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Cynthia Hartung, Ph.D.

Cynthia Hartung


Dr. Hartung 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. Her research interests include sex and gender differences in psychopathology and the assessment and treatment of ADHD in adolescents and emerging adults with a focus on healthy lifestyle interventions.

Cynthia Hartung is not recruiting graduate students for Fall 2023.

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

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.

Judah Serrano, M.S.Ed, M.S.

John Vasko, M.P.S.

Former Graduate Students

Anne Stevens, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois at Chicago

Patrick LaCount, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow, Seattle Children's Hospital

Christopher Shelton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Penn State Behrend

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 psychopathology



PSYC 2340 - Abnormal Psychology

PSYC 3300 - Gender Development

PSYC 4310 - Developmental Psychopathology

PSYC 5400 - Clinical Assessment I

PSYC 5500 - Psychopathology I


Representative Publications

Hartung, C. M., Canu, W. H., *Serrano, J. W., *Vasko, J. M., *Stevens, A. E., Neger, E.N., Bodalski, E.A., Gleason, L.L., Bridges, R.M., Anzalone, C., & Flory, K. (in press). Effectiveness of a new organizational and study skills intervention designed specifically for college students with ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

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.

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.

Hartung, C. M. & Lefler, E. K. (2019). Sex and gender in psychopathology: DSM-5 and beyond. Psychological Bulletin, 145, 390-409. 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.

*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.

*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.

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.

*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.

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.

*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.

*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.

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.

​*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.

*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.

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.

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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