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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., Nyutu, P., Tran, K., & Spears, A. (in press). Finding resiliency: Sense of community and its mediation effect on military spouses’ psychological well-being. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

Levitt, H., Horne, S., Wheeler, E., & Wang, M. (in press). Addressing intimate partner violence within a religious context. In Walker, D. F., Courtois, C., & Aten, J. D. (Eds). Spiritually Oriented Trauma Psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wang, M., Tran, K., & Nyutu, P., & Fleming, E. (2014). Doing the right thing: Generosity and positive well –being. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9 (3), 318-331.

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 behavior. Archives 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 & Development, 90, 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 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.

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