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 Catherine J. Massey, Ph.D. 

 

SPOTLIGHT

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Education 

Ph.D. Life-Span Developmental Psychology, West Virginia University, 2000
M.A. Psychology, West Virginia University, 1999
B.S. Psychology, University of Central Florida, 1994

Current Teaching

Psychology 105: Introduction to Psychology and Honors Section
Psychology 344: Developmental Psychology
Psychology 315: Psychology of Lesbian and Gay Identities
Psychology 364: Child and Adolescent Development
Psychology 365: Psychology of Aging

Research Interests 

Research interests include adolescent and young adult health and psychosocial development. Specifically, I am interested in examining familial and cultural influences on substance use and mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression). My research also focuses on tobacco control with adolescence and young adults including developing, implementing, and evaluating tobacco cessation programs.

 Funded Grants

Principal Investigator. (2008). (in-kind). Enhancing Campus Community Understanding of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Identities. Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, $5,000.

Principal Investigator. (2007). (in-kind). PA-SWAT: Slippery Rock University’s Pennsylvania Students Working Against Tobacco. PA Department of Health through Adagio Health, Pittsburgh, PA, $3,200, 7/1/07-6/30/08.

Principal Investigator. (2007). (in-kind). PA-SWAT: Slippery Rock University’s Pennsylvania Students Working Against Tobacco. PA Department of Health through Clarion University of PA, $5,000, 7/1/07-6/30/08.

Principal Investigator. (2006). PA-SWAT: Slippery Rock University’s Pennsylvania Students Working Against Tobacco. PA Department of Health through Clarion University of PA.

Principal Investigator. (2005). PA-SWAT: Slippery Rock University’s Pennsylvania Students Working Against Tobacco. PA Department of Health through Clarion University of PA.

Principal Investigator. (2004). Revelations: Testimonials of Resiliency Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals. Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Principal Investigator. (2003). Toward a Supportive and Nurturing Campus Climate: Development and Implementation of a Safe Zone Program. Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity of the State System of Higher Education.

Principal Investigator. (2003). Psychosocial correlates of smoking in college students. National Institutes of Health.

Principal Investigator. (2002). Effects of developmental stress on alcohol consumption in early adulthood. Slippery Rock University, College of Health, Environment, and Science.

Principal Investigator. (2002). Implementation of adult smoking cessation program in Morgantown Health Right. West Virginia University Grants for Public Service. 

Principal Investigator. (2001). Social support and adjustment in Appalachian youth: Differences between late adolescent smokers and nonsmokers. Prevention Research Center of WVU and Centers for Disease Control. 

Co-Investigator. (2001). Cigarette smoking attitudes and behaviors among 18- to 24- year-olds. Centers for Disease Control and West Virginia Bureau for Public Health. 

Co-Investigator. (2001). Evaluation of 21st Century Learning Center/Monongalia County Kaleidoscope Project. U. S. Department of Education.

Co-Investigator. (2001). Evaluation Oversight and Coordinating Unit. West Virginia Bureau of Public Health.

Co-investigator/Project Director. (2000). Smoking cessation among rural youth: Exploring the impact of race, class, gender, and mental health. Prevention Research Center of WVU and Centers for Disease Control.

Co-Investigator. (2000). Evaluation Oversight and Coordinating Unit. West Virginia Bureau of Public Health.

Publications

Massey, C. J., Fleming, D. & Cooke, C. (in press). Issues and concerns of African American LGBT students: Building bridges on college campuses. In J. Washington & V. Wall (Eds.), LGBT People of Color in the Academy

Horn, K., Dino, G., Kalsekar, I., Massey, C. J., Manzo-Tennant, & McGloin, T. (2004). Exploring the relationship between mental health and smoking cessation: A study of rural teens. Prevention Science, 5(2), 113-126.

Horn, K. A., Fernandes, A., Dino, G. A., Massey, C. J., & Kalsekar, I. (2003). Adolescent nicotine dependence and smoking cessation outcomes. Addictive Behaviors, 28, 769-776.

Massey, C. J., Dino, G. A., Horn, K. A., Lacey-McCracken, A., Goldcamp, J., & Kalsekar, I.  (2003). Recruitment barriers and successes for the American Lung Association’s Not-On-Tobacco program. Journal of School Health, 73, 58-63.

Dino, G. A., Horn, K. A., Goldcamp, J., Fernandes, A., Kalsekar, I., & Massey, C. J. (2001). A two-year efficacy study of Not On Tobacco in Florida: An overview of program successes in changing teen smoking behavior. Preventive Medicine, 33, 600-605.

Dino, G., Horn, K.  A., Goldcamp, J., Maniar, S., Fernandes, A. & Massey, C.  J. (2001). State-wide demonstration of Not On Tobacco: A gender-sensitive teen smoking cessation program.  Journal of School Nursing, 17, 90-97.

Kennedy, R. S., Lanham, D. S., Drexler, J. M., & Massey, C. J.  (1997).  A comparison of cybersickness incidences, symptom profiles, measurement techniques, and suggestions for future research.  Presence, 6, 638-644.

Kennedy, R. S., Lanham, D. S., Massey, C. J., Drexler, J. M., & Lilienthal, M. G. (1995).  Gender differences in simulator sickness incidence: Implications for military virtual reality systems.  SAFE Journal, 25(1), 69-76.

