Paul G. Michael, PhD
Roles and Interests
- Advanced Statistics
- Research Design
Supervises Dissertation Research
Clinical and Research Interests
Applying meta-analysis to synthesize and evaluate literature in a variety of topic areas; examining the constructs of statistics and research anxiety, as well as attitudes towards statistics and attitudes towards research methods; Examining correlates and consequences of statistics and research anxiety, as well as interventions to reduce statistics anxiety and improve attitudes towards research; evaluating the psychometric properties of instruments utilized in a variety of research areas; and examining teaching methods and strategies in graduate-level advanced statistics and research design/methodology courses
- PhD in Experimental Psychology, The University of Memphis, 2003
- MS in Experimental Psychology, The University of Memphis, 2000
- BS in Psychology, Virginia Tech, 1996
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- APA Division 5 - Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
- Western Psychological Association (WPA)
Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)
*Howard, A., & Michael, P. G. (In Press). Psychometric properties and factor structure of the attitudes toward research scale in a graduate student sample. Psychology Learning and Teaching.
*Freeman, H., Brems, C., Michael, P., & Marsh, S. (In Press). Empowering a community from the inside out: A program evaluation of a yoga teacher training program for adults in custody. International Journal of Yoga Therapy.
*Flowers, J., & Michael, P.G. (2017). An examination of the reliability and factor structure of the mindfulness process questionnaire (MPQ). Mindfulness & Compassion, 2, 71-81.
*Colgan, D. D., Christopher, M. S., Michael, P. G., & Wahbeh, H. (2016). The body scan and mindful breathing among veterans with PTSD: Type of intervention moderates the relationship between changes in mindfulness and post-treatment depression. Mindfulness, 7, 372-383.
Selected Recent Presentation (*denotes student author)
Michael, P.G. (2017, August). Evaluating meditation as an approach to decrease statistics anxiety in graduate students. Poster presented at the 125th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
*McGilton. M., Michael, P. G., & Arnaut, G. (2018, April). A meta-analysis of the relationship between personality traits and traits associated with false confessions. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
*Stierley, D., Michael, P. G., & Seawell, A. (2018, April). A meta-analysis examining social engagement interventions impact on cognitive function. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
*Stark, N., Bobadilla, L., & Michael, P. G. (2018, April). The role of endogenous oxytocin in trait empathy. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
*Greene, A., Michael, P. G., & Edwards-Leeper, E. (2018, November). Gender variance, autism, and birth-assigned sex differences: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 25th symposium of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), Buenos Aires, Argentina.