Psychology

Current Graduate Student Research

Selected Publications


Achu Johnson Alexander

Alexander, A. J., Arnett, J. J., & Jena, S. P. K. (2017, February 6). Experiences of Burmese Chin refugee women: Trauma and survival from pre- to postflight. International Perspectives in Psychology: Research, Practice, Consultation. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ipp0000068

Alexander, A. J. (2016). Legalized marijuana. In S. Moran, Ethical ripples of creativity and innovation (pp. 129-136). Palgrave Macmillan UK.


Victoria Ameral

Palm Reed, K. M., Armstrong, J. L., & Ameral, V. (2015). First generation students in professional psychology: Challenges and training recommendations. The Behavior Therapist, 38(3), 74-77.

Ameral, V., Palm Reed, K. M., Cameron, A., & Armstrong, J. L. (2014). What are measures of distress tolerance really capturing? A mixed methods analysis. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1(4), 357-369


Jessica Armstrong

Palm Reed, K. M., Armstrong, J. L., & Ameral, V. (2015). First generation students in professional psychology: Challenges and training recommendations. The Behavior Therapist, 38(3), 74-77.

Richardson, H. B., Armstrong, J. L., Hines, D. A., & Palm Reed, K. M. (2015). Sexual violence and help-seeking among LGBQ and heterosexual college students. Partner Abuse, 6(1), 29-46.

Ameral, V., Palm Reed, K. M., Cameron, A., & Armstrong, J. L. (2014). What are measures of distress tolerance really capturing? A mixed methods analysis. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1(4), 357-369

Palm Reed, K. M., Hines, D. A., Cameron, A., & Armstrong, J. L. (2014). Experimental evaluation of a bystander prevention program for sexual assault and dating violence. Psychology of Violence, 5(1), 95-102.

Corbin, J., Gottdiener, W. H., Sirikantraporn, S., Armstrong, J. L., & Probber, S. (2013). Prevalence of training in addiction psychology and treatment in APA-accredited clinical and counseling psychology doctoral programs. Addiction Research and Theory, 21(4), 269-272.

Hines, D. A., Armstrong, J. L., Cameron, A. Y., & Palm Reed, K. M. (2012). Gender differences in sexual assault victimization among college students. Violence and Victims, 27(6), 922-940.


Alessandra Caruso

Kaczynski, K., Gambhir, R., Caruso, A., & LeBel, A. (in press). Depression as a mediator of the relation between family functioning and functional disability in youth with chronic headaches. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain.

Caruso, A., Lazdowsky, L., Rabner, J., Haberman, J., & LeBel, A. (2015). Butalbital and pediatric headache: Stay off the downward path. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 55, 327-330.


Ellen Darling

Darling, E. (2014). Worried Sick: Postpartum Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In N. Benders-Hadi & M. Barber (Eds.), Motherhood, Mental Illness & Recovery. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.

Standridge, A. & Darling, E. (2014). Pregnant on the Psychiatric Unit: One Woman’s Journey Through the State Mental Health System and into Motherhood. In N. Benders-Hadi & M. Barber (Eds.), Motherhood, Mental Illness & Recovery. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG.


Amanda Faherty

Ashdown, B. K., & Faherty, A.N. (2015). Excessive hovering: Helicopter parenting and its consequences. Psyccritiques, 60(42), doi:10.1037/a0039662.


Alyssa Faro

McKee, L. G., Faro, A. L., O’Leary, J. L., Spratt, K., & Jones, D. J., (2015). Socializing positive emotion: A qualitative study of African American single mothers and their adolescent youth. Family Relations, 64, 635-650.

Geller, D. A., Faro, A. L., Brown, A. R., & Levy, H. C. (2012). Pædiatric OCD: Developmental aspects and treatment considerations. In J. Zohar (Ed.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Current Science and Clinical Practice. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Lafleur, D., Petty, C., Mancuso, E., McCarthy, K., Biederman, J., Faro, A., Levy, H.C., & Geller, D.A. (2011). Traumatic events and obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents: is there a link? Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25(4), 513-519.

Mancuso, E., Faro, A., Joshi, G., & Geller, D. (2010). Current treatment of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 20, 299- 308.


Tatiana Gray

Hawrilenko, M., Gray, T., Córdova, J.V. (In Press). The heart of change: Acceptance and intimacy mediate treatment response in a brief couples intervention. Journal of Family Psychology.

