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Diversity-Related Research

Selected Faculty and/or Student Diversity-Related Research (1996 - 2016)

Publications

Armour, C., Elhai, J. D., Layne, C. M., Shevlin, M., Duraković-Belko, E., Djapo, N., & Pynoos, R. S. (2011). Gender differences in the factor structure of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in war-exposed adolescents. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 604-611.

Bardeen, J. R., Dixon-Gordon, K. L., Tull, M. T., Lyons, J. A., & Gratz, K. L. (2014). An investigation of the relationship between borderline personality disorder and cocaine-related attentional bias following trauma cue exposure: The moderating role of gender. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 55, 113-122.

Brabender, V. M., & Mihura, J. L. (2016). Bringing multiple identities into focus. In V. M. Brabender & J. L. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment (pp. 44-77). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brabender, V. M., & Mihura, J. L. (Eds.) (2016). Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment. New York, NY: Routledge.

Brabender, V. M., & Mihura, J. L. (2016). The construction of gender and sex, and their implications for psychological assessment. In V. M. Brabender & J. L. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment (pp. 3-43). New York, NY: Routledge.

Brown, J.A., Oikawa, M., Rose, J.P., Haught, H., Oikawa, H., & Geers, A.L. (2015). Choosing across cultures: The effect of choice complexity on treatment outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 515-528. 

Cao, X., Wang, L., Cao, C., Zhang, J., & Elhai, J. D. (in press). DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptom structure in disaster-exposed adolescents: Stability across gender and relation to behavioral problems. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.

Carragher, N., Sunderland, M., Batterham, P. J., Calear, A. L., Elhai, J. D., Chapman, C., & Mills, K. (2016). Discriminant validity and gender differences in DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. Journal of Affective Disorders, 190, 56-67.

Cerutti, R., Manca, M., Presaghi, F., & Gratz, K. L. (2011). Prevalence and clinical correlates of deliberate self-harm among a community sample of Italian adolescents. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 337-347.

Cerutti, R., Presaghi, F., Manca, M., & Gratz, K. L. (2012). Deliberate self-harm behavior among Italian young adults: Correlations with clinical and nonclinical dimensions of personality. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 82, 298-308.

Contractor, A. A., Claycomb, M. A., Byllesby, B. M., Layne, C. M., Kaplow, J. B., Steinberg, A. M., & Elhai, J. D. (2015). Hispanic ethnicity and Caucasian race: Relations with PTSD’s factor structure in clinic-referred youth. Do race or ethnicity moderate the factor structure of PTSD? Findings from a national sample of clinic-referred youth. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy, 7, 456-464.

Contractor, A. A., Layne, C. M., Steinberg, A. M., Ostrowski, S. A., Ford, J. D., & Elhai, J. D. (2013). Do gender and age moderate the symptom structure of PTSD? Findings from a national clinical sample of children and adolescents. Psychiatry Research, 210, 1056-1064.

Contractor, A. A., Mehta, P., Tiamiyu, M. F., Hovey, J. D., Geers, A., Charak, R., Tamburrino, M. & Elhai, J. D. (2014). Relations between PTSD and distress dimensions in an Indian child / adolescent sample following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 42, 925–935.

Davis, L.T., Weiss, N.H., Tull, M.T., & Gratz, K.L. (in press) The relation of protective factors to deliberate self-harm among African-American adults: Moderating roles of gender identity and sexual orientation identity. Journal of Mental Health.

Fossati, A., Gratz, K. L., Borroni, S., Maffei, C., Somma, A., & Carlotta, D. (2015). The relationship between childhood history of ADHD symptoms and DSM-IV borderline personality disorder features among personality disordered outpatients: The moderating role of gender and the mediating roles of emotion dysregulation and impulsivity. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 56, 121-127.

Fossati, A., Gratz, K. L., Maffei, C., & Borroni, S. (2014). Impulsivity dimensions, emotion dysregulation, and borderline personality disorder features among Italian nonclinical adolescents.  Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 1:5.

Fossati, A., Gratz, K. L., Maffei, C., & Borroni, S. (2013). Emotion dysregulation and impulsivity additively predict borderline personality disorder features in Italian nonclinical adolescents. Personality and Mental Health, 7, 320-333.

