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Jill Norvilitis

Jill M. Norvilitis

Professor
(716) 878-3145
Campus Address: Classroom Building C318

Dr. Norvilitis is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in children with ADHD, both in the United States and cross-culturally. Recently, due to the issues she sees everyday, she has become interested in consumer debt in college students. Dr. Norvilitis earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, and has been a faculty member at Buffalo State since 1997.

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Recent Students Mentored

Gabrielle Burke:  Gabrielle presented her independent study, The Effects of Bullying and Sexting on College Adjustment, at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA.  She also presented her research at the Student Research and Creativity Conference and recently submitted her her research for consideration for publication. Gabrielle joined the Air Force upon graduation in 2018.

Leah Janikowski:  Leah received a small grant in the fall of 2017 for her independent study, Parental Perceptions of Children with and without Learning Disabilities.  She presented the results of her study at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Philadelphia, PA in March 2018. Leah recently submitted her research for consideration for publication. Leah, who graduated in 2018, is enrolled in the University at Buffalo’s School Psychology Master’s Program.

Carly Pershyn:  Carly, who was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award and the David Vernon Bullough Outstanding Senior Award in Psychology, graduated in May 2017.  She presented her honors thesis, Femininity encourages, masculinity inhibits:  Social norms, sexual orientation, and perceptions of sexual intimacy, at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston, MA and at the Buffalo State Research and Creativity Conference.  She is enrolled in the University at Buffalo's Interdisciplinary Master's in Psychology and Philosophy. 

Veronica Darlow:  Veronica, who was awarded membership in Who’s Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities, is a May 2015 graduate.  She presented her independent study, The relationship between helicopter parenting and adjustment to college, at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Philadelphia, PA. Her work was recently published in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. Veronica completed her master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania and is now enrolled the doctoral program in clinical psychology at LaSalle University.

Meghan Batt: Meghan Batt, who was the recipient of the Psychology Department’s Esther McGinnis Award in Psychology, graduated in December 2014.  She presented her independent study, The relationship between student loans and loan attitudes and locus of control, at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston, MA and at the Buffalo State Student Research and Creativity Celebration.  Her research was recently published in the Journal of Student Financial Aid.

Tessa Bechtold, who was the recipient of the Psychology Department’s Dr. Jack Morganti Award for Excellence in Service, graduated in May 2014.  She received an undergraduate student mini-grant in the fall of 2013 for her study, College students and ADHD medication.  The mini-grant enabled her to recruit over 600 participants using Amazon’s M-Turk.  With the assistance of travel funds from the Office of Undergraduate Research, she presented the results of her study at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston, MA and at the Buffalo State Student Research and Creativity Celebration in 2014.  Tessa is a graduate of the Mental Health Counseling graduate program at the University at Buffalo.

Representative Publications

Braun Santos, D., Mendes-Da-Silva, W., Norvilitis, J. M., & Flores, E. (2018).  Credit card and financial well-being among females.  In W. Mendes-Da-Silva (Ed.) Individual Behavior and Technologies for Financial Innovations (pp. 97-116).  New York:  Springer Publishing.

Darlow, V.*, Norvilitis, J. M., & Schuetze, P. (2017).  The relationship between helicopter parenting and adjustment to college.  Journal of Child and Family Studies.  Online ahead of print.  DOI:  10.1007/s10826-017-0751-3

Norvilitis, J. M., & Batt, M. J.* (2016).  Beyond financial need:  Predictors of student loans and student loan attitudes.  Journal of Student Financial Aid, 46, 58-68.

Braun Santos, D., Mendes-Da-Silva, W., Flores, E., & Norvilitis, J. M. (2016).  Predictors of credit card use and perceived financial well-being in female college students: A Brazil-United States comparative study.  International Journal of Consumer Studies, 40, 133-142. doi: 10.1111/ijcs.12234

Mendes-Da-Silva, W., Armada, M., Barros, L., da Costa, N. C. A., & Norvilitis, J. M. (2015).  Behavioral finance—Advances in the last decade.  RAE:  Revista de Administração de Empresas, 55, 10-13. 

Marsh, L. E.,* Norvilitis, J. M., Ingersoll, T. S., & Li, B. (2015).  ADHD symptomatology, fear of intimacy, and sexual anxiety and behavior among college students in China and the United States.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 19, 211-221. DOI: 10.1177/1087054712453483

Norvilitis, J. M. (2014).  Changes over time in college student credit card attitudes and debt.  Journal of Consumer Affairs, 48, 634-647.  DOI: 10.1111/joca.12043

Norvilitis, J. M., Reid, H. M., Ling, S., & Chen, S.* (2013).  Motivation to attend college:  A comparison of American and Chinese students, and the effects of ADHD symptomatology and personality upon their motivation.  Journal of the First Year Experience and Students in Transition, 25, 93-111.