Gray, T.D., Hawrilenko, M., & Córdova, J.V. (2015). The Better Part of Valor: Developing a system for studying how couples transition out of untimely conflict conversations. Journal of Relationship Research, 6,, e11. doi:10.1017/jrr.2015.7.

Cordova, J.V., Fleming, C.E., Morrill, M.I., Hawrilenko, M., Sollenberger, J.W., Harp, A.G., Gray, T.D., Darling, E.V., Blair, J.M., Meade, A.E., & Wachs, K. (2014). The Marriage Checkup: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Annual Relationship Health Checkups. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(4), 592-604.

Sollenberger, J.W., Fleming, C.E., Darling, E.V., Morrill, M.I., Gray, T.D., Hawrilenko, M.J., & Córdova, J.V. (2014) The Marriage Checkup: A public health approach to marital wellbeing. The Behavior Therapist, 36(8), 197-203.

Whisman, M.A., Uebelacker, L.A., & Settles, T.D. (2010). Marital distress and the metabolic syndrome: Linking social functioning with physical health. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 367-370.


Matthew Hawrilenko

Hawrilenko, M., Gray, T., Córdova, J.V. (In Press). The heart of change: Acceptance and intimacy mediate treatment response in a brief couples intervention. Journal of Family Psychology.

Gray, T.D., Hawrilenko, M., & Córdova, J.V. (2015). The Better Part of Valor: Developing a system for studying how couples transition out of untimely conflict conversations. Journal of Relationship Research, 6,, e11. doi:10.1017/jrr.2015.7.

Cordova, J.V., Fleming, C.E., Morrill, M.I., Hawrilenko, M., Sollenberger, J.W., Harp, A.G., Gray, T.D., Darling, E.V., Blair, J.M., Meade, A.E., & Wachs, K. (2014). The Marriage Checkup: A Randomized Controlled Trial of Annual Relationship Health Checkups. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(4), 592-604.

Sollenberger, J.W., Fleming, C.E., Darling, E.V., Morrill, M.I., Gray, T.D., Hawrilenko, M., & Córdova, J.V. (2014) The Marriage Checkup: A public health approach to marital wellbeing. The Behavior Therapist, 36(8), 197-203.


Emily He

He, E., Yang, L.H., Link, B.G. (in press). The Importance of Symbolic Interaction in Mental Illness Stigma. In R. Alvarado & F. Mascayano (Eds,), Stigma towards mental illness: A public health challenge. Santiago, Chile: Editorial Universitaria.

Meyer, O. L., Geller, S., He, E., González, H. M., Hinton, L. (2014). Acculturation and depressive symptoms in Latino caregivers of cognitively impaired older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(9), 1521-1530. doi: 10.1017/S1041610214000490.


Ethan Hoffman

Hoffman, E., Myerberg, N. R., & Morawski, J. G. (2015). Acting otherwise: Resistance, agency, and subjectivities in Milgram’s studies of obedience. Theory & Psychology. DOI: 10.1177/0959354315608705.


Kristen Keefe

Cardemil, E., & Keefe, K. (Forthcoming). Culture-Bound and Culture-Specific Syndromes. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology.Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Cardemil, E., Nelson, T., & Keefe, K. (2015). Racial and ethnic disparities in depression treatment. Current Opinion in Psychology, 4, 37-42.

Alegría, M., Carson, N. J., Goncalves, M., Keefe, K. (2011). Disparities in treatment for substance-use disorders and co-occurring disorders for ethnic/racial minority youth.Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 50, 22-31.


Justin Laplante

Jensen, L. A. & Laplante, J. P. (2013). Immigrant youth in the United States: Coming of age among diverse civic cultures. In C. Suárez-Orozco (Ed.), Forthcoming Publication.

Korobov, N., & Laplante, J. (2013). Using improprieties to pursue intimacy in speed-dating interactions. Studies in Media and Communication, 1, 15-33.


Melissa Manley

Manley, M. H., Diamond, L. M., & van Anders, S. M. (2014). Polyamory, monoamory, and sexual fluidity: A longitudinal study of identity and sexual trajectories. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 168-180.


April Moyer

Moyer, A. M.. & Goldberg, A. E. (In press). “We were not planning on this, but...”: New adoptive parents’ reactions and adaptations to unmet expectations. Child and Family Social Work.

