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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology


Anne DePrince

Please note Dr. DePrince is interested in taking students for Fall 2017

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.

Professional biography

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

Selected Publications

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.