Tina Vazin, Ph.D.

 
Title:
Associate Professor
 
Education:
Ph. D. Psychology, Auburn University (1994)
M. S. Psychology, Auburn University (1992)
B. S. Psychology, Auburn University (1986)
 
Courses Taught at ASU:
Developmental Psychology
Research Methods
Inferential Statistics
Special Studies in Research
 
Research Interests:
 
Publications: 
Vazin, T., Wang, W., Guarino, T.  (2013) Helping Elephants Live Project: Reducing the Demand for Ivory through Education.  Published in peer-reviewed Proceedings of World Academy of Researchers/Academy of World Finance Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2013.
Vazin, T., Dimitrov, D., & Lin, H.L.  (2010) Program Intervention Effects on Factors of Teens' Sexual Activities and Risk Taking Behaviors: Latent Trait Based Longitudinal Analysis (2010). Contempary Issues in Educational Research, Vol.4, No. 1, p. 59 – 86.
Lin, H.L., Dimitrov, D., & Vazin, T. (2008) Factors Related to Teens’ Sexual Behaviors Across Gender and Ethnicity.   American Journal of Health Studies, 23 (4), pp. 201 -211.  
Lin, H., Guarino, A., Gorrell, J., & Vazin, T. (2006). A new model for predicting Adolescents’ sexual intentions. American Journal of Health Studies, 21(3).
Vazin, T. and Reile, P. (2005).  The advantages of collaborative learning. In Bill Buskists’ and Stephen Davis’ (Eds) The Handbook of The Teaching of  Psychology.  New York: Blackwell Publishing.
Lin, H. and Vazin, T.  (2005) Changes in adolescents’ behavioral intentions over time. Published in peer-reviewed conference proceedings from Strengthening Abstinence Education Programs through Scientific Evaluation, Washington D.C. November, 2005.
Vazin, T. (2005).  Preparing for a faculty position in psychology at Alabama State University. In Bill Buskist and Barney Beins (Eds) Preparing the new psychology professoriate:  Helping graduate students become competent faculty.  New York:  Blackwell Publishing.
Simpson, T., Spivey, C., Vazin, T., & Chapple, B. (2005).  Health knowledge self-assessment and preventive care experiences among college freshmen.  Journal of Adolescent Health, Vol. 36, Issue 2, Page 120.
Simpson, T., Vazin, T., Lee, P., Spivey, C., Chapple, B., Gunn, K., & Oh, M. K. (2005). Source of sexual health information in adolescence is associated with beliefs and knowledge of reproductive health issues in young adults, Journal of Adolescent Health Vol. 36, Issue 2, Page 147.M.Kim Oh, Tina Simpson, Tina Vazin, Crystal Spivey (2004) Vaginal douching and reproductive health protection practices of university students. Journal of Adolescent Health Vol. 34, Issue 2, Page 147.
Simpson, T., Vazin, T., Lee, P., Spivey, C., Chapple, B., Gunn, K., & Oh, M. K. (2004) Concerns about sexually transmitted infections and interest in participating in STD/HIV-related research among African American male university students. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 34, Issue 2, February 2004, Page 14.
Vazin, T. (2003) Challenges of a Departmental Chairs, E-xcellence in Teaching, 
January 2003.
Johnston, J.M., Greene, K.S., Vazin, T.  (1991) Effect of food consistency on rumination.  The Psychological Record, 40, 609-619.
Johnston, J.M., Greene, K.S., Vazin, T.  (1990) Effect of caloric level on rumination.  Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 24,597-603.
 