Silver, N. C., Wadiak, D. L., & Massey, C. J. (1995).  A Microsoft FORTRAN 77 program for testing the difference among independent first-order partial correlations.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 55(2), 245-248.

Recent Conference Presentations

Massey, C. J., Cooke, C. A., & Bartha, D. (October, 2008). The politics of lesbian and gay lives. Paper presented at the annual Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Women’s Consortium Conference, Slippery Rock, PA. 

Hammond, N. L., & Massey, C. J. (April, 2008). Coming out later in life: Experiences of previously married lesbians with children. Paper presented at the annual Slippery Rock University Research Symposium, Slippery Rock, PA.

                   

Massey, C.J., Bowers, S., Varner, J., Cushey, A., McShane, M., & Clark, J.
(March, 2008). Psychosocial factors related to cigarette smoking. A comparison
among Lesbian smokers/nonsmokers and their heterosexual peers.
Poster
presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology,
San Diego, CA.

 

Massey, C. J., Fleming, D., & Cooke, C. (March, 2008). Pathways to Campus
Inclusion: Perspectives of African-American Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual students
and their heterosexual peers.
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
Association for Women in Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Boulier, N., Rizzardi, M., Piscopo, K., Stocker, R., Bowers, S. & Massey, C. J. (March, 2007). Gender differences in the emotional reaction to the “coming out” of a gay or lesbian child. Poster presented at the annual Slippery Rock University Research Symposium, Slippery Rock, PA.

 Cooke, C., Massey, C. J., & Fleming, D. (March, 2007). Issues and Concerns of
African-American LGBT Students: Building Bridges on College Campuses.
Paper presented at the annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Colloquium,
Allegheny College, PA.  

Massey, C. J., Boulier, N., Rizzardi, M., Dixon, J., Barner, L., Piscopo, K., Stocker, R.,
& Bowers, S. (March, 2007). Gender differences in the emotional reaction to the
“coming out” of a gay or lesbian child
. Poster presented at the annual
meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

 

Massey, C. J., Morris, T., & Friedman, A. H. (July, 2006). Do Gay and Lesbian
Cigarette Smokers Need Tailored Cessation Programs?
Poster presented at the
bi-annual meeting of the World Tobacco or Health Conference, Washington, DC.

 

Massey, C. J., Morris, T., Friedman, A. H., Dittmer, J., Trout, D., Eslep, H., &
Hill, T. (May, 2005). Psychosocial Factors Related to Smoking in Gay and Lesbian
Young Adults.
Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the National Tobacco
or Health Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Massey, C. J., Barner, L., Boulier, N., Thomas, K., & Horvath, A. (March, 2005). Psychosocial Predictors of Binge Drinking in College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA. 

 

Massey, C. J., Eslep, H., Gay, R., & Dittmer, J. (May, 2004). Psychosocial
Predictors of Self-Esteem in College Students.
Poster presented at the annual
meeting of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Eslep, H., Gay, R., Dittmer, J., & Massey, C. J. (March, 2004). Predictors of Binge
Drinking in College Students.
Poster presented at the annual Slippery Rock University
Research Symposium, Slippery Rock,  PA.

 

Dittmer, J., Stockton, S., Houston, G., Massey, C. J, & Port, R. (March, 2004).
Developmental Stress and Alcohol Consumption in Young Adult Rats. Poster
presented at the annual Slippery Rock University Research Symposium,
Slippery Rock, PA.

Massey, C. J., Anderson, R., & Johnson, S. E. (April, 2003). Psychosocial factors and substance use: Differences between 18- to 24-year-old Appalachian smokers and nonsmokers. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Tampa, FL.

Horn, K., Dino, G., Massey, C. J., Manzo, K., Kalsekar, I., & McGloin, T. (November, 2002). Exploring the relationship between mental health and smoking cessation: A study of rural teens. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA.

Massey, C. J., Morris, T., Swenson, L., & Grindley, E. (November, 2002). Cigarette smoking among rural young adults: Associations with mental health and drug use. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA.

Anderson, R. H., Massey, C. J., & Johnson, S. B. (November, 2002). Cigarette smoking attitudes and behaviors among 18-24 year olds. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, San Francisco, CA.

Recent Invited Presentations

 Tobacco Use in Gay and Lesbian Young Adults: Implications for Cessation Programming. (November, 2006). Paper presented at the monthly meeting of the Tobacco Free Butler County Coalition, Butler, PA.

Cigarette Smoking Among Rural Young Adults: Associations with Mental Health and Drug Use. (November, 2006). Paper presented at the monthly meeting of the Tobacco Free Butler County Coalition, Butler, PA.

Tobacco Use in Gay and Lesbian Young Adults: Implications for Cessation
Programming. (September, 2006). Paper presented at the quarterly district meeting
of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Tobacco Free Coalition, Monroeville, PA.

Child Maltreatment: Consequences and Treatment. (April, 2005). Slippery Rock University Social Work Conference, Slippery Rock, PA.

 Do Gay and Lesbian Cigarette Smokers Need Tailored Cessation Programs. (January, 2005). West Virginia University Karl Lashley Distinguished Alumni Colloquium Series, Morgantown, WV. 

Parental Favoritism: Associations with late adolescent adjustment. (March, 2003). Allegheny General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA.

 

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
309-D Vincent Science Center Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
(724) 738-2532
Fax: (724) 738-4219

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Office Hours

Monday  11-1 pm

Tuesday 9:30-11 am

Thursday 9:30-11 am