Graduate Publications

In Press/Advance Online Publication

Allsop, D. B., Price, A. A., Hanna-Walker, V., Leavitt, C. E., Milius, E. H., & Driggs, S. M. (in press). Longitudinal associations between attachment, differentiation of self, and couple sexual and relational outcomes. Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy. Advance online publication.

Busby, D., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C. E. (in press). A kiss is not just a kiss: Kissing, sexual quality, attachment, and sexual and relationship satisfaction. Sexual and Relationship Therapy. DOI 10.1080/14681994.2020.1717460

Caba, A. E., Rathus, T., Burson, E., Eaton, L. A., & Watson, R. J. (in press). Who is using PrEP on- demand? Differences in PrEP method among Black and Latino emerging adults. AIDS and Behavior.

Clark, A. N., Lefkowitz, E. S., & Zimmerman, C. (in press). Sexual and affectionate behaviors in asexual and allosexual adults. Journal of Sex Research. Advanced online publication.

Farina, R. E. (in press). Wedding venues. J. Hartenstein (Ed.), Marriage and divorce in America: Issues, trends, and controversies. ABC-CLIO.

Farina, R. E. (in press). Pornography. J. Hartenstein (Ed.), Marriage and divorce in America: Issues, trends, and controversies. ABC-CLIO.

Farina, R. E. (in press). Adolescent pornography consumption: A symbolic interactionist lens. Journal of Family Theory & Review.

Gurganus, E. A., Honigfeld, L., & Dworkin, P. H. (in press). Social network analysis as a tool to inform a children's hospital's efforts to improve population health. Academic Pediatrics, S1876-2859(22)00225-X. Advance online publication.

Horton, A. L., Russell, B. S., Tambling, R. R, Britner, P. A., Hutchison, M., & Tomkunas, A. J. (in press). Predictors of children’s emotion regulation outcomes during COVID-19: Role of conflict within the family. Family Relations.

Kisbu, Y., Akçinar, B., Kuşcul, G. H., Bozok, M., Turunç, G., & Fişek, G. (in press). Protective and risk factors associated with involved fatherhood in a traditional culture. Family Relations.

Kuscul, G. H., & Adamsons, K. (in press). Maternal and paternal predictors of Turkish fathers’ nurturing and caregiving. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Kuscul, G. H., & Adamsons, K. (2022). A personal and relational model of father identity construction. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 14(2), 191-206.

Lefkowitz, E. S., & Walters, T. L. (in press). Selection and socialization effects of living on vs. off campus. Emerging Adulthood.

McKee, S. L., Gurganus, E. A., Atoloye, A. T., Xu, R., Martin, K., & Schwartz, M. B. (in press). Pilot testing an intervention to educate and promote nutritious choices at food pantries. Journal of Public Health.

McKee, S.L., Thorne, T.A., Koslouski, J.B., Chafouleas, S.M., & Schwartz, M.B. (in press). Assessing district policy alignment with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model in Connecticut, 2019 to 2020. Journal of School Health.

McKee, S. L., Xu, R., & Schwartz, M. B. (in press). Assessing the effects of a statewide training initiative on local school wellness policies. Health Promotion Practice.

Miller, M. & Csizmadia, A. (in press). Applying the family stress model to parental acculturative stress and Latinx youth adjustment: A review of the literature. Journal of Family Theory & Review.

Vasilenko, S. A., Walters, T. L., Clark, A., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (in press). Positive, negative, or mixed feelings? A person-centered approach to consequences of first penile-vaginal intercourse in college students. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

Walters, T. L. (in press). Socialized sexual values and meanings ascribed to sex as predictors of one’s experience of sex: A theoretical mid-range model. Journal of Family Theory & Review. Advance online publication.

Walters, T. L., Dyczewski, M., & Mathes, E. W. (in press). Pornographic jealousy: Scale construction and theory testing. Current Psychology.

Watkins, N. K., Salafia, C., & Ohannessian, C. M. (in press). Family functioning and anxiety symptoms in adolescents: The moderating role of mindfulness. Journal of Child and Family Studies. Advance online publication.