Presentations:
Vazin, Tina, Wang, Wang, Guarino, Tony.  (2013) Helping Elephants Live Project: Reducing the Demand for Ivory through Education.  Published in peer-reviewed Proceedings of World Academy of Researchers/Academy of World Finance Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, July 2013.
Vazin, T., Balam, E. , Perdue, A., Young, S. (2013, February) Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Skin Tones and Attribution of Personality Traits. Poster  presentation at the 2013 Annual Eastern Educational Research Association Conference, Sarasota, FL.
Givhan, J. & Vazin, T. (2013) The Role of Ethnicity in the Review of Job Applicants. Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL. April, 2013.
Cowan, R. & Vazin, T. (2013). Genre Preference and Breadth of Music Genre Familiarity among African-American College Students.  Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL.  
White, K., Hudson, T., & Vazin, T. (2013) Factors Related to Mate Selection in African-American College Students.  Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL.  April, 2013.
Aikens, L., Phillips, L., & Vazin, T.  (2013) Catfishing: A Study of the Perpetrators. Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL.  April, 2013.
Doaty, J., Robinson, S., & Vazin, T. (2013) Factors Related to Chronic Tardiness. Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL. April, 2013.
Miree, J., Warren, S., & Vazin, T.  (2013) The African-American Male Response to Abortion. Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL.  April, 2013.
Hunter, A., & Vazin, T.  (2013) Motives for Wearing Headphones in Public. Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL.  April, 2013.
Jones, C.& Vazin, T.  (2013) Marijuana Use in College Students. Presented at the 11th Annual Troy State University Psychology Conference, Troy, AL.  April, 2013.
Perdue, A., Young, S., & Vazin, T. (2012, March) Skin Tones and Personality Traits. Paper presented at the Alabama State University 2012 Research and Creative Activity Symposium. Montgomery, AL.
Riggins, S. & Vazin, T. (2012, April) The Impact of Racial Stereotypes on Voting for Political Candidates poster presentation at the Annual Troy Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Frinks, B. & Vazin, T. (2012, April)  The Impact of Social Networking on Education poster presentation at the Annual Troy Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Griffin, K. & Vazin, T. (2012, April) Factors Relating to Students' Decisions to Buy Textbooks poster presentation at the Annual Troy Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Marks, J. & Vazin, T. (2012, April) Does Your Cell Phone Have a Name? poster presentation at the Annual Troy Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Bennet, I. and Vazin, T. (2012, April)The Influence of Clothing on First Impressions poster presentation at the Annual Troy Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Vandiver, T. and Vazin, T. (2012, April) The Culture of Tattoos poster presentation at the Annual Troy Psychology Conference. Troy, AL.
Perdue, A., Young, S., Vazin, T., & Balam, E. M. (March, 2012). Skin tone and personality trait stereotypes. Joint Annual Research and Creative Activity and Nano-Bio Symposium. Montgomery, AL
Vazin, T., Weston, A., & Cleveland, T. (2011, March)  Factors Contributing to the Sleep Patterns of College Students.  Presentation at Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Charleston, SC.
Vazin, Tina (2011,  May) The Impact of Stress on College Students’ Sleep Habits.  American Psychological Society, Washington, DC, May, 2011.
Vazin, T., Hardin, C., Cleveland, T., Ragland, C., & Weston, A. (2011, April) College Students’ Sleep Habits.  5th Annual Troy University Research Symposium.
Vazin, T. (2011, January) Adapting to Adult Learning Styles.  Presented workshop at Annual Alabama HIPPY Conference, Montgomery, AL.
Guarino, A. J., Vazin, T. Lin, H.L., Balam, E., Toni Taylor, T. L., & Hocevar, D. (May, 2009). Learning and Study Skills Inventory:  Ethnic Differences on Reliability and Validity Scores. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.
Vazin, T. (2009, November) Religiosity and Abortion Attitudes.  Paper presented at Annual Midsouth Educational Research Association Conference, Baton Rouge, LA.
Vazin, T., Chargois, N. Phillips, K. &  Johnson, A. (2009, March). African-Elephant Conservation:  A Chinese and U.S. Educational Approach. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Troy University Psychology Conference, Troy, Alabama.
Vazin, T. (2009, March) Using a Wiki to Generate Collaborative Annotated Bibliographies.    Paper presented at 23rd Annual Conference on Undergraduate Teaching of Psychology:  Ideas & Innovations, Tarrytown, New York, March 2009.   
Vazin, T. & Wang, W. (2009, March) Teaching Elephant Conservation: A Chinese and USA Collaboration .  Paper presented at 35th Annual Visions for Creating a Sustainable Future: Toward Transformational Change for a Collective World at Peace Conference, Northern Virginia Community College, Sterling, VA.
