Cynthia Hartung, Ph.D.

Cynthia Hartung

Professor

Dr. Cynthia Hartung (she/her)  teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in developmental psychopathology, psychology of gender, and the assessment and treatment of attention and learning problems across the lifespan. Dr. Hartung is the director of The Psychology Center for Training in Assessment, Treatment, and Clinical Research. She also supervises doctoral student therapists and mentors graduate student research in the department's APA-accredited clinical psychology Ph.D. program. Dr. Hartung and her colleagues recently published a treatment manual and a workbook for college students with ADHD that focuses on organization, time management, and planning skills (i.e., Thriving in College). She is also pursuing a newer line of research examining the effects of physical exercise on academic performance in adolescents and emerging adults with ADHD. Dr. Hartung recently completed a Fulbright Scholarship in Norway with Dr. Lars Wichström whom she met through ISRCAP.

Cynthia Hartung is recruiting graduate students for Fall 2024.

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

 

chartung@uwyo.edu • (307)314-2123 • Bio Sciences Bldg 131

 

Academic Positions

2012 - Present   Director of the Psychology Center, University of Wyoming

2019 - present   Professor of Psychology, University of Wyoming

2010 - 2019  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

Tamara Abu-Ramadan, M.A., M.S.

Meisa Khaireddin, B.A.

Emily Miller, B.S. 

John Vasko, M.P.S.

Former Graduate Students

Judah Serrano, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Denver Children's Hospital

Anne Stevens, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Wyoming

Patrick LaCount, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Practical Psychological Services

Christopher Shelton, Ph.D., Penn State Behrend

Carolyn Stern (listed as Carolyn Cleveland), Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist at Valley Psych Services

David Fedele, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Florida

Elizabeth Lefler, Ph.D., Full Professor, University of Northen Iowa

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

               

Research Interests

Assessment of ADHD and learning problems across the lifespan

Developing treatments for adolescents and emerging adults with ADHD

Understanding sex/gender differences in psychopathology


         

Teaching

PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3300 - Gender Development

PSYC 4310 - Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 5400 - Clinical Assessment I

PSYC 5500 - Psychopathology I

 

Representative Publications

*Abu-Ramadan, T. M., Lefler, E. K., Knouse, L. K. & Hartung, C. M. (in press). Positive illusory bias and self-handicapping in adults with ADHD: A literature review and recommendations for research and clinical practice. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment.

Lefler, E. K., Tabler, J., *Abu-Ramadan, T., Stevens, A. E., *Serrano, J. W., Shelton, C. R., & Hartung, C. M. (in press).Research practices on sex, gender, and sexual orientation in psychology: Current trends and future directions.Psychological Report.

Falco, C. A., Zimmerman, L., Vasko, J. M., Meinzer, M. C., Hartung, C. M., Flory, K., & Looby, A. (in press). Drinking motives mediate the relation between ADHD symptoms and alcohol-related problems among college students. Emerging Adulthood. 

*Stevens, A. E., Lefler, E. K., *Serrano, J. W., & Hartung, C. M. (2023 online). Transitioning to college with ADHD: A qualitative examination of parental support and the renegotiation of the parent-child relationship. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-023-04525

*Serrano, J. W., *Abu-Ramadan, T. M., *Vasko, J. M., Leopold, D. R., Canu, W. H., Willcutt, E. G. & Hartung, C. M. (2023). ADHD, psychological need satisfaction and frustration, and biological sex in college students. Journal of Attention Disorders, 27(8), 912-924. https://doi.org/10.1177/10870547231161530

Bodalski, E. A., Flory, K., Canu, W. H., Willcutt, E. G., & Hartung, C. M. (2023). ADHD symptoms and procrastination in college students: The roles of emotional dysregulation and self-esteem. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 45, 48-57. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-022-09996-2 

*Stevens, A. E., *Abu-Ramadan, T. M. & Hartung, C. M. (2022). Promoting academic success in college students: A systematic review to identify intervention targets. Journal of American College Health, 70(8), 2342-2355. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2020.1862127

Lefler, E. K., Alacha, H. F., *Vasko, J. M, *Serrano, J. W., Looby, A., Flory, K., & Hartung, C. M. (2022 online). Sex differences in ADHD symptoms, problematic gaming, and impairment in college students. Current Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-022-03469-1

Lee, C. A., Goh, P. K., Shelton, C. R., & Hartung, C. M. (2022). Networks of ADHD and SCT symptoms in emerging adulthood. Journal of Attention Disorders, 26(7), 991-1000. https://doi.org/10.1177/10870547211045743

Hartung, C. M., *Shelton, C. R., *Abu-Ramadan, T. M., & Canu, W. H. (2022). Proposed terminology to distinguish adult-onset from late-identified ADHD: A preliminary effort in a large survey of adults aged 18 to 80. The ADHD Report. https://doi.org/10.1521/adhd.2022.30.6.1 

Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H., *Serrano, J. W., *Vasko, J. M., *Stevens, A. E., *Abu-Ramadan, T. M., Bodalski, E. A., Neger, E. N., Bridges, R. M., Gleason, L. L., Anzalone, C., & Flory, K. (2022). A new organizational and study skills intervention for college students with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.09.005 

*Shelton, C. R., Canu, W. H. & Hartung, C. M. (2022). Feasibility and acceptability of an internet-based intervention for ADHD in college students. Journal of Technology in Behavioral Science, 7(4), 428-438. https://doi.org/10.1007/s41347-022-00256-4

Richardson, K. A., McKibbin, C. M., Dabrowski, B. S., Punke, E. L., & Hartung, C. M. (2022). Parent intention to enroll in an online intervention to enhance health behavior change among youth treated with psychotropic medication who are overweight or obese: An elicitation study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19138057

