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Austen Anderson

Austen Anderson

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Austen Anderson received his Ph.D. from the University of Miami in Counseling Psychology. Throughout his training and career he has been interested in understanding well-being and what we can do to promote it. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Waco, TX and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA's VISN 17 Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans. His current research focuses on identifying the lifestyle behaviors (e.g. diet, exercise, sleep, time spent in nature) that most strongly predict mental health and well-being. He is also specifically interested in better understanding the benefits of spending time in nature and the role of lifestyle change in traditional behavioral interventions.

  • PHD - University of Miami (2019)
  • BS - Brigham Young University-Provo (2012)

Undergraduate
PSY 433 - Workshop in Counseling Procedures

Graduate
PSY 652 - Practicum I

  • Lifestyle behaviors, psychological distress, and well-being: A daily diary study, SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE, 2020, 10.1016/j.socscimed.2020.113263
  • Enjoying nature, exercise, social interaction, and affect: A daily diary study, JOURNAL OF HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 2020, 10.1177/1359105320977642
  • Is a better planned day a healthier day? A daily diary study, PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH, 2021, 10.1080/08870446.2020.1841763
  • SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT EARLY IN THE US COVID-19 CRISIS: EXPLORING SOCIAL SUPPORT AND PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR BETWEEN THOSE WITH AND WITHOUT DEPRESSION OR ANXIETY IN AN ONLINE SAMPLE, JOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2020, 10.1521/jscp.2020.39.10.923
  • Licensed Psychologist

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Contact Me

Owings-McQuagge Hall (OMH) 213F map

Hattiesburg

Email
Austen.AndersonFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.6342

Areas of Expertise

Counseling Psychology; Lifestyle behaviors, mental health and well-being; Nature/outdoor engagement; Daily diary methods