Fowler, S. L., & Geers, A. L. (in press). Does trait masculinity relate to expressing toughness?: The effects of masculinity threat and self-affirmation in college men. Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Fowler, S. L., Rasinski, H. M., Helfer, S. G., Geers, A. L., & France, C. R. (2011). Concept priming and pain: An experimental approach to understanding the role of gender in sex-related pain differences. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 34, 139-147.

Frankfurt, S., Armour, C., Contractor, A., & Elhai, J. D. (2016). Do gender and directness of trauma exposure moderate PTSD's latent structure? Psychiatry Research, 245, 365-370.

Gratz, K.L., Latzman, R.D., Young, J., Heiden, L.J., Damon, J., Hight, T., & Tull, M.T. (2012).Deliberate self-harm among community adolescents in an underserved area: The interactive influence of gender, race, and school-level and associations with borderline personality. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3, 39-54.

Gratz, K.L., Paulson, A., Jakupcak, M., & Tull, M.T. (2009). Exploring the relationship between childhood maltreatment and intimate partner abuse: Gender differences in the mediating role of emotion dysregulation. Violence and Victims, 24, 68-82.

Gratz, K.L., Tull, M.T., Baruch, D.E., Bornovalova, M.A., & Lejuez, C.W. (2008). Factors associated with co-occurring borderline personality disorder among inner-city substance users: The roles of childhood maltreatment, negative affect intensity/reactivity, and emotion dysregulation. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 49, 603-615.

Hall, B. J., Elhai, J. D., Grubaugh, A. L., Tuerk, P. W., & Magruder, K. M. (2012). Examining the factor structure of PTSD between male and female veterans in primary care. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 26, 409-415.

Haught, H., Rose, J. P., Brown, J. A., & Geers, A. L. (2015). Subjective social status and health: The roles of self-construal and referent abstraction. Journal of Social Psychology, 155, 356-369.

Jakupcak, M., Tull, M.T., & Roemer, L. (2005). Masculinity, shame, and fear of emotions as predictors of men’s expression of anger and hostility. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 6, 275-284.

Latzman, R. D., Gratz, K. L., Young, J., Heiden, L. J., Damon, J. D., & Hight, T. L. (2010). Self-injurious thoughts and behaviors among youth in an underserved area of the southern United States: Exploring the moderating roles of gender, racial/ethnic background, and school-level. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 270-280.

Lavender, J. M., Anderson, D. A., & Gratz, K. L. (2012). Examining the association between thought suppression and eating disorder symptoms in men. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 788-795.

Lavender, J. M., Gratz, K. L., & Anderson, D. A. (2012). Mindfulness, body image, and drive for muscularity in men. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 9, 289-292.

Lejuez, C.W., Zvolenksy, M.J., Daughters, S.B., Bornovalova, M.A., Paulson, A., Tull, M.T., Ettinger, K., & Otto, M. (2008). Anxiety sensitivity: A unique predictor of drop-out among inner-city heroin and crack/cocaine users in residential substance use treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 811-818.

Leonardson, G. R., Daniels, M. C., Nees, F. K., Kemper, E., Mihura, J. L.,…& Foreyt, J. P. (2003). Validity and reliability of the general well-being schedule with Northern Plains American Indians diagnosed with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Psychological Reports93, 49-58.

Mahas, R., Sheu, J. J., Singh, S., Jordan, T., & Geers, A. (2016). Racial/ethnic disparities, body weight, and psychosocial antecedents that predict women’s failure to meet Pap test screening national recommendations. Translational Cancer Research, 5, S983-S992.

McDermott, M.J., Drescher, C.F., Smitherman, T.A., Tull, M.T., Heiden, L., Damon, J.D., Hight, T.L., & Young, J. (2013). Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of lifetime substance use among a rural and diverse sample of adolescents. Substance Abuse, 34, 371-380.

McDermott, M. J., Tull, M. T., Soenke, M., Jakupcak, M., & Gratz, K. L. (2010). Masculine gender role stress and posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity among inpatient male crack/cocaine users. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 11, 225-232.

Meyer, G. J., Giromini, L., Viglione, D. J., Reese, J. B., & Mihura, J. L. (2015). The association of gender, ethnicity, age, and education with Rorschach scores. Assessment, 22, 46-64. 

