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Laura Coyle, Ph.D.

At FSU since 2010

Laura Coyle

Dr. Laura D. Coyle is an Associate Professor at Fayetteville State University. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, where she also obtained her M.A. in Community Counseling. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Florida. Dr. Coyle's research has focused on positive psychology within diverse and/or underserved populations. Specifically, she is interested in how stress and coping behaviors impact subjective well-being. Her current research examines how racism-related stress and culture-specific coping strategies interact to promote resiliency. Dr. Coyle has clinical experience in crisis intervention, college counseling, neuropsychology, and veterans’ mental health.

Recent Publications:

Coyle, L. & Vera, E. (2013). Uncontrollable Stress, Coping, and Subjective Well-Being in Urban Adolescents. Journal of Youth Studies, 16(3), 391-403.

Vera, E., Moallem, I., Vacek, K., Blackmon, S., Coyle, L., Gomez, K., Lamp, K., Langrehr, P., Mull, M., Telander, K., Steele, J. C. (2012). Gender Differences in Contextual Predictors of Urban, Early Adolescents’ Subjective Well-being. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 40(3), 174-183.

Vera, E. M., Vacek, K., Blackmon, S., Coyle, L., Kenia, G., Katherine, J., Paula, L., Isabel, M., John, S. (2012). Subjective well-being in urban, ethnically diverse adolescents: The role of stress and coping. Youth and Society, 44(3), 331-347.

Morgan, M.L., Vera, E. M., Gonzales, R. R., Conner, W., Vacek, K., & Coyle, L. (2011).Subjective well-being in urban adolescents: Interpersonal, individual, and community influences. Youth and Society, 43, 592 – 617.

Vera, E., Vacek, K., Coyle, L., Stinson, J., Mull, M., Doud, K., Langrehr, K., Buccheit, C., Gorman, C., Hewitt, A., Keene, C., Blackmon, S. (2011). An Examination of Culturally-Relevant Stressors, Coping, Ethnic Identity, and Subjective Well Being in Urban, Ethnic Minority Adolescents. Professional School Counseling, 15(2).

Vacek, K., Coyle, L., Vera, E. (2010). Stress, self-esteem, hope, optimism, and well-being in urban, ethnic minority adolescents. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 38(2), 99-111.

Vera, E., Thakral, C., Gonzales, R., Morgan, M., Connor, W., Caskey, E., Bauer, A., Mattera, L., Clark, S., Bena, K., Dick, L. (2008). Subjective Well-Being in Urban Adolescents of Color. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14(3), 224-233.

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