Christina Krause, Ph.D.

Christina KrauseAssociate Professor of Psychology

Office Location:  Institute for Collaboration, Room 302
Telephone: 630-844-5781
Fax: 630-844-6182
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I enjoy mentoring AU students, and especially savor the moments when students complete a course or their research projects and actually acknowledge that they enjoyed the learning experience. My research focuses on psychological and health issues and I have an ongoing  longitudinal study examining the effects of a comprehensive, whole-person health intervention for individuals who are dealing with multiple, chronic conditions.

Ph.D. at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
M.A., at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
B.A., at Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois  

Areas of Specialization
Developmental Psychology
Experimental Psychology

Courses Taught
Introduction to Psychology
Adult Development and Aging
Adolescent Development & Learning
Developmental Psychology Laboratory Research Course
Adult Development and Learning Assessment
Educational Psychology: for the Elementary School Child
Educational Psychology for the Middle School Child
Educational Psychology: Adolescent Development & Learning
Wellness and Social Responsibility
Contemporary Issues in Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Research & Statistical Methods
Learning and Motivation
Child & Adolescent Development.

Papers, Posters and Invited Presentations Given at Professional Meetings
Beck, H., Boniak, R., Krause, C., Patel, C. & Whitus, S. (2012). The Use of Drawing in Science Courses: A Creative Way to Assess Learning and Change in Perception. Presented at the 5th Annual Teaching & Research Symposium, Aurora University, Aurora, IL.

Krause C.M., & Kuhn, M.E.J. (2011).  Development in the Garden of Head Start. Presented at the 2012 Annual Staff Meeting of Head Start, Waubansee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL.

Krause C.M & Kuhn, M.E.J.  (2010). Better Care?  What do the patients think?  Presented at the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association 12th Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

Krause, C.M., & Kuhn, M.E J. (2010).  Who will care for the caregivers?  Presentation at the Batten Disease Support and Research Association 22nd Annual International Family Conference, Oak Brook, IL.   Invited keynote presentation.

Kuhn, M.E.J., Krause, C.M., Andriopoulos, K. (2010). Critiquing existing alcohol screening forms for a unique population. Poster presented at the Summer Institute on Evidence-Based Practice: University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX.

Andriopoulos, K., Krause, C. M., & Harper, M. (2010). College students' self-evaluations regarding empathy and motivational reactions. . Poster presented at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Krause, C. M. (2009).  The appearance-reality distinction: Young children's use of tactile information and functional salience cues. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 40(3), 486-493.

Kuhn, M.E.J., & Krause, C.M. (2009). The quiet reality of rural America: Evidence of the crisis of comorbid chronic disease. American Counseling Association’s  2009 Conference & Exposition. Charlotte, N.C.

Krause, C. M., Kuhn, M. E. J., & Wolfe, K. (2008). A brief description of the limitations of the current health care system in the United States, and a program response to the complex issues of many individuals who are confronted with multiple, chronic conditions. In L.A.Klein & E.L.Neumann (Eds.) Integrated Health Care Delivery, (pp. 1-17) New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Krause, C. M., & Kuhn, M. E. J. (2007).  Help for the caring: The stress, value, and the perceptions of informal caregivers. Annuals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 10(1), 32-37.

Krause, C. M., & Kuhn, M.E.J. (2007). Invited Talk: Integrated Health Advocacy Program: A holistic approach to multiple, chronic disease management, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services 2007 Nashville Area Health Summit, Nashville, TN.

Krause, C.M., Jones, C.S., Kuhn, M.A., Joyce, S., Curtin, K., Murphy, L. P., Krause, C.M.J., Boan, B. K., & Lucas, D. R. (2006). The impact of a multi-disciplinary approach in improving health and quality of care for individuals dealing with multiple, chronic conditions. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(1), 109-114.

Highlights of Community Involvement 
AU Representative for the Midwest Psychological Association, 2002 – present

Chair of the Psychology Division of Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area, 2006 - present

Served on the Institutional Research Board Committee,  2010- present