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Lynch School of Education

Julie Paquette MacEvoy

assistant professor of the practice
counseling, developmental, and educational psychology department

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Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Campion Hall
Room 320


Ph.D., Duke University, Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited)
Certificate in Developmental Psychology, Joint Program Between The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University
M.A., Duke University, Clinical Psychology (APA-accredited)

Children’s social and emotional development; developmental and gender differences in the value children place on having friends; how children cope with conflicts in their friendships; loneliness among children and adolescents; interventions to improve children's friendships; gender differences in how children express anger and aggression toward their peers.


MacEvoy, J.P., Papadakis, A.A., Fedigan, S.K., & Ash, S.E. (2016).  Friendship expectations and children's friendship-related behavior and adjustment.  Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 62, 74-104.

MacEvoy, J.P., & Leff, S.S. (2012). Children's sympathy for peers who are the targets of peer aggression.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 1137-1148. doi:  10.1007/s10802-012-9636-5

MacEvoy, J.P., & Asher, S.R. (2012). When friends disappoint:  Boys' and girls' responses to transgressions of friendship expectations. Child Development, 83, 104-119. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2011.01685.x

MacEvoy, J.P., Weeks, M.S., & Asher, S.R. (2011). Loneliness.  In B. B. Brown & M. J. Prinstein (Eds.), Encyclopedia of AdolescenceVol. 2.  (pp. 178-187). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Leff, S.S., Freedman, M.A., MacEvoy, J.P., & Power, T.J. (2011).  Considerations when measuring outcomes to assess for the effectiveness of bullying- and aggression-prevention programs in the schools.  In D.L. Espelage & S.M. Swearer (Eds.), Bullying in American schools:  A social-ecological perspective on prevention and intervention. (pp. 205-223). New York: Routledge.

Gullan, R. L., MacEvoy, J. P., & Leff, S. S. (2010). Low-level aggression in the schools: Issues and interventions. In P. McCabe & S. Shaw (Eds.), Current topics in pediatrics in the schools (Volume 1, pp. 113-122). Thousand Oaks, CA: National Association of School Psychologists and Corwin Press/Sage Publications.

Leff, S.S., Thomas, D.E., Vaughn, N.A., Thomas, N.A., MacEvoy, J.P., Freedman, M.A., Abdul-Kabir, S. et al.  (2010). Using community-based participatory research to develop the PARTNERS violence prevention program.  Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 4, 207-216.

Leff, S.S., Cassano, M., MacEvoy, J.P., & Costigan, T. (2010).  Initial validation of a knowledge-based measure of social information processing and anger management.  Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38 1007-1020.

Leff, S.S., Waarsdorp, T.E., Paskewich, B., Gullan, R.L., Jawad, A., MacEvoy, J.P., Feinberg, B., & Power, T. (2010).  The Preventing Relational Aggression in Schools Everyday (PRAISE) program: A preliminary evaluation of acceptability and impact. School Psychology Review, 39, 569-587.

MacEvoy, J. P., & Asher, S. R. (2009). Loneliness, children. In Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Asher, S. R., MacEvoy, J. P., & McDonald, K. L. (2008). Children’s peer relations, social competence and school adjustment: A social tasks and social goals perspective.  In M. L. Maehr, S. Karabenick, & T. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in motivation and achievement (Volume 15, pp. 357-390).  Amsterdam: Emerald Press.

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