Vazin, T., Luckett, L., & Howard, G. (2008, April) Using Sign Language to Facilitate Spelling Accuracy.  Paper presented at the 6th Annual Troy University Psychology Conference, Troy, Alabama.
Vazin, T. , Lin, H. L., & Guarino, A. (2007). A New Model for Predicting Adolescents’ Sexual Intentions. Paper presented at the  4th SAHARA Conference on the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research, Kisumu, Africa, April, 2007.
Vazi, T. &, Lin, H. L. (2007). Effects of Program Intervention Factors of Teens’ Sexual Activities and Risk Taking. Presented as the Association for Psychological Science 19th Annual Convention, Washington D.C., May, 2007.
Vazin, T. , Lin, H. L., & Guarino, A. (2007). New Model for Predicting Adolescents’ Sexual Intentions. Paper presented at the  4th SAHARA Conference on the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS Research, Kisumu, Kenya,  April, 2007.
Vazin, T. (2006). Mirror Neurons:  Implication for Early Childhood Development.
Keynote speaker, Toy Design Conference, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.
Vazin, T. (2006). Factors Related to Adolescent Obesity.  Tina Vazin, Cheryl Richards and Lestine Nix.  Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science 18th Convention, New York, NY.
Vazin, T. (2005). Effects of Parent Literacy Training on Preschoolers Literacy Skills.
Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis conference in Chicago, IL.
Haley, A., Snipes, K., Nelson, D., McCall, S., Gray, S., & Harmon, D. Supervised by Vazin, T. (2004). .Factors Associated with Alcohol/Drug Use Among Male College Freshmen.
Poster accepted at the Inaugural Symposium of Auburn University of Montgomery Psychology Club for Undergraduate Research.  
Tina Vazin, Simpson, T., Spivey, C., Oh, M.K., & Gunn, K. Characteristics of Biomedical HIV/STD/Pregnancy Prevention Methods Preferred by University Women Students. (2003) Presented at the American Public Health Association Conference in Washington D.C.
Simpson, C., Spivey, Vazin, T.,Chapple, B., & Gunn, K. (2003). University Students’ Interest in Volunteering for Clinical Trials:  Background for the Strategic Planning to Increase Minority Participation. Presented at the 2004 National STD Prevention Meeting, March 7-11, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.
Oh, M. K., Simpson, T., Spivey, C., Brown, P., Vazin, T., & Gunn, K.  K. (2004). Douching Behavior Among Women Entering 2003 Freshmen Class:  Reasons for the Initiation and Maintenance of Douching.  Paper presented at the 2004 National STD Prevention Meeting, March 7-11, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.
Oh, M. K., Simpson, T.,Vazin, T., Spivey, C., Brown, P.H., Davies, S., & Gunn, K. (2004). Douching and Reproductive Health Protection Practices of University Students.
Paper presented at the 2004 National STD Prevention Meeting, March 7-11, 2004, Philadelphia, PA.
Simpson, T., Vazin, T., Lee, P., Spivey, C., Chapple, B., Gunn, K., & Oh, M. K. (2004). Concerns About Sexually Transmitted Infections and Interest in Participating in
STD/HIV-related Research Among African-American Male University Students.
Paper presented at the National Medical Association in March 23-27, St Louis, 
MO.
Spivey, C., Logan, P., Simpson, T., Vazin, T., Oh, M. K., & Chapple, B. (2004). STD/HIV Concerns Among Minority Freshmen University Women.  Paper presented at the 
Society of Adolescent Medicine  August 2004, Washington D.C.
Spivey, C., Logan, P., Simpson, T., Vazin, T., Oh, M. K., Chapple, B. (2004). Does Growing Up in a High STD Prevalent State Affect Sexual Behavior of Youth? Paper presented at the Society of Adolescent Medicine August 2004, Washington, D.C.
Simpson, T., Spivey, C., Vazin, T., Davies, S., Gunn, K., & Oh, M. K. (2004). Concerns About Sexually Transmitted Infection and Interest in Participating in STD.HIV-Related Research Among Female University Students.  Paper presented at the North American Society for Pediatric Adolescent Gynecology, May 2004, in San Diego, CA.
Vazin, T. & Lin, H. L. (2004). The Triangular Model for Abstinence Education.  T. Vazin, H. Lin. Paper presented to the American Public Health Association, November 2004, 
Washington DC.
Vazin, T. (2004). The Effects of Motivational Speakers on Parent/Adolescent Dialogue.
Paper presented at the Association of Behavior Analysis, May 2004, Washington, DC.
Vazin, T. & Lin, H. L. (2003). Education Program Analysis. Paper Presented in October, 2003 at Midsouth Educational Research Association in 
Biloxi, MS.
Vazin, T.  Behavior Change as a Function of Performance Outcome.  Presentation at  
Association of Behavior Analysis, Washington D.C., 2000.
Vazin, T.  The Effects of Home-based Parent Communication Workshops on 
Adolescent HIV/STD/Pregnancy risk.  Paper presented in San Francisco, CA on May 25, 2003 at the National Conference of the Association for Behavior Analysis.
 
Professional Memberships/Leadership/Editorial Board/Reviewer:American Psychological Association, Member
American Psychological Society, Member
World Academy of Research, Educators, and Scholars, Member