Psychology

Kay Lynn Stevens

Professor

My mission is to inspire students to get curious and use psychology as a way of knowing about the world in order to live a more informed, healthy and happy life. I am passionate about learning and I especially enjoy working with student researchers through Psychology Club. Psychology is for everyone and working with students from all walks of life is one of most enriching parts of my work at CBC.

 

M.S., B.S., Washington State University

2019 - Faculty Excellence Award recipient for doctoral residency at Grand Canyon University, March 2019.

2018 - Faculty Excellence Award recipient for advising students in the creation of original research and presentation of research at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, Oregon.

2016 - Faculty Excellence Award recipient for advising students in the creation of original research and presentation of research at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Long Beach, California.

2015 - Faculty Excellence Award recipient for advising students in the creation of original research and presentation of research at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Las Vegas, Nevada.

2014 - Faculty Excellence Award recipient for advising students in the creation of original research and presentation of research at the Western Psychological Association Convention, Portland, Oregon

2013 - Faculty Excellence Award recipient for research on new faculty mentoring program.  Award included payment for travel to the UNM mentoring conference to present research.

2012 - NISOD Award. Nominated by faculty peers to receive this award, which included travel to the NISOD conference in Austin, Texas.

2011 - National Endowment for the Humanities Community College Humanities Association Summer Scholar. Award included travel to and participation in a summer seminar on “Transcendentalism and Social Reform in Antebellum America,” in Concord, MA July, 2011.

2004-2006 - Columbia Basin College faculty development research grant recipient.

For each year in 2004-2006, a competitive award was granted which provided financial support for continuing education. Topics included investigations in neuroscience and human development, Mind-body relationships, and the assessment of psychology in the classroom.

1998 - Walla Walla Community College Faculty Excellence Award recipient. Award enabled travel to Cuernevaca, Mexico for two weeks of intensive Spanish language immersion in June 2000.

1995 - Recipient of National Academy of Neuropsychology Outstanding Student Researcher award. Presented for work in the area of depression and multiple sclerosis.

1992 - Winner of Washington State University Association for Research Professors Undergraduate Research Award

1992 - S. Town Stephenson Scholar for Washington State University Honors Program Outstanding Graduate

1992 - Celia Forrest Award Winner for Washington State University Most Promising Women Studies Student

1992 - Phi Beta Kappa

1988-92 - Washington State University President’s Honor Roll (all semesters)

1991 - Phi Kappa Phi

1988-92 - Washington State University Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholar (merit-based scholarship)

Kay Lynn Stevens, Brett Jakubek, Hunter Rodgers, Diosalen Valdez, Xochitl Rodriguez, Catherin Rily, Morgan Gosch, Cynthia Garcia, Elias Chavez, Adam Austin, Wilikinia Vasquez and Terry Rueckert. Perceptions of victims of sex trafficking. Poster presented at the 2019 Western Psychological Association convention, Pasadena, CA.

Kay Lynn Stevens, Mark Taff, Virginia Hughes, Terry Rueckert, Merrianne Bieler and Michael Reynolds. New faculty mentoring at a community college: Lessons learned from the first five years. Paper presented at the 2018 Everett Community College Mentoring Institute, Everett Community College, Everett, Washington

April Wright, Adam Austin and Kay Lynn Stevens. Parasocial interaction & relationships in college-aged adults. Poster presented at the 2018 Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Kay Lynn Stevens and Adam Austin. Implementing a faculty-mentoring program. Round table discussion at the 2017 Western Psychological Conference, Sacramento, California.

April Wright, Tyler Magid, Fernando Munoz, Adam Austin, Kay Lynn Stevens and Terry Rueckert. Variables that influence attitudes towards gender-fluidity. Poster presented at the 2017 Western Psychological Conference, Sacramento, California.

Quentin Wood, Crystal Cline, Gwendolyn Dennis, Carly Rang, Adam Austin, Kay Lynn Stevens and Terry Rueckert.  Examing the relationship between extra-curricular activities and problem solving. Poster presented at the 2017 Western Psychological Conference, Sacramento, California.

Kay Lynn Stevens and Adam Austin. Examination of peer learning and the benefits of online and face-to-face peer discussions. Poster presented at the 2016 Western Psychological Conference, Long Beach, California.

Danyel Anastasiou, Kevin DeHart, Jared Peterson, Gregory Rose, Eric Smithson, Kay Lynn Stevens, Adam Austin and Terry Rueckert. Video games, personality, and sexism.  Poster presented at the 2016 Western Psychological Conference, Long Beach, California.

Gregory Rose, Tyler Magid, Melody McLeod, Lindsay Klein, Kay Lynn Stevens, Adam Austin and Terry Rueckert. Reactions to an Astrological predication in relation to religiosity. Poster presented at the 2016 Western Psychological Conference, Long Beach, California.

Kay Lynn Stevens. New faculty mentoring at a community college: Lessons learned from the first three years. Paper presented at the 2016 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kay Lynn Stevens and Kathleen Carbary. New faculty mentoring at a community college. Paper presented at the 2014 University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute National Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Kay Lynn Stevens and Kathleen Carbary. Study Approaches and Academic Success in a Community College Population. Paper presented at the 2013 American Psychological Association Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Stevens, K.L. (1996). The effects of depression on functional ability in multiple sclerosis patients. Master’s thesis presented in partial fulfillment of Master of Science in psychology degree at Washington State University. Presented at 1996 National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, San Francisco, California.

Stevens, K.L. and Mio, J.S. (1991, April). Gender, psychological androgyny, and humor in metaphors. Paper presented at the Northwest Women’s Studies Association Regional Conference, Pullman, Washington.

Mio, J.S. and Stevens, K.L. (1991, April). Psychological androgyny and disparaging humor in metaphors. In J.S. Mio (Chair), Images and figures of speech. Symposium presented at the 71st annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.

Mio, J.S., Stevens, K.L., & Graesser, A.C. (1990, April). Gender differences in the assessment of the humorousness of metaphors. In J.S. Mio (Chair), MERIT III: Further explorations into the merit of metaphors. Symposium presented at the 70th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, California.

Recognized in Acknowledgments:

Mio, J.S., and Graesser, A.C. (1991). Humor, language, and metaphor. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, 6 (2), 87-102.

Mio, J.S., Thompson, S.C. & Givens, G.H. (1993). The commons dilemma as metaphor: Memory, influence and implications for environmental conservation. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, 8 (1), 23-42.

Mio, J.S., Thompson, S.C. & Givens, G.H. (1993). The commons dilemma as metaphor: Memory, influence and implications for environmental conservation. Metaphor and Symbolic Activity, 8 (1), 23-42.