Department of Psychology

Meet Dr. Karen Meteyer


Associate Professor of Psychology

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
M.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst
B.A. Dartmouth College

Phone:  (603) 897-8263
Email:  kmeteyer@rivier.edu

Specialties/Research Interests
  • Parenting
  • Family dynamics
  • Behavior problems in children
  • Teaching assessment
  • Cross-cultural internet use and attitudes

Background/Accomplishments
A strong believer in the scientist-practitioner approach, Dr. Meteyer remains active as a teacher, researcher, and practicing clinician. A NH-licensed psychologist, she has worked in diverse clinical settings including inpatient, college counseling, and community mental health and maintains an outpatient clinical practice in addition to her academic and scholarly pursuits. As a teacher, she endeavors to bring course material to life and engage students in the learning process through the application of current research and clinical examples. In addition to her teaching, she is passionate about her role as a faculty advisor and mentor, incorporating multiple ongoing collaborations with students.

Courses Taught
Life Span Development, Coordinating Seminar Clinical Diagnosis, Counseling Theory & Practice, Statistics, Advanced Testing & Assessment, Ethics

Recent Publications/proceedings
  • Meteyer, K. & Perry-Jenkins, M. (2010). Father involvement among working class, dual-earner couples. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research and Practice About Men as Fathers, 8(3), 379-403.
  • Meteyer, K. & Perry-Jenkins, M, (2009). Dyadic parenting and children’s externalizing symptoms. Family Relations, 58, 289-302.
  • Hull, J.G., Slone, L.B., Meteyer, K.B. & Matthews, A. (2002). The Non-Consciousness of Self-Consciousness. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 83(2), 406-424.
  • Mayes, L.C, Meteyer, K.B, & Granger, R.H. (2002). Teratologic and Developmental Effects of Prenatal Drug Exposure: Alcohol, Heroin, Marijuana, and Cocaine. In M. Lewis (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook.
  • Perry-Jenkins, M., Bourne, H., & Meteyer, K. (2008) Work-family challenges for blue-collar families. T. Juravich (Ed.) The Future of Work. University of Massachusetts Press.

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