Mickey Langlais

Assistant Professor

Office: WSTC 266W   |    Phone: (308) 865-8230   |    Email: langlaismr@unk.edu

Dr. Mickey Langlais

Biography

EDUCATION

2014 - Ph.D., University of Texas - Human Development and Family Sciences

2012 - M.A., University of Texas- Human Development and Family Sciences

2008 - B.A., University of Tennessee - Psychology and Classical Civilizations (with honors)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

08/14 – Present - Assistant Professor. University of Nebraska at Kearney, Kearney, NE.
Intimate Relationships (FSID 188)
Marriage and Family Relationships (FSID 351)
Family Life Education (FSID 340)

08/09 – 06/14 - Teaching Assistant. University of Texas, Austin, TX.
Research Methods (HDF 315L)
Ethical, Philosophical, and Professional Development (HDF 340)
Adult Development (HDF 335)
Theories of Child and Family Development (HDF 378K)
Socioeconomic Problems of the Family (HDF 347)
Methods of Family Life Education (HDF 360)
Personal and Family Finance (HDF 322)

01/08 – 05/08 - Teaching Assistant. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
General Psychology (PSYC 110)
Group Facilitation (PSYC 409)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

National Council for Family Relations
Society for Research on Adolescence
International Association for Relationship Research
International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development


Research

PUBLICATIONS
  • Seidman, G., Langlais, M. R., & Havens, A. (in press). Relationship presentation and interaction on Facebook: Relationship satisfaction and perceived consequences. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

  • Langlais, M. R., Asay, S., Vaterlaus, J. M., & Walker, A. (in press). “Where are all the real men?”: A qualitative examination of male enrollment in family science courses. Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2017). Divorced young adult mothers’ experiences of breakup: Benefits and drawbacks. Emerging Adulthood, 5, 280-292.

  • Langlais, M. R., Surra, C. A., Anderson, E. R. & Priem, J. S. (2017). Distinguishing declining commitment and breakup using commitment to wed. Journal of Family Studies, 23, 352-370.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2016). Consequences of repartnering for post-divorce maternal well-being. Journal of Marriage and Family, 78, 1032-1046.

  • Langlais, M. R. (2016). Accommodating different learning styles using YouTube: An approach to helping students understand ecological systems theory. Family Science Review, 21, 1-8.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2016). Mothers’ dating after divorce. Contemporary Perspectives in Family Research, 10, 69-100.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (2015). Characteristics of mother’s dating after divorce. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 56, 180-198.

  • Langlais, M. R., Kivisto, K. L., & Welsh, D. P. (2010). Communication and sexual behaviors within adolescent couples. Psi Chi, Journal of Undergraduate Research, 15, 194-202.

  • Langlais, M. R., & Seidman, G. (submitted). Relationship initiation on Facebook: Understanding the role of personality. Social Science Journal.

  • Langlais, M. R., Seidman, G., & Bruxvoort, K. M. (submitted). Adolescent romantic relationships and self-esteem: Examining Facebook behaviors and motivations. Youth & SocietyLanglais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (submitted). The impact of mothers’ post-divorce dating breakups on children’s problem behaviors. Journal of Child and Family Studies.

PRESENTATIONS
  • Langlais, M. R. (June, 2017). Experiential learning in Family Life Education: Adding to Low, Medium, and High Dosage Projects. Paper presented to the Teaching Family Science Association in Nassau, Bahamas.

  • Langlais, M. R. (January, 2017). Adolescents’ motivations for using Facebook: The role of personality and self-esteem. Poster presented to the Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX, USA.

