Departmental News

  • Congratualtions to Dr. Goldberg and Dr. McCleon
    Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca M. Goldberg and Dr. Tawny McCleon who were members of an interdisciplinary research team that received an award from the National Institute of Justice for $1,619,644 to conduct a three-year longitudinal, mixed method research. The research project investigates when rejection (e.g., bullying, cyberbullying, romantic rejection) results in aggression versus pro-social or withdrawal responding. The research team will work with Starkville High School using survey research, experimental designs, and daily diary studies among high school students.
  • Congratulations to Gwendolyn Tyson
    Congratulations to Gwendolyn Tyson, who defended successfully her dissertation. The title of the dissertation was "Life experiences following trauma for three African American females: A qualitative study[Read more]." The dissertation committee includes Dr. Daniel W. Wong (chair), Dr. Kim R. Hall, Dr. Cheryl A. Justice, and Dr. Jianzhong Xu.
  • Congratulations to Jamie Williams
    Congratulations to Jamie Williams, who defended successfully her dissertation. The title of the dissertation was "Examining the relationship between violent media programming, aggression and prosocial behaviors among college-aged minorities." The dissertation committee includes Dr. Daniel W. Wong (chair), Dr. Charles Palmer, Dr. Rebecca Goldberg, Dr. Adam Love, and Dr. Tommy Phillips
  • CACREP Student Research Opportunities
    The deadline for student researchers to apply for the CACREP Research Initiative for Graduate Students (CRIGS) Program is November 15, 2015. To learn more about the CRIGS Program or how to become a 2015 Research Fellow, read the full announcement on the CACREP website:
  • CACREP Faculty Research Opportunities
    The deadline for faculty researchers to submit a research proposal for grant funding under the most recent CACREP Request for Proposals (RFP) is December 9, 2015. The full announcement contains details about the scope of the Fall 2015 Faculty RFP as well as directions for how to apply:

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