Director: Eric R. Dahlen, Ph.D.
Amber Dedeaux is in her senior year as an undergraduate psychology major at the University of Southern Mississippi. She joined the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab in the spring of 2017, and she is beginning the process of applying to graduate programs in psychology.
Growing up in a military home, Amber moved around a lot. She started her post-secondary studies at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. At the end of this two-year program, she received an Associate of Arts in preparatory science and transferred to the University Southern Mississippi in 2016. She wanted to carry on the tradition of her father and brothers and also stay close to home.
Over the summer, Amber presented a poster on jealously and relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships at the MSU research symposium. Currently, she enjoys working with the Dark Triad in the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab. Looking forward, Amber wants to learn more about child psychology and child development research.
Amber hopes to attend to graduate school at the master’s level in counseling or clinical psychology. She is currently engaging in the process of learning more about graduate school programs. She says that the process has been straightforward but challenging. She is actively seeking advice from professors and has found a variety of helpful responses. She is actively working on graduate school applications, GRE, letters of recommendations, and trying to find programs that fit with her interests. Ultimately, Amber is interested in a career as a therapist with the hope of owning her own practice. During her free time, she enjoys baking and reading science fiction/thriller novels.
- Post contributed by Adijah Battle
Pictured here is Amber Dedeaux, a psychology major at the University of Southern Mississippi who has been working with us as an undergraduate research assistant. She has been working closely with Philip Stoner on a project through the Anger and Traffic Psychology Lab dealing with jealousy and relationship satisfaction in romantic relational aggression among college women. The data used for this project were collected previously as part of a larger study on relational aggression. Amber and Philip focused on variables that had not yet been examined and found that relationship satisfaction moderated the relationship between cognitive jealousy and relational aggression in intimate partnerships.
Their work led to a poster presentation at Mississippi State University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium (poster available here as a .pdf file). Both Amber and Philip were able to attend the symposium at Mississippi State and found it to be a positive experience. Congratulations to both on their success.