Bio

Melissa Huey is an assistant professor of psychology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. She received her master's degree from City College of New York and her doctorate degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Huey’s research interests are twofold. Her first area focuses on discrimination and depression in immigrants of varying generational descent. She explores the “immigrant paradox,” which examines why foreign-born immigrants have better mental and physical health than their native-born counterparts.

Huey’s second area of research focuses on parent-child relations—specifically, the impact that psychological control, a form of emotional control that uses guilt and manipulation, has on adolescence. She has published papers and attended conferences on the importance of healthy parent-child relationships, particularly during adolescence.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Huey

Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Huey on the impact parents have on child development.

Assistant Professor of Psychology Melissa Huey on the impact parents have on child development.

Publications

  • Dickson, D., Huey, M., Laursen, B., Kiuru, N., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2018). “Parent contributions to friendship stability during the primary school years.” Journal of Family Psychology, 32(2), 217-228.
  • Huey, M., Hiatt, C., Laursen, B., Burk, W.J. & Rubin, K. (2017). “Mother-adolescent conflict types and adolescent adjustment: A person-oriented analysis.” Journal of Family Psychology, 31(4), 504-512.

Courses Taught

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Measurement Concepts