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Emily Mellor is a first year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. After recognizing the power of social and emotional education in her own life, Emily decided to pursue a degree in school counseling to become an advocate and trusted sup
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Department Spotlight: Emily Mellor

Emily Mellor is a first year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. After recognizing the power of social and emotional education in her own life, Emily decided to pursue a degree in school counseling to become an advocate and trusted sup...

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Heidi Pitkin is a third year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. Heidi got her undergraduate degree in social work, and always wanted to further her education. In 2019, she realized she wanted to become a school counselor and enrolled
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Department Spotlight: Heidi Pitkin

Heidi Pitkin is a third year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. Heidi got her undergraduate degree in social work, and always wanted to further her education. In 2019, she realized she wanted to become a school counselor and enrolled ...

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Jennifer Madsen is a second year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. After getting her undergraduate degree in 2019, Jennifer found her passion for helping students overcome obstacles. Jennifer decided to pursue a master's degree to he
Department Spotlight: Jennifer Madsen

Department Spotlight: Jennifer Madsen

Jennifer Madsen is a second year student in the USU School Counseling Education Program. After getting her undergraduate degree in 2019, Jennifer found her passion for helping students overcome obstacles. Jennifer decided to pursue a master's degree to he...

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The USU Psychology Department is hosting multiple program open houses. Each open house will provide potential applicants with information about our unique programs, review application requirements, and discuss supports available to our students.
Virtual Graduate Program Open Houses | News | Psychology | CEHS

Virtual Graduate Program Open Houses

The USU Psychology Department is hosting multiple program open houses. Each open house will provide potential applicants with information about our unique programs, review application requirements, and discuss supports available to our students.

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Interview with Dr. Gonca Soyer, the newest faculty member of the Psychology department.
Introducing Gonca Soyer - Psychology’s Newest Faculty Member

Introducing Gonca Soyer - Psychology’s Newest Faculty Member

Interview with Dr. Gonca Soyer, the newest faculty member of the Psychology department.

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Dr. Michael Levin, Professor and Director of Clinical training for the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Combined Clinical/Counseling Ph.D. Specialization was appointed to serve in the position of Editor-in-Chief for the “Journal of Context
Michael Levin - Editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Michael Levin - Editor of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science

Dr. Michael Levin, Professor and Director of Clinical training for the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Combined Clinical/Counseling Ph.D. Specialization was appointed to serve in the position of Editor-in-Chief for the “Journal of Context...

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The psychology department's labs are designed to help each of our students discover what areas of focus they are passionate about by conducting research alongside their peers and mentors. One of the labs for the School Psychology Ph.D. program is The Scho
School Mental Health Lab Spotlight | News | Psychology | CEHS

School Mental Health Lab Spotlight

The psychology department's labs are designed to help each of our students discover what areas of focus they are passionate about by conducting research alongside their peers and mentors. One of the labs for the School Psychology Ph.D. program is The Scho...

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Dr. Mona Buhusi, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and an active researcher in neuroscience at USU, is the inaugural recipient of the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Researcher Center faculty fellowship.
Mona Buhusi Receives First ADRC Faculty Fellowship

Mona Buhusi Receives First ADRC Faculty Fellowship

Dr. Mona Buhusi, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and an active researcher in neuroscience at USU, is the inaugural recipient of the Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Researcher Center faculty fellowship.

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Psychology undergraduates Marisa Davis and Emma Greenwood will be among only 60 students across the nation to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill 2022.
Psychology Undergrads Present Racialized Emotion Recognition Research to National Leaders

Psychology Undergrads Present Racialized Emotion Recognition Research to National Leaders

Psychology undergraduates Marisa Davis and Emma Greenwood will be among only 60 students across the nation to present their research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s Posters on the Hill 2022.

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Together with Dr. Clarissa Ong, Psychology professor Dr. Mike Twohig has released a new self-help book titled "The Anxious Perfectionist," which aims to help individuals recognize how perfectionism may be creating stress and anxiety in their lives.
Mike Twohig Co-Authors Book to Help Readers Overcome Perfectionism

Mike Twohig Co-Authors Book to Help Readers Overcome Perfectionism

Together with Dr. Clarissa Ong, Psychology professor Dr. Mike Twohig has released a new self-help book titled "The Anxious Perfectionist," which aims to help individuals recognize how perfectionism may be creating stress and anxiety in their lives.

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To help address a growing need for youth mental health services, Psychology PhD candidate Julie Petersen is studying the effectiveness of online acceptance and commitment therapy for adolescents experiencing health anxiety.
ACT Researchers Offer Remote Therapy for Adolescents with Health Anxiety

ACT Researchers Offer Remote Therapy for Adolescents with Health Anxiety

To help address a growing need for youth mental health services, Psychology PhD candidate Julie Petersen is studying the effectiveness of online acceptance and commitment therapy for adolescents experiencing health anxiety.

