Samantha Nagy

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Graduate Student: Clinical Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Daniel Taylor
  • B.A. Psychology, Oakland University 
  • M.S. Experimental Psychology (Behavioral Health Focus), Oakland University
Research Interests: 
  • Insomnia
  • Shift work
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Emotion regulation
  • Intervention outcomes, particularly in healthcare workers and first responders. 

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master’s in Experimental Psychology with a focus in behavioral health in 2016 and 2018 (respectively) from Oakland University in Rochester, MI under the mentorship of Scott Pickett, Ph.D. I am currently a 2nd-Year Graduate Student under the advisement of Daniel Taylor, Ph.D. I am originally from Detroit, MI and have previously worked at Oakland University and at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL as a lecturer and project coordinator.  My broad research interests include insomnia, shift work, posttraumatic stress disorder, emotion regulation, and intervention outcomes, particularly in healthcare workers and first responders. 

Selected Publications: 
Nagy, S. M., Pickett, S. M., & Hunsanger, J. A. (2020). The relationship between mindfulness, PTSD-related sleep disturbance, and sleep quality: Contributions beyond emotion regulation difficulties. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.
Nagy, S. M., Butame, S. A., Todd, L., Sheffler, J. L., Budhwani, H., Fernandez, M. I., ... & Naar, S. (2021). Barriers and facilitators to implementing a motivational interviewing-based intervention: a multi-site study of organizations caring for youth living with HIV. AIDS care, 1-6.
Ray, Travis N., Jillian A. Hunsanger, Samantha M. Nagy, and Scott M. Pickett. "Potentially morally injurious events and depression symptoms among a trauma‐exposed sample: Examining the roles of interpersonal needs and emotion dysregulation." Stress and Health 37, no. 1 (2021): 151-161.
Nagy, S.M. & Pickett, S.M. (2019). Anger as avoidance: The role of negative posttraumatic cognitions and association with 
posttraumatic outcomes. Symposium presented at the 7th International Conference on Emotions, Wellbeing, and 
Health, Tilburg, the Netherlands.
Kirwan, M., Lanni, D. J., Nagy, S., & Pickett, S. M. (2021). Building a model to predict sexual assault victimization frequency among undergraduate women. Violence against women, 10778012211022777.
Warnke, A. S., Nagy, S. M., Pickett, S. M., Jarrett, N. L., & Hunsanger, J. A. (2018). The examination of behavior inhibition system sensitivity, experiential avoidance, and sex in relation to post-traumatic stress symptom severity: Comparison of a moderated versus mediated model. Personality and Individual Differences, 132, 60-65.
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