Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D.

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Jennifer Roberts, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Geropsychology, University of Colorado
M.A. Psychology, University of Colorado 
B.A. Psychology (Summa Cum Laude with High Distinction), University of Colorado 


PSY 3280 - Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3510 - Psychology of Aging
PSY 4280 - Seminar in Abnormal Psychology

Representative Publications

Maxfield, M., Roberts, J. R., Dieker, J. (2021). Considering the source of dementia-related anxiety: Case studies in neuropsychological assessment. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry. 

Maxfield, M., Cui, R., Roberts, J. R., Fiske, A. (2020). Interest in dementia testing: Family history, dementia-related anxiety, and coping. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, 00, 1-7, doi: 10.1024/1662-9647/a000230  

Roberts, J.R., & Maxfield, M. (2019). Mortality salience and age effects on charitable donations. American Behavioral Scientist, 00, 1-22. doi: 10.1177/0002764219850864

Roberts, J. R. & Maxfield, M. (2018). Examining the relationship between dementia worry and religious motivation in later life.  Journal of Religion and Health, 57, 2500-2514. doi: 10.1007/s10943-018-0635-x

Zhao, R., John, S. E., Karas S., Bussell, C. A., Roberts, J. R., Six, D., Gavett, B. E., & Yue, C. (2017). Design and evaluation of the highly insidious extreme phishing attacks. Journal of Computers & Security, 70, 634-647. doi: 10.1016/j.cose.2017.08.008

Gavett, B. E., Zhao, R., John, S. E., Bussell, C. A., Roberts, J. R., & Yue, C. (2017). Phishing suspiciousness in older and younger adults: The role of executive functioning. PLoS ONE, 12. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171620

Representative and Recent Service/Leadership Roles

  • UCCS Psychology Department Curriculum Committee Member 
  • UCCS Psychology Department Student-Faculty Liaison 
  • Pikes Peak Elder Abuse Coalition, Committee Member