Faculty and Staff Profiles

OWEN RICHARD LIGHTSEY
Professor, Counsel Educations Psych Research
Email: olightsy@memphis.edu
Office Location: 303C Ball Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11:00am - 1:00pm and by appointment
Profile

Owen Richard Lightsey Jr., Ph.D., University of Maryland (1992), is a Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Memphis. His areas of expertise include stress-coping, psychological resilience, and psychological well-being. He has published 34 articles, many in top journals, and has been cited in the scientific literature over 900 times. He has received or been nominated for several honors including the Diamond Special Recognition Award for Teaching and Research from the Mental Health Association of the Mid-South, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare. Dr. Lightsey has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and The Journal for Specialists in Group Work and reviews manuscripts for journals such as the Journal of Happiness Studies, the Journal of Positive Psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Journal of Personality, and Personality and Individual Differences. He particularly enjoys publishing collaboratively with students and former students, three of whom have received research awards for projects conducted with Dr. Lightsey. Dr. Lightsey also enjoys conduct and supervision of group therapy, as well as teaching group psychotherapy courses; he also has extensive experience teaching doctoral research and supervision courses. Examples of Dr. Lightsey's many service activities include serving as Chair of a national diversity-related Special Task Group for Division 17 of the American Psychological Association, serving as Chair of the Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research Department (CEPR) Diversity Committee, serving for over 11 years as Chair of the CEPR Tenure and Promotion Committee, and serving as Chair for six years of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee.    


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Education
  • B.A. Psychology - University of Southern Mississippi - 1978
  • M.S. Counseling Psychology - University of Southern Mississippi - 1982
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology - University of Maryland, College Park - 1992
  • Licensed Psychologist and Health Service Provider Psychology - State of Tennessee - 1993- Present

Work Experience

  • Employment Counselor, Student Employment Office - University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi - 8/81-9/81 & 6/82-9/82 (part-time)
  • Psychological Associate, Assessment and Intervention Department - Hunt Correctional Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 11/82-8-87
  • Coordinator, Learning Assessment Project,   - Goucher College, Towson, Maryland - 8/87-8/88 (half-time)
  • Therapist/Counselor,   - M.K. Spodak, M.D. PA, Towson, Maryland - 9/88-9/89 (part-time)
  • Therapist/Counselor,   - Children of Separated and Divorced Parents Project, Columbia, Maryland - 9/90-12/90 (part-time)
  • Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research - The University of Memphis - 1992-1998
  • Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research - The University of Memphis - 1998-2013
Honors/Awards
  • Diamond Special Recognition Award for Teaching and Research - Mental Health Association of the Mid-South - 1996
  • Finalist, "Best Article of 1997" - Journal for Specialists in Group Work - 1997
  • Nomination for Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care, 2nd Edition - Marquis Who's Who - 1999-2000
  • Nomination for Who's Who in America, 2003 Edition - Marquis Who's Who - 2002
  • Advisee Research Award (Dave Dahlbeck): 2007 APA Annual Convention Student Poster Award in Pediatric Rehabilitation Psychology for the poster "Self-Efficacy, Meaning, and Coping as Predictors of Well-Being Among Children With Disabilities.” - Division 22, American Psychological Association - 2007
  • Advisee Research Award (James Sweeney): 2006 First Place Award in the Education category in the 18th Annual University of Memphis Student Research Forum for the study “Self-Efficacy, Cohesion, and Meaning as Predictors of Family Satisfaction among Parents of Children with Disabilities” - University of Memphis - 2006
  • Advisee Research Award (Anita G. Wells): 2005 APA Annual Convention Student Poster Award in Counseling Psychology for the poster "Negative Affect and Emotion-Oriented Coping Predict Pain-Related Distress" - Division 17, American Psychological Association - 2005

