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Dr. Michael A. Vandehey

(940) 397 4682
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Michael A. Vandehey, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in the state of Texas since 2001. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University in 1999 (APA accredited), his M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Indiana State University in 1995 (AAMFT accredited, and earned a B.A. from the University of Oregon in 1992 (double major Psychology/German). In 2008, he earned a Certificate of Conflict Resolution from Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Vandehey joined MSU Texas in 1999 and currently holds the rank of professor as well as being the graduate program coordinator for the clinical/counseling master’s program. Since 2001, he has published various articles (mostly with graduate students) and one text book (made it to 2nd edition).

Institution Degree Graduation Date
Indiana State University Ph.D. 1999
Indiana State University M.S. 1995
Univserisity of Oregon B. A. 1992
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Professor of Psychology 08/01/1999
Iowa State University Psychology Intern 08/01/1998 07/01/1999


Diekhoff, D. D., Diekhoff, G. M., & Vandehey, M. A. (2019). A comparison of men’s and women’s perceptions of the female body using a multidimensional scaling analysis of naturalistic stimuli. Health Psychology Open, January-June 2019, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2055102919854665

Giles-Gorniak, A. N., Vandehey, M. A., & Stiles, B. L. (2016). Understanding differences in mental health history and behavioral choices in a community sample of individuals with and without body modifications. Deviant Behavior, 37(8), 852-860.

Brem, M., Spiller, L., & Vandehey, M. A. (2015). Online mate-retention tactics on Facebook are associated with relationship aggression. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(16), 2831-2850.

Gross, S. M., Danilova, D., Vandehey, M. A., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2015). Creativity and dementia: Does artistic activity affect well-being beyond the art class? Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 14(1), 27-46.

Mounsey, R., Vandehey, M. A., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2013). Working and non-working university students: Anxiety, depression, and grade point average. College Student Journal, 47(2), 379-389.

Danilova, D., Diekhoff, G. M., & Vandehey, M. A. (2013). A multidimensional scaling analysis of male body perception in men with muscle dysmorphia: “The Adonis Complex.” International Journal of Men’s Health, 12(2), 83-105.

Andersen, P., & Vandehey, M. A. (2012). Career counseling and development in a global economy (2nd Ed.). Brooks/Cole and Cengage Learning. Seth Dorbin, Editor. 

Vandehey, M. A., & Wilbanks, S. (2010, September-October). If she doesn’t want to prosecute, why should we? The Texas Prosecutor,40(5), 30-33.

Marsh, C. M., & Vandehey, M. A., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2008). The Predictive Power of an Introductory Class in Determining Academic Success. Journal of General Education, 57(4), 244-255.

Peden, J., Stiles, B. L., Vandehey, M. A., & Diekhoff, G. (2008). The Effects of External Pressures and Competitiveness on Characteristics of Eating Disorders and Body Dissatisfaction. Journal of Sport and Social Issues, 32(4), 415-429.

Vandehey, M.A., Diekhoff, G. M., & LaBeff, E. E. (2007). College cheating: A twenty-year follow-up and the addition of an honor code. Journal of College Student Development, 48, 468-480.

Andersen, P., & Vandehey, M. A. (2006). Career counseling and development in a global economy. Boston: Lahaska Press/Houghton Mifflin.

Vandehey, M. A., Marsh, C. M., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2005). Providing students with instructors’ notes: Barriers to the practical application of previous research. Teaching of Psychology, 32(1), 49-52.

Vandehey, M. A., Shuff, I. M., and Diekhoff, G. M. (2003). Stage of HIV-infection and embeddedness within social support networks. Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, 2(2), 21-40.

Kennedy, T., Vandehey, M. A., Norman, W. B., & Diekhoff, G. M. (2003). Recommendations for risk management practices. Journal of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 34(3), 309-311.

Vandehey, M. A. & Shuff, I. M. (2001). HIV-infection and stage of illness: A comparison of family, friend, and professional social support providers over a two-year period. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 11, 2217-2229.