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Washington State University

IMPACT Lab Graduate Students

Prevention Science graduate student Elizabeth Purser

Elizabeth Purser


B.A. Psychology, minor in Criminal Justice, University of Texas at El Paso, 2019

Areas of emphasis:

  • Positive youth development
  • Adolescent anti-social behavior and relationships
  • Evidence-based Program Development and Implementation
  • Familial influences on development
  • Prevention science in adolescence

Research Interests

I am a third year graduate student in the Prevention Science PhD Program in the Human Development Department at Washington State University. My research interests are in adolescent risk taking and positive development, and the prevention of risk factors that may lead to anti-social behaviors and the promotion of protective factors for healthy development.