Molly Armstrong (she/her) is a Senior Psychology major at Ball State University with minors in International Studies and Psychology of Human Development. Molly is an active member of the Ball State Honors College. In 2021, Molly was named a Ball State University Top 100 Student for her academic excellence, leadership ability, and community involvement. Molly has been a research assistant in the Personality and Psychopathology (P2) Lab for two years and has gained valuable experience in collecting data, using SPSS, and collaborating on projects. This year, Molly will be working with members of the P2 Lab to code data for projects conducted in collaboration with the Youth Opportunity Center (YOC). Additionally, with supervision from Dr. Lee, Molly will be using some of the data collected for an independent project examining whether scale scores from the MMPI-A-RF can assess symptoms and experiences associated with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). Outside of the P2 lab, Molly also serves as a research assistant in the Antisociality, Psychopathy, and Externalizing Behavior (APEx) Lab, where she is working on her Undergraduate Honors thesis under the mentorship of Dr. Alexandria Johnson. Finally, Molly is also employed as a Youth Support Specialist at the YOC. In this role, she works with underserved adolescents who experience mental health issues and demonstrate a need for intensive, individualized treatment. Molly works with a team to handle crisis situations and help the youth gain the social, emotional, and behavioral skills they will need upon their return to the community.
Molly is applying to Clinical Psychology PhD programs this fall. Her research interests include understanding youth experiencing Disruptive Behavior Disorders (DBD) and other externalizing behavior problems.
Outside of her academic pursuits, Molly enjoys drawing, writing, going to the gym, and spending time with her pets.