Generally speaking, I am interested in gender differences in psychopathology. More specifically, my research interests include the development and influence of mental health problems and risk-taking behaviors in individuals born prematurely. My primary interests focus on gender differences in internalizing and externalizing disorders in childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood. Additionally, I have also been investigating the importance of sleep and the bidirectional relationship between sleep and mental health. My clinical and research interests are a blend of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology.
Yaugher, A., Alexander, G. (2015). Internalizing and externalizing traits predict changes in sleep efficiency in emerging adulthood: An actigraphy study. Frontiers in Personality and Social Psychology, 6, 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01495
Saenz, J., Yaugher, A., Alexander, G. (2015). Sleep in infancy predicts gender specific social-emotional problems in toddlers. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 3, 1-6. doi: 10.3389/fped.2015.00042
Bench, S.W., Yaugher, A.C., & Lench, H.C. (2015). Method of induction could impact emotional outcomes: Comment on Markey, Chin, Vanepps, and Loewenstein (2014). Perceptual & Motor Skills, 120(2), 1-4. doi: 10.2466/27.PMS.120v19x4
Bench, S.W., & Yaugher, A.C. (2015, February). Risk taking for pleasure or pain? Emotion preference and risk taking. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.
Yaugher, A.C., Lowe, D. (2014, November) Health and psychological consequences of stress & stress management. Invited speaker at the Texas A&M University “To Write Love On Her Arms” Organization, College Station, TX.
Yaugher, A.C., & Alexander, G.M. (2014, May). The effects of subclinical psychopathology on sleep quality. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Yaugher, A.C. (2014, January). Benefits of seeking funding for professional development experiences. Invited speaker at the Texas A&M University Graduate Student Seminar: College of Liberal Arts First Year Graduate Student Social Program, College Station, TX.
Yaugher, A.C., & Alexander, G.M. (2013, April). Prenatal androgen effects on quality of sleep. Poster Presentation at the 34th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), San Francisco, CA.