Graduate Students

Zachary Baker

Zachary Baker

B.A., Psychology Arcadia, Univearsity
Research Interests:
Self-Determination Theory, Rusbult Investment Model, Authenticity, Initial Sensing of Compatibility.
E-mail: zbaker@uh.edu

Amelia Coffman

Amelia Coffman
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
E-mail: ameliadawn@gmail.com

Angelo M. DiBello

Angelo M. DiBello
B.A., Psychology, University of Richmond, 2009
M.A., Clinical Counseling Psychology, La Salle University, 2011
Research Interests: Interplay between substance use and romantic relationships, jealousy and alcohol consumption, the interplay among alcohol use, jealousy, and agrression within romantic relationships. Addictive behaviors among college students, alcohol related sexuality. Substance use and its role in intimate partner violence.

Benjamin Hadden

Benjamin W. Hadden

B.A., Psychology,University of Delaware
Research Interests: The role of motivations and goals in relationship processes, mainly through the lens of self-determination theory. I am particularly interested in the influence of intrinsic motivations on relationship maintenance strategies, such as support for one’s partner and responses to relationship threats.
E-mail: bhadden1765@gmail.com

Heather Krieger

Heather Krieger

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
E-mail: hkrieger@uh.edu

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Angie LeRoy
B.S., Psychology, University of North Florida
Research Interests:Self-perceived Burden, Social & Physical Pain Perception, Psychosocial Interventions for chronic pain patients
E-mail: asleroy@central.uh.edu

Camilla Overup

Camilla Overup
B.A., Psychology, Marshall University
Research Interests: Interplay between romantic relationships and the self, Communication between relationship partners, Health and romantic relationships, Romantic relationships and stigma, Marginalized romantic relationships
E-mail: coverup@uh.edu

Whitney Petit

Whitney Petit
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.
Email: wepetit@uh.edu

Michelle Quist

Michelle Quist
BA. Psychology from LeTourneau University (Longview, TX)
MRes in Psych from University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
Research Interests: Communication in relationships, conflict resolution, self-determination theory, perception of non-verbal cues, non-verbal communication, self-concept.
E-mail: mcquist@uh.edu

Mai-Ly Nguyen

Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers
B.S., Biology, University of Southern California
B.A., Broadcast Journalism, University of Southern California
M.A., Communications, California State University, Los Angeles
Research Interests: How Technology Influences Health and Relationship; How cross-cultural differences between Asians and European Americans; Impact Health Outcomes; Self-determination Theory; Addictive Behaviors; Social Norms
E-mail: mailysteers@gmail.com

Mary M. Tomkins

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
Email: mtomkins@uh.edu

Reese Tou

Reese Tou
B.A. Political Science, National Taiwan University
M.S. Psychology, National Taiwan University,
Research Interests: Self-determination theory, Authenticity, Health psychology, and Body image.
E-mail: ytou@uh.edu

Chun Yiu (Nelson) Yeung

Nelson C. Y. Yeung
B.S., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Interests:Health psychology, Psycho-oncology, Dyadic adaptation to chronic illness and patient-caregiver relationships, Influence of masculine norms on men’s health, Post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth after natural disasters and life-threatening diseases
E-mail: cyeung@uh.edu

Chelsie Young

Chelsie M. Young
B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University
M.A., Experimental Psychology, the College of William and Mary
Research Interests: Interventions utilizing personalized normative feedback and expressive writing to promote health and well-being and reduce risk behaviors. Self-efficacy; drinking motives; drinking identity; self-conscious emotions (guilt and shame);  and religious influences on risk behaviors. 
E-mail: cyoung2@uh.edu 

Camilla Overup

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