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Natalie N. Politikos

Professor; Director M.S. School Psychology; Vice Chair of Faculty Senate

Psychology

College of Arts and Sciences
860.768.4545 EH 203H
Education

PhD, University of Northern Colorado

BS, University of La Verne


Dr. Politikos is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and Director of the School Psychology Program. Dr. Politikos’ doctoral training was completed at the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a degree in School Psychology. Areas of research interest include cognitive development of children and assessment of cognitive abilities; development of executive functions; cross-cultural school psychology; professional issues in school psychology.

The following list includes a representative sample of Dr. Politikos’ research interests and products.
  • Politikos, N.N. (2020, October). Exploring Graduate Education and Graduate School: Maximizing Employability In A Competitive Environment. In T. D. Crespi (Chair), Graduate School and the Masters Degree [Abstract]. Proceedings of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.
  • Politikos, N.N. (2019, October). Opportunities As A College Professor: Inside The Job Market. In T. D. Crespi (Chair), Graduate School and the Masters Degree [Abstract]. Proceedings of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA. Politikos, N.N. (2019, October). School Psychology and Professional Credentialing. In T. D. Crespi (Chair), Graduate School and the Masters Degree [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Manchester, NH.
  • Politikos, N.N. (2019, October). Pursuing Life as a Professor: Choices & Challenges. In T. D. Crespi (Chair), Graduate School and the Masters Degree [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Manchester, NH.
  • Rossen, E., Politikos, N. N., Prus, J. (2018). Graduate Preparation and Credentialing. In Graplin, S. & Kranzler, J. (Eds), School Psychology Professional Issues and Practices
  • Politikos, N. N. & Segool, N. (2017). [Review of the Coping Resources Inventory]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook.
  • Segool, N., & Politikos, N. N. (2017). [Review of the Adaptive Behavior Diagnostic Scale]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook.
  • Politikos, N.N. (2017, March). School Psychology and Professional Credentialing. In T. D. Crespi (Chair), Graduate School and the Masters Degree [Abstract]. Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
  • Segool, N., & Politikos, N. (2016). [Review of the Integrative Child Temperament Inventory]. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twentieth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from http://marketplace.unl.edu/buros/
  • Politikos, N.N. (2016, March). School Psychology and Children’s Mental Health. In T. D. Crespi (Chair), The Masters Degree: Options and Opportunities in a Competitive Market [Abstract]. Proceedings and Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Sattler, J., & Politikos, N. N. (2014). Assessment of Giftedness. In Sattler, J. (Ed), Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations (6th ed.).
  • Crespi, T. & Politikos, N.N. (2012). Personality Assessment For School Psychologists: Considerations And Issues For Contemporary Practice. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy. 

  • Politikos, N. School Psychology Accreditation: Navigating Opportunities & Challenges. (2020, February). In A. Harris, Accreditation & Standards Panel, Trainers of School Psychologists Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Politikos, N., & Uhruh, L. Accreditation and Standards Panel. (2019, February). Presentation at the Trainers of School Psychologists Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. 
  • Politikos, N., Tighe, D. T., Carrasco, A., & Segool, N. (2018, February). The intersection of giftedness, memory, and speed of processing. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
  • Carrasco, A., Politikos, N., Cooke, D.T., & Segool, N. (2018, February). Can We Outsmart Cultural Bias- Assessing Gifted Minority Youth Populations. Poster presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.
  • Politikos, N., Fenning, P., & Hulac, D. Graduate Preparation Standards 2020 Revision: The Long and Winding Road. (2018, February). Presentation at the Trainers of School Psychologists Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Politikos, N., Tighe, D. T., Carrasco, A., & Segool, N. (2017, February). Gifted Thinking: A Case Study. Poster presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.
  • Segool, N., Goforth, A., Bowman, N., & Politikos, N. (2016, February). Perception matters: Factors that influence our beliefs about school psychologists. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.
  • Segool, N., Goforth, A., Bowman, N., & Politikos, N.N. (2015, February). School Psychologists’ Social Networking Use and Perceptions of Professionalism. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.
  • Hughes, T. L., Politikos, N. N., Terjesen, M. D., Sy, M., Barnea, M., Brown, S. L.,…Zagorski, A. (2014, August).  Preparation of school psychologists: Alternative pathways to licensure. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Politikos, N N., Segool, N., Crespi, T., Cooke, D. T., & Fischetti, B. (2014, February). New Legal and Ethical Challenges in Contemporary School Psychology Practice. Symposium to take place at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.
  • Politikos, N.N., Terjesen, M., Hughes, T., Barna, M., Zagorski, A. (2014, February). Training Practices: Pathways to Licensure and Skill Acquisition. Presentations to take place at the annual meeting of the Trainers of School Psychologists, Washington, DC.
  • Segool, N., Gonzalez, A., Politikos, N., and Goforth, A. (2013, February). Clicking and Posting: Exploring Facebook Usage among School Psychology Graduate Students. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle WA.
  • Politikos, N.N., Crespi, T.D., Segool, N.K., Cooke, D. T., & Fischetti, B. (2012, February). Legal and Ethical Challenges in Everyday Practice. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA.