Graduate Publications

In Press

Busby, D. M., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C. E. (2021). Is kissing a bellwether of sexual or relationship satisfaction and dissatisfaction? The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. Advance online publication. DOI 10.1080/0092623X.2021.197774.

Busby, D. M., Hanna-Walker, V., Leavitt, C. E., & Carroll, J. S. (2021). The sexual wholeness model: Initial evaluations with two samples. The Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Advance online publication. DOI 10.1111/jmft.12529.

Busby, D. M., Leonhardt, N. D., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C., E. (2021). Putting the dyad into the sexual response discussion: A latent class analysis using ratings of self and partner. The Journal of Sex Research. Advance online publication. DOI 10.1080/00224499.2021.1891189.

Clark, A. N., & Zimmerman, C. (In press). Concordance between sexual attitudes and romantic orientations: Comparing allosexual and asexual adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior.

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

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

Kellett, K., Ligus, K., & Robison, J. (in press). “So glad to be home”: Money follows the person participants’ experiences after transitioning out of institutions. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.

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. Advance online publication.

McKee, S. L., Gurganus, E. A., Atoloye, A. T., Xu, R., Martin, K., & Schwartz, M. B. (2021). Pilot testing an intervention to educate and promote nutritious choices at food pantries. Journal of Public Health, 1-8.

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.

Simon, K., Farr, R., Floyd, S., Clark, A., Renley, B., Eaton, L., & Watson, R.J. (2021). Contextualizing the well-being of asexual youth: Evidence of differences in family, health, and school outcomes. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.


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.

Lessard, L. M., Lawrence, S. E., & Puhl, R. M. (2021). Weight-based victimization and school performance in adolescence: Can teachers help reduce academic risks?. School Psychology36(1), 69.

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,

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, 1-15.

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–.

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, 2021, 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 Studies30(2), 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.

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.

Wink, M. N., LaRusso, M. D., & Smith, R. L. (2021). Teacher empathy and students with problem behaviors: Examining teachers’ perceptions, responses, relationships, and burnout. Psychology in the Schools, 58(8), 1575–1596.


Busby, D., Hanna-Walker, V., & Leavitt, C. E. (2020). 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

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–.

Cooksey Stowers, K., Jiang, Q., Atoloye, A. T., Lucan, S., & Gans, K. (2020). Racial differences in perceived food swamp and food desert exposure and disparities in self-reported dietary habits. Internationa Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17(19), 7143.

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.

Hutchison, M., Russell, B. S., & Wink, M. N. (2020). Social‐emotional competence trajectories from a school‐based child trauma symptom intervention in a disadvantaged community. Psychology in the Schools57(8), 1257-1272.

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. The 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

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. The Journal of Social Media in Society9(2), 353-380.

Walters, T. L., Dyczewski, M., & Mathes, E. W. (2020). Pornographic jealousy: Scale construction and theory testing. Current Psychology, 1-12.

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., Lawrence, S. E., Carvalheiro, D., & Berger, R. (2019). Teaching tolerance or acting tolerant? Evaluating the effectiveness of skills- and contact-based prejudice reduction interventions among Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Jewish youth. Journal of School Psychology, 75, 8-26.

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. New York, NY: 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.

Gans, K. M., Tovar, A., Jiang, Q., Mello, J., Dionne, L., Mena, N. Z., Paloma, V., Risica, P. M. (2019) Nutrition-related Practices of Family Childcare Providers and Differences by Ethnicity. Childhood Obesity, 5(3), 167-184

McKee, S.L., Cooksey-Stowers, K., St. Louis, R., & Schwartz, M.B. (2019). Understanding the process of implementing nutrition and physical activity policies in a large national child care organization: A mixed-methods study. Translational Behavioral Medicine

Wang, C., Shao, X., Do, K. A., Lu, H., O’Neal, C. R., & Zhang, Y. (2019). Using Participatory Culture-Specific Consultation with Asian American Communities: Identifying Challenges and Solutions for Asian American Immigrant Families. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 1-22.


Berger, R., Brenick, A., Lawrence, S. E., Lila Coco, & Abu-Raiya, H. (2018). The effectiveness and durability of contact- and skills-based approaches to prejudice reduction. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 59, 46-53.

Gans, K., Tovar, A., Jiang, Q., Mellow, J., Dionne, L., Mean, N., Palomo, V., & Risica, P. (2018). Nutrition-Related Practices of Family Child Care Providers and Differences by Ethnicity. Childhood Obesity, 15(3), 167-184.

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.


Jiang, Q., He, D., Guan, W., & He, X. (2016). “Happy goat says”: The effect of a food selection inhibitory control training game of children’s response inhibition on eating behavior. Appetite, 107, 86-92.


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


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. Dordrecht, Netherlands: 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. New York: 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.