Leslie Cramblet Alvarez, Ph.D.

  • Full Professor
  • Ph.D. in Educational Psychology
  • Phone: 719-587-7116
  • Email: lcramblet@adams.edu

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Theories of Learning
  • Child & Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Cognitive and Behavior Modification
  • Yoga Practice and Positive Psychology


My dissertation involved the development of a scale examining achievement goal orientation but my current research interests are broad. I recently published an article co-authored with an Adams State graduate examining first impressions across introduction media. A strong supporter of undergraduate research, I have sponsored numerous student projects at the annual Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conference and recently co-lead a replication experiment in conjunction with The Open Science Framework’s Reproducibility Project.

Publications and Presentations:

Open Science Collaboration (2015). Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science, 349(6251). DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716

Notable Accomplishments:

In 2013 she received Adams State’s prestigious Presidential Teacher Award and used the professional development funds she was awarded to pursue a yoga teacher certification. Since, she had developed a new course, Yoga Practice & Positive Psychology. Dr. Alvarez chartered and serves as faculty advisor to Adams State’s Psi Chi chapter and has been involved with this honor society on the regional level as a steering committee member. She has also served as the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s President.