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Oct. 3 CROW Forum to feature UNI psychology professor

September 23, 2011

Barbara Cutter, director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, 319-273-7102,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Elizabeth Lefler, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Northern Iowa, will present "Gender Differences in Psychopathology," at noon, Monday, Oct. 3, as part of the Current Research on Women's Studies (CROW) Forum. The forum will be held at UNI's Center for Multicultural Education, Room 109A, located in Maucker Union.

Lefler will discuss gender differences in psychopathology, which will include an analysis of differential gender prevalence rates in a variety of psychological disorders. She will conclude by discussing the varying gender prevalence rates of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and possible reasons as to why this exists.

Lefler teaches psychology courses at UNI, including Psychology of Gender Differences. She received her Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She has clinical and research interests in ADHD, early identification and treatment of childhood psychopathology and ethnicity differences in childhood psychopathology.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Barbara Cutter, director of Women's and Gender Studies Program, at 319-273-7102 or