Watson, R. J., Morgan, E., Sherman, J., Caba, A. E., Wheldon, C. W., Chan, P. A., & Eaton, L. A. (in press). Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, anticipated PrEP stigma, and bisexual identity among a Black and Hispanic/Latino sexual and gender diverse sample. Behavioral Medicine.

Zhang, Y., Farina, R. E., Lawrence, S. E., Walters, T. L., Clark, A. N., Hanna-Walker, V., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (in press). How social support and parent-child relationship quality relate to LGBTQ+ college students’ well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Family Psychology. Advanced online publication.

Zhang, Y., Miller, M., & Halgunseth, L. C. (in press). Parenting styles and children’s development: A review of the literature. Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health.


Busby, D. M., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C. E. (2022). Is kissing a bellwether of sexual or relationship satisfaction and dissatisfaction? Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 48(2), 133-146..

Busby, D. M., Hanna-Walker, V., Leavitt, C. E., & Carroll, J. S. (2022). The sexual wholeness model: Initial evaluations with two samples. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 48(2), 643-664.

Busby, D. M., Leonhardt, N. D., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C. E. (2022). Putting the dyad into the sexual response discussion: A latent class analysis using ratings of self and partner. Journal of Sex Research, 59(2), 185-202.

Caba, A. E., Mallory, A. B., Simon, K. A., Rathus, T., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Complex outness patterns among sexual minority youth: A latent class analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51, 746-765.

Clark, A. N., & Zimmerman, C. (2022). Concordance between romantic orientations and sexual attitudes: Comparing allosexual and asexual adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior51(4), 2147–2157.

Hu, Y., & Jiang, X. (2022). Hope as an engine mediating the relation between parental attachment and social problem solving skills in adolescents. School Psychology International, 43(3), 237–252.

Martinez, A., Villegas, L., Hassoun Ayoub, L., Jensen, E., & Miller, M. (2022). Restorative justice and school-wide transformation: Identifying drivers of implementation and system change. Journal of School Violence, 21(2), 109-205.

Renley, B. M., Burson, E, Simon, K. A., Caba, A. E., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Youth-specific sexual and gender minority state-level policies: Implications for pronoun, name, and bathroom/locker room use among gender minority youth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51, 780-791. doi:10.1007/s10964-022-01582-9

Salafia, C. C., & DiPlacido, J. (2022). Social media and vaping in college students: The role of social norms and motives.  Journal of Social Media in Society11(1), 3-26.

Simon, K., Farr, R., Floyd, S., Clark, A., Renley, B., Eaton, L., & Watson, R.J. (2022). Contextualizing the well-being of asexual youth: Evidence of differences in family, health, and school outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(1), 128-140.

Simon, K. A., Hawthorne, H. M., Clark, A. N., Renley, B. M., Farr, R., Eaton, L. A., & Watson, R. J. (2022). Contextualizing the well-being of asexual youth: Evidence of differences in family, health, and school outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 51(1), 128-140.


Chen, Y., Zhang, Y., Guo, Z., Zhou, J., & Bao, D. (2021). Comparison between the effects of Exergame intervention and traditional physical training on improving balance and fall prevention in healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 18(1), 1-17.

Collins, C. M., & Russell, B. S. (2021). Collaborative language systems: Engaging high-risk adolescent fathers. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 38(3), 255-264.

Connolly, K., Babbin, M., McKee, S., McGinn, K., Cohen, J., Chafouleas, S., & Schwartz, M. (2021). Dedication, innovation, and collaboration. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development10(2), 1-17.

Fisk, E. & Lombardi, C. M. (2021). Are math and behavioral skills interrelated? A longitudinal analysis in early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 57(12), 2106-2118.

Hanna-Walker, V. & Busby, D. M. (2021). Beliefs about sexuality and their associations with sexual passion. Personal Relationships, 28(2), 337-354.

