Research

Dr. Scott Drabenstot directs Southern Nazarene University’s Graduate Programs in Counseling’s research program.  While SNU’s Graduate Programs in Counseling is a clinically-based program, research has always been an integral part of the graduate experience. 

SNU students have been prominently featured statewide and nationally regarding their research endeavors.  Currently, SNU has submitted nine abstracts to the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (held in New Orleans, LA in January 2013). For a listing of SNU’s current, and previous, research projects, see below.   

2013 SPSP Abstract Submissions

  • Bayless, A. H., Limke, A., & Wright. R (2012).  Koko creates good karma: Using effective materials creates positive attitudes towards animal cognition and environmental conservation. Read the abstract

  • Ferrill, C., Limke, A., & Jones, P. C. (2012). Extreme and realistic optimism: Links to defensive styles and depression. Read the abstract
  • Murunga, M. S., Limke, A., & Wright, R. W. (2012). Who’s your daddy? Family structure differences in attachment to God. Read the abstract
  • Rodman, L. K., Limke, A., & Jones, P. C. (2012). The reproduction of mothering revisited:Age at birth as a moderator of the transmission of attachment from mothers to daughters. Read the abstract
  • Pryse, J. K., Limke, A., & Jones, P. C. (2012) . Feminine archetype internalization, psychological well-being, and reduction of negative mood.  Read the abstract
  • Secor, S., Limke, A., & Wright, R. W. (2012). How can we help? Identifying crucial elements of social support following trauma increases effectiveness of psychological treatment. Read the abstract
  • Smith, K., Limke, A., & Wright, R. W. (2012). Attachment, working alliance, and exploration in psychotherapy.  Read the abstract
  • Thompson, C. P., Limke, A., & Jones, P. C. (2012). Parents’ attitudes towards child welfare predicts subsequent parent-child reconciliation. Read the abstract
  • Wright, R. W., Secor, S., & Limke, A. (2012). Relational predictors of resiliency following trauma. Read the abstract.

Published Works by GPC graduates

  • Hart, J. T., Limke, A., & Budd, P. R. (2010). Attachment and faith development. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 38, 122-128. pdf
  • Lowell, S., & Limke, A. (2009). Adult romantic attachment and types of perfectionism. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 18-23. pdf
  • McDole, M. & Limke, A. (2008). Extended family social support: Making a difference in the attachment styles of adult children of divorce. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 17-24. pdf
  • Squire, A. J., Limke, A., & Jones, P. C. (in press). Unequal treatment by mothers and fathers matters differently for daughters and sons. Marriage and Family Review.

Projects in Progress involving GPC graduates

  • Myers,T., Limke, A., & Jones, P. C. (2010).  Attachment styles, conflict resolution, and satisfaction in romantic relationships. Manuscript inpreparation.
  • Secor, S. P., Limke, A., & Wright, R. W. (2011). Relational predictors of resiliency following trauma. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Secor, S. P., Limke, A., & Wright, R. W. (2012). How can we help? Identifying crucial elements of  social support following trauma increases effectiveness of psychological treatment. Project in process.

Awards received by GPC graduates

  • Hart, J. T. (2010). Attachment and faith development. Paper presentation at the annual conference of the international Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Kansas City, MO– 3rd place prize. 
  • Secor, S. P.(2011).  Relational predictors of resiliency following trauma. Poster presentation at the annual conference of the Oklahoma Psychological Society, Edmond,OK – 1st place prize.