Norvilitis, J. M., & Mendes-Da-Silva, W. (2013).  Attitudes toward credit and finances among college students in Brazil and the United States.  Journal of Business Theory and Practice, 1 (1), 132-151.

Norvilitis, J. M., & Mao, Y. (2013).  Attitudes toward credit and finances in college students in China and the United States.  International Journal of Psychology, 48, 389-398. DOI:10.1080/00207594.2011.645486

Norvilitis, J. M., Sun, L., & Zhang, J. (2010).  ADHD symptomatology and adjustment to college in China and the United States.  Journal of Learning Disabilities, 43, 86-94. DOI: 10.1177/0022219409345012

Norvilitis, J. M., & MacLean, M. G. (2010).  The role of parents in college students’ financial behaviors and attitudes.  Journal of Economic Psychology, 31, 55-63.  doi.org/10/1016/j/joep.2009.10.003

Norwalk, K.,* Norvilitis, J. M., & MacLean, M. G. (2009).  ADHD symptomatology and its relationship to factors associated with college adjustment.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 13, 251-258. DOI: 10.1177/1087054708320441

Norvilitis, J. M., Ingersoll, T., Zhang, J., & Jia, S. (2008).  Self-reported symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder among college students in China and the United States.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 11, 558-567.

Norvilitis, J. M., Merwin, M. M., Osberg, T. M., Roehling, P. V., Young, P., & Kamas, M. M.* (2006). Personality factors, money attitudes, financial knowledge and credit card debt in college students.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36, 1395-1413.

Scime, M.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2006).  Task performance and response to frustration in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Psychology in the Schools, 43, 377-386.

Norvilitis, J. M., & Fang, P. (2005).  Perceptions of ADHD in China and the United States:  A preliminary study.  Journal of Attention Disorders, 9, 413-424.

Selected Refereed Presentations

(* with Student Authors and Co-Authors)

Norvilitis, J. M., O’Quin, K., & Reid, H. M. (2019, May). Amotivation predicts student academic success and adjustment to college.  Poster presented at the Annual Converece of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Clark, H.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2019, March).  Presentation of financial information affects student anxiety and upsettedness. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Burke, G.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2018, March).  The effects of bullying and sexting on college adjustment.  Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Janikowski, L.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2018, March).  Parental perceptions of children with and without learning disabilities.  Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Lagendyk, K.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2018, March).  Attitudes toward the GRE among psychology majors. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Pershyn, C.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2017, May).  Femininity encourages, masculinity inhibits:  Social norms, sexual orientation, and perceptions of sexual intimacy.  Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Lagendyk, K.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2017, March).  State testing and attitudes toward school in elementary school students.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Braun Santos, D., Norvilitis, J. M., Onussic, L. M., & Protin, P. (2016, September).  Present parents induce responsible behavior in young people with regard to the use of credit:  A comparison between the United States, France, and Brazil.   Panel presentation at EnAnpad, Brazil. (Conference Award:  Honorable Mention).

Norvilitis, J. M. (2016, May).  The role of financial, educational, and psychological factors in college student financial wellbeing.  Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Cook, M.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2016, March).  Students’ perceptions of children with ADHD varying in gender and age.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City, NY.

Helda, L.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2016, March).  The relationship between student diet and college adjustment.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City, NY.

Darlow, V.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2015, March).  The relationship between helicopter parenting and adjustment to college.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Batt, M. J.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2014, March).  The relationship between student loans and loan attitudes and locus of control.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Bechtold, T. C.,* & Norvilitis, J. M. (2014, March).  College students and medication for ADHD.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Norvilitis, J. M., & Zawadzki, L.* (2014, March).  Parental mental health and college student success. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

 

 

 

 

Courses Usually Taught

  • Psychology of Culture (PSY 381)
  • Psychology of Human Sexuality (PSY 383)
  • Abnormal Psychology (PSY 392)
  • Abnormal Child Psychology (PSY 393)
  • Experimental Psychology (PSY 450)
  • Senior Seminar (PSY 472)
  • Internship (PSY 488)

You can also visit Dr. Norvilitis’s webpage where you will find information on current classes.

Research Interests

Emotional competence and psychopathology in children and their parents, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, cross-cultural issues, and credit card debt in college students

Awards

SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching 

Buffalo State President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

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