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Despite the inherent challenges of inferring thought processes in species that cannot communicate using human language, researchers have made considerable strides in testing increasingly diverse species to gain insight into their cognitive states.
Professional School Counselor Education Program moves to Broadcast Format | Psychology

Professional School Counselor Education Program moves to Broadcast Format

Despite the inherent challenges of inferring thought processes in species that cannot communicate using human language, researchers have made considerable strides in testing increasingly diverse species to gain insight into their cognitive states.

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Christopher Warren present The Role of Neuromodulation in Reactive Balance. When balance is perturbed, generating a rapid balance reaction is critical to avoid a fall.
The Role of Neuromodulation in Reactive Balance | Psychology

The Role of Neuromodulation in Reactive Balance

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Christopher Warren present The Role of Neuromodulation in Reactive Balance. When balance is perturbed, generating a rapid balance reaction is critical to avoid a fall.

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Camille Odell has been the director of the Professional School Counselor Education Program at Utah State University since 2001 and retired at the end of 2021.
Camille Odell Retires; Department Establishes New Scholarship in Her Honor | Psychology

Camille Odell Retires; Department Establishes New Scholarship in Her Honor

Camille Odell has been the director of the Professional School Counselor Education Program at Utah State University since 2001 and retired at the end of 2021.

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Despite the inherent challenges of inferring thought processes in species that cannot communicate using human language, researchers have made considerable strides in testing increasingly diverse species to gain insight into their cognitive states.
Cognition in Carnivores: They Are What They Eat | Psychology

Cognition in Carnivores: They Are What They Eat

Despite the inherent challenges of inferring thought processes in species that cannot communicate using human language, researchers have made considerable strides in testing increasingly diverse species to gain insight into their cognitive states.

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Dr. Amy Odum, a professor within the Utah State University Department of Psychology, has been appointed to serve as the next president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.
Dr. Odum Appointed President of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior | Psychology

Dr. Odum Appointed President of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior

Dr. Amy Odum, a professor within the Utah State University Department of Psychology, has been appointed to serve as the next president of the Society for the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

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The APA citation for the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) recognizes department alumni Kee Straits, department faculty Melissa Tehee, and emeritus faculty Carolyn Barcus, praising SIP for visionary leadership and collaborative inclusiveness.
APA Issues Two Presidential Citations Recognizing USU Psychology Faculty and Alumni | Psychology

APA Issues Two Presidential Citations Recognizing USU Psychology Faculty and Alumni

The APA citation for the Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) recognizes department alumni Kee Straits, department faculty Melissa Tehee, and emeritus faculty Carolyn Barcus, praising SIP for visionary leadership and collaborative inclusiveness.

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Justin Bassett is a senior student in the USU Professional School Counselor Education program. Justin has completed two years of program coursework and is now finishing the required internship hours.
Department Spotlight: Justin Bassett | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Justin Bassett

Justin Bassett is a senior student in the USU Professional School Counselor Education program. Justin has completed two years of program coursework and is now finishing the required internship hours.

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The Utah State University ACT Research Group has launched ACT Guide for Adolescents, an online mental health program centered on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that is designed specifically for teenage users.
ACT Guide Creates Online, Self-Paced Mental Health Program for Teens | Psychology

ACT Guide Creates Online, Self-Paced Mental Health Program for Teens

The Utah State University ACT Research Group has launched ACT Guide for Adolescents, an online mental health program centered on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that is designed specifically for teenage users.

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Emily Mendoza is a senior in the Utah State University Professional School Counseling Program. Emily will receive a master’s degree in education in psychology upon her graduation in December 2021.
Department Spotlight: Emily Mendoza | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Emily Mendoza

Emily Mendoza is a senior in the Utah State University Professional School Counseling Program. Emily will receive a master’s degree in education in psychology upon her graduation in December 2021.

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Dr. Tyler Lefevor has been awarded a fellowship from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). The PRRI Public Fellowship promotes and supports interdisciplinary public scholarship through a cohort of emerging scholar-leaders in social science and hu
Tyler Lefevor Receives Fellowship from Public Religion Research Institute | Psychology

Tyler Lefevor Receives Fellowship from Public Religion Research Institute

Dr. Tyler Lefevor has been awarded a fellowship from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI). The PRRI Public Fellowship promotes and supports interdisciplinary public scholarship through a cohort of emerging scholar-leaders in social science and hu...

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter present Doing unto the Least of These: Applied Behavioral Science and Public Health Integration at the Margins of Society.
Doing unto the Least of These: Applied Behavioral Science and Public Health Integration at the Margins of Society | Psychology

Doing unto the Least of These: Applied Behavioral Science and Public Health Integration at the Margins of Society

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Kaston Anderson-Carpenter present Doing unto the Least of These: Applied Behavioral Science and Public Health Integration at the Margins of Society.