Hanna-Walker, V., Busby, D. M., Leavitt, C. E., & James, S. L. (2021). A missing piece of the puzzle: Distinguishing between sexual meanings and motivations. Journal of Family Process, 60(4), 1307-1330.

Hart, J., & Stekler, N. (2021). Does personality “Trump” ideology? Narcissism predicts support for Trump via ideological tendencies. Journal of Social Psychology, 162(3), 386-392.

Kellett, K., Ligus, K., & Robison, J. (2021). “So glad to be home”: Money follows the person participants’ experiences after transitioning out of an institution. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 33(2), 122-132.

Lawrence, S. E., Walters, T. L., Clark, A. N., Zhang, Y., Hanna-Walker, V., Farina, R. E., & Lefkowitz, E. S. (2021). LGBTQ+ college students’ engagement in COVID-protective and COVID-risk behaviors. Emerging Adulthood, 9(5), 645–652.

Ligus, K., Fritzson, E., Hennessy, E. A., Acabchuk, R. L., & Bellizzi, K. (2021). Disruptions in the management and care of university students with preexisting mental health conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Translational Behavioral Medicine11(3), 802-807,

Lombardi, C. M., Fisk, E., & Cook, K. D. (2021). Do child care characteristics during toddlerhood explain income-based gaps in reading and math skills at preschool? Children and Youth Services Review, 31, 106285.

Ohannessian, C. M., Fagle, T., & Salafia, C. (2021). Social media use and internalizing symptoms during early adolescence: The role of co-rumination. Journal of Affective Disorders280, 85-88.

Park, C. L., Fritzson, E., Gnall, K. E., Salafia, C., Ligus, K., Sinnott, S., & Bellizzi, K. M. (2021). Resilience across the transition to cancer survivorship. Research in Human Development, 18(3), 197-211.

Rathus, T. L., & Watson, R. J. (2021). The family environment and its relation to health and well-being among sexual and gender minority youth. Annals of LGBTQ Public and Population Health2(3), 220-233.

Russell, B. S., Collins, C. M., Tomkunas, A. J., & Hutchison, M. (2021). Exploring the factor structure of the child and youth resilience measure (CYRM-12) for young children in a disadvantaged community. Children and Youth Services Review120, 105746–.

Russell, B. S., Tambling, R. R., Horton, A. L., Hutchison, M., & Tomkunas, A. J. (2021). Clinically significant depression among parents during the COVID-19 pandemic: Examining the protective role of family relationships. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 10(3), 190-201.

Russell, B. S., Tomkunas, A. J., Hutchison, M., Tambling, R. R., & Horton, A. L. (2021). The protective role of parent resilience on mental health and the parent-child relationship during COVID-19. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 53(1), 183-196. doi:10.1007/s10578-021-01243-1

Shah, S., Choi, M., Miller, M., Halgunseth, L. C., van Schaik, S. D. M., & Brenick, A. (2021). Family cohesion and school belongingness: Protective factors for immigrant youth against Bias-based bullying. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 177, 199-217.

Tambling, R. R., Tomkunas, A. J., Russell, B. S., Horton, A. L., & Hutchison, M. (2021). Thematic Analysis of Parent-Child Conversations About COVID-19: "Playing It Safe". Journal of Child and Family Studies, 30, 325-337.

Tambling, R. R., Russell, B. S., Park, C. L., Fendrich, M., Hutchinson, M., Horton, A. L., & Tomkunas, A. J. (2021). Measuring cumulative stressfulness: Psychometric properties of the COVID-19 Stressors Scale. Health Education & Behavior48(1), 20-28.

Tambling, R., Russell, B., Tomkunas, A., Horton, A., & Hutchison, M. (2021). Factors contributing to parents' psychological and medical help seeking during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Family & Community Health44(2), 87-98.

Wang, C., Shao, X., Do, K. A., Lu, H., O’Neal, C. R., & Zhang, Y. (2021). Using participatory culture-specific consultation with Asian American communities: Identifying challenges and solutions for Asian American immigrant families. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 31(1), 17-38.

