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Heather Rasmussen

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Lecturer/ Practicum Coordinator
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 623
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Education

Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas

M.S., Counseling Psychology, The University of Kansas

B.A., Psychology, and Communication Studies, The University of Iowa

Teaching

Courses:

Theory of Group Counseling

Advanced Practicum II

Research

Selected Publications

Pressman, S. D., Jenkins, B. Rasmussen, H. N., Kraft, T. & Scheier, M. (2017). The Whole is Not the Sum of Its Parts: Specific Types of Positive Affect Influence Sleep Differentially . Emotion, 5, 778-793. DOI:10.1037/emo0000256

Rasmussen, H. N., & Lavish, L. (2014). Broad Definitions of Culture in the Field of Multicultural Psychology. In . (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology (pp. 17-30). Springer Netherlands. DOI:10.1007/978-94-017-8654-6_2 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8654-6_2

Lopez, S. J., Rasmussen, H. N., Skorupski, W. P., Koetting, K. Petersen, S. E., & Yang, Y. (2010). Folk conceptualizations of courage.. American Psychological Association.

Counts, J. M., Buffington, E. S., Chang-Rios, K. Rasmussen, H. N., & Preacher, K. J. (2010). The development and validation of the protective factors survey: A self-report measure of protective factors against child maltreatment. Child abuse & neglect, 34(10), 762–772.

Rasmussen, H. & Pressman, S. (2009). Physical health.

Rasmussen, H. N., Scheier, M. F., & Greenhouse, J. B. (2009). Optimism and Physical Health: A Meta-analytic Review. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3), 239-256. DOI:10.1007/s12160-009-9111-x http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-009-9111-x

Rasmussen, H. N., & Wallio, S. C. (2008). The health benefits of optimism.

Rasmussen, H. N., Wrosch, C. Scheier, M. F., & Carver, C. S. (2006). Self-regulation processes and health: the importance of optimism and goal adjustment. Journal of personality, 74(6), 1721–1748.

Neufeld, J. E., Rasmussen, H. N., Lopez, S. J., Ryder, J. A., Magyar-Moe, J. L., Ford, A. I., Edwards, L. M., & Bouwkamp, J. C. (2006). The engagement model of person-environment interaction. The Counseling Psychologist, 34(2), 245–259.

Thompson, L. Y., Snyder, C. Hoffman, L. Michael, S. T., Rasmussen, H. N., Billings, L. S., Heinze, L. Neufeld, J. E., Shorey, H. S., & Roberts, J. C. (2005). Dispositional forgiveness of self, others, and situations. Journal of personality, 73(2), 313–360.

Magyar-Moe, J. L., Pedrotti, J. T., Edwards, L. M., Ford, A. I., Petersen, S. E., Rasmussen, H. N., & Ryder, J. A. (2005). Perceptions of Multicultural Training in Predoctoral Internship Programs: A Survey of Interns and Training Directors. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36(4), 446.

Rasmussen, H. N. (2004). Optimism, social support, and depression following myocardial infarction: A test of mediator models.

Rasmussen, H. N., Neufeld, J. E., Bouwkamp, J. C., Edwards, L. M., Ito, A. Magyar-Moe, J. L., Ryder, J. A., & Lopez, S. J. (2003). Environmental assessment: Examining influences on optimal human functioning. (pp. 443–458). APA Washington, DC.

Lopez, S. J., Snyder, C. & Rasmussen, H. N. (2003). Striking a vital balance: Developing a complementary focus on human weakness and strength through positive psychological assessment. (pp. 3–20).

Lopez, S. J., Edwards, L. M., Teramoto Pedrotti, J. Ito, A. & Rasmussen, H. N. (2002). Culture counts: Examinations of recent applications of the Penn Resiliency Program or, toward a rubric for examining cultural appropriateness of prevention programming.. American Psychological Association.

Lopez, S. J., Prosser, E. C., Edwards, L. M., Magyar-Moe, J. L., Neufeld, J. E., & Rasmussen, H. N. (2002). Putting positive psychology in a multicultural context.

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Selected Presentations

Rasmussen, H. . The How of Gratitude in Organizations and Schools. American Psychological Association Symposium. Washington D.C.

Rasmussen, H. . The Relationship Between Caregiver or Child Age and Protective Factors Against Child Mistreatment. American Psychological Association Poster. Honolulu, HI

Rasmussen, H. . (08/31/2014). Building Research Skills in Online Doctoral Students. Cultivating Scholars: Issues in Online Doctoral Education in Psychology, American Psychological Association Symposim. Washington D.C.

Rasmussen, H. . (08/31/2013). Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Action: Psychologists as Consultants. Embracing the Changing Healthcare System: Psychologists as Consultants, American Psychological Association Symposium. Honolulu, HI

Chang-Rios, K. Conrad-Hiebner, A. & Rasmussen, H. . (11/30/2009). Challenges in Developing and Implementing an Accountability Framework for Master Tobacco Settlement Monies. American Evaluation Association Paper. Orlando, FL

Selected Grants

, , Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiovascular Behavioral Medicine Training Program, NIH Grant, HL07560, . Other University.

Selected Awards & Honors

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Exemplary Service to Children and Families Award
Annual Governor's Conference for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect
2011 - Present

Richard M. Rundquist Scholarship
University of Kansas
2002 - 2003

American Psychological Association Student Travel Award
American Psychological Association
2003


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Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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