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Mei-Chuan Wang, Ph.D., LPC

At FSU since 2007

Dr. WangDr. Mei-Chuan Wang is an Associate Professor, a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She earned a B.B.A. 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 a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Memphis.  Her primary research interests focus on positive psychological factors such as coping, psychological well-being, and social support and their relationships to psychological distress such as suicidal ideation and depression among ethnic/racial minorities. Her other research interests involve psychological well-being among military spouses and families and intimate partner violence.

Recent Publications:

Wang, M., Wong, Y. J., Tran, K., Nyutu, P., & Spears, A. (2013). Reasons for living, social support, and Afrocentric worldview: Assessing buffering factors related to Black Americans' suicidal behaviorArchives of Suicide Research, 17(2), 136-147.

Wang, M., Lightsey, R., Tran,K & Bonaparte, T.. (2013). Examining suicide protective factors among Black college students. Death Studies, 37(3), 228-247.

Wang, M., Nyutu, P., & Tran, K. (2012). Coping, Reasons for Living, and Suicide in Black College Students. Journal of Counseling & Development90, 459-466.

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. The 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 Psychology2, 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.

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