At FSU since 2007
Dr. Mei-Chuan Wang is an assistant professor and a Licensed Professional Counselor with a background in counseling psychology. Mei-Chuan earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Tunghai University, a B.S. in psychology from Western Oregon University, a M.A. in Applied Clinical Psychology from University of North Iowa, and in 2007 a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis. Her primary research interests focus on positive psychology. She is interested in how coping strategies, psychological well-being, reason for living, and self-efficacy prevent individuals from depression and committing suicide when facing adverse life situations. Her other research interests involve: intimate partner violence, body image, and education satisfaction among international students.
Wang, M., Nyutu, P., Tran, K. (in press). Coping, Reasons for Living, and Suicide in Black College Students. Journal of Counseling & Development.
Wang, M., Lightsey, R., Tran, K., & Bonaparte, T. (in press). Examining Suicide Protective Factors Among Black College Students. Death Studies.
Wang, M., Horne, S., Levitt, M. H., & Klesges, L. (2009). Christian women in IPV relationships: An exploratory study in religious factors. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 224-235.
Lightsey, R., Wells, A., Wang, M., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A., & Stancil, B. (2009). Emotion-focused coping mediates the negative affect-pain distress relationship among African American women. Counseling Psychologist, 37, 116-146.
Levitt, H. M., Williams, D., Uruk, A., Kannan, D., Obana, M., Smith, B., Wang, M., Plexico, L. Camp, J., Hardison, H., Watts, A., & Wonch, W. (2009). Depth Curiosity: The pursuit of a congruent understanding versus the danger of engulfment. The Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 22, 187-212.
Wang, M., Horne, S., Holdford, R., & Henning, K. (2008). Family of origin violence as a predictor of severity of domestic violence by male offenders. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 17, 156-174.
Wang, M., & Horne, S. (2008). Counseling abused adults and elders. In F. Leong (ed.) Encyclopedia of Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Cooley, E., Toray, T., Wang, M., & Valdez, N. (2008). Maternal Effects on Daughters’ Eating Pathology and Body Image. Eating Behavior, 9, 52-61.
Wang, M., Lightsey, R., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A., & Wells, A. (2007). Purpose in life and reasons for living as mediators of the relationship between stress, coping, and suicidal behavior. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 195–204.
Osman, A., Barrios, F. X., Gutierrez, P. M., Schwarting, B., Kopper, A., & Wang, M. (2005). Reliability and construct validity of the Pain Distress Inventory. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 68, 169-180.
Osman, A., Wang, M., & Barrios, F. X. (2003). Review of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire-III. In F. Columbus (ed.), Psychology of Fear. New York: Nova Publishers.