University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Assistant Professor of Psychology Alice Schermerhorn

Alice Schermerhorn

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Alice Schermerhorn, Assistant Professor of Psychology, completed a bachelor's degree at Goshen College (1995), and a master's degree in clinical psychology at Illinois State University (1998). She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Notre Dame (2005), focusing on the influence of marital conflict on child psychosocial adjustment, and she completed post-doctoral training at Indiana University studying child temperament.

The overarching goal of Dr. Schermerhorn's program of research is to advance knowledge of children's functioning in the context of stress. She is currently conducting research funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pathway to Independence Award (HD064795), examining temperament as a factor that can help identify children who are at special risk of adjustment problems when exposed to the specific stressor of interparental conflict. She is interested in several potential mechanisms underlying the association between marital conflict and child adjustment, such as neural processes and cortisol reactivity. In addition, she is studying negative child behaviors that can feed back to increase conflict between parents.

She enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and dogs, and she is very excited to be living in Vermont.

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