Moyer, A. M. & Goldberg, A. E. (In press). Adoption, legal considerations. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Moyer, A. M. & Goldberg, A. E. (In press). Developmental aspects of sexuality. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Moyer, A. M. & Goldberg, A. E. (In press). Foster parenting, legal considerations. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Moyer, A. M. & Goldberg, A. E. (In press). Parent-child relationships. The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Goldberg, A. E., Moyer, A. M., Black, K. A., Henry, A. J. (2015). Lesbian and heterosexual adoptive mothers’ experiences of relationship dissolution. Sex Roles, 73, 141-156.

Goldberg, A. E., Kinkler, L. A., Moyer, A. M., & Weber, E. R. (2014). Intimate relationship challenges in early parenthood among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples adopting via the child welfare system. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45, 221-230.

Goldberg, A. E., Weber, E. R., Moyer, A. M., & Shapiro, J. (2014). Seeking to adopt in Florida: Lesbian and gay parents navigate the legal process. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 26, 37-69.

Goldberg, A. E. & Moyer, A. M. (2014). Adoption: Gay and lesbian adoptive parents. Encyclopedia of Social Work Online. National Association of Social Workers (NASW Press) and Oxford University Press (OUP). Available at: http://socialwork.oxfordre.com.

Goldberg, A. E., Moyer, A. M., & Kinkler, L. A. (2013). Lesbian, gay, and heterosexual adoptive parents’ perceptions of parental bonding during early parenthood. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 2, 146-162.

Goldberg, A., Moyer, A., Weber, E., & Shapiro, J. (2013). What changed when the gay adoption ban was lifted?: Perspectives of lesbian and gay parents in Florida. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10, 110-124.

Richardson, H. B., Moyer, A. M., & Goldberg, A. E. (2012). “You try to be Superman and you don’t have to be”: Gay adoptive fathers’ challenges and tensions in balancing work and family. Fathering, 10, 314-336.

Goldberg, A. E., Moyer, A. M., Kinkler, L. A., & Richardson, H. B. (2012). “When you’re sitting on the fence, hope’s the hardest part”: Challenges and experiences of heterosexual and same-sex couples adopting through the child welfare system. Adoption Quarterly, 15, 288-315.

Goldberg, A. E., Downing, J. B., & Moyer, A. M. (2012). Why parenthood, and why now?: Gay men’s motivations for pursuing parenthood. Family Relations, 61, 157-174.

Moyer, A. M. & Juang, L. P. (2011). Adoption and identity: Influence on emerging adults' occupational and parental goals. Adoption Quarterly, 14, 1-17.


Tamara Nelson

Cardemil, E., Nelson, T., & Keefe, K. (2015). Racial and ethnic disparities in depression treatment. Current Opinion in Psychology, 4, 37-42.


Jessica Lessing O'Leary

McKee, L. G., Faro, A. L., O’Leary, J. L., Spratt, K., & Jones, D. J., (2015). Socializing positive emotion: A qualitative study of African American single mothers and their adolescent youth. Family Relations, 64, 635-650.


Elizabeth Weber Ollen

Ollen, E.W., & Goldberg, A. (In press). Parent-child conversations about legal inequalities in same-sex adoptive families. The Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

Ollen, E.W., Oakley, M.K., & Overtree, C. (In press). Gender Marginality in Adolescence. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality.. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Oakley, M.K., Ollen, E.W., & Overtree, C. (In press). Gender Norms and Adolescence. In The SAGE Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality.. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Wang, L., Ponte, I., & Ollen, E.W. (2015). Letting her go: Western adoptive families’ search and reunion with Chinese birth parents. Adoption Quarterly, 18, 45-66.

Goldberg, A., & Weber, E. (2015). Lesbian and gay parenting. In A. Wenzel & S. Stuart (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Sexuality. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Goldberg, A., Kinkler, L., Moyer, A., & Weber, E. (2014). Intimate relationship challenges in early parenthood among lesbian, gay, and heterosexual couples adopting via the child welfare system. Professional Psychology Research and Practice Special Issue: LGBT Parenting, 45, 221-230.

Goldberg, A., Weber, E., & Moyer, A. (2014). Navigating the legal process, seeking to adopt: Experiences of lesbian and gay parents in Florida. Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 26, 37-69.

Goldberg, A., Moyer, A., Weber, E., & Shapiro, J. (2013). What changed when the gay adoption ban was lifted?: Perspectives of lesbian and gay parents in Florida. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 10, 110-124.