Outreach

  • Violence Prevention in our Schools: one half-day training workshop on group processes; facilitation of groups in 3 half-day training workshops on brain-storming, team-building, and anger management. - Memphis City Police Officers and School Counselors - 1993 -  
  • Workshop: "Resilience in the Workplace": Taught stress management and coping skills - International Association of Personnel in Employment Security Conference Attendees - April, 1995 -  
  • United Way Grant Review Committee: Reviewed applications, conducted site visits, and helped make funding decisions regarding distribution of Ryan White federal funds to local agencies that provided services to persons with HIV, - Agencies applying for Ryan White Funds - 1994-95, 1995-96 -  
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Site Visitor/Evaluator, Collierville High School: Two full days on site evaluating the Student Activities of < Collierville High School, and aiding Dr. James in evaluation of the Guidance program - Collierville High School - 1993 -  
  • HIV Positive Group Leadership: Led 10 1/2 hour sessions of a support group for HIV positive persons - Friends For Life - 1994 -  
  • Oral examiner, State Psychology Licensure Examinations -   - 1993, 1994, 1995 -  
  • Radio Talk Show: Presented "Holiday Depression" - UM radio talk show - 1994 -  
  • Member, Research Committee of the Shelby County Domestic Violence Council: Conducting research on Domestic Violence in Shelby County - Court-referred perpetrators and victims - 1996-99 - Shelby County
  • Member, University of Memphis Collaborative Consortium: AIDS/HIV Prevention, Education, and Treatment - Beneficiaries of the Consortium - 1996-97 -  
  • Presentation: Happiness and Resilience - Lindenwood Christian Church Glass Onion Discussion Group - October, 2008 -  
  • Workshop/Presentation: Stress Management, Happiness, and Resilience - Telco Key Employees Conference - October, 2008 -  
  • WKNO Television Interview for the program "The Best Times" on the subject of happiness and aging -   - December 18, 2012 -  
Service
  •   - Chair, CEPR Diversity Committee - 1994-1996
  •   - COE Faculty Research Committee (FRC) - 1993-1994
  •   - University Faculty Senate - 1997-1998, 2003-2006
  •   - Member, Center for Community Health - 2005-2010
  •   - College of Education Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2006-2008
  •   - Chair, Tenure and Promotion Subcommittee for Revising CEPR Tenure and Promotion Guidelines - 2007-2008
  •   - Chair, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2008-2013
  •   - Coordinator, CPSY Comprehensive Examinations - 2004-2013
  •   - Chair, CEPR Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2000-2001, 2004-2013
  • The Counseling Psychologist - Editorial Board - 2001-2003, 2004-2006
  • The Journal of Counseling Psychology - Editorial Board - 2001-2004
  • The Journal of Specialists in Group Work - Editorial Board - 1998-2004
  • Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development - Reviewer - 2004
  • Rehabilitation Psychology - Reviewer - 2004, 2005,2006
  • Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology - Reviewer - 2000, 2007
  • The Counseling Psychologist - Reviewer - 1997-1999
  • The Journal of Counseling Psychology - Reviewer - 1994, 1995, 1999, 2005-2007, 2009
  • Cognitive Therapy and Research - Reviewer - 1995
  • Personality and Individual Differences - Reviewer - 2006, 2007
  • Behavior Therapy - Reviewer - 2008
  • American Psychological Association - Chair, Division 17 Special Task Group, Increasing Involvement in Diversity [C] - 1996-1997
  • American Psychological Association - Division 17 Diversity Task Group - 1994-1995
  • American Psychological Association - Division 17 Program Committee - 1993-1996
  • Cognitive Therapy and Research - Reviewer - 2011
  • The Journal of Happiness Studies - Reviewer - 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Journal of Positive Psychology - Reviewer - 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Journal of Family Studies - Review Panel - 2011
  • Journal of Personality - Reviewer - 2013
Journal Articles
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Boyraz, G., Ervin, A., Rarey, E. B., Gharibian Gharghani, G., & Maxwell, D. (in press). Generalized self-efficacy, positive cognitions, and negative cognitions as mediators of the relationship between conscientiousness and meaning in life. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
