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Lisa A. Turner, Ph.D.

Ph.D., University of Alabama, 1984, Experimental Psychology
M.S., University of Alabama, 1982, Experimental Psychology
B.S., University of Alabama, 1979, Psychology

Office: UCOM 1020
Phone: 460.6321

Discipline: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests


My research focuses on cognitive development in children, and how this process is altered in children with mental retardation.

Selected Publications


Turner, L.A. & Johnson, B. (accepted). Stress and coping in families of children with
disabilities: A mixed research perspective. To appear in K.M.T. Collins, A.J. Onwuegbuzie, & Q. Jiao (Eds.) Toward a broader understanding of stress and coping: Mixed methods approaches. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Fulton, E. B. & Turner, L.A. (2008). Students’ academic motivation: relations with parental
warmth, autonomy granting, and supervision. Educational Psychology.

Turner, L., McGowan, M. W., Culpepper, C. L., & Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J. (2007). Social support for adolescent mothers: The role of community mentors. In Earl B Darlon
(Ed), Adolescent Behavior Research Frontiers (pp. 1-14). Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Masood, A., Turner, L.A., & Baxter, A. (2007). Causal attributions and parental attitudes
toward children with disabilities in the United States and Pakistan. Exceptional Children, 73(4), 475-487.

Johnson, R.B., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Turner, L.A. (2007). Toward a definition of mixed
methods research. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 1, 112-133.

Langhinrichsen-Rohling, J., Turner, L. A., & McGowan, M. (2007). Family therapy and
interpersonal violence: Targeting at-risk adolescent mothers. In J. Hamel and T. Nichols (Eds.) Family Approaches to Domestic Violence (pp. 477 – 498). NY: Springer.

Borkowski, J.G., Turner, L.A., & Nicholson, J.S. (2004). Executive functioning: Toward a
research agenda for enhancing higher-level cognitive skills, Journal of Cognitive Education and Psychology, 4(2), 188-198.

Classes Taught

  • PSY 250 - Lifespan Development
  • PSY 350 - Child and Adolescent Development
  • PSY 470 - Mental Retardation


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