Roles and Interests
Instructor: Advanced Statistics, Research Design, Meta-Analysis
Supervise Thesis and Dissertation Research
Research Interests: Educational psychology (e.g., examining interventions to reduce statistics anxiety and improve attitudes towards research methods); environmental psychology (e.g., examining environmental attitudes and connectedness to nature and evaluating programs designed to increase pro-environmental behaviors); organizational climate in environmentally conscious organizations (e.g., climate of sustainability and eco-initiatives); and personnel selection (e.g., selection programs and applicant reactions).
PhD Experimental Psychology, Concentration: Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2003
MS Experimental Psychology, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, 2000
BS Psychology, Minor: Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1996
American Psychological Association (APA)
APA Division 5 - Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics
Cservenka, A., Gillespie, A., Michael, P. G., & Nagel, B. J. (2015). Family history density of alcoholism relates to left nucleus accumbens volume in adolescent girls. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 76(1), 47-56.
Christopher, M. S., Neuser, N. J., Michael, P. G., & Baitmangalkar, A. (2012). Exploring the psychometric properties of the five facet mindfulness questionnaire. Mindfulness, 3(2), 124-131.
Thomas, J. C., & Michael, P. G. (2011). Meta-analysis. In J.C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Understanding research in clinical and counseling psychology (2nd ed.). New York: Springer.
Thomas, J. C., & Michael, P. G. (2011). How the psychologist can improve personnel decisions [Review of the book Assessment, Measurement, and Prediction for Personnel Decisions, 2nd Edition]. PsycCRITIQUES- Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.
Kjos, A., Michael, P. G., & Davis, S., (2010). Adults who play violent video games and their normative beliefs about aggression. Interface on the Internet, 10-11.
Ginkel, R., Davis, S. E., & Michael, P. G. (2010). An examination of inclusion and exclusion criteria in the predoctoral internship selection process. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4(4), 213-218.
Thomas, J. C., & Michael, P. G. (2010). Statistica. In N. J. Salkind, D. M. Dougherty, & B. Frey, (Eds.). Encyclopedia of research design, Vol. 3 (pp. 1442-1444). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Michael, P. G., & Li, S. (2010). Psychometrics. In J. C. Thomas & M. Hersen (Eds.), Handbook of clinical psychology competencies (Vol. 1). New York: Springer.
Lombardi, A. M., & Michael, P. G. (2015, April). An effectiveness study of group cognitive-behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: An assessment of clinically significant change. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Miami, FL.
Rautman, L., & Michael, P. G. (2015, April). The effects of mindfulness and ACT on chronic pain: A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association (WPA), Las Vegas, NV.
Devaud, L., Kraus, C., Michael, P. G., Fortner, J., & Malhotra, A. (2015, July). Assessment of accommodations in learning styles by students in an accelerated pharmacy program. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), National Harbor, MD.
Besler, K., & Michael, P. G. (2014, February). Exploring the efficacy of addiction support groups in concert settings. Poster presented at the meeting of Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction, Atlanta, GA.
Mueller, D., & Michael, P. G. (2014, April). The role of guilt and shame in predicting proenvironmental behaviors. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
Radabaugh, J., & Michael, P. G. (2014, April). An examination of mindfulness interventions to reduce graduate student anxiety related to advanced research methodology. Paper presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
Michael, P. G., Christopher, M. S., Orenstein, M., & Radabaugh, J. (2014, April). Psychometric properties of the Mindfulness Process Questionnaire (MPQ). In D. Colgan (Chair), Measuring mindfulness and acceptance perspectives on process and outcome. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
Colgan, D., Christopher, M., Michael, P. G., & Wahbeh, H. (2014, October). The differential impact of two common elements of mindfulness among veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, Boston, MA.
Gibson, D., & Michael, P. G. (2013, March). Providing treatment feedback to clients in group therapy. Poster presented at the meeting of the Oregon Academy of Science, Salem, OR.
Maynes, K., & Michael, P. G. (2012, April). Prevalence of maltreatment histories among juvenile offenders. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Beene, K., Daniel, M., & Michael, P. G. (2012, June) Clinical utility of the integrated visual and auditory continuous performance test to identify attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, Seattle, WA.
Gritzner, S., Antick, J. R., Michael, P. G., & Cavanaugh, R. (2012, May). Cognitive behavior therapy for fibromyalgia: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Davis, S. E., Kilbourn, B. K., & Michael, P. G. (2012, September). Development and examination of an online adjunct to in-class education. Poster presented at the meeting of the Oregon Technology and Education Network, Forest Grove, OR.
Dyer, B., Daniel, M., & Michael, P. G. (2011, February). The association between measures of intelligence and memory in a clinical sample. Poster presented at the meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
Hirsh, L., & Michael, P. G. (2011, May). Environmental education for school-aged children: Impact on affinity for nature and self-efficacy. Poster presented at the meeting of the Oregon Psychological Association, Eugene, OR.
Ashworth, K., Tinsley Li, S., & Michael, P. G. (2011, June). Locked up and strapped down: Preliminary findings following the implementation of CPS to reduce seclusion and restraint with children. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Network for Social and Emotional Competence in Children, Manchester, UK.
Michael, P. G., & Dhaliwal, S. (2010, June). Addressing environmental challenges within organizations. Panel Discussion at the meeting of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, Portland, OR.
Christopher, M. S., Michael, P. G., Arnaut, G. L. Y., Lane, J. B., Askwith, T., Bliesner, A. E., & Mills, E. (2010, November). The effects of an experiential mindfulness class on the mental health of clinical psychology graduate students. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco.