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Professional Publications by Dr. Wang & Dr. Nyutu


Wang, M., Wong, J., Nyutu, P., & Fu, C. (in press). Suicidality among Black college students:  Which cultural and personal resources matter? Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development.

Wang, M.-C., Harcrow, A.-M., Spears, A., & Nyutu, P. (2018). Satisfaction with life among military spouses: Coping and affect. Journal: UMBH: Military Behavioral Health.

Nelson, R., Wang, M., & Hagenson, L. (2017). Inclusive, culturally competent practices for Christian faith leaders in responding to IPV survivors with disabilities. In A. Johnson, R. Nelson, & E. Lund (Eds), Religion, Disability, and Interpersonal Violence. (pp. 179-202). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

Wang, M., Wong, Y. J., Nyutu, P., Spears, A., & Nichols, W. (2016). Suicide protective factors in substance abuse patients: Religiosity and family support. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. 26(4), 370-381. doi: 10.1080/10508619.2016.1174568


Arhin, A., Gallop, K., Mann, J., Cannon, S., Tran, K., & Wang, M. (2016). Acupuncture as a Treatment Option in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-Related Tinnitus in War Veterans: A Case Presentation. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34 (1), 56-63. doi: 0898010115581935


Wang, M., Nyutu, P., Tran, K., & Spears, A. (2015). Finding resiliency: Sense of community and its mediation effect on military spouses’ psychological well-being. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 37, 164-174. doi:


Levitt, H., Horne, S., Wheeler, E., & Wang, M. (2015). Addressing intimate partner violence within a religious context. In D. F. Walker, C. Courtois, & J. D., Aten. (Eds). Spiritually Oriented Trauma Psychotherapy. (pp. 211-231). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Tran, K., Wong, Y. J., Cokley, K., Brownson, C., Drum, D., Awad, G., & Wang, M. (2015). Suicidal Asian American college students’ perceptions of protective factors: A qualitative study. Death Studies, 39 (8), 500-507. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2014.970299


Wang, M., Tran, K., Nyutu, P., & Fleming, E. (2014). Doing the right thing: A mixed-methods

study focused on generosity and positive well-being. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 9 (3), 318-331. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2014.890556


Wang, M., Wong, Y. J., Tran, K., Nyutu, P., & Spears, A. (2013). Reasons for living, social support, and Afrocentric worldview: Assessing buffering factors related to Black Americans’ suicidal behavior. Archives of Suicide Research, 17(2), 136-147.  doi: 10.1080/13811118.2013.776454

Wang, M., Lightsey, R., Tran, K., & Bonaparte, T. (2013). Examining suicide protective factors among Black college students. Death Studies, 37(3), 228-247. doi:  10.1080/07481187.2011.623215

Wang, M., Nyutu, P., & Tran, K. (2012). Coping, reasons for living, and suicide in Black college students. Journal of Counseling & Development, 90, 459-466. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2012.00057.x

Wang, M., Horne, S., Levitt, M. H., & Klesges, L. (2009). Christian women in IPV relationships: An exploratory study in religious factors. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 224-235.  

Lightsey, R., Wells, A., Wang, M., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A., & Stancil, B. (2009). Emotion-focused coping mediates the negative affect-pain distress relationship among African American women. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 116-146. doi: 10.1177/0011000007312991

Levitt, H. M., Williams, D., Uruk, A., Kannan, D., Obana, M., Smith, B., Wang, M., Plexico, L. Camp, J., Hardison, H., Watts, A., & Wonch, W. (2009). Depth Curiosity: The pursuit of a congruent understanding versus the danger of engulfment. The Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 22, 187-212. doi: 10.1080/10720530902915093


Wang, M., Horne, S., Holdford, R., & Henning, K. (2008). Family of origin violence as a predictor of severity of domestic violence by male offenders. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 17, 156-174.


Wang, M., & Horne, S. (2008). Counseling abused adults and elders. In F. Leong (ed.) Encyclopedia of Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.


Cooley, E., Toray, T., Wang, M., & Valdez, N. (2008). Maternal effects on daughters’ eating pathology and body image. Eating Behavior, 9, 52-61. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2007.03.001


Wang, M., Lightsey, R., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A., & Wells, A. (2007). Purpose in life and reasons for living as mediators of the relationship between stress, coping, and suicidal behavior. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 195–204. doi: 10.1080/17439760701228920


Osman, A., Barrios, F. X., Gutierrez, P. M., Schwarting, B., Kopper, A., & Wang, M. (2005). Reliability and construct validity of the Pain Distress Inventory. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 68, 169-180.


Osman, A., Wang, M., & Barrios, F. X. (2003). Review of the Fear of Pain Questionnaire-III. In F. Columbus (ed.), Psychology of Fear. New York: Nova Publishers.

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