Skip to main content
Switch to text-only version
Get accessibility information and assistance


Psychological Sciences

Dr. Debi Brannan  NTT Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office: Todd 330
Phone: (503) 831-4200
Fax: (503)838-8618
E-mail address: brannand@wou.edu

brannan.socialpsychology.org

Facebook

 


 

Education

Ph.D., Portland State University, Applied Psychology, 2010
   Dissertation: The Effects of Daily Social Support on Drinking
   Major- Applied Social Psychology
   Minor- Research Methods
   Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Mohr

 

M.S., Portland State University, Applied Psychology, 2007
   Thesis: Direct and Buffering Effects of Daily Positive Events
   Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Mohr

B.S., Portland State University, Psychology, 2004

 

 

Teaching Experience

NTT Professor, Western Oregon University 2011-Present
Advisory Board Member, Portland Employer Drug-Free Initiative  2006-Present
Assistant Adjunct Professor, University of Portland 2011
Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University  2009-2011
Intern, Center for Health Research, Kaiser Permanente  2010
Adjunct Instructor, Linfield College   2010-2011
Adjunct Instructor, Portland Community College  &2010-2011
Project Manager, National Institute of Health Funded Grant
(Motivational Models of Alcohol Consumption)  2005-2009
Project Manager, Cross-Cultural Project (Iran, Jordan, Norway, Denmark, U.S.) 2006-2008
Graduate Research Assistant, Portland State University   2002-2010

 

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, Associate Editor, 2013

Pure Insights, Assistant Editor, 2012-2013

New School Psychological Bulletin, Editorial Board, 2008-2009

 

AD HOC REVIEWER

The Journal of Social Psychology

Anxiety, Stress, & Coping

Journal of Family Issues

Sage Publishing

Journal of Counseling Psychology

Journal of Studies on Alcohol

Journal of Basic and Applied Psychology

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

Editorial Board Member, (2009-2010),New School Psychological Bulletin

Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research

Pure Insights

 

GUEST LECTURES

Field Observations

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

Health Psychology

Social Psychology of Mental Health

Human Sexuality

Advanced Applied Social Psychology

 

METHODOLOGY AND DATA ANALYTIC SKILLS

Quantitative

Hierarchical linear modeling

Longitudinal data analysis

Structural equation modeling

Factor analysis

Multivariate techniques

Field research methods

Qualitative

Focus group techniques

Mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative)

Coding and analyzing qualitative data

Program Evaluation

Community Based Participatory Research Methods

 

 

Research Interests

Interpersonal interactions

Social support

Stress and coping

Aging

Positive mood buffering

Health outcomes

Diverse populations and cross-cultural comparisons

Well-being

Prevention

Psychosocial influences on health

Alcohol consumption in moderate to heavy drinkers

 

 

Professional and Honor Societies

 

Psi Chi

Western Psychological Association

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

International Association for Relationship Research

American Evaluation Association

Research Society on Alcoholism

Society for Occupational Health Psychology

Oregon Program Evaluators Network (OPEN)

American Psychological Association

 

  

Courses Taught

 

Introduction to Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Research Methods

Human Relations

Personality

Social Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Psychology as a Social Science

Motivation

Mental Health

Aging and Mental Health

Cross-Cultural Psychology

 

 

Selected Publications

 

Johnson, R.K., Harrold, M., Cochran, D., Brannan, D., & Bleistein, T. An Examination of  the First Years: Novice ESOL Teachers’ Experiences with Loneliness and Stress (2014).PURE Insights,3

 

Arpin, S., Mohr, C.D., & Brannan, D. (Under Review, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin) Loneliness, social context, and health behavior: The influence of gender and perceptions of support on responses to daily loneliness.

 

Brannan, D., Davis, A., & Biswas-Diener, R., (2014, In Press) The science of forgiveness:  Examining the influence of forgiveness on mental health, Encyclopedia of Mental Health, 2nd Ed.

 

Harrold, M. (2014). Lipstick and granola: Perceptions of Feminism, Pure Insights, 3. Faculty Advisors, Alexander, J. & Brannan, D.

 

Brannan, D. & Mohr, C.D. (2013). Friendship, Love and Social Support. In R. Biswas-Diener & E. Diener (Eds), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers. DOI: www.nobaproject.com

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Jacobs, L., Wright, R., & Wang, M. (2013).

