Psychology Day 2016


Friday, April 29th.

All alumni are invited to attend Psychology Day. For more information on Psychology Day, contact Kelly Davis at 573-884-6277 or

During the day, undergraduate honors students and graduate students present findings from their research, as well as meet with our featured alumni speaker. The day ends with an alumnus talk and a departmental reception.

Featured speaker for 2016 is Stephanie D. Stepp, PhD.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Dr. Stephanie Stepp received her bachelor's degree from Baylor and her doctorate from the Clinical Training Area at the University of Missouri in 2007. Since doing postdoctoral training at Western Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Stepp has been an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. As a member of the team working with the Pittsburgh Girls Study since 2009, Dr. Stepp studies the role of emotion on the development of personality and personality disorders in adolescent girls, including the occurrence of borderline personality disorder. Her research has focused on family responses to emotion, the effects of alcohol use, peer delinquency, and the moderating effects of race. Her work is funded by a K01 Award and a RO1 award from NIH (Dr. Stepp, Principal Investigator).

Dr. Stepp's talk for Psychology Day is entitled: "Emotion Regulation Processes in Adolescence that Increase Risk for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Mixed Methods Approach."