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Cynthia Hartung, Ph.D.

Cynthia Hartung


Assessment of ADHD and learning problems across the lifespan; Treatment of ADHD and academic impairment in adolescents and emerging adults; Health-related behaviors (exercise, sleep and eating) in ADHD; Comorbid substance abuse in ADHD; Sex, gender, and age differences in developmental psychopathology


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.

Judah Serrano, M.S.Ed

Christopher Shelton, M.S.

Anne Stevens, M.S,

Former Graduate Students

Carolyn Cleveland, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Central Washington University

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

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

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


Research Interests

Assessment ADHD and learning problems across the lifespan

Treatment of ADHD and academic impairment in college students

Sex, age, and ethnicity differences in developmental psychology



PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3300 - Gender Development

PSYC 4310 - Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 5400 - Clinical Assessment I

PSYC 5500 - Psychopathology I


Representative Publications

Shelton, C. R., Addison, W. E., & Hartung, C. M. (in press). Relations among ADHD, sluggish cognitive tempo, and self-regulated learning strategies in college students. Journal of Attention Disorders.

DeVries, L. N., Hartung, C. M., & *Golden, T. L. (August 2016, online). Negative halo effects in parent ratings of ADHD and ODD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. doi: 10.1007/s10862-016-9560-z

Canu, W. H., Hartung, C. M., *Stevens, A. E. & Lefler, E. K. (August 2016, online). 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. doi: 10.1177/1087054716661421

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

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. (February 2016, online). DSM-5 and other symptom thresholds for ADHD: Which is the best predictor of impairment in college students? Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054716629216

Bourassa, K. A., McKibbin, C. L., Bartholomew, L. K., Hartung, C. M., Lee, A. A., *Stevens, A. E., Buxton, Y. M. & Slosser, A. E. (February 2016, online). Barriers and facilitators of obesity management in families of youth with emotional and behavioral disorders. Journal of Health Psychology. doi: 10.1177/1359105316630136

LaCount, P. A., Hartung, C. M., *Shelton, C. R., & *Stevens, A. E. (August 2015, online). Efficacy of an organizational skills intervention for college students with ADHD symptomatology and academic difficulties. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054715594423

Lefler, E. K., Hartung, C. M., Bartgis, J., & Thomas, D. G. (2015). ADHD symptoms in American Indian/Alaska Native boys and girls. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 22, 23-14. doi: 10.5820/aian.2202.2015.23

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

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.

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. doi:10.1007/s10862-009-9173-x

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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