B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Research Interests: Cultural influences on risky health behaviors and interventions.
B.S., Psychology, Portland State University
M.S., Applied Social and Health Psychology, Colorado State University
Research Interests: Individual differences in impulsivity, sensation-seeking, and self-regulation as predictors of adolescent and college student alcohol use and risky sexual behaviors. Social norms approach to prevention; mediators and moderators of intervention effectiveness.
B.A., Psychology, Arcadia University
Research Interests: Self-Determination Theory, Rusbult Investment Model, Authenticity, Initial Sensing of Compatibility.
B.A., Psychology, Oakland University
Research Interests: Generally, how social interactions influence health behaviors (e.g., smoking cessation, alcohol use); specifically, how subtle, yet potentially harmful, social interactions related to race (i.e., microaggressions) influence health behaviors at the daily level
B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
Research Interests:Psychometrics/item response theory, instrument development & validation, statistical methods, addictive behaviors in the context of the abstinence violation effect, social norms, coping behaviors in individuals and relationships after adverse events
MA Psychology, University of Houston
Research Interest: Relationship-specific alcohol expectancies, influence of substance use on the romantic relationship, post-traumatic symptoms.
B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Peer communication and drinking behaviors, medication compliance and alcohol consumption, and alcohol experiences, attitudes, and motives; Body Vandalism and the Fear of Missing Out
B.A., Psychology, Penn State
Research Interests: Intervention/prevention programs targeted at decreasing college sexual assaults, and the role of alcohol in college sexual assaults.
B.S., Psychology, University of North Florida
Research Interests:Self-perceived Burden, Social & Physical Pain Perception, Psychosocial Interventions for chronic pain patients
B.S., Psychology, Western Carolina University
M.A., General-Experimental Psychology, Western Carolina University
Research Interests: Maintenance mechanisms in romantic relationships, relationship-contingent self-esteem, and the interplay between attractiveness and romantic relationships.
B.S., Baylor University
MPH (Master of Public Health), Baylor University
Research Interests: Sexual health and decision making among LGB couples; Alcohol and substance as a coping mechanism among LBG couples; Health information disclosure in intimate relationships; and Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR).
B.S., Psychology & Economics, University of Houston
Research Interests:Individual Differences, Resilience, Social Support, and Overall Well-being.
Andrea Sutu, MS
B.S. Universitat Jaume I, Spain
M.Sc. Utrecht Universiteit, The Netherlands.
Research Interests: Individual Differences, Wellbeing, Creativity, Humor, Personality Theories, Special populations, Traumatic Events
Mary M. Tomkins
B.S. Psychology, Abilene Christian University
M.S. Psychology, Abilene Christian University
Research Interests: religion and substance abuse; religion and alcohol recovery; ostracism
B.A. Political Science, National Taiwan University
M.S. Psychology, National Taiwan University,
Research Interests: Self-determination theory, Authenticity, Health psychology, and Body image.
B.S., Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Research Interests: Resilience, Post-traumatic Growth, Underserved populations (Low Socioeconomic Status, Immigrants), Stress and Coping, Cancer Survivorship, Cultural Psychology, Positive Psychology
B.S., Metallurgy Engineering and Material Sciences, University of Tehran
M.A., Sociology; Social Sciences, University of Tehran
M.A., Religious Studies, Florida International University
Research Interests:The advantages and disadvantages of engaging in parasocial relationships, social surrogacy and well-being, close relationships, and need to belong theory.
B.A., Psychology, University of Texas
Research Interests:The positive and negative effects on relationship functioning, relationship specific alcohol expectancies within LGB couples, and effects of minority stress on alcohol consumption on LGB couples.
Celia C. Y. Wong
B.S., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Interests: Expressive Writing, Cancer Survivorship, Self-Compassion, Resilience, Stigma, Health Psychology and Cultural Differences