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Dr. Leandra Parris

Asst Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • PSY 590.1Sec 34 Adv Prac Intervention
  • PSY 390Sec 34 Adv Research Apprent
  • PSY 590.4Sec 34 Ap Consult/Prog Eval
  • PSY 433Sec 1 So Em&Beh Assess&Int
  • PSY 290Sec 34 Sp:Rsch Apprenticesh
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Social, Emotional, Behavioral Assessment/Intervention Counseling - Children and Adolescents Substance Abuse Counseling
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Crisis Intervention/Prevention Trauma School Climate Peer Relationships Youth Risky Behaviors
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Parris, L., La Salle, T., Meyers, J., & Varjas, K. (2016). Introduction to special issue – Improving student outcomes: Research on school climate and violence prevention and intervention. School Psychology Forum, 10, 1-3.

  • Parris, L., & Wesselmann, E. D. (in press). Ending the bullying: The power of bystanders. In T. Langley (Ed.), Star Trek Psychology: The Mental Frontier. New York, NY: Sterling.
  • LaSalle, T., Parris, L., & Morin, M. (2016). Deconstructing peer victimization: Relationships with connectedness, gender, grade, and race/ethnicity. School Psychology Forum, 10, 41-54. 

  • Parris, L. (2016). Opiates and marijuana use during pregnancy: Neurodevelopmental outcomes. In C. Riccio & J. Sullivan (Eds), Pediatric Neurotoxicology, Specialty Topics in Pediatric Neuropsychology (pp. 77-89). Springer International Publishing. doi: 10.1007/978-3-31932358-0_4.

  • Parris, L., Varjas, K., & Meyers, J. (2014) “The internet is a mask”: Student suggestions for preventing cyberbullying. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 15, 587-592. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2014.4.20725. 

  • Harper, C., Parris, L., & Henrich, C., Varjas, K., & Meyers, J. (2012). Peer victimization and school Safety: The contribution of coping effectiveness. Journal of School Violence, 11, 267-287. doi: 10.1080/15388220.2012.706876.

  • Parris, L., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., Cutts, H. (2012). High school students’ perceptions of coping with cyberbullying. Youth and Society, 44, 282-304. doi: 10.1177/0044118X11398881.

  • Tenenbaum, L., Varjas, K., Meyers, J., & Parris, L. (2011). Coping with bullying: Victims self-reported coping strategies and perceived effectiveness. School Psychology International, 32, 263-287. doi: 10.1177/014304311402309. 

  • Varjas, K., Talley, J., Meyers, J., Parris, L., & Cutts, H. (2010). High school students' perceptions of motivations for cyberbullying: An exploratory study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11, 269-273. 

  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Troisi, B., & Parris, L. (April, 2016). Coping with bullying: The effect of bystander reactions.Poster presented at the 2016 Illinois State University Graduate Research Symposium, Normal, IL. 

  • Troisi, B., & Parris, L. (Feb, 2016). Coping with bullying: The effect of bystander reactions. Poster presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

  • Kiperman, S., & Parris, L. (Feb, 2016). Cybervictimization and cyberbullying effects on school attitude. Paper presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

  • La Salle, T., Brown, J., Parris, L., & Wang, C. (Feb, 2016). The effects of school climate on student suicidal ideation. Paper presented at the 2016 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA. 

  • La Salle, T., Parris, L., & Morin, M. (Feb. 2015). Examining relationships between school connectedness, school climate, and peer victimization. Paper presented at the 2015 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL. 

  • Parris, L., Roring, C., Crossely, T., & Cintron, J. (August, 2014). Assessing student mental health in disciplinary alternative education programs. Poster presented for the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

  • Czesak, A., Wesselmann, E., Parris, L. (May 2014). A preliminary investigation into bullying among college students." Poster presented at the ISU Student Research Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. 

  • Parris, L. (2014, Feb.). Coping with bullying: The role of frequency and personal adjustment. Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, DC. 

  • Crossely, T., Cintron, J., Parris, L., & Roring, C. (2014, Feb). Exploring externalizing and internalizing behaviors in students placed in disciplinary alternative education Programs (DAEPs). Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Yazedjian, A., Tobin, R., & Parris, L. (2015-2020). Champaign Area Relationship Education for Youth (CARE4U) program. Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Grant. Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Role: Data Manager. Amount: 4.92 million. 

  • Parris, L. (2015-2016). Cyberbullying Behaivors: The Effects of Bystander Intervention. Pre-tenure Faculty Initiative Grant (PFIG). Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Role: Principle Investigator. Amount: $3,500. 

  • Parris, L. (2014-2015). Coping with Bullying: The Effects of Bystander Reactions. New Faculty Initiative Grant (NFIG). Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Role: Principle Investigator. Amount: $3,500