  • Boyraz, G., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Can, A. (2013). The Turkish version of the Meaning in Life Questionnaire: Assessing the measurement invariance across Turkish and American adult samples. Journal of Personality Assessment, doi: 10.1080/00223891.2013.765882
  • Wang, M., Lightsey, O., Tran, K., & Bonaparte, T. (2013). Examining suicide protective factors among Black college students. Death Studies, 37, 228-247. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2011.623215
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., McGhee, R., Ervin, A., Gharibian Gharghani, G., Rarey, E. B., Daigle, R. P., Wright, K. F., Constantin, D., & Powell, K. (2013). Self-efficacy for affect regulation as a predictor of future life satisfaction and moderator of the negative affect-life satisfaction relationship. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 115-134. doi: 10.1007/s10902-011-9312-4
  • Lightsey, O.R., Jr., Gharibian Gharghani, G., Katz, A., Rarey, E. B., & McKinney, V. A. (2013). Positive automatic cognitions mediate the relationship between personality and trait positive affect. Journal of Happiness Studies, 14, 115-134. doi: 10.1007/s10902-011-9319-x
  • Boyraz, G., & Lightsey, O. R. Jr. (2012). Can positive thinking help? Positive automatic thoughts as moderators of the stress-meaning relationship. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 267-277. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2012.01150.x

  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Johnson, E., & Freeman, P. (2012). Can positive thinking reduce negative affect? A test of potential mediating mechanisms. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 26, 71-88. doi: 10.1891/0889-8391.26.1.71
  • Lightsey, O.R., Jr., & Boyraz, G. (2011). Do positive thinking and meaning mediate the positive affect-life satisfaction relationship? Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 43, 203-213.
  • Lightsey, O. R. Jr., Maxwell, D. A., Nash, T. M., Rarey, E. B., & McKinney, V. A. (2011). Self-control and self-efficacy for affect regulation as moderators of the negative affect-life satisfaction relationship. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 142-154. doi: 10.1891/0889-8391.25.2.142
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Wells, A. G., Wang, M., Pietruszka, T., Ciftci, A., & Stancil, B. (2009). Emotion-oriented coping, avoidance coping, and fear of pain as mediators of the relationship between positive affect, negative affect and pain-related distress among Black and White college women. The Counseling Psychologist, 37, 116-146.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Sweeney, J. (2008). Meaning in life, emotion-oriented coping, generalized self-efficacy, and family cohesion as predictors of family satisfaction among mothers of children with disabilities. The Family Journal, 16, 212-221.    
  • Dahlbeck, D., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (co-first authors) (2008). Generalized self-efficacy, coping, and self-esteem as predictors of psychological adjustment among children with disabilities or chronic illnesses. Children's Health Care, 37, 293-315. 
  •  Lightsey (2008). Hardiness and happiness. In F. L. Leong (Editor) Encyclopedia of Counseling, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Peck, L. D., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2008). The eating disorders continuum, self-esteem, and perfectionism. Journal of Counseling and Development, 86, 184-192.    
  • Lightsey, O. R. Jr., & Barnes, P. W. (co-first authors) (2007). Discrimination, attributional tendencies, generalized self-efficacy, and assertiveness as predictors of psychological distress among African Americans. Journal of Black Psychology, 33, 27-50.
  • Wang, M., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A. C., & Wells, A. G. (2007). Purpose in life and reasons for living as mediators of the relationship between stress, coping, and suicidal behavior. Journal of Positive Psychology, 2, 195-204. 
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Burke, M., Ervin, A., Henderson, D., & Yee, C. (2006). Generalized self-efficacy, self-esteem, and negative affect. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 38, 72-80. 
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2006). Resilience, meaning, and well-being. The Counseling Psychologist, 34, 96-107. 