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Graduate students, faculty, and partners of the USU Psychology Department meet with refugee children every Saturday to play soccer. Clinical assistant professor Sara Boghosian and graduate student José Manuel Gonzalez Vera started this soccer club in part
Psychology Community Connects with Refugee Kids through Soccer | Psychology

Psychology Community Connects with Refugee Kids through Soccer

Graduate students, faculty, and partners of the USU Psychology Department meet with refugee children every Saturday to play soccer. Clinical assistant professor Sara Boghosian and graduate student José Manuel Gonzalez Vera started this soccer club in part...

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Mary Phan, a second-year student in the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s School Psychology PhD specialization, has been selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar.
Psychology PhD Student Selected as Health Policy Research Scholar | Psychology

Psychology PhD Student Selected as Health Policy Research Scholar

Mary Phan, a second-year student in the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s School Psychology PhD specialization, has been selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar.

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Tyler Renshaw present Measuring Mindfulness with Youth: Current Issues and Construct Validity. Having valid measures of mindfulness is necessary for advancing a science-based approach to mindfulness-based inte
Measuring Mindfulness with Youth: Current Issues and Construct Validity | Psychology

Measuring Mindfulness with Youth: Current Issues and Construct Validity

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Tyler Renshaw present Measuring Mindfulness with Youth: Current Issues and Construct Validity. Having valid measures of mindfulness is necessary for advancing a science-based approach to mindfulness-based inte...

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Shawn Whiteman present Hidden in Plain Sight: Sibling Influences on Adolescents’ Health and Adjustment. Broadly, Dr. Shawn Whiteman conducts research on the connections between family socialization processes an
Hidden in Plain Sight: Sibling Influences on Adolescents’ Health and Adjustment | Psychology

Hidden in Plain Sight: Sibling Influences on Adolescents’ Health and Adjustment

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Shawn Whiteman present Hidden in Plain Sight: Sibling Influences on Adolescents’ Health and Adjustment. Broadly, Dr. Shawn Whiteman conducts research on the connections between family socialization processes an...

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The Utah State University Psychology department’s School Psychology doctoral specialization has been granted initial accreditation as a Health Service Psychology training program by the American Psychological Association (APA).
School Psychology PhD Specialization Receives Initial Accreditation | Psychology

School Psychology PhD Specialization Receives Initial Accreditation

The Utah State University Psychology department’s School Psychology doctoral specialization has been granted initial accreditation as a Health Service Psychology training program by the American Psychological Association (APA).

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The Utah State University Psychology Department welcomes three new faculty members to campus as the 2021-22 academic year begins. All three faculty will support different areas within the department and bring unique perspectives as researchers and mentors
Three New Faculty Join Psychology Department | Psychology

Three New Faculty Join Psychology Department

The Utah State University Psychology Department welcomes three new faculty members to campus as the 2021-22 academic year begins. All three faculty will support different areas within the department and bring unique perspectives as researchers and mentors...

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Dr. Jordan Singleton is a graduate of Utah State University’s undergraduate psychology program with a dual degree in philosophy. Following graduation, Jordan earned his MD from Medical College of Wisconsin.
Department Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Singleton, MD | Psychology

Department Alumni Spotlight: Jordan Singleton, MD

Dr. Jordan Singleton is a graduate of Utah State University’s undergraduate psychology program with a dual degree in philosophy. Following graduation, Jordan earned his MD from Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Despite the many challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Gregory Madden found success in his online Psychology 1410 course. PSY 1410 is a lab course taken concurrently with PSY 1400, an introductory behavior analysis course.
Dr. Gregory Madden Finds Success in Self-Improvement Lab for Undergrad Students | Psychology

Dr. Gregory Madden Finds Success in Self-Improvement Lab for Undergrad Students

Despite the many challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Gregory Madden found success in his online Psychology 1410 course. PSY 1410 is a lab course taken concurrently with PSY 1400, an introductory behavior analysis course.

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Utah State University student Janice Snow has been invited to present her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Posters on the Hill 2021, which will take place as a virtual event April 27-28, 2021.
Janice Snow to Present COVID-19 Research Nationally at Posters on the Hill | Psychology

Janice Snow to Present COVID-19 Research Nationally at Posters on the Hill

Utah State University student Janice Snow has been invited to present her research at the Council on Undergraduate Research’s (CUR) Posters on the Hill 2021, which will take place as a virtual event April 27-28, 2021.

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Join the Utah State University Department of Psychology for this year's virtual Day of Action for Suicide Prevention.
April 24, 2021: A Virtual Day of Action | Psychology

April 24, 2021: A Virtual Day of Action

Join the Utah State University Department of Psychology for this year's virtual Day of Action for Suicide Prevention.

