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Mary Beth Leibham

Mary Beth Leibham

Degree: Ph.D. Indiana University
Area: Educational Psychology and Special Education
Position: Associate Professor
Office: HHH 259
Phone: (715) 836-4536

Courses Taught

  • Psyc 101  Psychology as a Discipline and a Profession
  • Psyc 260  Educational Psychology
  • Psyc 261  Psychological Development and Classroom Processes
  • Psyc 331  Child Psychology
  • Psyc 332  Psychology of Adolescence
  • Psyc 334/534  Psychology of the Exceptional Child
  • Psyc 720  Advanced Educational Psychology

Research Interests

  • Development of interest and children's interests
  • Academic motivation
  • Self-concept development
  • Metacognition


Alexander, J. A., Johnson, K. E., Leibham, M. E., & Keiley, K. (2008). The development of conceptual interests in young children. Cognitive Development, 23, 324-334.

Leibham, M. E., Alexander, J. M., & Johnson, K. E. (2005). Parenting behaviors associated with the maintenance of preschoolers' interests: A prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 26, 397-414.

Johnson, K. E., Alexander, J. M., Spencer, S., Leibham, M. E., & Neitzel, C. (2004). Factors associated with the early emergence of intense interests within conceptual domains. Cognitive Development, 19, 325-343.

Alexander, J. M., Johnson, K. E., Leibham, M. E., & Kendrick, C. M. (2004). Constructing domain-specific knowledge in kindergarten: Relations among knowledge, intelligence, and strategic performance. Learning and Individual Differences, 15, 35-52.