I earned a Ph.D. in school psychology from Mississippi State University, a MA in educational psychology from Michigan State University and a MS in clinical psychology from Emporia (Kansas) State University.
My research includes more than 46 journal articles in the area of anxiety and depression. I have publications on the validity of Spanish measures of depression as well as the relationship of depression and acculturation Hispanics. Other research has examined if depression can be differentiated from anxiety. The majority of my research has been completed with students and former students. We have completed a number of cross-cultural comparisons of depression and anxiety. My current project involves the validity of the Beck Depression Inventory among adolescents in Mexico. Other areas of research include assessment of creativity and forms of giftedness in Hispanics.
I have extensive work experience which includes:
- Court Psychologist in Detroit
- Crisis intervention therapist in Detroit and East Lansing
- Therapist in adult day treatment and aftercare programs in Detroit
- Graduate assistant, college counseling center, Mississippi State
- Completed psychological evaluations and tutored student athletics
- Substance abuse therapist in Lansing, MI
- Bilingual school psychologist, Arizona, 5 years
- Therapist, out-patient clinic, US Army
- Completed emergency psychological evaluations US Army
Baloglu, M., Abbasi, A., & Masten, W. G. (2007). A cross-cultural comparison of anxiety among college students. College Student Journal, 41, 977-984.
Gadzella, B., Masten, W., & Zascavage, V. (2009). Differences among three groups of men on stress and learning processes. Individual Differences Research, 7, 29-39.