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Graduate Student Alumni


Amber Anthenien

Amber Anthenien

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.


Zachary Baker

Zachary Baker

B.A., Psychology, Arcadia University
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


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


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


Mai-Ly Steers

Mai-Ly Steers

B.A., Biology and B.A., Broadcast Journalism, University of California
M.A., Communication Studies, California State University
M.A. and Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Houston
Research Interests:

  • Examining psychosocial factors, social norms, in relation to drinking
  • Exploring the influences of social media on health and well-bring
  • Better understand how alcohol-related posts potentially shape and redefine college students’ drinking norms
  • Utilize this knowledge in order to develop and implement a social media-specific personalized normative feedback intervention targeting the reduction of drinking among heavy drinking students
    Email: mnsteers@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

 


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
E-mail: cwong12@uh.edu


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Chelsie M. Young

B.A., Psychology, Eastern Illinois University, 2010
M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Houston-Clear Lake (2004)
M.A., Experimental Psychology, College of William and Mary, 2013
Ph.D., Social Psychology, University of Houston, 2016
Research Interests:

  • Developing empirically-supported strategies incorporating personalized normative feedback, motivational interviewing, and expressive writing to facilitate behavior change
  • Examining mechanisms of action for behavior change such as the self-conscious emotions of guilt and shame, cognitive processing, and perceptions and norms to gain insight into how such behavior change strategies work and which components are most effective
  • Exploring individual difference factors such as shyness, culture, drinking motives, and defensiveness as moderators of behavior change to better understand for whom such strategies are best suited
E-mail: cyoung2@uh.edu