Michele Lease


  • social networks
  • popularity
  • friendship
  • social influence in middle/late childhood


  •  PhD in Clinical Psychology, 1995
    University of Illinois
  •  M.A. in Clinical Psychology, 1992
    University of Illinois
  •  B.A. in Psychology, 1988
    Indiana University

Academic Affiliations


 Aderhold Hall, 323C
 706-542-4110 (office)

Research Summary

My research focuses on the characteristics of children who have acquired high social status within the peer social network and the ways in which they influence peers to conform to academic, behavioral, and social norms.