  • Schwanz, S. J. & Langlais, M. R. (January, 2017). How and why do young adults use SnapChat?: Understanding the role of personality. Poster presented to the Annual Meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R. (November, 2016). “Find your match!”: An activity for applying social exchange theory to romantic relationships. Paper presented to the Annual Conference for National Council on Family Relations, Minneapolis, MN, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R. & Rockefeller, M. O. (July, 2016). “What did you just snap?” Examining how SnapChat influences relationship quality. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Langlais, M. R. & Seidman, G. (July, 2016). Relationship initiation on Facebook: Understanding the role of personality. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Bruxvoort, K. Langlais, M. R., & Seidman, G. (July, 2016). “Creeping” on Facebook: The role of self-esteem on relationship-oriented Facebook behaviors. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Rockefeller, M. O. & Langlais, M. R. (July, 2016). How SnapChat behaviors influence relational conflict. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting for the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Seidman, G., Havens, A., Petrenko, D., & Langlais, M. R. (July, 2016). Relationship satisfaction, romantic relationship presentation and interaction on Facebook, and perceived relational consequences of Facebook. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting for the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Langlais, M. R. (April, 2016). Is Facebook bad for teens’ relationships? An examination of social media for teens’ romantic development. Invited speaker to the annual meeting for the Nebraska Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

  • Bruxvoort, K. & Langlais, M. R. (April, 2016). The influence of self-esteem on adolescent Facebook behaviors. Poster presented at the Annual Conference for the National Council on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R. & Seidman, G. (April, 2016). The influence of Facebook in adolescent romantic relationships. Invited speaker at the Conference for the Nebraska Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, Kearney, NE, USA.

  • Bruxvoort, K. & Langlais, M. R. (April, 2016). The influence of self-esteem on adolescent Facebook behaviors. Poster presented at the University of Nebraska – Kearney Spring Research Day, Kearney, NE, USA.

  • Rockefeller, M. & Langlais, M. R. (April, 2016). How SnapChat behaviors and motivations influence relational conflict. Poster presented at the University of Nebraska – Kearney Spring Research Day, Kearney, NE, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (March, 2016). Dating after divorce and children’s behaviors for maternal well-being: Comparing the divorce-stress-adaptation perspective to selection theory. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, Denver, CO, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R. & Seidman, G. (March, 2016). How Facebook is changing adolescent romantic relationship initiation and maintenance. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R. & Seidman, G. (March, 2016). How do Facebook behaviors influence adolescent romantic relationships? Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Baltimore, MD, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (November, 2015). Consequences of repartnering for post-divorce maternal well-being. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for National Council of Family Relations, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (March, 2015). Influence of repartnering and children’s behaviors on maternal well-being after divorce. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., & Greene, S. M. (March, 2014). Divorced mothers’ attachment to her former spouse: Implications for repartnering. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Human Development, Austin, TX, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R., Surra, C. A., Anderson, E. R. & Priem, J. S. (October, 2012). The Deterioration of Romantic Relationships: Descriptions and Implications for Breaking Up. Paper presented at the Society of Research on Child Development Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Tampa, FL, USA.

  • Anderson, E. R., Langlais, M. R., Greene, S. M. & Joe, A. (July, 2012). “Mom, why don’t you break up with him?”: The Impact of Children on Post-divorce Relationship Dissolution. Poster presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference, Chicago, IL, USA.

  • Langlais, M. R., Anderson, E. R., Greene, S. M., Joe, A., Katz, C., & Torres, S. (July, 2012).  "Mom, when are you going to break up with him?": The impact of post-divorce maternal relationship dissolutions on children’s development. Poster presented at the Biennial Meetings of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

  • Langlais, M. R. (April, 2012). Relationship Deterioration: Characteristics and Implications. Paper presented at the Human Development and Family Sciences Professional Seminar, Austin, TX.

  • Langlais, M. R., Little, K., & Welsh, D.P. (March, 2012). Communication and Sexual Behaviors with Adolescent Couples. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

  • Langlais, M. R., Little, K., & Welsh, D.P. (March, 2008). Communication within Adolescent Couples and their Peers and Influence on Sexual Behavior. Poster presented at the Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURCA). Knoxville, TN, USA.


Service

SERVICE
  • Faculty Development Committee, Chair (2016 - present)

  • Council on Family Relations, Advisor 2015 - present)

  • Dean's Advisory Board, Secretary (2014 - 2015)