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Jennifer Bolden

Jennifer BoldenDebora R. Baldwin
Jennifer Bolden, Ph.D
Assistant Professor
Email: jbolden2@utk.edu

Key words: Developmental psychopathology, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning problems, executive functions


Research Interests

My research program seeks to understand the complex interplay among memory, behavior, and learning to inform psychological science and the development of impairment-specific interventions for individuals diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Research Statement

Contributing to extant knowledge of developmental psychopathology with an emphasis on improving learning and behavior is the central focus of my research program. Specifically, I am interested in understanding neuropsychological correlates of attention, learning, and disruptive behavior problems in children to inform psychological science and evidence-based practices. My research programs seeks to understand core and associated features of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in an effort to inform the development and validation of novel, impairment specific assessments/intervention methods.

Kofler, M.J., Alderson, R.M., Raiker, J.S., Bolden, J., Sarver, D.E., & Rapport, M.D. (2014). Working Memory and Intra-individual Variability as Neurocognitive Indicators in ADHD: Examining Competing Model Predictions. Neuropsychology, 28, 459-471

Bolden, J., Rapport, M.D., Raiker, J.S., Sarver, D.E., & Kofler, M.J. (2012).  Understanding phonological memory deficits in boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity (ADHD): Dissociation of short-term storage and articulatory rehearsal processes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 40, 999-1011.

Kofler, M.J., Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Sarver, D.E., Raiker, J.S., & Alderson, R.M.  (2011) Working memory deficits and social problems in children with ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 39, 805-817.

Sarver, D.E., Rapport, M.D., Kofler, M.J., Scanlan, S.W., Raiker, J.S., Altro, T.A., & Bolden, J. (2011). ADHD and academic achievement: The mediating role of verbal and non-verbal memory. Journal of Learning and Individual Differences, 22, 8-19.

Kofler, M.J., Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Sarver, D.E., & Raiker, J.S. (2010). ADHD and working memory: The impact of central executive deficits and exceeding storage/rehearsal capacity on observed inattentive behavior. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 38, 149-161.

Rapport, M.D., Bolden, J., Kofler, M.J., Sarver, D.E., Raiker, J.S., Alderson, R.M. (2009). Hyperactivity in Boys with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): A Ubiquitous Core Symptom or Manifestation of Working Memory Deficits? Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 37, 521-534.  

Rapport, M.D., Alderson, R.M., Kofler, M.J., Sarver, D.E., Bolden, J., & Sims, V. (2008). Working memory deficits in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD): The contribution of central executive and subsystem processes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 36, 825-837.

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