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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Psychological Sciences Faculty and Staff - Elizabeth Lemerise

Dr. Elizabeth Lemerise

Dr. Elizabeth Lemerise

University Distinguished Professor

Office:  GRH 3026
Phone:  270-745-4390

Research Interests

  • Peer Relations 
  • Emotional Development
  • Emotion and Social Information Processing
  • Applied research with Head Start

 Dr. Lemerise is also the Director of the Social Development Laboratory




Undergraduate Courses
  • PSY 199 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 199H - Developmental Psychology for Honors
  • PSYS 321 - Child Psychology
  • PSYS 424 - Topics in Developmental Psychology
Graduate Courses
  • PSYS 521 - Advanced Child Psychology
  • PSY 541 - Professional Psychology
  • PSY 662 - Seminar and Practicum in Applied Experimental Psychology

Students currently working with me

Graduate Students
  • Lauren Binford
  • Laura Fisher
  • Jody Lecheler
  • Amanda Reynolds
  • Danielle Young
Undergraduate Students
  • Lindsey Burke
  • Jasmine Ernst
National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Interns
  • Jennifer Charleston, Hampton University, 2002
  • Brenna McCormick, Western Kentucky University, 2002
  • Susaye Rattigan, Hiram College, 2003
  • Minervia Scott, Jackson State University, 2003


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 Last Modified 9/24/14