Shana Southard-dobbs

Shana Southard-Dobbs

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychological Science
  • Faculty, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences
LC 362 Carnell Learning Center
Education

Ph.D., University of North Texas (2016)

M.S., University of Central Arkansas (2005)

B.A., Hendrix College (2003)

Publications
  • Boals, A., Murrell, A. R., Berntsen, D., Southard-Dobbs, S., & Agtarap, S. (2015). Experimentally reducing event centrality using a modified expressive writing intervention. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 4, 269-276. doi:10.1016/j.jcbs.2015.10.001
  • Boals, A., Southard-Dobbs, S., & Blumenthal, H. (2015). Adverse events in emerging adulthood are associated with increases in neuroticism. Journal of Personality, 83(2), 202-211. doi: 10.1111/jopy.12095
  • Boals, A., Schuettler, D., & Southard-Dobbs, S. (2015). Construing trauma as a double-edged sword: How narrative components of autobiographical memory relate to devastation and growth from trauma. In L. Watson and D. Berntsen (Eds.). Clinical Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory (pp. 65-84). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

 

Submitted Manuscripts
* indicates undergraduate student author

  • Zawadki, M. J., Boals, A., Mathews, N., Liu, K., Southard-Dobbs, S., & Smyth, J. M. Perseverative cognitions, post-traumatic stress disorder, and mental and physical health among college students. Under review at Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
  • Schultz, K.*, Boals, A., & Southard-Dobbs, S. The relationship between musical training and pattern recognition ability. Submitted for review at Psychology of Music.
Presentations

Conference Presentations (Peer Reviewed)
* indicates undergraduate student author

  • Southard-Dobbs, S. (2016, April). The long game: Leveraging your own experiences to support undergraduates’ career planning. In L. Bedford (Chair), The things nobody tells you about mentoring in graduate school. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 62nd annual convention of the Southwest Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S. (2016, April). Documenting your mentoring experiences. In L. Bedford (Chair), The things nobody tells you about mentoring in graduate school. Symposium accepted for presentation at the 62nd annual convention of the Southwest Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Agtarap, A., Boals, A., Steinberg, D. S., Mannon, K. A., Williams, W.*, Brown, T.*, Lane, F.*, Self, H.*, Cruze, R.*, Ekwulugo, O.*, Suri, N.*, Lopez, M.*, Connally, M. L., & Bedford, L.* (2015, May). Experimentally reducing event centrality using a modified expressive writing intervention. Poster session presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Schuler, E. R., Boals, A., Southard-Dobbs, S., Liu, K., Bedford, L.*, Ekwulugo, O.*, & Cruz, R.* (2015, May). Disrupting the life story: Event centrality and death anxiety as unique and interactive predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder. Poster session presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Boals, A., Lopez, M.*, Martinez, K.*, Southard-Dobbs, S., Suri, N.*, Cruz, R.*, Moeller, N.*, & Folorunso, M.* (2015, May). The role of religious commitment and forgiveness in revenge-seeking behavior. Poster session presented at the 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Nguyen, N., Southard-Dobbs, S., & Fire, N. (2015, March). A faculty preparation model aimed at promoting teacher self-efficacy. Paper presented at the annual University of Central Oklahoma Transformative Learning Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Jenkins, E., & Southard-Dobbs, S. (2014, October). Shaping critical thinkers: Methods for fostering critical thinking skills in the undergraduate-level psychology classroom. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Conference on Teaching of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Boals, A., & Blumenthal, H. (2014, May). Adverse events are associated with increases in neuroticism: A prospective study. Poster presented at the 26th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S. (2014, April). Utilizing formative assessment to monitor student learning. In S. Southard-Dobbs (Chair), Building your teaching toolbox: strategies for graduate student instructors. Symposium presented at the 60th annual convention of the Southwest Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., & Jenkins, E. (2013, October). “By the way, you’re teaching _____; classes start next week!” Basic tools to support effective teaching and learning for graduate student instructors and early career faculty. Paper presented at the 11th annual Best Practices Conference of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., & Agtarap, S. (2013, April). Beginning and sustaining the writing process. In A. Kraha (Chair), Academic publishing: The what, why, and how of scientific publication. Symposium presented at the 59th annual convention of the Southwest Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX.
  • Martinez, K.*, Lane, F.*, Self, H.*, Faundez, V.*, Williams, W.*, Brown, T.*, White, B.*, Southard-Dobbs, S., & Boals, A. (2013, April). The Psychology of Revenge. Poster presented at the 59th annual conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S. (2013, February). Using commonality analysis to paint a fuller picture of regression results. Paper presented at the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Daniels, J. R., and Butler, S. (2012, October). Addressing statistics anxiety: Practical advice for instructors. In M. McCall (Chair), Understanding and addressing statistics anxiety. Symposium presented at the 10th annual Best Practices Conference of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Torres, S.*, Woodling, S.*, & Boals, A. (2012, April). Event centrality predicts PTSD symptomatology in a sample of domestic violence victims. Poster presented at the 58th annual convention of the Southwest Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Hathaway, L., Southard-Dobbs, S., Boals, A., Gerber, M.*, & Borchers, S.* (2011, May). Completing an autographical memory questionnaire about a negative event reduces event-related distress. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
  • Southard, S. L., & Sheffer, C. E. (2006, August). Treating tobacco dependence. Paper presented at the 34th annual Mental Health Council of Arkansas Behavioral Health Institute, Hot Springs, AR.
  • Southard, S. L., Pennington, D., & Edwards, M. M. (2005, October). To call or not to call: Pros and cons of calling the reluctant client. Paper presented at the 42nd Biennial Southeastern Conference of Counseling Center Personnel, Hot Springs, AR.
  • Southard, S., Gillaspy, J. A., & Hallman, C. (2005, February). College students’ beliefs about alcoholism and drinking problems revisited: Or what you can learn when you use multivariate vs. univariate statistics. Paper presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Southard, S. L. (2003, March). Extraversion and agreeableness as predictors of sense of humor. Paper presented at the 17th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Southard, S. L. (2002, March). Gender and status influences on reported comfort levels in response to interpersonal touch. Paper presented at the 16th annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI.