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Dr. Jesse Crosby is a graduate of the Utah State University Combined Clinical/Counseling and School Psychology specializations. At the time of his enrollment, Jesse was interested in a career as a psychotherapist.
Department Alumn Spotlight: Jesse M. Crosby, PhD | Psychology

Department Alumn Spotlight: Jesse M. Crosby, PhD

Dr. Jesse Crosby is a graduate of the Utah State University Combined Clinical/Counseling and School Psychology specializations. At the time of his enrollment, Jesse was interested in a career as a psychotherapist.

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The Psychology Department at Utah State University stands with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities as they face dramatic and significant escalations of harassment, discrimination, hate crimes, and racially motivated violence.
Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Harassment, Discrimination, and Hate Crimes | Psychology

Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Harassment, Discrimination, and Hate Crimes

The Psychology Department at Utah State University stands with the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities as they face dramatic and significant escalations of harassment, discrimination, hate crimes, and racially motivated violence.

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Tom Power present Promoting Family and School Success for Children with ADHD. This presentation will describe the theoretical and empirical foundation for Family-School Success (FSS)...
Promoting Family and School Success for Children with ADHD | Psychology

Promoting Family and School Success for Children with ADHD

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Tom Power present Promoting Family and School Success for Children with ADHD. This presentation will describe the theoretical and empirical foundation for Family-School Success (FSS)...

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Dr. Jennifer Grewe, assistant professor in the Utah State University Psychology Department, has been elected to the Psi Chi Board of Directors as the Rocky Mountain Regional Vice President.
Grewe Elected to Psi Chi Board of Directors | Psychology

Grewe Elected to Psi Chi Board of Directors

Dr. Jennifer Grewe, assistant professor in the Utah State University Psychology Department, has been elected to the Psi Chi Board of Directors as the Rocky Mountain Regional Vice President.

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Six doctoral students from the USU Psychology Department’s Combined Clinical/Counseling and School Psychology specializations matched with internship locations on February 19, 2021 through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Center (APPI
Six Psychology PhD Student Match with Internship Sites | Psychology

Six Psychology PhD Student Match with Internship Sites

Six doctoral students from the USU Psychology Department’s Combined Clinical/Counseling and School Psychology specializations matched with internship locations on February 19, 2021 through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral Internship Center (APPI...

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Dr. Amy Odum is a professor of psychology at Utah State University. Her areas of scholarship include basic behavioral phenomena, such as response persistence, sensitivity to delayed outcomes, conditional discriminations, and environmental influences on dr
Understanding E-Cigarette Use: A Delay Discounting Perspective | Psychology

Understanding E-Cigarette Use: A Delay Discounting Perspective

Dr. Amy Odum is a professor of psychology at Utah State University. Her areas of scholarship include basic behavioral phenomena, such as response persistence, sensitivity to delayed outcomes, conditional discriminations, and environmental influences on dr...

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Three students from the Utah State University Department of Psychology were selected for annual awards from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). Each awardee is also nominated for the university award in their respective c
Three Psychology Students Selected for Annual College Awards | Psychology

Three Psychology Students Selected for Annual College Awards

Three students from the Utah State University Department of Psychology were selected for annual awards from the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS). Each awardee is also nominated for the university award in their respective c...

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Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, professor of psychology in the Combined Clinical/Counseling specialization at Utah State University, was appointed to the Psychologist Licensing Board for the State of Utah on January 13, 2021.
USU Psychology Professor Appointed to Utah Psychologist Licensing Board | Psychology

USU Psychology Professor Appointed to Utah Psychologist Licensing Board

Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez, professor of psychology in the Combined Clinical/Counseling specialization at Utah State University, was appointed to the Psychologist Licensing Board for the State of Utah on January 13, 2021.

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Regan Gurung present Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve - Impressive Formation, Prejudice, and the Power of Clothing.
Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve - Impressive Formation, Prejudice, and the Power of Clothing | Psychology

Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve - Impressive Formation, Prejudice, and the Power of Clothing

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Regan Gurung present Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve - Impressive Formation, Prejudice, and the Power of Clothing.

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This year, despite the challenges in conducting and presenting research during a global pandemic, three undergraduate students from the Department of Psychology will be presenting at the USU Fall Student Research Symposium, an all-virtual event.
Fall Student Research Symposium | Psychology

Fall Student Research Symposium

This year, despite the challenges in conducting and presenting research during a global pandemic, three undergraduate students from the Department of Psychology will be presenting at the USU Fall Student Research Symposium, an all-virtual event.

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USU Alumni are Honored with APA Division Awards. Two alumni of the USU Psychology behavior analysis specialization received significant awards this year from the American Psychological Association (APA).
USU Behavior Analysis Alumni Are Honored with APA Division Awards | Psychology

USU Behavior Analysis Alumni Are Honored with APA Division Awards

USU Alumni are Honored with APA Division Awards. Two alumni of the USU Psychology behavior analysis specialization received significant awards this year from the American Psychological Association (APA).

