Carolyn Tompsett

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
B.A., Yale University, 1999
M.A., Wayne State University, 2003
Ph.D., Wayne State University, 2008

Phone: (419) 372-8256


Office: Room 329,Psychology Building

Taking Graduate Students:  Yes

Tompsett lab web page

Research Interests:

Examining ecological models of juvenile delinquency and substance abuse among adolescents; intersection of neighborhoods and poverty, peer and family influences; integrating geographic and psychological data..

Courses Taught:

Undergraduate Courses

  • PSYC 4050.  Abnormal Psychology

Graduate Courses

  • PSYC 6110. Therapy Skills Team
  • PSYC 7800.  Lifespan Development in Social Context
  • PSYC 7800.  Adolescent Therapy and Theory

Selected Publications:

Colburn, S., Pratt, M., Watkins, A., & Tompsett, C.J. (2018). Fostering interdisciplinary collaboration through process evaluation (Criminal Justice Interest Group column). The Community Psychologist, 51.

Tompsett, C.J., Veits, G.M., Amhrein, K.A. (2016). Peer delinquency and where adolescents spend time with peers: mediation and moderation of home neighborhood effects on self-reported delinquency. Journal of Community Psychology, 44, 263-270.

Dynes, M., Domoff, S.E., Hassan, S., Amrhein, K.A., & Tompsett, C.J. (2015). Parental monitoring, peer deviance, and co-offending: a moderated mediation analysis. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24, 3516-3525.

Tompsett, C.J., Amrhein, K.E., & Hassan, S. (2014). The influence of the home neighborhood on delinquency: moderation by location of delinquent behaviors. Journal of Adolescence, 37, 325-333.

Tompsett, C.J., Domoff, S.E., & Toro, P.A. (2013). Peer substance use and homelessness predicting substance abuse from adolescence through early adulthood. American Journal of Community Psychology, 51, 520-529.

Domoff, S.E., Hayman, J., & Tompsett, C.J. (2012). An examination of collective efficacy in rural neighborhoods: divergence from urban neighborhood research. Journal of Community Psychology, 40, 762-768.

Fowler, P.J., Toro, P.A., Tompsett, C.J., & Baltes, B.B. (2009). Community and family violence: Indirect effects of parental monitoring on externalizing problems in at-risk adolescents. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 37, 302-315.