Maria T. Lechtreck

Teaching Faculty I

Pronouns: she, her, hers

Degree: Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Teaching portfolio website:

Teaching Vision:

To inspire students in psychology and beyond to grow as critical thinkers and life-long learners who use compassion, wisdom, creativity, and courage to make a better world for all.

Diversity Philosophy:

  • Education: Listen to the lived and learned experiences of others.
  • Reflection: Recognize the historical and present influence of privilege and power.
  • Response: Act to extinguish racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, classism, and discrimination.

Courses taught prior to UWM:

Psych 716L (graduate course): Lab for Introduction to Statistics and Measurement

Psych 216L: Lab for Elementary Statistical Methods


Driving Anger and Aggression in Persons With and Without ADHD


Stavrinos, D., McManus, B., Underhill, A. T., & Lechtreck, M. T. (2019). Impact of adolescent media multitasking on cognition and driving safety. Human Behavior and Emerging Technologies, 1(2), 161-168.

Turan, B., Tackett, J. L., Lechtreck, M. T., & Browning, W. R. (2015). Coordination of the cortisol and testosterone responses: A dual axis approach to understanding the response to social status threats. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 62, 59-68.