Amy Mikolajewski, Assistant Professor 

Headshot of Amy MikolajewskiOffice: 213 Audubon Hall
Department of Psychology
Louisiana State University
Telephone: (225) 578-7519
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

View Dr. Mikolajewski's CV. 

Dr. Mikolajewski will be accepting students for Fall 2024. 

Research Interests 

My program of research is focused on understanding the etiology, course, and comorbidity of externalizing psychopathology in childhood, with a particular interest in psychophysiological and dispositional risk factors.Through my research I hope to:  

  1. Identify risk factors and/or markers of externalizing behavior, as early in development as possible.
  2. Understand the mechanisms underlying shared etiology and continuity between early childhood symptoms and later psychopathology.
  3. Inform the development of individualized approaches to the treatment of children exhibiting disruptive behaviors.


Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University

M.S., Clinical Psychology, Florida State University

B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University


2022 - present | Parent Child Interaction Therapy Certification - PCIT International

2018 - present | Licensed Clinical Psychologist - State of Louisiana - License #1419

Representative Publications

Mikolajewski, A. J. & Scheeringa, M. S. (2022). Links between oppositional defiant disorder dimensions, psychophysiology, and interpersonal versus non-interpersonal trauma. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 44, 261-275. doi:10.1007/s10862-021-09930-y 

Walker, T. M., Frick, P. J., Matlasz, T., Robertson, E. L., Mikolajewski, A. J., Mitchell, C, Lopez-Duran, N., Monk, C., Hyde, L. W. (2020). Psychometric properties of a semi-structured interview to assess limited prosocial emotions. Assessment. doi:10.1177/1073191120947796 

Mikolajewski, A. J., Hart, S. A., & Taylor, J. (2019). The Developmental Propensity Model extends to oppositional defiant disorder: A twin study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 47, 1611-1623. 

Mikolajewski, A. J., & Scheeringa, M. S. (2018). Examining the prospective relationship between pre-disaster respiratory sinus arrhythmia and post-disaster posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 46, 1535-1545. doi:10.1007/s10802-017-0396-0 

Mikolajewski, A. J., Taylor, J., & Iacono, W. G. (2017). Oppositional defiant disorder dimensions: genetic influences and risk for later psychopathology. Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 58, 702-710. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12683