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Kaylee Litson

Kaylee Litson

Quantitative Psychology Program

Contact Information

Office Location: EDUC 432F


Biographical Sketch:

I was born and raised in southwestern Utah. Before attending USU, I received my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Dixie State University in St. George, UT. I am currently a fourth year doctoral student in the Quantitative Psychology emphasis of the Experimental and Applied Psychological Sciences program.

Research Interests:

My research interests are mostly in the realm of quantitative psychology. Broadly, I am interested in the development and application of constructively defined latent variable models, particularly multitrait-multimethod models and latent state-trait models. I am also interested in statistical approaches that, when combined with theory and appropriate research designs, can be used to evaluate causation across time. Two well-known approaches are mediation analysis and moderated mediation analysis. My current research focuses on combining latent variable measurement models with these approaches. Substantively, I have recently become interested in identifying factors that moderate and/or mediate the relationship between perceived stigma, self-stigma, and physical health outcomes among sexual minority individuals.