  • Harris, P. R., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2005). Constructive thinking as a mediator of the relationship between extraversion, neuroticism, and subjective well-being. European Journal of Personality, 19, 409-426. 
  • Barnes, P. W., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2005). Perceived Racist Discrimination, coping, stress, and life satisfaction. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 33, 48-61.  
  • Francis-Fischer, J., & Lightsey, O. R. Jr. (2003). Parenthood after primary infertility. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 11, 117-128.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Hulsey, D. (2002). Gambling, self control, and dysphoria in a college student population. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 49, 202-211.   
  • Rice, D. & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2001). Freshman living learning community: Relationship to academic success and affective development. The Journal of College and University Student Housing, 30, 11-17.   
  • Waldrop, D., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ethington, C. A., Woemmel, C. A., & Coke, A. L. (2001). Self-efficacy, optimism, health competence, and recovery from orthopedic surgery. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 48, 233-238.  
  • Collins, K. W., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2001). Racial identity, generalized self-efficacy and self-esteem: A pilot study of a mediation model for African American Women. Journal of Black Psychology, 27, 272-287.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1999). Positive thoughts versus states of mind ratio as a stress moderator: Findings across four studies. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 23, 469-482.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1997). Stress buffers and dysphoria: A prospective study. The Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 11, 263-277.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1997). The Role of Psychological Resources in Well-Being: A reply. The Counseling Psychologist, 25, 699-705.   
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1997). Generalized self-efficacy expectancies, optimism and growth group outcomes. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 22, 189-202.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Christopher, J. C. (1997). Stress buffers and dysphoria in a NonWestern population. Journal of Counseling and Development, 7, 451-459.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1996). What leads to wellness? The role of psychological resources in well-being. The Counseling Psychologist, 24, 589-735.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1994). "Thinking Positive" as a stress-buffer: The role of positive automatic cognitions in depression and happiness. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 41, 325-334.  
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1994). Positive automatic cognitions as moderators of the negative life event--dysphoria relationship. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 18, 353-365.  
  • Hill, C. E., Corbett, M. M., Kanitz, B., Rios, P., Lightsey, R., & Gomez, M. (1992). Client behavior in counseling and therapy sessions: Development of a pantheoretical measure. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 39, 539-549.  
  • Devlin, R. J., Klinger, J. H., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Marshall, G. M., & Price, A. W. (1984). The adult special education student in a state correctional system: A profile. Journal of Correctional Education, 35, 47-48.  
Presentations
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ingram, C. L., Murray, A. N., Wright, K. F., Allen, B. M., Reupke, A. G., Smith, B. N., Sobieski, J. & Holley, K. A. (2014). Wellness enhancement interventions: Empirical comparison and mediational pathways. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ingram, C. L., Wright, K. F., Murray, A. N., Allen, B. M., Reupke, A. G., Smith, B. N., Sobieski, J., Holley, K. A., & Stubbs, W. (2014). Differential predictive validity of resilience-related measures. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ingram, C. L., Wright, K. F., Murray, A. M., & Allen, B. M. (2014). Trait resilience and self-efficacy buffer the negative affect--well-being relationship. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Hatchett, S., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Wright, K. F., Murray, A. N., Ingram, C. L., Allen, B. M., Stubbs, W., Holley, K. A., Reupke, A. G., Smith, B. N. IV, Sobieski, J., Zuckerman, S., Duckett, K., & Gibson, B. W. (2014). Protective factors in the relationship between urgency and bulimic behaviors. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ingram, C. L., Wright, K. F., Allen, B. M., McGhee, R. A., Ervin, A., Murray, A. N., & Voss, J. C. (2013). Automatic thoughts mediate the trait affect—life satisfaction relationship. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., McGhee, R. A., Ervin, A., Wright, K. F., Rarey, E. B., Gharibian Gharghani, G., Daigle, R. P., & Constantin, D. (2013). Self-efficacy for affect expression and regulation predict psychological well-being. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Murray, A., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ingram, C. L., Voss, J. C., Ervin, A., Allen, B. M., Wright, K. F., & McGhee, R. A. (2013). General and self-regulatory emotional self-efficacy predict lower future neuroticism. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2013 American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., McGhee, R.A., Ervin, A., Wright, K. F., Rarey, E. B., Gharibian Gharghani, G., Daigle, R. P., & Constantin, D. (2012). Self-efficacy for affect expression and regulation predict psychological well-being. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.