Watson, R. J., Fish, J. N., Denary, W., Caba, A., Cunningham, C., & Eaton, L. A. (2021). LGBTQ state policies: A lever for reducing SGM youth substance use and bullying. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 221, 108659–108659.


Busby, D., Hanna-Walker, V., & Yorgason, J. (2020). A closer look at attachment, sexuality, and couple relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37(4), 1362 – 1385. DOI 10.1177/0265407519896022

Cooksey Stowers, K., Marfo, N. Y. A., Gurganus, E. A., Gans, K. M., Kumanyika, S. K., & Schwartz, M. B. (2020). The hunger-obesity paradox: Exploring food banking system characteristics and obesity inequities among food-insecure pantry clients. PloS One15(10), e0239778–.

Harkness, S., Super, C. M., Bonichini, S., Ríos Bermúdez, M., Mavridis, C., van Schaik, S. D. M., Tomkunas, A., & Palacios, J. (2020). Parents, preschools, and the developmental niches of young children: A study in four western cultures. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 170, 113-142.

Koriakin, T. A., McKee, S. L., Schwartz, M. B., & Chafouleas, S. M. (2020). Development of a comprehensive tool for school health policy evaluation: the WellSAT WSCC. Journal of School Health90(12), 923-939.

Leonhardt, N. D., Busby, D. M., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C. (2020). Sanctification or inhibition? Religious dualities and sexual satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 35(4), 433-444.

McKay, T., & Watson, R.J. (2020). Gender expansive youth disclosure and mental health: Clinical implications of gender identity disclosure. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 7, 66-75. doi:10.1037/sgd0000354

McKee, S.L., Cooksey-Stowers, K., St. Louis, R., & Schwartz, M.B. (2020). Understanding the process of implementing nutrition and physical activity policies in a large national child care organization: A mixed-methods study. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10(3), 801-811. DOI:10.1093/tbm/ibz045

Pidano, A. E., Segool, N. K., Delgado, N., Forness, K., Hagen, K., Gurganus, E. A., Honigfeld, L., Hess, C., Hicks, A., & Morgan, C. (2020). Parent perceptions of pediatric primary care providers’ mental health–related communication and practices. Journal of Pediatric Health Care34(5), e49–e58.

Rohner, R. P., Putnick, D. L., Molaver, A., Ali, S., Butt, M. M., Ibrahim, D. M., Aurino, C., & Senese, V. P. (2020). Psychological maladjustment mediates the link between remembrances of parental rejection in childhood and loneliness in adulthood: A cross-cultural comparative study. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 55, 590-600.

Russell, B. S., Hutchison, M., Tambling, R., Tomkunas, A. J., & Horton, A. L. (2020). Initial challenges of caregiving during COVID-19: Caregiver burden, mental health, and the parent–child relationship. Child Psychiatry & Human Development51(5), 671-682.

Salafia, C., & Rimzhim, A. (2020). Motivation for selfie-posting mediates the relationship between narcissism and empathy. Journal of Social Media in Society9(2), 353-380.

Watson, R. J., Fish, J. N., McKay, T., Allen, S., Eaton, L., & Puhl, R. M. (2020). Substance use among a national sample of LGBTQ Adolescents: Intersections of sex assigned at birth and gender identity. LGBT Health, 7, 37-46.

Watson, R.,J., Fish, J. N., Poteat, P., & Rathus, T. (2020). Associations between community-level LGBTQ supportive factors and substance use among sexual minority adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 7, 22-29.

Weaver, S., & Farina, R. (2020). Blessings and burdens: Reconceptualizing family rituals to include consideration of human and economic costs. Family Focus, 83, 8-9.


Brenick, A., Schachner, M. K., Carvalheiro, D., & Karr, E. (2019). (No) space for prejudice! Varied forms of negative outgroup attitudes and ethnic discrimination and how they develop or can be prevented in the classroom. In H. E. Fitzgerald, D. J. Johnson, D. B. Qin, F. A. Villareaul, & J. Norder (Eds.) Children and Prejudice. Springer Publishing.

