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Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D.

Professor, Director PRADAA

Education: Ph.D., DePaul University (1988)

Research Area: Clinical - Child and Adolescent

Director PRADAA  (Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans Department of Psychology Kent State University)

Author:  Soothe Your Nerves:  The Black Woman's Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Anxiety, Panic, and Fear

Follow me on Twitter  @sootheurnerves

Research Interests

The Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans is committed to doing high quality publishable anxiety research and disseminating the research results in meaningful ways to African American communities. Current research includes trichotillomania; racial identity, anxiety, and acting white; and physical/ emotional well-being of African American female adolescents.

Angela Neal-Barnett's Website

Program for Research on Anxiety Disorders among African Americans

Courses Frequently Taught

  • Adolescence (undergraduate)
  • Child Psychopathology (graduate)
  • Gender and Minorities (graduate)


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Neal-Barnett, A.M., Payne, M.R., Murray, M., Stadulis, R., Thomas, A., & Salley, B. (in press).  Anxiety disorders and African American women:  Sister circles as a culturally relevant intervention.  Clinical Psychology Science and Practice.

Neal-Barnett, A.M., Stadulis, Payne, M.R., Crosby, L., Mitchell. M., Costa, C.W., Williams, L. (2011). In the company of my sisters: Sister Circles as an anxiety intervention for African American women. Journal of Affective Disorders.

Neal-Barnett, A.M., Stadulis, R., *Singer, N, *Murray, M., & *Demming, J. (2010). Assessing the effects of experiencing the acting white accusation, The Urban Review, 42 (2), 102-122. DOI 10.1007/s11256-009-0130-5.

Neal-Barnett, A. M., Flessner, C.; Woods, D.; Franklin, M.; Keuthen, N., & Stein, D. (2010 ). Ethnic Differences in Trichotillomania: Phenomenology, Interference, Impairment, and Treatment Efficacy. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 24 (6), 553-558. DOI 10.1016/J. JANXDIS.2010.03.014

Neal-Barnett, Statom, D. & Stadulis, R. (2010) Trichotillomania symptoms in African Americans: Are they related to anxiety and culture? CNS Neuroscience and Theraputics, no. doi: 10.1111/j. 1755-5949.2010.00138.x

Neal-Barnett, A.M., Crosby, L.C., and Salley, B.B. (2010). Anxiety. In R. Hampton, R. Crowell, & T. Gullota (Eds.) Handbook of African American Health Psychology New York: Guilford.

Neal-Barnett, A. M. & Stadulis, R. (2006). Affective states and racial identity among African American women with trichotillomania. Journal of the National Medical Association, 98, 753-757.

Stadulis, R., Neal-Barnett, A, Fender-Scarr, L., MacCracken, M., Gandee, R., Newman, D., Schoffman, G., Sullivan, B. & Silas-Butler, J. (2004). Psychometric properties of the Intrinsic Motivation Inventory (Short Form) with an African American preadolescent and adolescent sample. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 26 (Supplement), S178 .

Neal-Barnett, A.M. (2004). Orphans no more: A commentary on anxiety disorders among African American Children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 33(2), 276-278

Neal-Barnett, A. M. (2003). Soothe your nerves: The Black women's guide to understanding and overcoming anxiety, panic, and fear. New York: Fireside/ Simon & Schuster Featured in The New York Times.

Neal-Barnett, A. M. (November, 2002). Believe and Succeed: Navigating the Road Graduate School for Students of Color. Tallmadge, OH: Rise Sally Rise®. An interactive CD-ROM.

Neal-Barnett, A. M. (2001). Being Black: A new conceptualization of acting white. In A. M. Neal-Barnett, J. Contreras, & K. Kerns (Eds.), Forging Links: African American Children Clinical Developmental Perspectives. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group.

Neal-Barnett, A. M., Ward-Brown, B. J., Mitchell, M., & Krownapple, M. (2000). Hair Pulling in African Americans -- Only your hairdresser knows for sure: An exploratory study. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 6(4), 352-362.

Neal-Barnett, A. M. & Crowther, J. (2000). To be female, anxious, middle-class, and Black. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24(2) 132-140.

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
203 Kent Hall Addition
Phone: 330-672-2266
Fax: 330-672-3786