Elisabeth Harfmann

M.A. (2013) University of Kansas
B.S. (2010) Michigan State University
Primary office:

Research Lab: Ingram Lab
Advisor: Dr. Rick Ingram
Research Interests: Elisabeth's research broadly relates to the development of and psychosocial outcomes for suicidal populations, as well as the cognitive variables and coping styles associated with the maintenance of depression. She is also interested in clinical neuropsychological assessment and clinical interventions for suicide and life-threatening behaviors.  

Don Hutchings Memorial Award (2015)
Clinical and Professional Skills Award (2015)
Doctoral Student Research Fund (2015)
Graduate Student Award for Distinguished Service Departmental Nominee (2015)
Sandy Dinoff Memorial Health Psychology Research Award (2014)
C.R. Snyder Award for Excellence in Research Achievement (2014)
Graduate Scholarly Presentation Award (2014)
KU Summer Research Fellowship Nominee (2014)
Beatrice A. Wright Scholarship in Health/Rehabilitation Psychology (2012)
Michigan State University Board of Trustees’ Scholarship Award (2010)
Michigan Merit Award (2006, 2007)


Williams, C., Harfmann, E. J., Ingram, R. E., Hagan, K., & Kramer, N. (2015). Specificity of Parental Bonding and Rumination in Depressive and Anxious Emotional Distress. Personality and Individual Differences, 79, 157-161. 

Book Chapters:

Ingram, R. E., Williams, C., Sharp, K., & Harfmann, E. J. (2013). Depression: Social and cognitive aspects. In T. Millon, P. Blaney, & R. Davis (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Psychopathology (3rd Ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.


Harfmann, E. J. (2014). Cognitive Inhibition in Adults with Unipolar Depression: A Review. Poster presented at the 2014 Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Harfmann, E. J. (2013, November). Dysfunctional Cognitions in Clinically Depressed and Previously Depressed Subjects. Poster presented at the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association Annual Conference, Overland Park, KS.  

Williams, C., Meites, T. M., Sharp, K., Harfmann, E., Gaddy, M. A., & Ingram, R. E. (2012, May). The Effect of Parental Bonding and Rumination on Depression and Anxiety. Poster presented at the 2012 Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Danovitch, J. H., Mills, C. M., & Harfmann, E. J. (2011, April). Preschoolers Trust Familiar Characters Despite Inaccuracy and Prefer Low-quality Products with Character Images. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Harfmann, E. J., & Danovitch, J. H. (2010, April). Lay Beliefs About the Nature-Nurture Controversy: Does the Experience of Parenthood Matter? Poster presented at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Harfmann, E. J., Segal, A., & Danovitch, J. H. (2010, April). Dora or Pat? How Far Does a Child’s Trust in a Familiar Character Go? Poster presented at the Michigan State University Undergraduate Research Forum.

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