  • Boyraz, G., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Ingram, C. L., Allen, B. M., Ervin, A., Wright, K. F., Murray, A. N., Voss, J. C., McGhee, R. A., Rarey, E. B., Gharibian Gharghani, G., Daigle, R. P., & Constantin, D. (2012). Generalized self-efficacy and cognitions as mediators of the conscientiousness-meaning relationship. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.
  • Lewallen, K. C., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Powell, K., Daigle, R. P., & McGhee, R. A. (2012). Generalized self-efficacy, caring for peers with eating disorders, and well-being. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.
  • Ingram, C. L., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., McGhee, R. A., Murray, A. N., Ervin, A., Allen, B. M., Wright, K. F., Voss, J. C., & Gharibian Gharghani, G. (2012). Do negative automatic thoughts predict trait negative affect? Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, Florida.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., McGhee, R. A., Ervin, A., Wright, K., Daigle, R. P., Donnalin, C., Gharibian Gharghani, G., Rarey, E. B., & Powell, K. (2011). Can positive thinking reduce negative affect? A longitudinal replication and extension. Poster presented at the 2011 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  •  Lightsey, O. R., Jr., McGhee, R. A., Constantin, D., Daigle, R. P., Gharghani, G. G., Powell, K., Rarey, E. B., & Wright, K. (2011). Self-Efficacy for affect regulation as a predictor of future life satisfaction and moderator of the negative affect—life satisfaction relationship. Poster presented at the 2011 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • McGhee, R., Priest, R., & Lightsey, O.R., Jr. (2011). Self-care in treating sexually-victimized children: An international perspective. Poster presented at the 2011 American Psychological Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Johnson, E., & Freeman, P. (2010). Can Positive Thinking Reduce Negative Affect? Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Gharghani, G. G., Katz, A. M., McKinney, V., & Rarey, E. (2010). Positive Thoughts Mediate the Relationship between Personality and Positive Affect. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Cedarholm, K., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2009). Examining protective moderators of the body dissatisfaction--eating disorder relationship. Poster presented at the 2009 American Psychological Association Convention. 
  • Maxwell, D., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Berkes, P. M. (2009). The measurement of adolescent purpose in life. Poster presented at the 2009 American Psychological Association Convention. 
  • Boyraz, G., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2008). Positive thoughts, self-efficacy, and meaning as mediators between stress and life satisfaction. Poster presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association Convention.
  • Wang, M., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2008). Meaning in life and reasons for living as mediators of the relationship between stress and suicidal behavior among African Americans. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual American Psychological Association Convention (Not presented due travel complications)
  • Dahlbeck, D., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2007) Generalized Self-Efficacy, Coping, and Self-Esteem as Predictors of Psychological Adjustment among Children with Disabilities or Chronic Illnesses. Poster presented at the 2007 American Psychological Association Convention. 
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Sweeney, J., & Dahlbeck, D. (2007). Meaning in Life, Emotion-Oriented Coping, Generalized Self-Efficacy and Family Cohesion as Predictors of Family Satisfaction among Mothers of Children with Disabilities. Poster presented at the 2007 American Psychological Association Convention. 
  • Wang, M. C., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A. C., & Wells, A. G. (2006). Purpose in life and reasons for living as mediators of the relationship between stress, coping, and suicidal behavior. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention. 