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My research primarily examines self-regulated learning (SRL), which includes a variety of sub-processes such as setting goals, planning, and holding adaptive motivational beliefs before a task,...
Dr. Gregory Callan's Featured Publication Spotlight | Psychology

Dr. Gregory Callan's Featured Publication Spotlight

My research primarily examines self-regulated learning (SRL), which includes a variety of sub-processes such as setting goals, planning, and holding adaptive motivational beliefs before a task,...

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The Utah State Psi Chi chapter has been awarded a Model Chapter Award by Psi Chi International. Psi Chi is an international honor society in psychology. Their purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the scien
USU Psi Chi Named Model Chapter | Psychology

USU Psi Chi Named Model Chapter

The Utah State Psi Chi chapter has been awarded a Model Chapter Award by Psi Chi International. Psi Chi is an international honor society in psychology. Their purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and advance the scien...

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Join the Utah State Department of Psychology for an open house and information session about our doctoral program with a specialization in behavior analysis.
Behavior Analysis Open House | Psychology

Behavior Analysis Open House

Join the Utah State Department of Psychology for an open house and information session about our doctoral program with a specialization in behavior analysis.

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José Manuel González Vera, a second-year student in the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Combined Clinical Psychology/Counseling Psychology PhD program, has been selected as a new member of Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS).
González Vera Selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar | Psychology

González Vera Selected as a Health Policy Research Scholar

José Manuel González Vera, a second-year student in the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Combined Clinical Psychology/Counseling Psychology PhD program, has been selected as a new member of Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS).

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Join the Utah State Department of Psychology for an open house and information session about our doctoral program in School Psychology. We will be reviewing a broad range of topics including what we are seeking in applicants, how all of our students recei
School Psychology Open House | Psychology

School Psychology Open House

Join the Utah State Department of Psychology for an open house and information session about our doctoral program in School Psychology. We will be reviewing a broad range of topics including what we are seeking in applicants, how all of our students recei...

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Sarfaraz Serang present Mplus Trees and Applications to COVID-19. Dr. Sarfaraz Serang is an assistant professor of psychology at Utah State University.
Mplus Trees and Applications to COVID-19 | Psychology

Mplus Trees and Applications to COVID-19

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Sarfaraz Serang present Mplus Trees and Applications to COVID-19. Dr. Sarfaraz Serang is an assistant professor of psychology at Utah State University.

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The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Tyler Lefevor present Religiousness and Health Among Sexual Minorities: Lessons from LGBTQ Mormons. Tyler Lefevor is an assistant professor of psychology at Utah State University.
Religiousness and Health Among Sexual Minorities: Lessons from LGBTQ Mormons | Psychology

Religiousness and Health Among Sexual Minorities: Lessons from LGBTQ Mormons

The Utah State Psychology Department and Dr. Tyler Lefevor present Religiousness and Health Among Sexual Minorities: Lessons from LGBTQ Mormons. Tyler Lefevor is an assistant professor of psychology at Utah State University.

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The Utah State University Department of Psychology will be recognizing its 2020 doctoral graduates. Join Department Head, Scott Bates, faculty, students, and their families as we celebrate this momentous occasion.
Psychology Department Virtual Commencement | Psychology

Psychology Department Virtual Commencement

The Utah State University Department of Psychology will be recognizing its 2020 doctoral graduates. Join Department Head, Scott Bates, faculty, students, and their families as we celebrate this momentous occasion.

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The Utah State University Department of Psychology is welcoming three new faculty members to campus as the 2020-2021 academic year begins. Each new faculty member brings a different viewpoint and a fresh perspective on education and psychology.
Psychology Department Welcomes Three New Faculty | Psychology

Psychology Department Welcomes Three New Faculty

The Utah State University Department of Psychology is welcoming three new faculty members to campus as the 2020-2021 academic year begins. Each new faculty member brings a different viewpoint and a fresh perspective on education and psychology.

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This review publication is the culmination of over 20 years of work. In 1999, I published my first article on delay discounting, which is how temporally remote outcomes have less value to us than things that will happen sooner.
Dr. Amy Odum's Featured Publication Spotlight | Psychology

Dr. Amy Odum's Featured Publication Spotlight

This review publication is the culmination of over 20 years of work. In 1999, I published my first article on delay discounting, which is how temporally remote outcomes have less value to us than things that will happen sooner.

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Shari Linares is anything but an average first-year undergraduate student. As she transitions from high school to college, Linares has already begun to build a strong foundation in psychology research that can be used to improve the lives of those around
First-Year Student Researcher to Pursue Passion for Helping People of Color | Psychology

First-Year Student Researcher to Pursue Passion for Helping People of Color

Shari Linares is anything but an average first-year undergraduate student. As she transitions from high school to college, Linares has already begun to build a strong foundation in psychology research that can be used to improve the lives of those around ...

