Johanna deLeyer-Tiarks

Graduate Student, School Psychology (Affiliate)


Research Overview

My research interests include: School, Developmental, Behavioral, and Social Psychology; Learning and Cognition; Minority Stress; Discrimination; Intersectional Identities; Deaf Community Studies; Gender-Role Theory; and Queer Theory. I am currently working on a research project in collaboration with Hartford Consortium for Higher Education (HCHE), a Hartford based nonprofit, to identify discrepancies in experiences between LGBTQ and heterosexual high school aged students during the high school to college transition. I am also working on research under the advising of Melissa Bray on the usefulness of video self modeling, a derivative of Bandura’s theory on social modeling, as an effective treatment for stuttering. This fall I will begin research in collaboration with with University of Tennessee on writing instruction for deaf and hard of hearing students. In the past I have been involved with research in the areas of child psychology and social psychological phenomenon. I plan to continue my research endeavors throughout my time at UConn.

Education

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Masters of Arts, School Psychology, May 2017 M.A., May 2019 6th Year (Projected)
Track: M.A./6th Year

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Masters of Science, Applied Psychology, August 2015
Concentration: Community Systems
Masters Thesis: “Perceptions of Similarly Aged and Age Discrepant Heterosexual Couples”

Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, May 2014
Concentration: Child Psychology
Thesis: “Behaviors Associated with Preschoolers’ Mental State Understanding”

Featured Publications

Bushman, R., Caminiti, N., Gwilliam, L., Novis, M., & Tiarks, J.M. (2014). Compliance, a film about a real-life Milgram experiment. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 19(3).

Maykel, C., Bray, M., & deLeyer-Tiarks, J.M. (2017). Academic stress: What is the problem and what can parents and educators do to help? Submitted for publication. University of Connecticut

Contact Information
Emailjohanna.tiarks@uconn.edu
Mailing AddressSchool Psychology/NEAG School of Education
Charles B. Gentry Bldg
249 Glenbrook Rd
Storrs, CT 06269