung, C. M., Lefler, E. K., Tempel, A., Armendariz, M. L., Sigel, B. A., & Little, C. S. (2010). Halo effects in ratings of ADHD and ODD: Identification of susceptible symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 128-137.

Lahey, B. B., Hartung, C. M., Loney, J., Pelham, W. E., Chronis, A. M. & Lee, S. (2007). Are there sex differences in the predictive validity of DSM-IV ADHD among younger children? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 26, 113-126.

Hartung, C. M., Van Pelt, J., Armendariz, M. L. & Knight, L. A. (2006). Biases in ratings of disruptive behavior in children: Effects of sex and negative halos. Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 620-630.

Hartung, C. M., McCarthy, D. M., Milich, R. & Martin, C. A. (2005). Parent-adolescent agreement on disruptive behavior symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 27, 159-168.

Hartung, C. M., Milich, R., Lynam, D. R., & Martin, C. A. (2002). Understanding relations among gender, disinhibition and disruptive behavior in adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 111, 659-664.

Hartung, C. M., Willcutt, E. G., Lahey, B. B., Pelham, W. E., Loney, J., Stein, M. & Keenan, K. (2002). Sex differences in young children who meet criteria for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 31, 453-464.

Willcutt, E. G., Hartung, C. M., Lahey, B. B., Loney, J. & Pelham, W. E. (1999). Diagnostic utility of behavior ratings by examiners during assessments of children with Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 27, 463-472.

Hartung, C. M. & Widiger, T. A. (1998). Gender differences in the diagnosis of mental disorders: Conclusions and controversies of DSM-IV. Psychological Bulletin, 123, 260-278.

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