Adriel Boals
University of North Texas                      

Department of Psychology                     

1155 Union Circle #311280

Denton, TX 76203


Phone: 940-369-8443





Dr. Adriel Boals 
Associate Professor



Research Summary:


I completed a B.S. in psychology from the University of Florida in 1995, my Ph.D. in Social Psychology from North Carolina State University in 2002, and completed a Post-Doc in Cognitive Psychology at Duke University. My primary research interest is coping with stress and trauma, with an emphasis on autobiographical memory. This topic includes 1) understanding the etiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Posttraumatic Growth (PTG), with an emphasis on cognitive and autobiographical memory processes 2) understanding the expressive writing intervention as a coping process, and 3) how we can gain insight into healthy coping strategies through narrative analyses. I endeavor to achieve a comprehensive view of coping with stress, which requires an integration of research from a variety of subdisciplines within psychology, including experimental, social, cognitive, clinical, and health psychology.

Click here for a list of my publications: Vita