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Dr. Darcey N. Powell

Associate Professor

Chairperson


Office: 509F Life Science

540-375-4956

dpowell@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

  • Ph.D. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology (Spring 2014) from West Virginia University. 
  • M.S. in Life-Span Developmental Psychology (Fall 2011) from West Virginia University.
  • B.S. in Psychology (Spring 2009) from West Virginia University.


Additional training/certifications

  • Certified Family Life Educator
  • Certificate in university teaching
  • Departmental specialization in teaching
  • Trained to independently administer the Bayley Scales of Infant Development

 

Research & Teaching Interests

Research interests

  • Romantic relationship terminologies (e.g., talking, ghosting)
  • Perceptions of adaptation after changes in family structure/size 
  • Young adults' expectations of and beliefs about adulthood

Teaching interests

  • Developmental Psychology, such as lifespan and age-specific courses
  • Community-based learning courses that allow students to witness concepts in everyday life
  • Relationship courses, such as those focusing on family, peer, and intimate relationships
  • Professional development courses, such as those facilitating students' exploration of careers and consideration of experiential opportunities. 

Recent Publications

Coflin, K.*, & Powell, D. N. (2022). Comparison of emerging adults’ bid responses based on their attachment. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cfp0000236

Powell, D. N., Freedman, G., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2022). Exploring individuals’ descriptive and injunctive norms of ghosting. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 16(3), Article 11. https://doi.org/10.5817/CP2022-3-11

Freeman, G., Hales, A. H., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2022). The role of gender and safety concerns in social rejection decisions [registered report]. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 102, 104368. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2022.104368

Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2022). Emotional experiences of ghosting. Journal of Social Psychology [online first]. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2022.2081528

Kracht, T.*, & Powell, D. N. (2021). Media consumption: Association with implicit theories of romantic relationships. Psi Chi: Journal of Psychological Research, 26(4), 363-373. https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN26.4.363

Powell, D. N., & Gaines, S.* (2021). Emerging adults’ timing and self-efficacy for transitional and gradual roles. Psi Chi: Journal of Psychological Research, 26(3), 307-317. https://doi.org/10.24839/2325-7342.JN26.3.307

Powell, D. N., Freedman, G., Williams, K. D., Le, B., & Green, H.* (2021). A multi-study examination of the role of attachment and implicit theories of relationships in ghosting experiences. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(7), 2225-2248. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211009308

Busse, K.*, & Powell, D. N. (2021). Employees’ Psychosocial Beliefs and Workplace Attitudes. Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 32(1), 1-13. Retrieved from https://journals.uncc.edu/ujop/issue/view/100

Di Felice, A.*, & Powell, D. N. (2021). Self-Efficacy of female youth athletes in a positive youth development program. Journal of Sport Behavior, 44(1), 31-50.

Powell, D. N., Freedman, G., Jensen, K.*, & Preston, V.* (2021). “Talking” as a romantic interaction: Is there consensus? Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy [online first]. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332691.2020.1867684

Nichols, D. F., & Powell, D. N. (2019). How to make publishing with undergraduate co-authors at liberal arts colleges with a teacher-scholar model worth your time. In R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. Munson, S. Bridgen, F. J. Slack, & S. M. Smith (Eds.), What I Wish my Mentor Had Told Me. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

Powell, D. N., & Karraker, K. (2019). Expectations, experiences, and desires: Mothers’ perceptions of the division of caregiving and their postnatal adaptation. Journal of Family Psychology [Advanced online publication]. doi: 10.1037/fam0000526

Freedman, G., Powell, D. N., Le, B., & Williams, K. D. (2019). Ghosting and Destiny: Implicit Theories of Relationships Predict Beliefs about Ghosting. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 36(3), 905-924. doi: 10.1177/0265407517748791

Powell, D. N., & Karraker, K. (2017). Prospective parents’ knowledge about parenting and their anticipated child-rearing decisions. Family Relations, 66(3), 453-467. doi: 10.1111/fare.12259

 

Available as a Media resource for the following topics

  • Ghosting
  • Parenting -- expectations
  • Parenting -- early postnatal period
  • Emerging adulthood
  • College teaching

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

  • Ghosting
  • Parenting -- expectations
  • Parenting -- early postnatal period
  • Emerging adulthood
  • College teaching