Invited Presentations

  • Schuler, E. R., & Southard-Dobbs, S. (2016, February). Maximizing online survey research: What TurkPrime and Qualtrics can do for you. Invited presentation at the Psychology and Quantitative Research Symposium, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Liu, K., Bhiuyan, S., Kyzer, D., & Tuminello, J. (2016, January). Exploring your instructional roles with experienced teaching fellows and teaching assistants. Panel discussion presented at the semi-annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S. (2015, October). The replication crisis in psychological science: What is it, and where do we go from here? Invited presentation at the Psychology and Quantitative Research Symposium, Department of Psychology, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Ferguson, S., Chu, A., Tuminello, J., & Gross, B. (2015, August). What I wish I had known about teaching. Panel discussion presented at the Semi-Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Driver, N., Tuminello, J., Dobbs., B., & King., I. (2015, January). Establishing credibility with your students. Panel discussion presented at the Semi-Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Boals, A., & Blumenthal, H. (2014, October). Adverse events in emerging adulthood are associated with increases in neuroticism: A prospective study. Research talk presented to the Health Psychology Research Group, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Nguyen, N., Gelogullari, E., Chaplin-Kyzer, A., King., I., & Gilbert, N. (2014, August). Establishing credibility with your students. Panel discussion presented at the Semi-Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Ferguson, S., Johnson, L., & Brandt, G. (2014, January). Establishing credibility with your students. Panel discussion presented at the Semi-Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., & Turner, E. H. (2013, August). Building and maintaining credibility with your students. Invited talk presented at the Semi-Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.
  • Southard-Dobbs, S., Peake, W., Roberts, L., & Pechenina, A. (2013, August). First day of class: What I wish I had known. Panel discussion presented at the Semi-Annual Teaching Excellence Seminar, University of North Texas.