Posted in publication

NEW e-Book — Graduate School in Psychology: Insights for Success

Are you interested in pursuing a career in psychology? We wrote this book to help people interested in graduate school in psychology learn about the many paths and programs available to them to become a health service psychologist. The topics covered in this book include:

  • Masters Degree in Psychology
  • Doctoral Degree in Psychology
  • Types of Schools
  • Applying to Doctoral Programs
  • Accreditation
  • Debt and Income
  • Choosing a Program
  • Planning for Success: Internships in Psychology
  • After Internship
  • Frequently Asked Questions – Mythbusters!

Written by Dr. Mike Parent and one of his students, Tyler Bradstreet, this book offers insights for success by not only giving tips for applying to grad school, but also understanding more about the profession and what it means for picking a graduate school!

If you are interested in this e-Book please click here or search for this book on! You can also get it in paperback if you prefer it that way! We truly hope that this book is useful and helpful to you in planning to pursue your future career as a psychologist! Also, here is a flyer for the e-Book as well.


Posted in awards, research

Dr. Parent receives NIH grant!


Dr. Parent was recently awarded an NIH grant for a research proposal regarding exploring non-prescription testosterone use among transgender female-to-males via the minority stress model. This project will also explore issues such as substance and alcohol use among FTM. This an amazing honor and recognition of the Dr. Parent’s strong research abilities, and will be a great opportunity for the GSHB lab to experience what its like working on an NIH-funded research project.


Parent (PI) NIH-NIDA R03 DA042226                                              Sep. 2016-Aug. 2017

Minority stress, substance/alcohol use, and non-prescription testosterone use among transgender female-to-males. Awarded.

Posted in convention

While at APA Denver 2016..

Here are a few of our presentations during the APA 2016 convention in Denver, CO.

Tyler Bradstreet – presenting research on how drive for muscularity impacts physical and global self concept, self-esteem, and ultimately depression and disordered eating.
Tyler Bradstreet – presenting research on men’s same gender friendships, their impact on self-esteem, and how conformity to masculine norm impacts these relationships.
Maggie Piper – presenting research on racial disparities in substance use between HS athletes and non-athletes.
Maggie Piper – presenting research on medical student self-care behaviors through exploring variables that influence perceived school stress.
Kiyra Crooks – presenting research on sexual orientation minority based disparities in adolescent obesogenic behaviors.
Posted in awards

2016 Spring Newsletter: TTU Psychological Sciences Department

The TTU Psychological Sciences Department publishes a newsletter each semester to fill everyone in on happenings within the department, various awards individuals have received, any other relevant news! Please click here to view this semester’s newsletter!

Tyler Bradstreet (middle, bottom row) receiving Counseling researcher of year award
Dr. Parent (far left) presenting undergrad students with Psi Chi scholarships
Posted in awards

Dr. Mike Parent Receives New Faculty Award!

Dr. Parent on top left-hand corner.


Our lab’s own Dr. Mike Parent recently was nominated and awarded the Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award, which has recognized outstanding new faculty members since 1987. This honor is reflective of students’ and other faculty’s perception of Dr. Parent’s outstanding work as a teacher, researcher, and mentor.

Please view the following links: TTU Alumni Association Arts & Sciences Article.

Dr. Parent receiving award.