B.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Research Interests: Cultural influences on risky health behaviors and interventions.
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.A., Psychology, Antioch College
Research Interests: Well being in close relationships, stigmatized identities, and non-monogamous relationships.
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, Penn State
Research Interests: Intervention/prevention programs targeted at decreasing college sexual assaults, and the role of alcohol in college sexual assaults.
B.S., Applied Psychology, Beijing Forestry University
M.S., Positive Developmental Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
Research Interests: Creativity, Personality, and Flow theory.
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.
B.S., Psychology, Texas Christian University
M.Ed., Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests: Subjective evaluations and perceptions of alcohol-related consequences, influences of shame and guilt on alcohol use, motivational interviewing, and expressive writing interventions.
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.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. Political Science, State University of New York the College at Brockport
B.S. Psychology, University of New Mexico
Research Interests: Motivation for substance use, simultaneous alcohol and cannabis use, stress and coping
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.