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 Laura E. Knouse
Laura E. Knouse
Associate Professor of Psychology, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Faculty Director of the Richmond Scholars Program

Dr. Laura Knouse is a clinical psychologist whose research and clinical expertise focus on the nature, assessment, and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults, specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD. Her recent research aims to better understand the self-regulation and motivation difficulties of college students with ADHD in order to develop effective interventions. Recent collaborative work with faculty in other disciplines focuses on how leaders can most effectively cope with personal crisis and how growth mindsets are related to mental health and coping.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia, license #0810004438
Selected Publications

Hickman, G. R. & Knouse, L.E. (2020). When leaders face personal crisis: The human side of leadership. Routledge.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Knouse, L.E., Rawson, K.R., & Dunlosky, J. (2020). How much do college students with ADHD benefit from retrieval practice when learning key term definitions? Learning and Instruction, 68, 101330.

Burnette, J., Knouse, L.E., Vavra, D., O’Boyle, E., & *Brooks, M.A. (2020). Growth mindsets and psychological distress: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 77, 101816.

Crawford, L. E., Knouse, L. E., Kent, M., Vavra, D., *Harding, O., *LeServe, D., *Fox., N., *Hu, P., *Li, P., *Glory, C., & Lambert, K. G. (2020). Enriched environment exposure accelerates rodent driving skills. Behavioural Brain Research, 378, 112309.

*Bodalski, E., Knouse, L.E., & *Kovalev, D. (2019). ADHD, emotion dysregulation, and functional outcomes: Examining the role of emotion regulation strategies. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 41(1), 81 – 92. doi:

Knouse, L.E., Mitchell, J.T., Kimbrel, N.A., & Anastopoulos, A.D. (2019). Development and evaluation of the ADHD Cognitions Scale for adults. Journal of Attention Disorders, 23(10), 1090-1100. 

*Oddo, L., Knouse, L.E., Surman, C. & Safren, S. (2018). Investigating resilience to depression in adults with ADHD. Journal of Attention Disorders, 22, 491 – 505. doi: 10.1177/1087054716636937

Knouse, L.E., *Teller, J., & *Brooks, M. (2017). Meta-analysis of cognitive-behavioral treatments for adult ADHD. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(7), 737-750. doi: 10.1037/ccp0000216

Knouse, L.E., & Fleming, A. (2016). Applying cognitive-behavioral therapy for ADHD to emerging adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 23, 300-325. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2016.03.008

Knouse, L.E., Rawson, K. A., Vaughn, K. E., & Dunlosky, J. (2016). Does testing improve learning for college students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Clinical Psychological Science, 4, 136 – 143. doi: 10.1177/2167702614565175

Knouse, L.E. & Mitchell, J.T. (2015). Incautiously optimistic: Positively-valenced cognitive avoidance in adult ADHD. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 22, 192–202. doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2014.06.003

* denotes student coauthor

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Clinical Psychology
B.S., University of Richmond
Contact Information
G-11B Richmond Hall
(804) 287-6347
(804) 287-1905 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
ADHD in Adults
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Leadership in Personal Crisis