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.


Madeline Benz

Bishop, L.S., Benz, M. B., Palm Reed, K. M. (accepted September 2017). The impact of trauma type on PTSD and SUD symptom severity in a treatment-seeking sample. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.

Benz, M. B., DiBello, A. M., Balestrieri, S. G., Miller, M. B., Merrill, J. E., Lowery, A. D., & Carey, K. B. (2017). Off-campus residence as a risk factor for alcohol misuse among college students. Substance Use and Misuse 52(9), 1133-1138. doi:10.1080/10826084.2017.1298620

Primack, J. M., Borsari, B., Benz, M. B., Reddy, M. K., & Shea, M. T. (2017). Mental health treatment utilization in OIF/OEF National Guard and Reserve troops with and without DSM diagnoses. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 87(2), 157-165. doi:10.1037/ort0000226

Carey, K. B., Balestrieri, S. G., Miller, M. B., Merrill, J. E., DiBello, A. M., & Benz, M. B. (2017). Efficacy of the College Drinkers Check-Up for student drinkers living off-campus. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 78(4), 571-579.

Choo E. K,, Benz M., Rybarczyk M., Broderick K., Linden J., Boudreaux E.D., & Ranney M.L. (2014). The intersecting roles of violence, gender, and substance use in the emergency department: a research agenda. Academic Emergency Medicine, 21(12), 1447-1452. doi: 10.1111/acem.12525

Choo E.K., Benz M., Zaller N., Warren O., Rising K.L., & McConnell K.J. (2014). The impact of state medical marijuana legislation on adolescent marijuana use. Journal of Adolescent Health, 55(2), 160-166. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.02.018


Nicholas Canby

Canby, N., Cameron, I., Calhoun, A., Buchanan, G. (2015). A brief mindfulness intervention for healthy college students and its effects on psychological distress, self-control, meta-mood, and subjective vitality. Mindfulness, 6(5), 1071-1081. doi: 10.1007/s12671-014-0356-5.


Alessandra Caruso

Easterbrooks, M. A., Crossman, M. K., Caruso, A., Raskin, M., & Miranda-Julian, C. (2017). Maternal mind–mindedness and toddler behavior problems: The moderating role of maternal trauma and posttraumatic stress. Development and Psychopathology, 1-12.

Rabner, J. Caruso, A. Zurakowski, D., Lazdowsky, L., & LeBel, A. (2016). Autonomic dysfunction in pediatric patients with headache: Migraine vs. tension-type headache. Clinical Autonomic Research, 26(6), 455-459.

Lazdowsky, L., Rabner, J., Caruso, A., Kaczynski, K., Gottlieb, S., Mahoney, E., & LeBel, A. (2016). “Headache Tools to Stay in School”: Assessment, development, and implementation of an educational guide for school nurses. Journal of School Health, 86(9), 645-652.

Kaczynski, K., Gambhir, R., Caruso, A., & LeBel, A. (2016). 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, 56(3), 491-500.

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.


Amanda Faherty

Faherty, A. N., Eagan, A. E., Ashdown, B. K., Brown, C. M., & Hanno, O. (2016). Examining the reliability and convergent validity of IPARTheory measures and their relation to ethnic attitudes in Guatemala. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 21(4), 276- 288.

Bodenlos, J. S., Strang, K., Gray-Bauer, R., Faherty, A. N., & Ashdown, B. K. (2016). Male representation in randomized clinical trials of mindfulness-based therapies. Mindfulness, 7(34), 1 – 7. doi:10.1007/s12671-016-0646-1

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

Goldberg, A. E., Garcia, R. L., & Manley, M. H. (in press). Monosexual and nonmonosexual women in same-sex couples: Relationship quality and mental health during the first five years of parenthood. Sexual and Relationship Therapy.

Ross, L. E., Manley, M. H., Goldberg, A. E., Januwalla, A., Williams, K., & Flanders, C. E. (2017). Characterizing nonmonosexual women at risk for poor mental health outcomes: A mixed methods study. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 108, e296-e305.