Daily mood-drinking slopes as predictors: A new take on drinking motives and related outcomes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi:10.1037/a0032633

 

Thurman, S. (2013). Case Study – The Parkinson’s Experience.  PURE Insights, 2 (1), (Brannan – Faculty Advisor).

 

Brannan, D., Biswas-Diener, R., Mohr, C.D. Mortazavi, S. & Stein, N. (2012). Friends and family, a cross-cultural investigation of social support and subjective well-being, Journal of Positive Psychology, 8(1), 65-75. DOI:10.1080/17439760.2012.743573

 

Brannan, D. & Bleinsten, T. (2012). Novice ESOL teachers’ perceptions of social support and self-efficacy, TESOL Quarterly, 46, 519-541. DOI: 10.1002/tesq.40

             

Sturm, D., Conkey, E., Nibler, N., Brannan, D. & Bleistein, T. (2012). Gender and optimism as predictors of novice ESOL teaching performance, PURE Insights, 1(8) 35-41.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Mohr, J. Armeli, S., & Tennen H. (2008). Evidence for the undoing hypothesis among college student drinkers, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1249-1259.

 

 

Research in Progress

  

The Home Health Occupations - Musculoskeletal Examinations (HHOME) pilot study was

supported by funding form the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

PI: Rose Goldman, MD, MPH

Co-PI and Project Leader: Lauren Murphy, Ph.D.

Co-PI: Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, DO, Ph,D. MPH, CPH

Co-PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

 

Study of College Students' Daily Work/Family/School Life

PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

Co-PI: Lauren Murphy, Ph.D.

 

Reflective ESOL Teaching Volunteer-Run Community Classes

PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

Co-PI: Tasha Bleistein, Ph.D.

 

Health and Wellness Program: An examination of ESOL teachers and immigrants.

PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

Co-PI: Tasha Bleisten, Ph.D.

 

Examination of Novice ESOL Teachers’ Perceptions of Social Support and Self-Efficacy.

PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

Co-PI: Tasha Bleisten, Ph.D.

The Language of Gratitude

PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

PI: David Foster, Ph.D.

Cross-Cultural Study of Support, Stress and Well-Being

PI: Debi Brannan, Ph.D.

Motivational Models of Alcohol Consumption

PI: Cynthia Mohr, Ph.D.

International Study of Well-Being

PI: Cynthia Mohr, Ph.D.

 

  

 

Presentations and Published Abstracts

 

Johnson, R.K., Harrold, M., Wester, S., Daquilanto, K. Davis, A., Duhart, S., Palmer, M., Brannan, D., & Foster, D. (2014). Psychological well-being and using cognitive processing during an expressive letter writing exercise. Presented at Academic Excellence Showcase. Monmouth, OR.

 

Brannan, D., Arpin, S., & Mohr, C.D. (2014). The buffering effects of socially supportive exchanges on affect variability-drinking relationships. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

 

Johnson, R.K., Harrold, M., Wester, S., Daquilanto, K. Davis, A., Duhart, S., Palmer, M., Brannan, D., & Foster, D. (2014). Psychological well-being and using cognitive processing during an expressive letter writing exercise. Presented at Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

 

Shimabukuro, L., Cochran, D., Harold, M., Brannan, D., & Bleistein, T. (2013). The influence of loneliness on novice ESOL teaching. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Reno, NV.

             

Arpin, S., Mohr, C.D., & Brannan, D. (2013) Loneliness, social context, and health behavior:  The influence of gender and perceptions of support on responses to daily loneliness. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

 

Brannan, D. (2012). The Social Psychology of Well-Being. Invited Speaker, Portland State University: Advanced Applied Social Psychology Intensive Course. Portland, Oregon.

 

Harold, M. (2012). Feminist Self-Labeling & Attitudes Toward Women. Presented at Academic Excellence Showcase. Monmouth, OR (Faculty Sponsor: Brannan, D.)

 

Nibler, N., Conkey, E., Brannan, D., & Bleistein, T. (2012) Gender and Optimism's Influence on Perceived ESOL Teaching Performance. Presented at Academic Excellence Showcase. Monmouth, OR.

 

Conkey, E., Nibler, N. Sturm, D., Brannan, D., & Bleistein, T. (2012) Gender and Optimism's Influence on perceived ESOL Teaching Performance. A poster presented at Western Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.