Busby, D., Leonhardt, N. D., Leavitt, C. E., & Hanna-Walker, V. (2019). Challenging the standard model of sexual response: Evidence of a variable male sexual response cycle. The Journal of Sex Research, 57(7), 848-859. DOI 10.1080/00224499.2019.1705960

Durgunoğlu, A. Y., Gencay, H., Cantürk, M., & Kuscul, H. (2019). Cognitive and sociocultural dimensions of adult literacy and integrating technology in adult education. In D. Perin (Ed.) Wiley Handbook of Adult Literacy.


Heo, J., Lee, D., Kim, J., Kim, Y., Choi, M., Cho, S., and Ahn, K. (2018). Priority areas for development cooperation in the agricultural sector with seven Asian countries. Korea Rural Economic Institute. 

Kim, J., Ji, Su., Choi, M., and Choi, Y. (2018). Implementation strategy for enhancing outcomes of ODA (Official Development Assistance) technical cooperation projects in the Agricultural Sector. Korea Rural Economic Institute.

Lee, D., & Choi, M. (2018). Measuring the contributions of an ODA project to SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals): The case of a rural development project in Bolivia. The journal of the Korean Society of International Agriculture, 30(1): 62-70

Lee, D., & Choi, M. (2018). Establishment of international agricultural development cooperation model considering value chain: cherry industry in Uzbekistan. The Journal of the Korean Society of International Agriculture, 30(1), 15-25

Watson, R.J., Peter, T., McKay, T., Edkins, T., & Saewyc, E. (2018). Evidence of changing patterns in mental health and depressive symptoms for sexual minority adolescents. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. 22(2), 120-138.


Cain, K. M., Schiro, I. N., Gregory, W., Westberg, L., Lee, S.M., & Boyle, C. (2017). Seeking knowledge and becoming inspired: Development of religious practices in Muslim-American adolescents. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 35, 21-36.

Han, S., Cho, S., Yeom, J., Choi, M., & Kim, L. (2017). Strategy for TPP agriculture sector. Korea Rural Economic Institute. 


Choi, M., Dae Seob (2016). Paraguay agriculture and rural technology distribution status. Overseas agricultural series 20. Korea Rural Economic Institute.


Feyissa (Gurganus), E. A., Cornell, E., Chandhok, L., Wang, D., Ionita, C., Schwab, J., Kostyun, R., Wilion, F., & Rubin, K. (2015). Impact of co-management at the primary-subspecialty care interface on follow-up and referral patterns for patients with concussion. Clinical Pediatrics, 54(10), 969-975. doi: 10.1177/0009922814566929

Lee, D., Lee, Y., and Choi, M. (2015). In-depth analysis and entry strategy of industrial structure in Central Asia. Korea Rural Economic Institute.


Mounts, N.S., Walters, T., & Hinkle, H. (2014). Peer influence(s). In A. C. Michalos (Ed.). Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Springer.


Mounts, N.S., Pittman, L.D., Karre, J., & Walters, T.L. (2013). Transformations in relationships, independence, and interdependence. In G. Creasey & P. Jarvis (Eds.), Adolescent development and school achievement in urban communities: Resilience in the Neighborhood. Routledge, Taylor, & Francis.


Xu, X., Rochette, P. J., Feyissa (Gurganus), E. A., Su, T. V., & Liu, Y. (2009). MCM10 mediates RECQ4 association with MCM2- 7 helicase complex during DNA replication. The European Molecular Biology Organization Journal, 28, 3005-3014. doi: 10.1038/emboj.2009.235


Durgunoğlu, A. Y., & Kuscul, H. (2008). Providing access to basic literacy education with educational TV. European Journal of Open, Distance and e-learning.


Durgunoğlu, A. Y., Oney, B., & Kuscul, H. (2003). Development and evaluation of an adult literacy program in Turkey. International Journal of Educational Development, 23, 17-36.