Larry L. Mullins, Ph.D., 1983, University of Missouri, Columbia.
Clinical Internship, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Pediatric Psychology Emphasis
NOTE: Dr. Mullins will be accepting new students in the Fall of 2011.
Dr. Mullins' teaching experiences at OSU include:
- Systems of Psychotherapy
- Cognitive Assessment
- Introduction to Clinical Psychology
- Abnormal Psychology: Psychology 3443
Dr. Mullins' research is primarily focused on child and family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness, with an emphasis on identifying factors that predict both resilience and adjustment difficulties in children and their parents. In particular, the role of parenting capacity factors (parental overprotection, perceived vulnerability, parenting stress, caregiver burden) and cognitive appraisal variables (e.g., uncertainty in illness, illness intrusiveness) in adjustment outcomes are key areas of inquiry. Dr. Mullins has studies these processes in a wide variety of health conditions, including pediatric cancer, Type 1 Diabetes, asthma, JRA, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, and neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). He is also quite interested in the development of interventions that target management of illness uncertainty in parents of children newly diagnosed with a significant health problem.
For a list of recent publications and grants, please visit the Pediatric and Health Psychology Research Laboratory.