PR2IDE Lab

Student counselor working with elementary kids.

About the Lab

(Prejudice, Risk/Resilience, Identity Development, Empowerment/Equity)

The PR2IDE Lab is comprised of graduate and undergraduate students in psychology at Utah State University. Lab members engage in a range of independent and collaborative projects that broadly fall under the umbrella of research in identity development. Ongoing projects focus on intersections of different domains of identity, within the context of marginalization and inequity. In addition, we strive to fulfil our commitments to our communities by incorporating activism and community engagement in to all of the work we do. We are a productive, motivated research team, that also values connection, collaboration, and balance in all that we do.

Meet our alumni

Current Students

Psychology
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Grad - Combined Clinical Counseling
Renee Galliher Lab
Kevin Chi

Kevin Chi

Graduate Student - Combined Clinical/Counseling Psychology

A02363662@usu.edu

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Psychology
Grad - Combined Clinical Counseling
Renee Galliher Lab
Juan Estrada

Juan Estrada

Graduate Student - Combined Clinical/Counseling Program

A02254720@usu.edu

Renee Galliher Lab
Grad - Combined Clinical Counseling
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Psychology
Hay Pradell

Hay Pradell

Graduate Student - Combined Clinical/Counseling Program

hay.pradell@usu.edu

Program Rep
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Renee Galliher Lab
Psychology
Grad - Combined Clinical Counseling
Elizabeth Wong

Elizabeth Wong

Graduate Student - Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

A02310051@usu.edu




Mentorship Statement

Renee Galliher and her husband

Mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students has been a focal point of my efforts and an area of strength. My approach to student mentoring is holistic, and my goal is to foster professional and personal development broadly. To this end, I strive to model good professional decision-making with my students, and to make myself available to discuss and explore a wide range of professional and developmental issues. My objective is to provide a mentoring context that conveys high expectations and rewards productivity, while providing support and nurturance as necessary. Concretely, I accomplish this by meeting with my students weekly, providing timely feedback on drafts of written work, and offering material support for the costs of their research when I can. 

I work collaboratively with students and both undergraduate and graduate students are heavily involved in every aspect of my research program, from grant writing to manuscript publication. I also, however, support independently conceived student projects, which I view as an opportunity for me to expand my own research background and knowledge. Further, I enjoy relaxing and having fun with my students (e.g., hosting end-of-the-semester parties at my home). I’m pleased that my students view me as a valuable source of guidance and information as they complete their research requirements, and also as a source of support and a general resource as they grapple with professional decision-making, developing autonomy, and occasional crises.

Finally, I strive toward multicultural competence in all of my teaching and mentoring activities. In the service of this aspiration, I work to model diversity affirming language and actions in my own personal and professional interactions. I work closely with students as necessary to ensure that appropriate accommodations are available for students with disabilities. I seek to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for diversity in all of its forms, while insisting on an atmosphere of respect and integrity. Given my commitment to enhance diversity within my field, the majority of the students with whom I work in my research lab are first generation college students, ethnic or sexual minority, or from rural/frontier and low socioeconomic status backgrounds. Thus, my responsibility to continually grow my cultural competence and provide a supportive context is critical.

Research Opportunities

Current Projects

  • Construct and Measurement Development of Identity Negotiation Tasks
  • Investigating the Career Development and Professional Trajectories of LGBTQ Students in Engineering
  • Positive Identity Strategies of Racialized LGBTQ+ People of Faith (Elizabeth Wong)
  • Sexual Objectification Experiences of Non-Binary People (Hay Pradell)
  • Latinx men’s intersectional experiences of masculinity (Juan Estrada)
  • The Mental Health Correlates of Microaggressions for LGBTQ+ People of Color (Kevin Chi)

Involvement

Renee Galliher

Renee Galliher

Professor - Combined Clinical/Counseling Specialization

Psychology

Phone: 435-797-3391
Office Location: EDUC 430