Earnest H.R. Blackshear, Ph.D.

 
Title:

Assistant Professor

Education:
Ph. D. Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University (2006)
M. S. Clinical Psychology, Pennsylvania State University (1995)
B. S. Addictions Counseling, Kansas Wesleyan University (1992)
 
Courses Taught at ASU:
Theories of Personality
Abnormal Psychology
Clinical Psychology
 
Relevant Professional Experiences:
 
Research Interests:
 
Publications:
Blackshear, E.H.R. (2010).  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):  A Structural Approach. Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.
Blackshear, E.H.R. (1995).  Analysis of Emotional Reactivity as a Function of Cognitive-induced Stress in Relation to the Personality Dimension of Neuroticism.  Unpublished Masters Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University.
 
Presentations:
Blackshear Jr., E.H.R. & Ray, W.J. (1993, November). A Psychophysiological Assessment of Cortical Arousal and Emotional Reactivity in Extraversion and Neuroticism.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools, Washington D.C.
Blackshear Jr., E.H.R. (1996, January).  Analysis of Emotional Reactivity as a Function of Cognitive-Induced Stress, In Relation to the Personality Dimension of Neuroticism.  Master's Thesis presented at the Grand Rounds of the Psychology Department, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Blackshear Jr., E.H.R. (1997, November).  Minority Performance on the GRE: How Can We Improve? Chaired Symposium. Educational Testing Service Symposium on The Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Chicago IL.
Blackshear Jr., E.H.R. (2003, February).  Twisted Thinking: Identifying Distortions - Part 1. Facilitated a stress-management workshop that highlighted the maladaptive nature of the performance anxiety associated with stereotype-threat vulnerability for minority students in academic settings. Student Support Services Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.
Blackshear Jr., E.H.R. (2008, March).  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: A Structural
Approach.  Presented PTSD research agenda to interns and faculty in the Psychology Service.  Talk addressed PTSD as a disruption of information processing which results from a threat to an individual’s belief system.  Research attempts to develop a vulnerability model that can assess at-risk status (in the least intrusive manner) for potential symptom severity development in those exposed to a traumatic life event.  APA Approved Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship, Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS), East Campus - Tuskegee, AL.
Blackshear Jr., E.H.R. (2009, September).  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in African American Veterans.  Presented lecture to the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW).  Talk addressed the impact of cultural vulnerabilities on undesired clinical outcomes observed in African American veterans with PTSD.  A community health paradigm that intervenes at the sociocultural, or macro-level, of analysis that is integrated within biological and cognitive perspectives was introduced.  Alabama Ujima Chapter of NABSW, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL.
Blackshear, Jr., E.H.R. & Warren, K. (2012, March).  Reactive Cognitions, PTSD & Black-on-Black Homicide.  Paper presented at 2012 Research and Creative Activity Symposium, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL.
Blackshear, Jr., E.H.R. (2012, April).  Black-on-Black Homicide:  A Biopsychosocial Model of Assessment and Intervention.   Paper presented at the 11th Annual Troy Psychology Conference, Troy University, Troy, AL.
Sims, M. & Blackshear, Jr., E.H.R. (2012, April).  A Black Woman’s Internal Wounds: The Relationship between Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) and PTSD in Black Female Victims of IPV. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Troy Psychology Conference, Troy University, Troy, AL.
Blackshear, Jr., E.H.R. & Doran, C. (2012, August).  An Introduction to the Code of the Street in Black Neighborhoods of Concentrated Poverty as a Psychosocial Pollutant. Poster presented at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 4 Environmental Justice Conference, Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center; Atlanta, GA.
Blackshear, Jr., E.H.R. (2013, September). Nihilism, The ‘Code of the Streets’ & PTSD: Environmental Risk Factors that Influence Aggressive Outcomes.  Presented Biopsychosocial Model of Community Violence to Leadership Montgomery, Police Academy, Montgomery, AL.
 
Professional Memberships/Leadership/Editorial Board/Reviewer:
Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology (Clinical) - Member
Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsy) - Member