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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.
Kayla Moorer a 5th year Phd student has accepted an Alcohol and other Drug Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Oregon. She defended her dissertation in June 2015 and is currently an intern at the Texas Woman's University Counseling Center. Congrats Kayla.
Margo Villarosa, a 5th year doctoral student, was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Graduate Student Hall of Fame. Her photo will be mounted in the graduate school for the next year. Congratulations Margo.
Lauren Gardner, a junior psychology major, received a Psi Chi regional research award at the 2016 Southeastern Psychological Association Annual Conference. She studied the degree to which relationship between harmful drinking and risky sexual behavior among college women was moderated by drinking context. Congratulations Lauren.
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