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The Utah State University Department of Psychology recently celebrated an important milestone in its doctoral program as it awarded its 150th PhD. Kaitlyn Browning completed her dissertation, “Translational examination of alternative-response discriminati
Utah State Psychology Department Confers 150th PhD | Psychology

Utah State Psychology Department Confers 150th PhD

The Utah State University Department of Psychology recently celebrated an important milestone in its doctoral program as it awarded its 150th PhD. Kaitlyn Browning completed her dissertation, “Translational examination of alternative-response discriminati...

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Levin, M.E., Krafft, J.*, Hicks, E.T.*, Pierce, B.* & Twohig, M.P. (2020). A randomized dismantling trial of the open and engaged components of acceptance and commitment therapy in an online self-help program for distressed college students. Behaviour Res
Dr. Michael Levin's Featured Publication Spotlight | Psychology

Dr. Michael Levin's Featured Publication Spotlight

Levin, M.E., Krafft, J.*, Hicks, E.T.*, Pierce, B.* & Twohig, M.P. (2020). A randomized dismantling trial of the open and engaged components of acceptance and commitment therapy in an online self-help program for distressed college students. Behaviour Res...

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Makinzie Clark is a graduate of the Utah State University Professional School Counselor Program with a master’s degree in education in psychology. Makinzie received her bachelor’s degree from USU in communication studies in 2017.
Department Spotlight: Makinzie Clark | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Makinzie Clark

Makinzie Clark is a graduate of the Utah State University Professional School Counselor Program with a master’s degree in education in psychology. Makinzie received her bachelor’s degree from USU in communication studies in 2017.

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James (Jens) Nielson is a graduate of the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Professional School Counselor Program. Nielson completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Utah Valley University in 2009.
Department Spotlight: Jens Nielson | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Jens Nielson

James (Jens) Nielson is a graduate of the Utah State University Department of Psychology’s Professional School Counselor Program. Nielson completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Utah Valley University in 2009.

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Brooke Roden is a graduate from the USU Psychology Department’s Professional School Counseling Program with a master’s degree in education in psychology.
Department Spotlight: Brooke Roden | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Brooke Roden

Brooke Roden is a graduate from the USU Psychology Department’s Professional School Counseling Program with a master’s degree in education in psychology.

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Erica Ficklin has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) from the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).
Ficklin Receives Pre-doctoral Fellowship from American Psychological Association | Psychology

Ficklin Receives Pre-doctoral Fellowship from American Psychological Association

Erica Ficklin has been awarded a Predoctoral Fellowship in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) from the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP).

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Dr. Jennifer Grewe has been announced as the new director of the University Connections program. Connections is an academic course designed to help students transition to higher education and life as a college student.
Jennifer Grewe Announced as Director of Connections | Psychology

Jennifer Grewe Announced as Director of Connections

Dr. Jennifer Grewe has been announced as the new director of the University Connections program. Connections is an academic course designed to help students transition to higher education and life as a college student.

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In light of the current crisis surrounding novel coronavirus COVID-19, the USU Psychology Department has found new methods to promote connection, student success, and kindness.
USU Psychology Community Shares Successes During COVID-19 | Psychology

USU Psychology Community Shares Successes During COVID-19

In light of the current crisis surrounding novel coronavirus COVID-19, the USU Psychology Department has found new methods to promote connection, student success, and kindness.

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Jay Hinnenkamp is a doctoral student in the USU Department of Psychology’s Behavior Analysis Program and a student in Dr. Greg Madden’s Behavioral Economics Lab. Hinnenkamp was recently awarded the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Department Spotlight: Jay Hinnenkamp | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Jay Hinnenkamp

Jay Hinnenkamp is a doctoral student in the USU Department of Psychology’s Behavior Analysis Program and a student in Dr. Greg Madden’s Behavioral Economics Lab. Hinnenkamp was recently awarded the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services...

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Eleven graduate students and three faculty from the Utah State Psychology Department’s School Psychology Program attended and presented research at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland in Februar
Students and Faculty Attend National Conference for School Psychologists | Psychology

Students and Faculty Attend National Conference for School Psychologists

Eleven graduate students and three faculty from the Utah State Psychology Department’s School Psychology Program attended and presented research at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Annual Convention in Baltimore, Maryland in Februar...

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Six doctoral students in the Utah State Psychology Department’s Combined Clinical/Counseling Program matched with internship locations on February 21, 2020 through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC).
Psychology Doctoral Students Match with Internship Sites | Psychology

Psychology Doctoral Students Match with Internship Sites

Six doctoral students in the Utah State Psychology Department’s Combined Clinical/Counseling Program matched with internship locations on February 21, 2020 through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center (APPIC).

