News & Events Blog

Dr. Dong Xie and Sydney Skaggs (doctoral student) publish article

Congratulations to Dr. Xie and Sydney Skaggs, a counseling psychology doctoral student, on their recent publication in the Journal of Career Development!
Reference is below:
Xie, D., Kong, N., Skaggs, S., & Yang, A. (2019). An ecological perspective on youth career education in transitioning societies: China as an example. Journal of Career Development. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0894845318824673

Dr. Paul Nail publishes two articles

Congratulations to Dr. Paul Nail on two recent publications!

Jędrzejewski, A., Marcjasz, G., Nail, P. R., & Sznajd-Weron, K. (2018). Think then act or act then think? PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206166.

Nyczka P., Byrka, K., Nail, P. R, & Sznajd-Weron, K. (2018). Conformity in numbers—Does criticality in social responses exist? PLoS ONE 13(12): e0209620;

Dr. Marc Sestir receives American Psychological Society grant

Congratulations to Dr. Marc Sestir and Drs. Lindsay Kennedy and Dr. Jennifer Peszka (from Hendrix College) for the award of a $4,558.60 grant from the American Psychological Society (APS) Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science for their proposal “New Statistics, New Students, Old Schools: Identifying and Narrowing the Gap Between Undergraduate and Graduate Statistics Pedagogy Practices”!

Doctoral student Cory Cobb has article in press

Congrats to doctoral student, Cory Cobb, on his most recent publication!

Schwartz, S. J., Meca, A., Ward, C., Szabo, A., Benet-Martínez, V., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Sznitman, G. A., Cobb, C. L., Szapocznik, J., Unger, J. B., Cano, M. A., Stuart, J., & Zamboanga, B. (In Press). Biculturalism dynamics: A daily diary study of bicultural identity and psychosocial functioning. Applied Developmental Psychology.

Dr. Marc Sestir and Nikki Van Wilpe (former student) publish article

Van Wilpe, M., Sestir, M.A., & Kennedy, L.A. (In Press). Mobile phones and physical pain. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Dr. John Murphy recognized as “Admired Scholar”

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, was named an ‘Admired Scholar’ by the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), an international organization that recognizes professionals whose writings pertaining to cultural diversity and social justice have influenced graduate students from underrepresented groups.

Cory Cobb and Dr. Dong Xie publish article on immigrants

Congratulations to Cory Cobb, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student, and Dr. Dong Xie, on their upcoming publication!

Cobb, C. L., Branscombe, N., Meca, A., Schwartz, S. J., Xie, D., & Cecilia-Zea, M., Molina, L., Martinez, Jr., C. (In Press). Toward a positive psychology of immigrants. Perspectives on Psychological Science.  

Dr. Femina Varghese recognized for Project REACH

Congratulations to Dr. Varghese and Project REACH!

Dr. Femina Varghese and Project Reach were recently featured in the Arkansas Times’ story on Visionary Arkansans in 2018. See link below and click on Project REACH.

Dr. Darshon Anderson to attend NSF workshop

Congratulations to Dr. Anderson!
From the UCA press release:
Dr. Anderson … “has been selected to attend a workshop intended to improve competitiveness among submissions to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The two-day, all-expense paid workshop seeks to improve the competitiveness of submissions to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program from predominantly undergraduate institutions. Titled “Capacity Building for Competitive S-STEM Proposals,” the workshop will be held at Rice University in Houston, Texas.”

Dr. John Murphy publishes new book

Dr. John Murphy, Professor of Psychology & Counseling, has authored (with Jacqueline A. Sparks, University of Rhode Island) the book, Strengths-Based Therapy, as part of the Psychotherapy & Counseling Distinctive Features series published by Routledge Press.
Murphy, J. J., & Sparks, J. A. (2019). Strengths-based therapy. London, England: Routledge Press.