College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of California, San Diego-San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program, 1991
  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983
  • B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1981

Recent Courses

  • 2513  Abnormal Psychology
  • 2543  Theories of Learning
  • 4183  Physiological Psychology
  • 4253  Psychology of Health
  • 4953  Sp Studies: Stress
  • 5383  Biological Psychology (MS level)

Representative Publications

Book

McNaughton-Cassill, M.E. Mind the Gap: Managing Stress in the Modern World (2013). San Diego, California: Cognella Academic Press.

Publications in Refereed Journals

  • Osman, A., Lamis, D. A., Freedenthal, S., Gutierrez, P. M., & McNaughton-Cassill (in press). The Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support: Analyses of internal reliability, measurement invariance, and correlates across gender. Journal of Personality Assessment.
  • Bryan, C.J., Andreski, S.R., McNaughton-Cassill, M. & Osman, A. (in press) Agency is associated with decreased emotional distress and suicidal ideation in military personnel. Archives of Suicide Research.
  • Bryan, C.J., Elder, W.B., McNaughton-Cassill, M., Osman, A., Hernandez, A.M., & Allison, S. (in press). Meaning in life, emotional distress, suicidal ideation, and life functioning in an active duty military sample. Journal of Positive Psychology.
  • Bryan, C.J., McNaughton-Cassill, M. & Osman, A. (In press). Age and belongingness moderate the effects of combat exposure on suicidal ideation among active duty Air Force personnel. Journal of Affective Disorders.
  • Bryan, C.J., Elder, W.B., McNaughton-Cassill, M., Osman, A., Hernandez, A.M., & Allison, S. (2013). Meaning in life, emotional distress, suicidal ideation, and life functioning in an active duty military sample. Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(5), 444-452.
  • Hannon, B. and McNaughton-Cassill, M. (2011). SAT performance: Understanding the contributions of cognitive/learning and social/personality factors. Applied Cognitive Psychology, n/a.doi: 10.1002/acp.1725.
  • McNaughton-Cassill, M. Novian, D.A., Holmes, T.L.,& Smith, T.L. (2009). Emotional stress and coping in response to television news coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Journal of Media Psychology V 14 (1) Winter, 2009.
  • Meier, J A., McNaughton-Cassill, M., Lynch, M. (2006). The Management of household and childcare tasks and relationship satisfaction in dual-earner families. Marriage & Family Review, 40: 2/3, 61, 88.
  • McNaughton-Cassill, M.E., Bostwick, J.M., Arthur, J., Robinson, R.D., & Neal, G.S. (2005). Brief cognitive behavioral couples support groups developed to manage the stress of IVF treatment. In Oxington, K.V. (Ed). Stress and Health New Research (pp. 187-201). New York: Nova Biomedical Books.
  • McNaughton-Cassill, M. E., Bostwick, J.M., Arthur, N.J., Robinson R. R., & Neal, G.S. (2002). The efficacy of brief couples support groups developed to manage the stress of In Vitro Fertilization treatment. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 77, 1060-1066.
  • McNaughton-Cassill, M. E., & Smith., T.S. (2002). My world is OK, but yours is not: Television news, the optimism gap, and stress. Stress & Health 18, 27-33.

Additional Information

Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Richard S. Howe Excellence in Service to Undergraduates Teaching Award
  • 2010 UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award
  • 2010-2011  Principle Investigator on SALSI Grant  with Dr. Augustine Osman and Dr. Craig Bryan, UTHSCSA. Analysis of Risk and Protective Factors for Trauma-Related Events
  • 2008 Faculty Research Award. Co-Investigator with Dr. Augustine Osman. Development of a Measure of Media Malaise.
  • Received 3 Year M-RISP  Grant with  Dr. B. Hannon from the NIH entitled: Longitudinal a Investigation of the Attitudinal/Belief and Learning/Cognitive Factors that contribute to Test Anxiety in European-American and Hispanic Students.
  • Received 3 Year Minority Biomedical Research Support Grant from the NIH  for a project entitled:  News Media Exposure, Stress and Psychological Well-Being.

Academic and Professional Activities

  • American Psychological Association
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Texas Psychological Association, Disaster Response San Antonio, Representative
  • Member of the Continuing Education Committee, Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Advisor for Student Psychological Association, UTSA
  • Advisor for Mortar Board, UTSA

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