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Will Walker is a senior in the Psychology Department’s undergraduate program. He started his higher education career undecided about a major and a career path. A few weeks into his first psychology class, Walker was hooked.
Department Spotlight: Will Walker | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Will Walker

Will Walker is a senior in the Psychology Department’s undergraduate program. He started his higher education career undecided about a major and a career path. A few weeks into his first psychology class, Walker was hooked.

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Anthony Wheeler is an alumnus of the experimental psychology program and a current Health Outcomes Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company. He came to Logan seeking unique research opportunities and was captivated by the beauty and mountains.
Department Spotlight: Anthony Wheeler | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Anthony Wheeler

Anthony Wheeler is an alumnus of the experimental psychology program and a current Health Outcomes Advisor at Eli Lilly and Company. He came to Logan seeking unique research opportunities and was captivated by the beauty and mountains.

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Dr. Michael Levin was recently selected as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS). Levin is an Associate Professor for the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology PhD program in the Utah State University Department
USU Psychology Faculty Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Distinguished Journal | Psychology

USU Psychology Faculty Appointed as Editor-in-Chief of Distinguished Journal

Dr. Michael Levin was recently selected as the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science (JCBS). Levin is an Associate Professor for the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology PhD program in the Utah State University Department...

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Katie Brown comes to the Utah State University Department of Psychology after receiving her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she provided behavior analytic services in the Severe Behavior Program and the Autism and Sev
Department Spotlight: Katie Brown | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Katie Brown

Katie Brown comes to the Utah State University Department of Psychology after receiving her doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she provided behavior analytic services in the Severe Behavior Program and the Autism and Sev...

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Sterling Tobiasson is a recent graduate of the Professional School Counseling Program at Utah State. He is a self-proclaimed “late bloomer,” pursuing his Master’s of Education after following many career paths including teacher, pilot, EMT, excavator, and
Department Spotlight: Sterling Tobiasson | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Sterling Tobiasson

Sterling Tobiasson is a recent graduate of the Professional School Counseling Program at Utah State. He is a self-proclaimed “late bloomer,” pursuing his Master’s of Education after following many career paths including teacher, pilot, EMT, excavator, and...

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A faculty member and five students from the Utah State University Psychology Department presented research at the 53rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in November.
Students and Faculty Attend Conference on Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies | Psychology

Students and Faculty Attend Conference on Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

A faculty member and five students from the Utah State University Psychology Department presented research at the 53rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) Convention in Atlanta, Georgia in November.

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Cassity Haverkamp, MEd, is a PhD student in the School Psychology Program at Utah State University. After completing her undergraduate degree at Weber State, a faculty member and an advisor both recommended she continue her education at USU.
Department Spotlight: Cassity Haverkamp | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Cassity Haverkamp

Cassity Haverkamp, MEd, is a PhD student in the School Psychology Program at Utah State University. After completing her undergraduate degree at Weber State, a faculty member and an advisor both recommended she continue her education at USU.

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Aggie’s Think-Care-Act held the third annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium on October 30, 2019. The program began with a welcome address from Utah State University President Noelle Cockett with Dr. Crystal Fleming as the keynote speaker.
Psychology Department Students and Faculty Support USU’s Inclusive Excellence Symposium | Psychology

Psychology Department Students and Faculty Support USU’s Inclusive Excellence Symposium

Aggie’s Think-Care-Act held the third annual Inclusive Excellence Symposium on October 30, 2019. The program began with a welcome address from Utah State University President Noelle Cockett with Dr. Crystal Fleming as the keynote speaker.

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Five students and a faculty member from the Utah State University Department of Psychology attended the 2019 National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference on October 17–20, 2019, in Miami, Florida.
Students and Faculty Attend Conference for Advancement of Latinx Population | Psychology

Students and Faculty Attend Conference for Advancement of Latinx Population

Five students and a faculty member from the Utah State University Department of Psychology attended the 2019 National Latinx Psychological Association (NLPA) Conference on October 17–20, 2019, in Miami, Florida.

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Byron Garcia is a student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling PhD Program at Utah State and a fellow in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
Department Spotlight: Byron Garcia | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Byron Garcia

Byron Garcia is a student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling PhD Program at Utah State and a fellow in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

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Rebecca K. Blais, associate professor in the Psychology Department, was named the new associate department head on October 1, 2019. This new administrative position in the Department of Psychology assists the current department head in offering support to
Rebecca Blais is new Associate Department Head for Psychology | Psychology

Rebecca Blais is new Associate Department Head for Psychology

Rebecca K. Blais, associate professor in the Psychology Department, was named the new associate department head on October 1, 2019. This new administrative position in the Department of Psychology assists the current department head in offering support to...

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Sarfaraz Serang, one of the newest USU Psychology Department faculty, has a focus on quantitative measures; he sees the future of data analyzation. His interests focus on developing modern statistical methods for use in social sciences.
Department Spotlight: Sarfaraz Serang | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Sarfaraz Serang

Sarfaraz Serang, one of the newest USU Psychology Department faculty, has a focus on quantitative measures; he sees the future of data analyzation. His interests focus on developing modern statistical methods for use in social sciences.

