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L.E. Parsons
M.S. Student, HDFS


B.A. Psychology, Auburn University, 2019

Research interests
• Gender and sexual minorities
• Mental and physical health
• Socioeconomic status
• Sleep

L. E. Parsons (2021) Bisexuality and Health Care, Journal of Bisexuality, 21:1, 42-56, DOI: 10.1080/15299716.2020.1868036

Parsons, L.E., Herringdon, C., Acosta, J.S. (2019). Jobs at Face Value? Mental Accounting of Job-Organization Characteristics. Auburn University Research Student Symposium, Auburn, AL.

Hughes, K.S., Barker, T., Parsons, L.E., Wommack, B., Rossi, C., Clinton, L., Hanley, E., & Kluck, A.K. (2019). Objectification and Body Dissatisfaction: Do Comments from Family, Peers, and Partners Matter? APA Convention 2019, Chicago, IL.

Fun Facts
Favorite books/movies?
Movies: Rushmore, Harold and Maude, Batman (1989), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
Books: Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks

Favorite quotes/sayings?
“Contrast is the spice of life”

Hero/someone you look up to?
Hayley Williams, David Lynch, Prince, Laura Jane Grace

I have an adorable, mischievous cat named Gumdrop

If you could study any random thing other than HDFS/MFT, what would it be?
Music history, audio engineering, tarot cards, filmmaking

What advice would you offer to someone thinking about graduate school?
Talk to as many graduate students as possible when making this decision. You are the person who knows yourself best and can make the best decision for you. Even if you decide to do something else completely with your life, I think graduate school still teaches you a lot about yourself and others. If you’re lucky enough to study something you’re passionate about and have a path to do it, you better go for it!