Chris Barry, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology


Risk and protective factors related to the development of child conduct problems and adolescent delinquency; self-esteem, narcissism, and psychopathy in children and adolescents. Evidence-based assessment of child and adolescent psychosocial functioning.

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Grafeman, S. J., Barry, C. T., Marcus, D. K., & Leachman, L. L. (in press). Interpersonal perceptions of narcissism in an at-risk adolescent sample: A social relations analysis. Journal of Research in Adolescence.

Barry, T. D., Marcus, D. K., Barry, C. T., & Coccaro, E. (in press). The latent structure of oppositional defiant disorder in children and adults. Journal of Psychiatric Research.

Barry, C. T., & Kauten, R. L. (in press). Non-pathological and pathological narcissism: Which self-reported characteristics are most problematic in adolescents? Journal of Personality Assessment.

Kauten, R. L., Barry, C. T., & Leachman, L. L. (2013). Perceived social stress and resilience influence the effects of psychopathy-linked narcissism and CU traits on adolescent aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 39, 381-390.

Pickard, J. D., Barry, C. T., Wallace, M. T., & Zeigler-Hill, V. (2013). Ethnicity, ethnic identity, and adolescent narcissism. Self and Identity, 12, 489-503.

Malkin, M. L., Zeigler-Hill, V., Barry, C. T., & Southard, A. C. (2013). The view from the looking glass: How are narcissistic individuals perceived by others? Journal of Personality, 81, 1-15.

Barry, C. T., Golmaryami, F. N., Rivera-Hudson, N., & Frick, P. J. (2013). Evidence-based assessment of conduct disorder: Current Considerations and preparation for DSM-5. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 44, 56-63.

Wallace, M. T., Barry, C. T., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Green, B. A. (2012). Locus of control as a contributing factor in the relation between self-perception and adolescent aggression. Aggressive Behavior, 38, 213-221.

Marsee, M. A., Barry, C. T., Childs, K. K., Frick, P. J., Kimonis, E. R., Munoz, L. C., et al.(2011). Assessing the forms and functions of aggression in youth using self-report: Confirmatory factor analysis and evaluation of factorial invariance across sample and gender. Psychological Assessment, 23, 792-804.

Barry, T. D., Pinard, F. A., Barry, C. T., Garland, B. H., & Lyman, R. D. (2011). The utility of home problem pervasiveness and severity in classifying children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 42, 152-165.

Malkin, M. L., Barry, C. T., & Zeigler-Hill, V. (2011). Covert narcissism as a predictor of internalizing symptoms after performance feedback in adolescents.Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 623-628.

Barry, C. T., & Malkin, M. L. (2010). The relation between adolescent narcissism and internalizing problems depends on the conceptualization of narcissism.Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 684-690.

Barry, C. T., & Wallace, M. T. (2010). Current considerations in the assessment of youth narcissism: Indicators of pathological and normative development. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 32, 479-489.

Golmaryami, F. N., &Barry, C. T. (2010). The associations of self-reported and peer-reported relational aggression with narcissism and self-esteem among adolescents in a residential setting. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39, 128-133.

Barry, C. T., Pickard, J. D., & Ansel, L. L. (2009). The associations of adolescent invulnerability and narcissism with problem behaviors in at-risk adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 577-582.

Davis, A., Cwikla, J., & Barry, C. (2008). Project Wetkids: An interdisciplinary investigation of integrated science and cultural arts learning along the Mississippi gulf coast. The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 3(9), 63-68.

Barry, C. T., Frick, P. J., & Grafeman, S. J. (2008). Child versus parent report of parenting practices: Implications for the conceptualization of child behavioral and emotional problems. Assessment, 15, 294-303.

Barry, T. D. Barry, C. T., Deming, A. M., & Lochman, J. E. (2008). Stability of psychopathic characteristics in childhood: The influence of social relationships. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35, 244-262.

Barry, C. T., Grafeman, S. J., Adler, K. K., & Pickard, J. D. (2007). The relations among narcissism, self-esteem, and delinquency in a sample of at-risk adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 30, 933-942.

Barry, C. T., Frick, P. J., Adler, K. K., & Grafeman, S. J. (2007). The predictive utility of narcissism among children and adolescents: Evidence for a distinction between adaptive and maladaptive narcissism. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 16, 508-521.

Barry, T. D., Thompson, A. H., Barry, C. T., Lochman, J. E., Adler, K., & Hill, K. (2007). The importance of narcissism in predicting proactive and reactive aggression in moderately to highly aggressive children. Aggressive Behavior, 33, 185-197.

Barry, C. T., Chaplin, W. F., & Grafeman, S. J. (2006). Aggression following performance feedback: The influences of self-esteem, narcissism, feedback valence, and comparative standard. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 177-187.

Kimonis, E. R., Frick, P. J., & Barry, C. T. (2004). Callous-unemotional traits and delinquent peer affiliation. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 956-966.