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Ken Kaisch was working as a priest at an Episcopal church in southern Utah in early 1980, when he started looking for a way to pursue his dream of getting a PhD in clinical psychology.
A Psychology Alumnus Remembers Life at USU in the Early 1980s | Psychology

A Psychology Alumnus Remembers Life at USU in the Early 1980s

Ken Kaisch was working as a priest at an Episcopal church in southern Utah in early 1980, when he started looking for a way to pursue his dream of getting a PhD in clinical psychology.

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Jonathan Rich came to Utah State from a rural community just across the border in Bear Lake County, Idaho. He received a bachelor’s degree at USU in psychology with minors in chemistry and biology.
Department Spotlight: Jonathan Rich | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Jonathan Rich

Jonathan Rich came to Utah State from a rural community just across the border in Bear Lake County, Idaho. He received a bachelor’s degree at USU in psychology with minors in chemistry and biology.

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As the summer heats up and the Psychology Department prepares for an incoming cohort of students and the next school year, six psychology students are preparing for new adventures in doctoral internship programs across the country.
Six Psychology Students Prepare for Internship | Psychology

Six Psychology Students Prepare for Internship

As the summer heats up and the Psychology Department prepares for an incoming cohort of students and the next school year, six psychology students are preparing for new adventures in doctoral internship programs across the country.

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After receiving an undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston, Annie Galizio accepted a position as a graduate student in the Behavior Analysis Program at Utah State University.
Department Spotlight: Annie Galizio | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Annie Galizio

After receiving an undergraduate degree at the College of Charleston, Annie Galizio accepted a position as a graduate student in the Behavior Analysis Program at Utah State University.

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Three graduate students in the Utah State Psychology Department Professional School Counselor (MEd) Program were awarded fellowships from the American Psychological Association (APA).
American Psychological Association Supports USU Master’s Students with Fellowships | Psychology

American Psychological Association Supports USU Master’s Students with Fellowships

Three graduate students in the Utah State Psychology Department Professional School Counselor (MEd) Program were awarded fellowships from the American Psychological Association (APA).

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The 32nd annual American Indian Psychologists & Psychology Graduate Student Convention was held in Cache Valley from June 21-25, 2019. Each year, individuals come together from across the United States for a week of fellowship, learning, and connection.
Indigenous Psychologists Return to Utah State for Annual Convention | Psychology

Indigenous Psychologists Return to Utah State for Annual Convention

The 32nd annual American Indian Psychologists & Psychology Graduate Student Convention was held in Cache Valley from June 21-25, 2019. Each year, individuals come together from across the United States for a week of fellowship, learning, and connection.

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Undergraduate student, Savannah Daines came to USU unsure about her future. She is leaving with a passion for medicine and a minor in psychology, which she says prepares her with the necessary perspectives and resources...
Department Spotlight: Savannah Daines | Psychology

Department Spotlight: Savannah Daines

Undergraduate student, Savannah Daines came to USU unsure about her future. She is leaving with a passion for medicine and a minor in psychology, which she says prepares her with the necessary perspectives and resources...

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Summer time can be about catching up on the things you let slide during the semester, but it can also be about taking a deep breath, participating in self-care, and refreshing before the next school year. Make your summer a productive and rejuvenating one
8 Summer Self-Care Activities in Logan | Psychology

8 Summer Self-Care Activities in Logan

Summer time can be about catching up on the things you let slide during the semester, but it can also be about taking a deep breath, participating in self-care, and refreshing before the next school year. Make your summer a productive and rejuvenating one...

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Hallie Tannahill, a second-year student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Utah State University, has been selected for the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).
USU Psychology Student Awarded Prestigious Military Scholarship | Psychology

USU Psychology Student Awarded Prestigious Military Scholarship

Hallie Tannahill, a second-year student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program at Utah State University, has been selected for the United States Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP).

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This publication fits perfectly into my program of research to address mental health disparities in Latinx populations by cultural adapting and evaluating Generation PMTO interventions tailored for Latinx families
Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez' Featured Publication Spotlight | Psychology

Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez' Featured Publication Spotlight

This publication fits perfectly into my program of research to address mental health disparities in Latinx populations by cultural adapting and evaluating Generation PMTO interventions tailored for Latinx families

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My research primarily examines self-regulated learning (SRL), which includes a variety of sub-processes such as setting goals, planning, and holding adaptive motivational beliefs before a task,...
Dr. Timothy Shahan's Featured Publication Spotlight | Psychology

Dr. Timothy Shahan's Featured Publication Spotlight

My research primarily examines self-regulated learning (SRL), which includes a variety of sub-processes such as setting goals, planning, and holding adaptive motivational beliefs before a task,...