Areas of expertise/research interests
- violence and trauma, including revictimization
- social-emotional and cognitive consequences of violence and trauma
- post-traumatic distress (PTSD, depression and dissociation)
- violence-related interventions
- community-engaged research on violence/trauma
- research ethics
Current research and projects
Visit my personal website for information about current research and projects.
My research focuses on the consequences of trauma, particularly violence against women and children. I examine social-emotional and cognitive correlates of interpersonal violence (e.g., sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, child abuse and family violence) in youth and adults with the goal of applying those findings to intervention and prevention efforts. My program of research draws on multiple methodologies as well as theories from diverse psychological perspectives.
- PhD, University of Oregon, 2001
Links to published papers are available on my website, at my personal publications page.
- DePrince, A. P., Labus, J., Belknap, J., Buckingham, S., & Gover, A. (2012, February 13). "The Impact of Community-Based Outreach on Psychological Distress and Victim Safety in Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Abuse (PDF)." [VS3] Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0027224.
- Matlow, R. B., & DePrince, A. P. (2012, March 12). "The Influence of Victimization History on PTSD Symptom Expression in Women Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence (PDF)." Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0027655
- DePrince, A. P., Chu, A. T., & Pineda, A. S. (2011, May 2). "Links Between Specific Posttrauma Appraisals and Three Forms of Trauma-Related Distress (PDF)." Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0021576.
- DePrince, A.P., Priebe, S., Newton, A.T. (2011). "Community-engaged research as a vehicle for undergraduate education about violence against women: A comparison of two research methods classes (PDF)." Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 3(3), 215-222.doi: 10.1037/a0024641.
- Chu, A.T., Pineda, A.S., DePrince, A.P., & Freyd, J.J. (2011). "Vulnerability and protective factors for child abuse and maltreatment (PDF)." In J.W. White, M.P. Koss, & A.E. Kazdin (Eds.)Violence against women and children, Volume 1: Mapping the Terrain (pp 55-75). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- DePrince, A.P., Zurbriggen, E.L., Chu, A.T.,& Smart, L. (2010). "Development of the Trauma Appraisal Questionnaire (PDF)." Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 19, 275-299.
- DePrince, A.P., Weinzierl, K.M., & Combs, M.D. (2009). "Executive function performance and trauma exposure in a community sample of children (PDF)." Child Abuse and Neglect, 33, 353-361.
- DePrince, A.P., Combs, M.D., & Shanahan, M. (2009). "Automatic relationship-harm associations and interpersonal trauma involving close others (PDF)." Psychology of Women Quarterly, 33, 163-171.