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Tracie Blumentritt

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Developmental & Educational Psychology


Behavior Genetics

Brief biography

I stand with Black Lives Matter. 

Current courses at UWL

Introductory Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Educational Psychology
Children's Cognition
Genes and Behavior


Ph.D. Educational Psychology and Individual Differences - University of Houston
B.S. Psychology & Political Science - Rice University, Houston, Texas


Teaching history

Undergraduate courses taught:
Introductory Psychology
Health Psychology
Biological Psychology
Learning Theory
Developmental Psychology: Birth to Adolescence
Research Methods
Developmental Psychology for the Young Child
Analysis of Young Children’s Behavior
Developmental Psychology: Young Adult to Old Age
Lifespan Development
Educational Psychology
Children’s Cognition
Genes and Behavior

Graduate courses taught:
Seminar in Learning Theory
Practicum in Psychometrics (I.Q. and Achievement Testing)
Appraisal Techniques
Lifespan Development
Educational Psychology: Learning & Instruction
Educational Psychology: Human Development

Professional history

2009 - present Professor of Psychology,
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2005 – 2009 Associate Professor of Psychology,
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

2001 – 2005 Assistant Professor of Psychology,
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

1997 - 2001 Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas.

1995 - 1997 Adjunct Professor, Psychology,
Chapman University-Antelope Valley, Palmdale, California.

1995 - 1997 Adjunct Instructor, Psychology,
Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, California.

1995 - 1997 Psychoeducational Consultant,
Desert Counseling Clinic, Ridgecrest, California.

Research and publishing

Blumentritt, T. L. (2021). Psychometric analyses of parent-child inventories among divorcing parents. In progress.

Blumentritt, T. L., & Oyster, C. K. (2013). Right-wing authoritarianism, social dominance orientation, and prejudice: A cross-ethnic replication. Unpublished manuscript.

Blumentritt, T. L. (2011). Is higher better? A review and analysis of the correlates of postconventional ego functioning. In A. H. Pfaffenberger, P. W. Marko, & A. Combs (Eds.), The postconventional personality: Perspectives on higher development. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Blumentritt, T. L. (2008). Canonical correlation analysis. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Blumentritt, T. L. (2008). Personality tests. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology (pp.780-786). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Blumentritt, T. L. (2007). Depressive phenomenology in Hispanic American youth. In T.C. Rhodes (Ed.), Focus on Adolescent Behavior Research (pp.171-190). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

VanVoorhis Wilson, C. R. & Blumentritt, T. L. (2007). Psychometric properties of the Beck Depression Inventory II in a clinically-identified sample of Mexican American adolescents. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 789-798.

Blumentritt, T. L., & Heredia, R. R. (2005). Stereotype processing and non-literal language. In H.A. Colston & A. Katz (Eds.), Social and cultural factors involved in language processing and products. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Blumentritt, T. L., & VanVoorhis Wilson, C. R. (2004). The Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory: Is it reliable and valid for Mexican American youth? Journal of Personality Assessment, 83, 64-74.

Blumentritt, T. L., Angle, R. A., & Brown, J. M. (2004). MACI personality patterns and DSM-IV symptomatology in a sample of troubled Mexican-American youth. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 13, 163-178.

Heredia, R., & Blumentritt, T. L. (2002). On-line processing of social stereotypes during spoken language comprehension. Experimental Psychology, 49, 1-14.

Novy, D. M., Nelson, D. V., Gaa, A., Blumentritt, T. & Hetzel, R. (1998). The relationship of cognitive processes and ego development with adjustment to chronic pain. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 3, 285-298.

Novy, D. M.., Blumentritt, T. L., Nelson, D. V., & Gaa, A. (1997). The Washington University Sentence Completion Test: Are the halves alternate forms? Are the female and male forms comparable? Journal of Personality Assessment, 68, 616-627.

Blumentritt, T., Novy, D. M., Gaa, J. P., & Liberman, D. (1996). The effects of maximum performance instructions on the Sentence Completion Test of Ego Development. Journal of Personality Assessment, 67, 78-89.