Megan McCrary | Psychology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Megan McCrary

Doctoral Student, Clinical (Child) Psychology

Megan McCrary


Alpine, AL

Undergraduate Institution:

Auburn University, BA, Psychology (minor in Human Development and Family Studies)

Current Program:

Clinical Child Psychology, PhD

Year of Matriculation:


Research Interests:

Behavioral genetics, child development, child temperament

Publications and Presentations:
McCrary, M. & DiLalla, L. F. (March, 2015). Exploring the relationship between children’s attention and task performance. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA. 

McCrary, M., Bersted, K., & DiLalla, L. F. (October, 2014). Relationship between child negative emotionality, child agreeableness, and parent aggression. Poster presented at the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, KS. 

McCrary, M., Bersted, K., Casher, G., & DiLalla, L. F. (June, 2014). Shared genes and environment between child negative emotionality and mothers’ neuroticism. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Behavior Genetics Association Meeting, Charlottesville, VA.

Future Career Plans:

Clinical practice with children/adolescents

What Attracted Me to SIU:

Friendly students, balance of clinical practice and research in the program, specific child track for the clinical program