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Gail Overbey

Professor of Psychology

goverbey@semo.edu
573-651-2254
Office: Scully  427C

Education
  • Ph.D. Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX Area: Clinical Psychology, with special interest in Clinical Child Psychology
  • B. S. Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO (Summa Cum Laude) Double Majors: Psychology and Mathematics
Courses Taught
  • PY101 Psychological Perspectives on Human Behavior
  • PY120 The Child: Development from Conception to Adolescence
  • PY220 Psychological Development Across the Life Span
  • PY222 Development of the Adolescent
  • PY271 Research Design and Analysis I
  • PY301 Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • PY325 Psychological Development of the Family
  • PY444 Childhood Psychopathology
  • PY521 Advanced Child Development
  • PY491/492 Directed Readings in Psychology
  • PY494 Directed Research in Psychology
  • PY692 Independent Study in Psychology
  • SE680 Adolescent Psychology
  • UI317 Human Sexuality
  • In addition, I have provided individual instruction to students completing advanced research in psychology or McNair research projects.
Research Interests
  • Emotional reliance on cell phones, appropriate use of technology, the intergenerational transmission of family values and attitudes, communication within families, parenting styles/practices, and many others.
Publications
  • Overbey, G. A., Snell, W. E., Jr., & Callis, K. E. (2011). Subclinical ADHD, stress, and coping in romantic relationships of university students. Journal of Attention Disorders, 15, 67- 78. doi: 10.1177/1087054709347257
  • Castens, A. R., & Overbey, G. A. (2009). ADHD, boredom, sleep disturbance, self-esteem, and academic achievement in college students. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 14, 52-58.
  • Snell, W. E., Jr., & Overbey, G. A. (2008). Assessing belief in the 10 Commandments: The Multidimensional 10 Commandments Questionnaire. Journal of Religion and Health, 47, 188-216.
  • Callis, K. E., & Overbey, G. A. (2005). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A pilot study of rural community medical practice. Cape County Medical Journal, 55, 7-9.
  • Overbey, G. A., & Callis, K. E. (2005). Diagnosis and treatment of ADHD by Missouri family physicians. Missouri Family Physician, 24(1), 18-24.
  • Snell, W. E., Jr., Overbey, G. A., & Brewer, A. L. (2005). Parenting perfectionism and the parenting role. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 613-624.
  • Overbey, G., & Guiling, S. F. (1999). Student perceptions of plagiarism and the evaluation of assignments. Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 10(3), 3-22.
  • Taylor, D., & Overbey, G. (1999). Financial practices and expectations of student and non student consumers. Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 91, 39-42.
  • Mogharreban, C., Overbey, G., Parette, P., Pollina, L., Shafaie, S., & Zlokovich, M. (1997). School readiness and early intervention: An emerging model for service delivery. Infant and Toddler Intervention: The Transdisciplinary Journal, 7, 17-43.
  • Overbey, G., & Pollina, L. K. (1996). Generational differences in perceived responsibility for adolescent support: A study of adolescent females, mothers, and maternal grandmothers. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 25, 599-613.
  • Young, R. K., Overbey, G., and Powell, G. D. (1976). Is there sequential information in a mental image? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, 2, 663-670.
Conference Presentations
  • Overbey, G. A. (2017, May). Emotional reliance on cell phones, social anxiety, and attachment. Presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
  • Heider, C. M., & Overbey, G. A. (2016, May). Appropriate technology use in student-faculty relationships: Student and faculty views. Presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Heider, C. M., & Overbey, G. A. (2016, January). Appropriate technology use in student faculty relationships. Presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.
  • Schwettman, T. W., & Overbey, G. A. (2015, April/May). Feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors associated with Internet use in high school and college students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Ma, Q., Atkinson, W. J., II, & Overbey, G. (2013, May). Emotional reliance and cell phone use in university students. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Douglas, M., & Overbey, G. A. (2012, April). Parental bonding, self efficacy, and eating behaviors of female university students. Presented at the 20th Annual Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Ma, Q., Atkinson, W. J., II, & Overbey, G. A. (2012, April). Emotional reliance on cell phones by university students. Presented at the 20th Annual Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Atkinson, W. J., II, Ma, Q., & Overbey, G. A. (2012, April). Multiple uses of cell phones by university students. Presented at the 20th Annual Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Callis, K. E., & Overbey, G. A. (2009, June). Blending academia and clinical practice. Presented at the 2009 Missouri Psychological Association Convention, Lake Ozark, MO.
  • Castens, A., & Overbey, G. (2008, April). ADHD, boredom, sleep disturbance, self-esteem, and academic productivity in college students. Presented at the 16th Annual Southeast Missouri State University Student Research Conference, Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • Overbey, G. A. (2005, May). Student perceptions of the objectives within IDEA student ratings of instruction. Presented at the 17th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society [now known as the Association for Psychological Science], Los Angeles, CA.
  • Overbey, G. (2005, May). The Ph.D. in clinical psychology. Presented as part of the Psi Chi Symposium An exploration of different graduate programs that lead to careers in counseling at the 17th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society [now known as the Association for Psychological Science], Los Angeles, CA.
  • McClellan, E., & Overbey, G. (2002, October). Updates in aging and Alzheimers. Presented at the 19th Annual Mid-America Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Evansville, IN.
  • Overbey, G., & Delgado, L. (2001, October). Alzheimer’s, bullies, culture, and beyond: New findings and activities in developmental psychology. Invited presentation at the 18th Annual Mid-America Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Evansville, IN.
  • Overbey, G. (2001, June). Development and validation of the Family Communication Inventory 2 (FCI-2). Presented at the 13th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society [now known as the Association for Psychological Science], Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Overbey, G. (2001, June). Teaching multiple sections of the same course. Presented as a Participant Idea Exchange at the 13th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society [now known as the Association for Psychological Science], Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Overbey, G., Zlokovich, M., & Delgado, L. (2000, October). Bullies, bangers, braggarts, and brats: Bad behavior in adolescence. Invited presentation at the Mid-America Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Evansville, IN.
  • Overbey, G. A. (2000, May). Children’s reasoning in social situations. Presented as part of the Creative Classroom poster sessions sponsored by the Council of Teachers of Undergraduate Psychology at the 2000 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Contact Dr. Overbey for presentations prior to May of 2000, and see archives of website for Student Research Conference (www.semo.edu/src/) for student presentations that I have sponsored.

 

Contact

573.651.2132
psychology@semo.edu
Scully 404
Department of Psychology
One University Plaza, MS 5700
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701