Goldberg, A. E., Frost, R. L., Manley, M. H., & Black, K. A. (2017). Meeting other moms: lesbian adoptive mothers’ relationship with other parents at school and beyond. Journal of Lesbian Studies.

Goldberg, A. E., Black, K. A., Manley, M. H., & Frost, R. L. (2017). “We told them that we are both really involved parents”: Sexual minority and heterosexual adoptive parents’ engagement in school communities. Gender & Education, 29, 614-631.

Goldberg, A. E., Ross, L. E., Manley, M. H., & Mohr, J. J. (2017). Male-partnered sexual minority women: Sexual identity disclosure to health care providers during the perinatal period.” Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 105-114.

Manley, M. H., Diamond, L. M., & van Anders, S. M. (2015). 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. V., Edwards, L. Nelson, T., & Loyo, K. (forthcoming). Cognitive behavioral models, measures, and treatments (CBMMT) for treating stress disorders in Latin Americans. In Change, Downey, Hirsch, & Yu (Eds.), Cognitive Behavioral Models, Measures, and Treatments for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Ethnic Racial Minorities. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Moreno, O., Nelson, T., & Cardemil, E. V. (in press). Religiosity and attitudes towards professional mental health services: Analyzing religious coping as a mediator among Mexican origin Latinas/os in the southwest United States. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

Shahid, N. N, Nelson, T., & Cardemil, E. V. (in press). Lift every voice: Exploring the stressors and coping mechanisms of Black college women attending predominately White institutions. Journal of Black Psychology.

Nelson, T., Cardemil, E. V. & Adeoye, C. T. (2016). Re-thinking strength: Black women’s perceptions of the ‘strong Black woman’ role. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 40, 551-563.

Nelson, T. & Cardemil, E. V. (2015). Ethnocultural Psychotherapy. In R. Cautfield & S. Lilienfeld (Eds.). The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology. New York, NY: Wiley.

Nelson, T., Perez, A., Alcaraz, J., Talavera, G. A. & McCarthy, J. J. (2007). Family history of diabetes, acculturation and the metabolic syndrome among Mexican Americans: Proyecto SALSA. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 5, 262-269.

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


Nestor Noyola

Goldberg, A., Frost, R., Noyola, N. Evidence-based practice for LGBT parents. (To appear in The Handbook of Evidence-based Mental Health Practice with LGBT Clients).

Ramos, Z., Fortuna, L., Porche, M., Wang, Y., Shrout, P., Loder, S., McPeck, S., Noyola, N., Toro, M., Carmona, R. & Alegría, M. (2016). Posttraumatic Stress symptoms and their relationship to drug and alcohol use in an international sample of Latino immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 1-10.

Noyola, N., Sorgi, K., Alday, C. S., & Reidler, E. B. (2014). Clinical judgment at work: Predicting rehospitalization in an adolescent inpatient unit. The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter, 30(6), 1-8.


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.


Michelle Twali

Vollhardt, J. R., & Twali, M. S. (in press). The aftermath of genocide: Divergent social psychological processes among victim and perpetrator groups. In L. Newman (Ed.), “Why are they doing this to us?” The social psychology of genocide and extreme intergroup violence. New York: Oxford University Press.

Vollhardt, J. R., & Twali, M. S. (2016). Emotion-based reconciliation requires attention to power differences, critical consciousness and structural change. Psychological Inquiry, 27, 136 – 143.

Kerig, P. K., Wainryb, C., Twali, M. S., & Chaplo, S. (2013). America’s child soldiers: Developing a research paradigm for the study of gang-involved youth in the United States. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 22(7) 1 – 23.

Pasupathi, M., Wainryb, C., & Twali, M. S. (2012). Relations between narrative construction of ethnicity-based discrimination and ethnic identity exploration and pride. Identity, 12, 53 – 73.