Hallie Jordan a first year doctoral student successfully proposed her thesis today. She is exploring the relationship post-traumatic stress has with harmful alcohol use and alcohol-related negative consequences and the degree to which those relationships are moderated by alcohol protective behavioral strategies.
Tiara Watson, a sophomore Bar Lab member was named the Department of Psychology Outstanding Sophomore Student. Congratulations Tiara!
Danielle Cottonham, a 4th year doctoral student in the BAR Lab matched with the New Orleans VA for her predoctoral internship. This is a very competitive process and speaks to Danielle's qualifications. Congratulations Danielle!
Hurlocker Accepts Postdoctoral Fellowship
Margo Hurlocker (Villarosa) a fifth your doctoral student has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship position in the Alcohol Research Training Program at the Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addiction in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Congrats Margo!
Danielle Cottonham, a fourth year doctoral student, successfully proposed her dissertation. Danielle is studying the degree to which the relationship between gendered racism and risky sex is mediated by psychological distress. Further she is looking at how this mediational relationship is moderated by safe sexual practices and protective strategy use.
Kray Scully, a second year doctoral student, successfully proposed his thesis. He is studying the degree to which different protective behavioral strategies moderate the relationship with dimensions of positive alcohol expectancies and alcohol related negative consequences among harmful drinkers.
Margo Villarosa, a 4th year doctoral student, successfully defended her dissertation. She found that the cognitive dimensions of social anxiety social anxiety predicted increases in harmful drinking behaviors and decreases in safe drinking. These links were explained in part by drinking in a negative coping context. Congratulations Margo!
Lauren Gardner, a junior psychology major, placed second in the behavioral sciences category at the 2016 Southern Miss Undergraduate Research Symposium. Her work explores the degree to which drinking context moderated the relationship between harmful drinking and risky sex among college women. Congrats Lauren.
Mallorie Carroll, a first year doctoral student, received a merit award from the Research Society on Alcoholism to support her travel to the annual conference to present lab research. The award is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. She will be presenting the moderating role of positive consequences between social anxiety and negative consequences in a sample of hazardous drinking college students.
Margo Villarosa, a 4th year doctoral student, has submitted her dissertation manuscript to her committee. She explored the links between multiple dimensions of social anxiety and safe/harmful drinking behaviors among college students and the degree to which drinking context explained those associations.
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