 

Nibler, N., Conkey, E., Sturm, D., Brannan, D., & Bleistein, T. (2012) Gender and Optimism's Influence on Perceived ESOL Teaching Performance. A oral presentation at Oregon Academy of Science. Portland, OR.

 

Brannan, D. (2012). Friends and Family: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Social Support and Subjective Well-Being.  A symposium presented at Western Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.

 

Brannan. D. & Mohr, C.D. (2012). Relationships between Social Support on Daily Drinking Behaviors. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA.

 

 

Klinkicka, L. Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D. & Arpin, S. (2011). The Correlation of Negative Social Exchanges with Engagement in Health Behaviors. Northwest Eco-Conference. Portland, Oregon.

 

Lyubhick, N., Klinkicka, L. Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D. & Arpin, S. (2011). The Effects of Social Support and Satisfaction with Life on Drinking Habits. Northwest Eco-Conference. Portland, Oregon.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Jacobs, L.M & Wang, M. (2011) Capturing the Evidence and Effects of Mood Management. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, TX.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Jacobs, L.M & Wright, R., (2010) Daily mood-drinking slopes predicting one year alcohol-related outcomes. Alcohol Epidemiology Symposium of the Kettil Bruun Society. Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Jacobs, L.M & Wright, R., (2010) Daily mood-drinking slopes predicting one year alcohol-related outcomes. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Las Vegas, NV.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Wright, R., Jacobs, L.M. (2009). Enthusiasm and drinking: Evidence for positive mood buffering among moderate drinkers. A poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Portland, OR.

 

Brannan, D., Biswas-Diener, R., Mohr, C.D., Stein, N., & Mortazavi, S. (2009). Do my friends and family make me happy: A cross-cultural investigation. A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Tampa, FL.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Wendt, S., Wright, R., Jacobs, L.M. (2009). The buffering effects of positive moods on alcohol use.  A poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Tampa, FL.

 

Brannan, D., Mohr, C.D. & Wendt, S. (2006). Psychosocial characteristics of moderate-to-heavy drinkers in the community. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. Baltimore, MD.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Vail, R., Freeland, M., & Wendt, S. (2006). Daily process research: Compliance and participant satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. Baltimore, MD.

 

Brannan, D., Mohr, C.D., Horsey, K., Eksuzian, S., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (2005). Daily variability in behavioral social support. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Portland, OR.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (2005). A daily process study of alcohol use and social support. Presentation at Oregon Academy of Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.

 

Mohr, C.D., O’Brien, K., Brannan, D., & Cudlike, L. (2005). Positive and negative interpersonal exchanges: A focus group study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Portland, OR.

 

Brannan, D., C.D., Horsey, K., Eksuzian, S., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (2005). Daily variability in behavioral social support. Poster presented at the annual meeting Columbia-Willamette Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium. Portland, OR.

 

Brannan, D., Mohr, C., Cudlike, L., Ellis, T., Riste-Pater, K., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (June, 2004). Alcohol and Social Support II: A Daily Process Study of College Students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. Vancouver, BC.

 

Mohr, C.D., Brannan, D., Armeli, S., & Tennen, H. (June, 2004). Alcohol and Social Support I: A Daily Process Study of Adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism. Vancouver, B.C.

 

 

Grants

 

2014      National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Grant, $11,296.00

2014      Faculty Development Award, Travel Grant, $500

2013      PSI CHI Travel Grant, $1400

2013      Faculty Development Award, Research/Major Project, $3500.

2013      Faculty Development Award, Travel Grant, $1200, to Present at WPA, Reno, NV

2012      Faculty Development Award, Travel Grant, $1200, Presented at SPSP in San Diego, CA

2012      Faculty Development Award, Travel Grant, $1200, Presented at WPA in San Francisco, CA

2004      Scolarly and Creataive Activity Grant for Undergraduates, at Portland State University $500

Contact

Psychological Sciences (503) 838-8344 | or e-mail: kunzel@wou.edu

MissionWestern Oregon University | 345 N. Monmouth Ave. | Monmouth OR 97361 | 503-838-8000(V/TTY) | Admissions 1-877-877-1593 | webmaster@wou.edu Text only
shocker-127 Remote IP: 54.83.229.255 ((none!))