Alice Pope

Associate Professor
Psychology
B.A., 1979, The Pennsylvania State University, PsychologyM.S., 1984, The Pennsylvania State University, PsychologyPh.D., 1986, The Pennsylvania State University, Psychology

Dr. Pope trained at Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests include developmental psychopathology, children's peer relations, social cognitions, and peer rejection.

Research Interests
My primary research area involves the social cognitions, emotions, and behaviors related to successful and unsuccessful peer relationships in children.  My secondary interest in psychosocial adjustment in children with medical conditions.

Recent Conference Presentations
Pope, A.W. (2007, April). Intergrating emotion and social cognition: Implications for children's social behavior. Chair, poster syposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development.

Rooney, T., & Pope, A.W. (2007, April). When, why and how to angry children agress? In A.W. Pope (Chair), Integrating emotion and social cognition: Implications for children's social behavior, Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development.

Witmer, E.R. & Pope, A.W. (2007, April).  The relative roles of cognition and emotion in determining preadolescents' social behavior in the face of social rejection. In A.W. pope (Chair), Integrating emotion and social cogintion: Implications for children's social behavior. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development.

Gonsalves, L., Murawska, M., Blake, F., & Pope, A.W. (2007, April). Roles of overt aggression and social preference in determining children's social goals in peer conflict situations. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development.

Isaacs, J., Pope, A.W., & Silva, M.(2007, April). The protective function of positive personal characteristics: Negative social behaviors and peer relations of Mexican-American and European-American children. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development.

Pope, A.W.  (2006, March).  Culture as context in understanding problematic peer relations.  In A. R. Pollastri (Chair), Bullying, aggression, and peer victimization in understudied populations.  Discussant in symposium submitted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Murawska, M., Witmer, E., & Pope, A.W. (2005, November).
Examining the gender differences of aggressive children's social goals during peer conflict. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Washington, DC.

Pope, A.W., Shapiro, M., & Isaacs, J.  (2005, April).  Social cognitions and children’s peer group experiences: The role of rejection expectations and social strategies.  Poster presented at biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Noll, R., & Pope, A.W. (2005, April).  Impactof stress/trauma
on children’s peer  relationships. Discussion section at biennial preconference on Research on Peer Relationships in Childhood, Proximal dynamics in peer relations, Atlanta, GA.
 
Pope, A.W., Isaacs, J., & Witmer, E. (2004, November).  Children’s perceptions of their peer experiences:  Links with peer acceptance and rejection.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Snyder, H.T. & Pope, A.W. (2004, April). Self-constructions and social experiences as predictors of adjustment problems: Adolescents with a facial disfigurement. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Psychology, Charleston SC.

Snyder, H.T. & Pope, A.W. (2004, April).
Psychosocial Adjustment in Children and Adolescents with a Craniofacial Anomaly: Age and Gender Patterns.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Psychology, Charleston SC.

McAuliffe-Fogarty, A. & Pope, A.W. (2004, April).  Psychosocial adjustment and regimen adherence in adolescents with diabetes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society  for Pediatric Psychology, Charleston SC.
 
McAuliffe-Fogarty, A. & Pope, A.W. (2004, April).  The effects of a specialized diabetes camp experience on regimen adherence and psychosocial
adjustment in children with diabetes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric Psychology, Charleston SC.
 
Isaacs, J., Witmer, E., & Pope, A.W. (2004, March).  The role of rejection expectation in facilitating continuity between parent-child and peer relationships.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD.

Witmer, E, Handy, J., Isaacs, J., & Pope, A. W.  (2003, June).
The influences of parents and peers on the development of rejection sensitivity in children.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Psychological Association, Kerhonksen, N.Y.

Pope, A.W. (2003, May).  “Why are they so normal?” Part 2:  Recommendations for practice  based on science.  In J.G. McCarthy (Moderator), Facial difference:  What do we know? Invited panel discussant at Facial Difference:  Beyond the Medical Issues, New York.

Pope, A.W. (2003, April).  Gender, psychopathology, and peer relations.  In L. Zarbatany (Moderator), Gender and peer relations.  Invited panel discussant at the 12th Biennial Preconference on Research on Peer Relationships in Childhood, Tampa, FL.

