Elizabeth (Betsy) Tampke

BA (2015) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
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My primary research interest is in childhood aggression and its relationship with negative outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in studying how reactive and proactive aggression contribute to bullying and victimization, poor interpersonal relationships, and other immediate and longitudinal externalizing behaviors. In addition to examining aggression and negative outcomes, I am also interested in researching the etiology of aggressive behavior. My ultimate goal as a researcher is to advance the scientific literature on childhood aggression and subsequently improve clinical interventions for aggressive youth.

Selected Publications

Fite, P., Evans, S., Pederson, C., & Tampke, E. C. (in press). Functions of aggression and disciplinary actions among elementary school age youth. Child & Youth Care Forum.

Selected Presentations

Tampke, E. C., Fite, P., Cooley, J., Diaz, K., & Johnson-Motoyama, M. (2016, October). Peer victimization and adjustment outcomes among Latino adolescents. Poster presentation at the 9th annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York City, NY.

Tampke, E. C., Blossom, J. B., & Fite, P. (2016, September). Sleep quality moderates the link between peer victimization and depressive symptoms. Poster presented at the 12th biennial National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS.

Tampke, E. C., Lawless, C., Nelson, C., Bender, A., Wing, E., Nametaka, M., & Ilardi, S. (2016,  May). Exercise adoption and adherence in a depression treatment protocol. Poster presented at the 90th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.


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