*LaCount, P. A., Hartung, C. M., *Vasko, J. M., *Serrano, J. W., Wright, H. A., & Smith, D. T. (2022). Acute effects of physical exercise on cognitive and psychological functioning in college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Mental Health and Physical Activity. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mhpa.2022.100443 

Lee, C. A., Goh, P. K., *Shelton, C. R., & Hartung, C. M. (2021). Networks of ADHD and SCT symptoms in emerging adulthood. Journal of Attention Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1177/10870547211045743 

Evans, S. W., Beauchain, T. P., Chronis-Tuscano, A., Becker, S. P., Chacko, A., Gallagher, R., Hartung, C. M., Kofler, M. J., Schultz, B. K., Tamm, L., & Youngstrom, E. A. (2021). The efficacy of cognitive videogame training for ADHD and what FDA clearance means for clinicians. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/23794925.2020.1859960 

Lefler, E. K., Flory, K., Canu, W. H., Willcutt, E. G., & Hartung, C. M. (2021). Unique considerations in the assessment of ADHD in college students. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology.  https://doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2021.1936462 

Looby, A., Prince, M. A., *Vasko, J. M., Zimmerman, L., Lefler, E. K., Flory, K., Canu, W., & Hartung, C. M. (2021). Relations among protective behavioral strategies, biological sex, and ADHD symptoms on alcohol use and related problems: Who benefits most, and from what type of strategy? Addictive Behaviors. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2021.106924 

*Stevens, A. E., *Abu-Ramadan, T. M. & Hartung, C. M. (2021 online). Promoting academic success in college students with ADHD: A systematic literature review to identify intervention targets. Journal of American College Health. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07448481.2020.1862127

Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H., *Serrano, J. W., *Vasko, J. M., *Stevens, A. E., *Abu-Ramadan, T.M., Neger, E.N., Bodalski, E.A., Gleason, L.L., Bridges, R.M., Anzalone, C., & Flory, K. (2020 online). A new organizational and study skills intervention designed specifically for college students with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2020.09.005​ 

Lefler, E. K., *Stevens, A. E., *Garner, A. M., *Serrano, J. W., Canu, W. H., & Hartung, C. M. (2020). Changes in college student endorsement of ADHD symptoms across DSM edition. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-020-09797-5 

Canu, W. H., *Stevens, A. E., Ranson, L., Lefler, E. K., *LaCount, P. A., *Serrano, J. W., Willcutt, E. G. & Hartung, C. M. (2021). College readiness: Differences between first-year undergraduates with and without ADHD. Journal of Learning Disabilities. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022219420972693 

Looby, A., *Cleveland, C. S., *Zimmerman, L. & Hartung, C. M. (2019). ADHD symptoms and sex moderate the relation between protective behavioral strategies and alcohol use among treatment-mandated college students. Behavioral Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1080/08964289.2019.1590798

Hartung, C. M. & Lefler, E. K. (2019). Sex and gender in psychopathology: DSM-5 and beyond. Psychological Bulletin, 145, 390-409. https://doi.org/10.1037/bul0000183 PDF

*LaCount, P. A., Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H. & Knouse, L. E. (2019). Interventions for transitioning adolescents with ADHD to emerging adulthood: Developmental context and empirically supported treatment principles. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 4, 170-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/23794925.2018.1518120

*Stevens, A. E., Hartung, C. M., *Shelton, C. R., *LaCount, P. A. & Heaney, A. (2019) The effects of a brief organization, time management, and planning intervention for at-risk college freshman. Evidence-Based Practice in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 4, 202-218. https://doi.org/10.1080/23794925.2018.1551093

*Stevens, A. E., Canu, W. H., Lefler, E. K. & Hartung, C. M. (2019). Maternal parenting style and internalizing and ADHD symptoms in college students. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28, 260-272. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-018-1264-4

Hartung, C. M., Lefler, E. K., Canu, W. H., *Stevens, A.E., *Jaconis, M., *LaCount, P. A., *Shelton, C. R., Leopold, D. R. & Willcutt, E. G. (2019). DSM-5 and other symptom thresholds for ADHD: Which is the best predictor of impairment in college students? Journal of Attention Disorders, 23, 1637-1646. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054716629216

*LaCount, P. A., Hartung, C. M., *Shelton, C. R., & *Stevens, A. E. (2018). Efficacy of an organizational skills intervention for college students with ADHD symptomatology and academic difficulties. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22, 356-367. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054715594423

Canu, W. H., Hartung, C. M., *Stevens, A. E. & Lefler, E. K. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Weiss Functional Impairment Rating Scale: Evidence for utility in research, assessment, and treatment of emerging adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054716661421

*Jaconis, M., Boyd, S. J., Hartung, C. M., McCrea, S. M., Canu, W. H. & Lefler, E. K. (2016). Sex differences in claimed and behavioral self-handicapping and ADHD symptomatology. ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, 8, 205-214. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12402-016-0200-y

*LaCount, P. A., Hartung, C. M., *Shelton, C. R., Clapp, J. D. & Clapp, T. K. W. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of a psychosocial treatment for college students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 152-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2014.07.004

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. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0033822

​*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, 109-117. https://doi:org/10.1177/1087054710374596

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-009-9135-3

*Fedele, D. A., Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H. & Wilkowski, B. M. (2010). Potential symptoms of ADHD for emerging adults. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 385-396. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-009-9173-x

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-IVADHD among younger children? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 26, 113-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/15374410701274066

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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1087054705284233

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-005-0632-8

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. https://doi.org/10.1037//0021-843X.111.4.659

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. https://doi.org/10.1207/153744202320802133

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. https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1021984126774

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. https://doi.org/10.1037//0033-2909.123.3.260

 
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