Snyder, H., & Pope, A.W. (2003, April).  Self-concept and self-worth
as predictors of behavioral problems:  The example of children with a facial disfigurement.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Tillman, K., Snyder, H., & Pope, A.W.  (2003, April).  The effect of
parenting stress in infancy on psychosocial adjustment in toddlerhood:
A longitudinal study of children with craniofacial anomalies.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research  on Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Isaacs, J., & Pope, A.W. (2002, July).  Problem profiles of aggressive subgroups: Variations in social adjustment.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Research on Aggression.

Isaacs, J, & Pope, A.W. (2002, April).
The relationship between aggression and social preference:
An investigation of moderating variables.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Snyder, H., & Pope, A.W.  (2002, April).
Self-worth in adolescents with a craniofacial anomaly. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, New Orleans, LA.

Pope, A.W.  (2001, April).  Developmental risk associated with mutual dislike in elementary school children.  In E.V.E. Hodges & N.A. Card (Chairs), The (unwanted) company they keep: Enemy relationships in childhood
and adolescence.  Innovative poster symposium conducted at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Snyder, H., & Pope, A.W.  (2001, April).
Self-worth in children with a craniofacial anomaly. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN.

Pope, A.W., Klein, T.K, Bergman, A.J. (in press).  A qualitative study of children's

            perspectives on their peer relationships in the context of living with a CFA.  Cleft

            Palate-Craniofacial Journal.

Ketchen, D.J., Snow, C.C, & Pope, A.W. (2015).  Flawed by design: Why Penn State’s recent

            governance reforms won’t work and what should be done instead.  Business Horizons,

            58, 5-15. 

Bergman, A., Kong, G., Pope, A.  (2014).  General Education Development (GED)

attainment, externalizing disorders, and substance use disorders in disconnected

emerging adults.  Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and

Basic Education, 3(2), 8-20.

Fireman, G., Levin, R., & Pope, A.  (2014). Narrative qualities of bad dreams and nightmares:

             Implications for a neurocognitive model of disturbed dream generation.  Dreaming,

            24(2), 112-124.

Klein, T., Pope, A.W., Abbott, R.  (2014). Social interactions of school-aged children with  craniofacial anomalies: Mothers' perspectives and advice.  Cleft Palate-Craniofacial 

 Journal, 51(1), 1-10.

Levin, R., Fireman, G., Spendlove, S., & Pope, A. (2012). The relative contribution of affect load and affect distress as predictors of disturbed dreaming. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 9(3), 173–183.

Kelter, J.D., & Pope, A.W.  (2011).  The effect of child gender on teachers’ responses to oppositional defiant disorder. Child and Family Behavior Therapy, 33, 49-57.

Brown, M. L., Pope, A. W. and Brown, E. J.  (2010). Treatment of primary nocturnal enuresis in children: a review. Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(2):153-60. oi: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2010.01146.x.  Epub 2010 Sep 5.

 Klein, T. P., Pope, A. W., & Tan, E. (2010). Fathers' perspectives on parenting a child with a craniofacial anomaly. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 24(5), 300-304.

Snyder, H., & Pope, A.W.  (2010). Psychosocial adjustment in children and adolescents with a craniofacial anomaly:  Diagnosis-specific patterns. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, 47, 264-272.

 Levin, R., Fireman, G., & Pope, A. (2009). The pathogenesis of disturbed dreaming. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 3(3), 148-149.

Graduate

Clinical Practicum I, II
Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence I
Developemental Psychology II
Independant Study
Undergraduate

Independent Study
Dissertations Chaired
Jill Kelter (2007). Professional views of children's behavior problems.

Elizabeth Witmer (2007). The relative roles of cognitive and emotional factors in determining early adolescents' behavior problems.

Monica Bilboul (2005).  Adolescents with craniofacial anomalies:  Psychosocial adjustment as a function of perceived physical appearance.

Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty (2004).  Psychosocial adjustment and regimen adherence in adolescents with diabetes.

Jenny Isaacs (2003).  In-school weapon carrying:  Association with aggression, environmental threat, and social cognitions.

* Received a Guggenheim Dissertation Award