Trey Asbury, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Texas Womans University
Texas, USA


Dr. Asbury is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Texas Woman’s University (TWU) in Denton, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Tennessee and his PhD from Texas Christian University. He teaches cyberpsychology, developmental psychology, applied statistics, positive psychology and physiological psychology. Prior to his tenure at TWU, he worked as a Family Therapist and a Research Analyst for a public school district. Asbury is an Associate Member of the Cyberpsychology Research Group at the University of Wolverhampton.

Research Interest

His research interests center around social networking sites for at-risk populations; technology & boundary management.

Scientific Activities


• (2011) Favorite Faculty Award Nominated by graduating seniors, Awarded based on number of nominations


• Council for Undergraduate Research Campus Representative (2012-Present)
• Traffic Appeals Committee (2011-Present)
• Research Support Committee (2013-Present)
• Student Travel Committee (2013-Present)
• Campus Recycling Committee (2010-2012)
• Whos Who Committee (2011)



1. Asbury ET, Meyers N. Therapeutic potential of social networking sites for caregivers. Psychology Research. 2014; 4(9): 749-754.
2. Asbury ET, Strauss K. Family eJournal as an Online Relationship Enhancement Tool: A Preliminary Investigation. SOJ Psychology. 2014; 1(2): 1-4.
3. Asbury T, Hall S. Facebook as a mechanism for social support and mental health wellness. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research. 2013; 18: 124-129.
4. AsburyET, Martin D. Military Deployment and the Spouse Left Behind. The Family Journal. 2012; 20(1): 41-50. doi: 10.1177/1066480711429433
5. Smith V, Reddy J, Foster K, Asbury T, Brooks J. Public perceptions, knowledge and stigma toward people with schizophrenia. Journal of Public Mental Health. 2011; 10(1): 45-56. doi: 10.1108/17465721111134547
6. Asbury ET, Cross D, Waggenspack B. Biological, Adopted and Mixed Families: The Impact of the Special Needs Child. Adoption Quarterly. 2003; 7 (1): 53-72. doi: 10.1300/J145v07n01_05
7. Asbury ET, Fritts M, Horton J, Isaac W. Progesterone facilitates the acquisition of avoidance learning and protects against subcortical neuronal death following prefrontal cortex ablation in the rat. Behavioral Brain Research. 1998; 97: 99-106.
8. Fritts M, Asbury ET, Isaac W, Horton J. Pretest CS cueing facilitates the recovery of avoidance behavior following visual cortex lesions in the rat. Physiology & Behavior. 1998; 63(4): 659-666. doi: 10.1016/S0031-9384(97)00524-6
9. Fritts M, Asbury ET, Horton J, Isaac W. Medial prefrontal lesion deficits involving or sparing the prelimbic area in the rat lead to differential deficits on an avoidance task. Physiology and Behavior. 1998; 64 (3): 373-380.


1. Asbury ET. Natives and Immigrants: Closing the Digital Generation Gap. Applied Cyberpsychology: Practical Applications of Cyberpsychological Theory and Research. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016: 58-73.