Barry, C. T., Frick, P. J., & Killian, A. L. (2003). The relation of narcissism and self-esteem to conduct problems in children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32, 139-152.

Frick, P. J., Cornell, A. H., Barry, C. T., Bodin, S. D., & Dane, H. E. (2003). Callous-unemotional traits and conduct problems in the prediction of conduct problem severity, aggression, and self-report of delinquency. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 31, 457-470.

Frick, P. J., Cornell, A. H., Bodin, S. D., Dane, H. E., Barry, C. T., & Loney, B. R. (2003). Callous-unemotional traits and developmental pathways to severe aggressive and antisocial behavior. Developmental Psychology, 39, 246-260.

Barry, C. T., Frick, P. J., DeShazo, T. M., McCoy, M. G., Ellis, M. & Loney, B. R. (2000). The importance of callous-unemotional traits for extending the concept of psychopathy to children. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 335-340.

Frick, P. J., Bodin, S. D., & Barry, C. T. (2000). Psychopathic traits and conduct problems in community and clinic-referred samples of children: Further development of the Psychopathy Screening Device. Psychological Assessment, 12, 382-393.


Barry, C. T., Kerig, P. K., Stellwagen, K., & Barry, T. D. (Eds.). (2011). Narcissism and Machiavellianism in Youth: Implications for the Development of Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Frick, P. J., Barry C. T., & Kamphaus, R. W. (2010). Clinical assessment of child and adolescent personality and behavior (3rd edition). New York: Springer.

Chapters in Edited Books, Encyclopedia Entries, & Published Reviews

Barry,C. T., Frick, P. J., & Kamphaus, R. W. (2013). Psychological assessment in child mental health settings. In Geisinger, K. F., Bracken, B. Carlson, J., Hansen, J., Kucel, N., Reise, S., &Rodrequez, M. (Eds.), APA Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology(pp. 253-270). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Barry, C. T., & Malkin, M. L. (2013). The assessment of antisocial behavior in children and adolescents. In C. R. Thomas & K. Pope (Eds.), The Origins of Antisocial Behavior: A Developmental Perspective(pp. 115-164). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Cwikla, J., & Barry, C. T. (2012). Project WetKids: An out-of-school program fostering citizen scientists in the middle school years. To appear in J. Lin & R. Oxford (Eds.), Transformative Eco-education for Human Survival: Environmental Education in a New Era(pp. 87-98). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Barry, C. T., & Ansel, L. L. (2011). Assessment of youth narcissism. In W. K. Campbell & J. D. Miller (Eds.), The Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Theoretical Approaches, Empirical Findings, and Treatments(pp. 153-163). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Stellwagen, K. K., Kerig, P. K., &Barry, C. T. (2011). Introduction: The developmental psychopathology of narcissism and Machiavellianism. In C. T. Barry, P. K. Kerig, K. Stellwagen, & T. D. Barry (Eds.), Narcissism and Machiavellianism in Youth: Implications for the Development of Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior(pp. 3-8). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Barry, C. T., Wallace, M. T., & Guelker, M. D. (2011). Developmental and theoretical influences on the conceptualization and assessment of youth narcissism. In C. T. Barry, P. K.Kerig, K. Stellwagen, & T. D. Barry (Eds.), Narcissism and Machiavellianism in Youth: Implications for the Development of Adaptive and Maladaptive Behavior(pp. 71-88). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Barry, C. T., Ansel, L. L., Pickard, J. D., &Harrison, H. L. (2009). Conduct disorders. In J. L. Matson, F. Andrasik, & M. L. Matson (Eds.), Treating Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities(pp. 107-138). New York: Springer.

Barry, C. T., & Pickard, J. D. (2008). Developmental issues in assessment, conceptualization, and treatment of children and adolescents. In D. Reitman & M. Hersen (Eds.) Handbook of Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment of Children and Adolescents: Vol. 2. Children and Adolescents(pp. 76-101). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Lyman, R. D., & Barry, C. (2006). The continuum of residential care for conduct disordered youth. In W. M. Nelson, A . J. Finch, &K. J. Hart (Eds.), Comparative treatment of conduct disorder r(pp. 259-297). New York: Springer Press.

Lyman, R. D., & Barry, C. T. (2003). Residential treatment. In T. H. Ollendick & C. S. Schroeder (Eds.), The encyclopedia of clinical child and pediatric psychology (pp. 548-549). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.

Frick, P. J., Barry, C. T., & Bodin, S. D. (2000). Applying the concept of psychopathy to children: Implications for the assessment of antisocial youth. In C.B. Gacono (Ed.), The clinical and forensic assessment of psychopathy: A practitioner’s guide (pp.3-24). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Barry, C. T. (1999). An excellent resource for child and adolescent intellectual assessment using the WISC-III. [Review of the book WISC-III clinical uses and interpretations: Scientist practitioner perspectives]. Child Assessment News, 7, 8-9.