College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

Kimberly Henry

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Associate Professor
Applied Social and Health Psychology

Phone: (970) 491-5109
Office Location: 220 BHSCI

PhD: The Pennsylvania State University (December, 2002) - Biobehavioral Health
Area of Specialization: School disengagement, adolescent and young adult development, drug use, delinquency, longitudinal methodology
Teaching Courses: Methods of Research in Psychology
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment-

Vita: henry.pdf

Academic Genealogy

Research Projects

The Potential Role of Meaning in Life in the Relationship Between Bullying Victimization and Suicidal Ideation: There are several recent studies that have drawn a connection between bully victimization and suicidal ideation. However, very little work has examined the reasons why victimization may lead to suicidal ideation (i.e., the mediators of the effect) or potential buffering variables (i.e., factors that may protect a bullied child from having suicidal thoughts). My esteemed colleague at CSU, Dr. Michael Steger, is a leading expert on meaning in life, and we got to chatting one day about the potential role that meaning in life might play for bullied adolescents. I had some good data to assess this research question, and we pursued it. Read about this on dugdug.

Role of good relationships in cycle of abuse: The CDC appointed a special panel of investigators including Kimberly Henry, a CSU researcher in the College of Natural Sciences, from four different intergenerational studies to answer the question of how positive relationships can help break the cycle of maltreatment. Read more at Today@ColoradoState

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