Laura Pendergast, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of School Psychology
Psychological Studies in Education

Ritter Annex 265
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone: (215) 204-8077

  • Ph.D., School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.Ed., School Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Social-emotional and behavioral assessment and diagnosis
  • Assessment for school-based intervention
  • Scale validation through factor analysis and IRT
  • Multicultural issues in assessment and psychopathology
  • Psychometrics and scale development
Recent Scholarship

Pendergast, L. L., Brown, C., Jensen, D., Youngstrom, E. A., Alloy, L. B., & Abramson, L. (Manuscript Under Review). Structural invariance of General Behavior Inventory (GBI) scores in Black and White young adults.

Pendergast, L. L., Youngstrom, E. A., Merkitch, K., Moore, K., Black, C. L., Abramson, L. Y., & Alloy, L. B. (In Press).  Differentiating bipolar disorder from unipolar depression and ADHD: The utility of the General Behavior Inventory. Psychological Assessment.

Pendergast, L. L., Vandiver, B. J., Cole, P. M., Schaefer, B. A., Murray-Kolb, L. E., Khatry, S. K., ... Christian, P. (In Press). Factor structure of scores from the Parent and Teacher Conners’ Rating Scales – Revised among children in Nepal. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology.

Connolly, S.L., Wagner, C.A., Shapero, B.G., Pendergast, L.L., Abramson, L.Y., & Alloy, L.B. (2014). Rumination Prospectively Predicts Executive Functioning Impairments in Adolescents. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 45, 46-56. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2013.07.009. 

Adams, A. M., Shapero, B. G., Pendergast, L. L., & Alloy, L. B. (2013). Self-Referent Information Processing in Individuals with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Affective Disorder, doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.07.039

Pendergast, L. L., Watkins, M. W., & Canivez, G. L. (2013). Structural and convergent validity of the homework performance questionnaire. Educational Psychology, 1-14. doi:10.1080/01443410.2013.785058

Pendergast, L. L., & Watkins, M. W. (2009). Development of an electronic version of the Homework Performance Questionnaire. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 40, 323 – 335. doi: 10.2190/EC.40.3.d