Cliff McKinney

Cliff McKinney

Associate Professor
Magruder Hall 140 #2
(662) 325-3782

Research Expertise

I investigate the processes by which parenting relates to psychological adjustment with emphases on gender, parental psychopathology, discipline, and emerging adulthood. My expertise also includes the etiology, assessment, and treatment of disruptive behavior.

Making Sense of Us: A Child and Family Research Lab

Ever wanted to figure out just how much of an impact parenting has? Whether you're looking to blame parents for today's problems or give credit for a job well done, this lab is the place to study parenting and related factors, including parental psychopathology, discipline, gender, and more!

Dr. McKinney most enjoys involving students in research. Students typically are involved in conference presentations and literature reviews. Qualified students also may complete independent or collaborative research projects where they begin with a research idea and finish by presenting their data at conferences and in journals. Interested students should email Dr. McKinney at