  • Boyraz, G., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (2006). Resilience, meaning, and well-being. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Uruk, A., Pietruszka, T., Wang, M. C., & Wells, A. G. (2006). Self-efficacy, coping, stress, and life satisfaction. Poster presented at the 2006 American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Wells, A. G., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., Pietruszka, T., Uruk, A. C., Wang, M. C., & Stancil, B. (2005). Emotion-oriented coping as a mediator of the relationship between negative affect and pain-related distress. Poster presented at the 2005 American Psychological Association Convention.
  • Pietruszka, T., Lightsey, O.R., Jr., Uruk, A., Wang, M.C., Wells, A. G., & Stancil, B. (2005). General Coping Self-Efficacy Predicts Posttraumatic Growth. Poster presented at the 2005 American Psychological Association Convention
  • Frances-Fischer, J., Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Bridges, S. (2003). Male Infertility and Masculinity. Paper presented at the 2003 American Psychological Association Convention. 
  • Waldrop, D., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr., (2000). Self-efficacy, optimism, health competence, and recovery from orthopedic surgery. Poster presented at the 2000 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D. C.
  • Williams-Collins, K., & Lightsey, O. R. Jr. (1999). Racial Identity, Generalized Self-Efficacy and Psychological Well-Being: A Mediation Model for African American Women. Poster presented at the 107th American Psychological Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts
  • L'Abbe, J., & Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1999). Self-Efficacy and Learned Helplessness as Predictors of Premature Termination. Poster presented at the 107th American Psychological Association Convention, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1998). Generalized self-efficacy and self-esteem among college students in the United States and Guam. Poster presented at the 106th American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 17th, 1998
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1996). Psychological Resources, Stress, and Dysphoria: Tests of Alternative Causal Models. Poster presented at the 104th American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada, August 10th, 1996
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (Chair), Karyn Boatwright, Linda Brooks, Madonna Constantine, Linda Forrest, Freda Rosenberg, William J. Smith, Thomas Sayger, Robbie Steward (1996). Increasing the Participation of White Psychologists in Racial/Ethnic Minority Issues. Conversation round-table presented at the 104th American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada, August, 11th, 1996
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1996). Generalized self-efficacy expectancies, optimism and growth group outcomes. Paper presented at the 1996 American Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 22, 1996
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1996). Increasing the Participation of White Psychologists in Racial/Ethnic Minority Issues. Discussion group, presented at the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs Conference, Houston, Texas, February 23rd, 1996
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr., & Christopher, J. C. (1995). Psychological Resources and Dysphoria: A Cross-Cultural Replication and Extension. Poster presented at the 103rd American Psychological Association Convention, New York City, New York, August 14, 1995
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1995). The Role of Psychological Resources in HIV Infection. Poster presented at the 103rd American Psychological Association Convention, New York City, New York, August 11, 1995
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1995). Positive thinking, generalized self-efficacy, and stress: Findings across four studies. Paper presented at the 1995 Southeastern Division 17 Regional Conference, October 21st, 1995
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1994). An Inquiry into Psychological Resilience. Poster Presented at the 102nd American Psychological Association Convention, Los Angeles, California, August 13, 1994
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1994). Resilience, self-efficacy, and positive thought as predictors of dysphoria. Poster presented at the Annual SouthEastern Psychological Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, March, 1994
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1994). Resilience, Coping, and Happiness: An Exploratory Study. Poster presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 1994
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1993). Affect and Cognitions: What is Their Relationship? Poster Presented at the Southeast Regional Division 17 Conference, November, 1993
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1993). Psychological Resilience and the Prediction of Future Happiness. Poster presented at the 101st Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 1993
  • Lightsey, O. R., Jr. (1993). Positive Automatic Cognitions as Moderators of the Negative Life Event-Dysphoria Relationship. Poster presented at the 101st Annual American Psychological Association Conference, Toronto, Canada, August, 1993