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Elizabeth (Beth) Moroney, MA

Doctoral Psychology Intern

Beth hails from Cleveland, Ohio and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for her undergraduate education. She was always passionate about improving the lives of children and families, and first gained specialized psychological experience while at UNC conducting assessments for first graders in local schools and then through a Summer Treatment Program during a summer in Chicago. She spent two years working with families in longitudinal research studies at the National Institute of Mental Health outside of Washington, D.C. and then moved to California for her doctoral studies at UCLA. Her research interests include examining environmental and social factors influencing psychological problems in children and adolescents, with the goal of identifying effective targets for treatment. She is an avid Harry Potter fan, loves to cook and enjoys watching and playing almost all sports, especially soccer.

Education

  • MA, Psychology, UCLA
  • BS, Psychology, UNC Chapel Hill

Awards

  • Routh Dissertation Award (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology), 2019

Recent Presentations

  • May 2020: Exposure therapy and exposure and response prevention in children and adolescents. Invited talk for UCLA Undergraduate Psychology course lecture.
  • August 2019: Digital media use and internalizing psychopathology in adolescents from high-achieving schools: Mediation by social comparison and self-presentation. Symposium presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • April 2019: Association of digital media use with subsequent symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adolescents. Invited talk presented at the 7th World Congress on ADHD, Lisbon, Portugal.

Publications

  • Savage, J. E., Moore, A. A., Sawyers, C. K., Bourdon, J. L., Verhulst, B., Carney, D. M., Moroney, E., Machlin, L. S., Kaabi, O., Vrana, S., Grillon, C., Brotman, M. A., Leibenluft, E., Pine, D. S., Roberson-Nay, R., & Hettema, J. M. (2019). Fear-potentiated startle response as an endophenotype: Evaluating metrics and methods for genetic applications. Psychophysiology, e13325, 1-17. doi:10.1111/psyp.13325
  • Ra, C. K., Cho, J., Stone, M. D., De La Cerda, J., Goldenson, N. I., Moroney, E., Tung, I., Lee, S. S., & Leventhal, A. M. (2018). Association of digital media use with subsequent symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among adolescents. JAMA, 320(3), 255-263. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.8931
  • Michalska, K.J., Machlin, L., Moroney, E., Lowet, D., Hettema, J.M., Roberson-Nay, R., Averbeck, B., Brotman, M.A., Nelson, E., Leibenluft, E., & Pine, D.S. (2017). Anxiety symptoms and children’s eye gaze during fear learning. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 58(11), 1276-1286. doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12749
  • Moroney, E., Tung, I., Brammer, W. A., Peris, T. B., & Lee, S. S. (2016). Externalizing outcomes of youth with and without ADHD: Time-varying prediction by parental ADHD and mediated effects. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(3), 457-470. doi: 10.1007/s10802-016-0215-z