Camilla McMahon

Camilla McMahon

Associate Professor

Mosler Hall 558

Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Autism Research Training Program, M.I.N.D. Institute, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California – Davis, California
  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Florida
  • M.S., Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Florida
  • B.A., Psychology & Zoology, Departments of Psychology & Zoology, Miami University, Ohio

Recent Courses Taught

  • PSY 111: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 112: Foundational Experiences in Psychology
  • PSS 211: Career Development in Psychology and Related Social Sciences
  • PSY 231: Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 293: Introduction to Psychological Statistics
  • PSS 420: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Research Interests

My current program of research focuses on peer knowledge of autism, as well as peer receptivity and openness toward individuals with autism. This program of research is designed to inform the development of interventions to increase peer knowledge and public awareness of autism, as well as to improve positive, reciprocal social interactions between autistic individuals and their peers.


Dietz, B., & McMahon, C.M. (2021). Teaching an online statistics course for psychological science. In J. Cerniak, M.S. Wong, & L.H. Rosen (Eds.), Teaching psychology online (pp. 177-184). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Dietz, B., Petonito, G., Mann. K., Oswald, B., McMahon, C.M., & Linthicum, M. (2021). Pivoting during a pandemic: Creating presence for all students. Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology. 10, 194-206. Retrieved from

McMahon, C.M., Henry, S., & Linthicum, M. (2021). Employability in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Job candidate’s diagnostic disclosure and ASD characteristics and employer’s ASD knowledge and social desirability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 27(1), 142-157.

McMahon, C.M., Henry, S., Stoll, B., & Linthicum, M. (2021). Perceptions of dating behaviors among individuals in the general population with high and low autistic traits. Sexuality and Disability, 39, 309-325.

McMahon, C.M., Linthicum, M. & Stoll, B. (2021). Developmental disability vs. neurodiverse identity: How cognitive lens affects the general public’s perceptions of autism. Disability & Society.  Advance online publication. doi:

McMahon, C.M., Stoll, B., & Linthicum, M. (2020). Perceived versus actual autism knowledge in the general population. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 71. doi:

Burrows, C.A., Usher, L.V., Becker-Haimes, E.M., McMahon, C.M., Mundy, P.C., Jensen-Doss, A., & Henderson, H.A. (2018). Profiles and correlates of parent-child agreement on social anxiety symptoms in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 48(6), 2023-2037. doi:

Jaime, M., McMahon, C.M., Davidson, B.C., Newell, L., Mundy, P., & Henderson, H. (2016). Brief report: Reduced temporal-central EEG alpha coherence during joint attention perception in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(4), 1477-1489. doi:

McMahon, C.M., Henderson, H., Newell, L., Jaime, M., & Mundy, P. (2016). Metacognitive awareness of facial affect in higher-functioning children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(3), 882-898. doi:

McMahon, C.M., & Solomon, M. (2015). Brief report: Parent-adolescent informant discrepancies of social skill importance and social skill engagement for higher-functioning adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(10), 3396-3403. doi:

McMahon, C.M., & Henderson, H. (2015). Error-monitoring in response to social stimuli in individuals with higher-functioning autism spectrum disorder. Developmental Science, 18(3), 389-403. doi:

Henderson, H. A., Ono, K. E., McMahon, C. M., Schwartz, C. B., Usher, L. V., & Mundy, P. C. (2015). The costs and benefits of self-monitoring for higher functioning children and adolescents with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45, 548-559. doi: 

Lerner, M.D., McMahon, C.M., Britton, N. (2014). Autism spectrum disorder in adolescents: Promoting social and emotional development. In T.P. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion: Adolescence (2nd ed.). New York: Springer. doi:

McMahon, C.M., Lerner, M., & Britton, N. (2013). Group-based social skills interventions for adolescents with higher-functioning autism spectrum disorder: A review and looking to the future. Adolescent Health, Medicine, and Therapeutics, 4, 23-38. doi:

McMahon, C.M., Vismara, L., & Solomon, M. (2013). Measuring changes in social behavior during a social skills intervention for higher-functioning children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43, 1843-1856. doi:

Hileman, C.M., Henderson, H., Mundy, P., Newell, L., & Jaime, M. (2011). Developmental and individual differences on the P1 and N170 components in children with and without autism. Developmental Neuropsychology, 36, 214-236. doi:

Henderson, H.A., Zahka, N.E., Kojkowski, N.M., Inge, A.P., Schwartz, C. B., Hileman, C. M., Coman, D.C. , & Mundy, P. C. (2009). Self-referenced memory, social cognition, and symptom presentation in autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 853-861. doi:

Schwartz, C. B., Henderson, H. A., Inge, A. P., Zahka, N. E., Coman, D. C., Kojkowski, N. M., Hileman, C.M., & Mundy, P. C. (2009). Temperament as a predictor of symptomotology and adaptive functioning in adolescents with high-functioning autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 842-855. doi:

Advising Articles for Students

McMahon, C.M. (2021). Summer research internships: Remote style. Eye on Psi Chi, 25(4), 30-33. doi:

McMahon, C.M. (2021). COVID-19: The silver lining for career planning in psychology. Psychology Student Network, 9(1). Retrieved from

McMahon, C.M. (2019). Student internships in psychology: Thinking outside of the box. Eye on Psi Chi, 24(2), 34-37. doi:

McMahon, C.M. (2019). Summer internships: A smart choice for undergraduate students. Psychology Student Network, 7 (1). Retrieved from

Recent Awards

2020-2021 Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Excellence Award in Teaching

2020 Miami University Regionals Faculty Achievement in Service

Professional Service 

Consulting Editor
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Guest Reviewer
Autism in Adulthood
Autism Research
Biological Psychology
Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Journal of Child and Family Studies
Journal of Experimental Education
Journal of Intellectual Disability Research
Molecular Autism
Motivation and Emotion
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Stigma and Health