Dr. Madeline Rex-Lear

Dr. Madeline Rex-Lear

  • Assistant Professor of Practice
  • Email: rexlear@uta.edu
  • Phone: 817-272-2281
  • Address: Room 408, Life Sciences Bldg.
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  • Research Interests

    Although my main focus is teaching, I enjoy collaborating with other faculty (and students) on research projects. I have examined physical and psychological correlates in independent living elderly individuals. I expanded this research into victimization and health correlates for individuals in the workplace, as well as bullying intervention strategies for children and adolescents. I would like to extend my research on interventions for adults in the workplace, which involves the mental health industry in many facets, including resiliency and coping mechanisms that can be employed by individuals to help buffer the costs of being victimized.


    Knack, J.M., Rex-Lear, M., Wormwood, A., & Gibbons, A. (2014). Coping strategies and cognitive processes related to peer victimization and the role of intervention programs. In P. Triggs (Ed.). Bullying: Prevalence, Psychological Impacts, and Intervention Strategies. (pp. 1-23). ISBN: 978-1-63463-023-8. NOVA.

    Rex-Lear, M., Knack, J., & Jensen-Campbell, L. A. (2012). Beyond the playground: bullying in the workplace and its relation to mental and physical health outcomes. In R. J. Gatchel & I. S. Schulz (eds.), Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness. Springer.

    Knack, J, Rex-Lear, M., Gomez, H., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A. (2009, February). Neural Correlates of Victimization and support: An fMRI Study of Social Exclusion. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

    Jensen-Campbell, L.A., Knack, J., & Rex-Lear, M. (2008). Personality and social relations. In P. J. Corr & G. Matthews (eds.), Handbook of Personality. Cambridge University Press.

    Rex-Lear, M., Jensen-Campbell, L.A., & Kelly N. Garza. (2008, February). Are Some Children Weight-Blind: Obesity Stigmatization in 3rd-6th grade children. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

    Jensen-Campbell, L.A. Knack, J.M., & Rex-Lear, M (2008, July).  Personality Development in Adolescence.  In van Aken, M.A.G. & Caspi, A., Personality Development Across the Life Span (Invited Symposium).  Invited paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Wurzburg, Germany.

    Rex-Lear, M., Gomez, M., Gomez, H. L., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A.  (2007, February). The Negative Influence of Being Overweight on Psychological Adjustment in Late Adolescence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Honor Society for Psychology Majors (Psi Chi Society), Arlington, TX.

    Knack, J., Rex-Lear, M., Bryant, N., Gomez, M., & Jensen-Campbell, L.A. (2007, March). Personality and Social Competence in Close Friendships During Childhood.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

    Malcolm, K.T., Jensen-Campbell, L.A., Rex-Lear, M., & Waldrip, A. (2006). Divided we fall: Children’s friendships and peer victimization. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships23, 721-740.