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Emily Bullock Yowell

Dr. Emily Bullock Yowell



Dr. Emily Bullock Yowell received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Florida State University in 2006. Since 2006, she has been a faculty member in USM’s School of Psychology. She serves as the Training Director for the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program and is a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Mississippi. Dr. Yowell’s research program focuses on career development and vocational psychology with an emphasis in Holland RIASEC Theory, Cognitive Information Process Theory, issues of decision making, and relevant assessment. Her work emphasizes the practical application of career assistance in the lives and well-being of people from all backgrounds.

  • Counseling Psychology (PHD) - Florida State University (2006)
  • MS - University of Southern Mississippi (2002)
  • BA - University of Southern Mississippi (2000)

PSY 714: Psychology of Vocational Development
PSY 652: Counseling Practicum

  • Cognitive information processing theory: Applying theory and research to practice, Career Theory and Models at Word: Ideas for Practice, 2020
  • Integrating theory, research, and practice in vocational psychology: Current status and future directions, 2017
  • Self-Directed Search Response Project, Journal of Career Assessment, 2017, 10.1177/1069072715621532
  • College student veteran career development, adjustment, and negative life events, Journal of Military and Government Counseling, 2018
  • Cognitive information processing theory, Contemporary Theories of Career Development: International Perspectives, 2019
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  • Society of Vocational Psychology
  • National Career Development Association

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Counseling Psychology, Career Development, Vocational Psychology, Holland RIASEC Theory, Cognitive Information Processing Theory, decision making, career assessment