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Faculty Member - Counseling Psychology

Mike C. Parent, Ph.D.

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Position:

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education:

Ph.D., University of Florida, 2013 (Counseling Psychology, APA-Accredited)

Internship: University of Akron Counseling Center (APA-Accredited)

B.A. (honors), University of Manitoba, 2007 (Psychology)

Contact:

Phone: (806) 834-2487

Fax: (806) 742-0818

Email: michael.parent@ttu.edu

Conformity to Masculine/Feminine Norms Inventories:

If you are requesting permission to use the CMNI-46 and/or CFNI-45, I am happy to provide these instruments to interested researchers and clinicians. There is no cost for these measures. Please include in your request:

  • Your name, affiliation, and educational status (undergrad, grad student, faculty, etc.)
  • Your experience using measures such as the CMNI-46 or CFNI-45 in research or clinical contexts; if you are an early career learner please provide the name of your mentor and her or his experience using such measures.
  • For research, a brief description of the project including population sampled and other measures or procedures administered.
  • For clinical application, a brief, unidentifiable description of the intended application.

Available Item Analysis Alpha:

If you are interested in obtaining the syntax to run available item analysis Cronbach’s alpha, please find the SPSS syntax here . For non-SPSS users or users who are unable to use syntax, I have created an excel spreadsheet that allows for AIA Alpha to be calculated manually, here, and instructions here.

Awards and Honors:

  • University of Florida Department of Psychology: Outstanding Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Award, 2013
  • APA Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Distinguished Researcher Award – Past 18 Months Contributions, 2012
  • APA Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues, Distinguished Graduate Student Award, 2012
  • University of Florida, Rainbow Alliance Award for LGBT Service and Research, 2012
  • University of Florida Department of Psychology, Pioneer Award, 2012
  • University of Florida – Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Science for Life Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2012
  • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2012
  • APA Division 17: Society for Counseling Psychology, Supervision and Training Section, Publication of the Year Award, 2011
  • APA Division 17: Society for Counseling Psychology, Section for LGBT Issues, Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 2011
  • APA Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, Graduate Student of the Year Award, 2011
  • APA Division 44: Society for the Psychological Study of LGBT Issues, Malyon-Smith Scholarship, 2010
  • University of Florida, Alec Courtelis Outstanding International Student Award, 2010
  • University of Florida Department of Psychology, Dereck Chiu Counseling Psychology Student Training and Research Scholarship, 2010
  • National Institutes on Drug Abuse, Early Career Researcher Award, 2010
  • University of Florida, Outstanding International Student Award, 2008

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and behavioral health. Most of my present work focuses on motivations for anabolic-androgenic steroid use among men; delineation of use versus abuse of anabolic steroids; and behavioral factors surrounding HIV testing. I also have interests in research on professional training and research methods.

Selected Publications:

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  • Hayden, E.W., Kornspan, A.S., Bruback, Z.T., Rogers, M., & Parent, M. C. (in press). The existence of sport psychology services among NCAA Division I FBS university athletic departments and counseling centers. The Sport Psychologist.
  • Balkhi, A. M.**, Parent, M. C., & Mayor, M.** (in press). Impact of perceived weight discrimination on patient satisfaction and physician trust. Fat Studies. doi: 10.1080/21604851.2013.731955
  • Michaels, M. S.**, Parent, M. C., & Moradi, B. (in press). Does exposure to muscularity-idealizing images have self-objectification consequences for heterosexual and sexual minority men? Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
  • Parent, M. C., & Smiler, A. P. (in press). Metric invariance of the CMNI-46 among women and men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.
  • Parent, M. C. (2013). Handling item-level missing data: Simpler is just as good. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 568-600. doi: 10.1177/0011000012445176
  • Moradi, B., Velez, B. L., & Parent, M. C. (2013). The theory of male reference group identity dependence: Roles of social desirability, masculinity ideology, and collective identity. Sex Roles, 68, 415-426.
  • Parent, M. C. (2013). Clinical considerations in etiology, assessment, and treatment of men's muscularity-focused body image disturbance. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 14, 88-100. doi: 10.1037/a0025644
  • Moradi, B., & Parent, M. C. (2013). Assessment of gender-related traits, attitudes, roles, norms, identity, and experiences. In K. F. Geisinger & J. C. Hansen (Eds.) APA handbook of testing and assessment in psychology.
  • Parent, M. C., Torrey, C., & Michaels, M. S.** (2012). “HIV testing is so gay”: The role of masculine gender role conformity in HIV testing among men who have sex with men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 59, 465-470.
  • van Arsdale, A., Shaw, T., Miller, P., & Parent, M. C. (2012). Polygraph testing for juveniles. Journal of Juvenile Justice, 1, 68-79.
  • Parent, M. C., & Moradi, B. (2011). An abbreviated tool for assessing conformity to masculine norms: Psychometric properties of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory-46. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12, 339-353.
  • Parent, M. C., & Moradi, B. (2011). An abbreviated tool for assessing feminine norm conformity: Psychometric properties of the Conformity to Feminine Norms Inventory-45. Psychological Assessment, 23, 958-969.
  • Parent, M. C., & Moradi, B. (2011). His biceps become him: An application of objectification theory to understanding drive for muscularity and propensity for steroid use in college men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 246-256.
  • Parent, M. C., Moradi, B., Rummell, C., M., & Tokar, D. T. (2011). Evidence of construct distinctiveness for conformity to masculine norms. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12, 354-367.
  • Parent, M. C., & Moradi, B. (2010). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Conformity to Feminine Norms Inventory and development of an abbreviated version: The CFNI-45. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 34, 97-109.
  • Parent, M. C., & Williamson, J. B. (2010) Program disparities in unmatched internship applicants. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 4, 116-120.
  • Parent, M. C., & Moradi, B. (2009). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory and development of the Conformity to Masculine Norms Inventory-46. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 10, 175-189.