Faculty and Staff

Dr. Gabriela Carrasco, Assistant Professor of Psychology

CURRENT POSITION
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of North Alabama

ACADEMIC PREPARATION:
Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology, Department of Psychology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2007

B.A. in Psychology, Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, 2000           

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Follow-up studies examining the role of participant motivation on perceived sexuality of interracial and same-race couples. 

Examine whether individuals maintain a theory of acculturation and how these different theories may be related to prejudicial attitudes and actions.

The relationship between the protestant work ethic and egalitarianism values.

Development of questionnaire meant to examine the relationship between acculturation stress, health, cultural values, and perceptions between the majority and minority groups

Examine the effective and ineffective teaching and learning tools used in online courses. 

A follow-up study examining techniques used by effective instructors using both qualitative and quantitative methods.

A study examining risk-taking behavior by adult children of homosexual parents and adult children of heterosexual parents.

A set of studies examining the psychological factors that influence an individual’s preparedness and reactions during a severe weather alert.

COURSES TAUGHT AT UNA:

  • PY 201: General Psychology (Lecture/Online)
  • PY 242: Psychology of Adjustment
  • PY 442: Social Psychology
  • PY 450: Close Relationships
  • PY 451: Introduction to Psychological Testing
  • PY 490: Multicultural Psychology
  • PY 499: Independent Studies

Carrasco

Above: UNA undergraduate students & Psychology faculty at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference in New Orleans, LA (Spring 2009).

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