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Elizabeth Melles

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Dr Elizabeth Melles

melles@nsuok.edu

  • Associate Professor
    Psychology

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Haskell Hall 101
    (918) 444-3018

Bio

Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Melles is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling and is currently serving as the Chair of the Department of Psychology and Counseling. In 2019, she was named Outstanding Faculty Member by the Oklahoma Psychological Society. She is also a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Oklahoma and works part-time at a private practice in Tahlequah, seeing clients for therapy, ADHD, Learning Disability, or Autism testing, and group work. Additionally, she is currently serving as the Co-Chair for Oklahoma Psychological Association's Division of Research and Training. Outside of work, she has very little spare time, having two rambunctious young children, but when she does, she loves to woodwork, ride her motorcycle, go for a run, or curl up with a cup of coffee and a good book.

Education:

  • PhD, Counseling Psychology , The University of Oklahoma, 2015
  • MA, Counseling, New Mexico State University , 2011
  • BA, English / Psychology , University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, Summa cum laude, 2009
Dr. Melles' broad range of research interests (the impacts of growing up abroad, postpartum intrusive thoughts, social distancing during the pandemic...) reflect her passion for applying psychological concepts to the world around her. She is always excited to partner with students on their research.
Dr. Melles has taught a range of psychology courses including Abnormal Psychology, Social Psychology, Positive Psychology, Introduction to Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Statistics.

Intellectual Content:

  • Im a Horrible Mother: The Impact of Psychoeducation on Postpartum Intrusive Thoughts (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Application, Published,
  • Promoting religious acceptance: the relationship between intercultural competence and religious attitudes among Third Culture Kids (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, December, 2017
  • Here, Everybody Moves: Using Relational Cultural Therapy with Adult Third-Culture Kids (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, June, 2014
  • Does the Third Culture kid experience predict levels of prejudice? (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, 2013
  • The Client with Limited English Proficiency (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Application, Published, 2012

Presentations:

  • Im a Horrible Mother: The Impact of Psychoeducation on Postpartum Intrusive Thoughts - Southwestern Psychological Association Conference - Conference canceled due to COVID-19) - April 2020
  • Who They Are: An Analysis of Faculty Perceptions of Transfer Students - Southwestern Psychological Association Conference - Conference canceled due to COVID-19 - 2020
  • Youve Got a Friend in Me: A Study of the Bond Forged by Human-Animal Interaction with Shelter Dogs. - Oklahoma Psychological Society Conference - Edmond - 2018
  • A Walk to Remember: Examining the Impact of the Privilege Walk - Oklahoma Psychological Society Conference - Edmond - April 2018
  • Breaking Down Barriers: How a Childhood Spent Abroad Impacts Levels of Prejudice - Southwestern Psychological Association Conference - San Antonio, TX - 2017
  • The Impact of Aleithymia, Corporal Punishment, and Expression of Love After Corporal Punishment on Non-Suicidal Self-Injury - Oklahoma Psychological Association Conference - OKC - November 2017
  • The Influence of Gender on Sexual Harassment - Oklahoma Psychological Association Conference - OKC - November 2017

Courses Taught:

  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Fall 2020
  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4673 - Fall 2020
  • PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS - PSYC 3553 - Fall 2020
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Fall 2020
  • HONORS RESEARCH I - PSYC 3401 - Fall 2020
  • DIRECTED RESEARCH - PSYC 4473 - Fall 2020
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Summer 2020
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Summer 2020
  • DIRECTED RESEARCH - PSYC 4473 - Spring 2020
  • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 3353 - Spring 2020
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Spring 2020
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Spring 2020
  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY W/ LAB - PSYC 3574 - Spring 2020
  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY W/ LAB - PSYC 3574 - Spring 2020
  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB - PSYC 3574 - Spring 2020
  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB - PSYC 3574 - Spring 2020
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Fall 2019
  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4673 - Fall 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Fall 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Fall 2019
  • DIRECTED STUDY & READINGS - PSYC 4423 - Fall 2019
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Summer 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Summer 2019
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Spring 2019
  • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 3353 - Spring 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Spring 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Spring 2019
  • HONORS RESEARCH IV - PSYC 4401 - Spring 2019
  • DIRECTED STUDY & READINGS - PSYC 4423 - Spring 2019
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Spring 2019
  • ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4153 - Fall 2018
  • DIRECTED RESEARCH - PSYC 4473 - Fall 2018
  • HONORS RESEARCH III - PSYC 4402 - Fall 2018
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Fall 2018
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Fall 2018
  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4673 - Fall 2018