Mihura, J. L., & Brabender, V. M. (2016). Sex, gender, and sexuality in psychological assessment: Where do we go from here? In V. M. Brabender & J. L. Mihura (Eds.), Handbook of gender and sexuality in psychological assessment (pp. 655-682). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mihura, J. L. & Hisatugo, C. L. C. (in press). Personality disorder, gender and sex differences. In A. E. Wenzel, D. Friedman-Wheeler, & E. Flannery-Schroeder (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of abnormal and clinical psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.

Rasinski, H., M., Geers, A. L., & Czopp, A. M. (2013). “I guess what he said wasn’t that bad”: Dissonance in non-confronting targets of prejudice. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 39, 856-869.

Rempala, D., & Geers, A. L. (2011). The influence of nondiagnostic information and victim stereotypes in perceptions of guilt. Western Criminological Review, 12, 90-105.

Rempala, D., & Geers, A. L. (2009). The effect of victim information on causality judgments in a rape trial scenario. Journal of Social Psychology, 149, 495-512.

Roley, M. E., Kawakami, R., Baker, J., Hurtado, G., Chin, A., & Hovey, J. D. (2014). Family cohesion moderates the relationship between acculturative stress and depression in Japanese adolescent temporary residents. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 16, 1299-1302.

Rose, J. P., Endo, Y., Windschitl, P. D., & Suls, J. (2008). Cultural differences in unrealistic optimism and pessimism: The role of egocentrism and direct vs. indirect comparison measures.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 1236-1248.

Sarno, I., Madeddu, F., & Gratz, K. L. (2010). Self-injury, psychiatric symptoms, and defense mechanisms: Findings in an Italian nonclinical sample. European Psychiatry, 25, 136-145.

Schnake, S. B., Ruscher, J. B., Gratz, K. L., & O’Neal, E. C. (1997). Measure for measure? Male retaliation commensurate with anger depends on provocateur gender and aggression covertness. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 937-954.

Tiamiyu, M. (2005). Prevalence of wife battering amongst workers in a Nigerian university: Issues in women’s rights. In Nnaemeka, O. & Ezeilo, J. (eds.) Engendering human rights: Cultural and socio-economic realities in Africa, pp. 385-419. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan – a division of St. Martin’s Press, LLC. ISBN: 1-4039-6707-5.

Tiamiyu, M. (2001). Male-female sexual relationships, Yoruba value systems, and the African’s psyche and attitude toward extramarital affairs of public figures. Psych Discourse, 32, 6 & 7, 4-8. (Monthly News Journal of The Association of Black Psychologists -- ABPsi).

Tiamiyu, M. (2000). Review of The Invention of Women: Making an African sense of Western gender discourses by Oyeronke Oyewumi, The International Journal of African Studies, 2, 121-124.

Tiamiyu, M.  (1998). Male-female sexual relationships and Yoruba value systems: A glimpse into the African's psyche and attitude toward the Clinton-Monica Affair? Journal of the Institute of Psychoafricalysis, 1, 2-8.

Tiamiyu, M. F. (1997). Women's experience of empowerment through a credit programme in Nigeria: Moving from the practical to the strategic. IfePsychologIA: An International Journal, 5, 86-101.

Tull, M.T. & Gratz, K.L. (2013). Majordepression and risky sexual behavior among substance dependent patients: The moderating roles of distress tolerance and gender. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 37, 483-497.

Tull, M.T., Gratz, K.L., Coffey, S.F., Weiss, N.H., & McDermott, M.J. (2013). Examining the interactive effect of posttraumatic stress disorder, distress tolerance, and gender on residential substance use disorder treatment retention. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 27, 763-773.

Tull, M. T., & Gratz, K. L. (2012). The impact of borderline personality disorder on residential substance abuse treatment dropout among men. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 121, 97-102.

Tull, M.T., Gratz, K.L., & Weiss, N.H. (2011). Exploring associations between borderline personality disorder, crack/cocaine dependence, gender, and risky sexual behavior among substance dependent inpatients. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 209-219.

Tull, M. T., Gratz, K. L., & Weiss, N. H. (2011). The interactive influence of borderline personality disorder, crack/cocaine dependence, and gender on risky sexual behavior among substance dependent inpatients. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 2, 209-219.

Watkins, L. E., Jaffe, A. E., Hoffman, L., Gratz, K. L., Messman-Moore, T. L. & DiLillo, D. (2014). The longitudinal impact of intimate partner aggression and relationship status on women's physical health and depression symptoms. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 655-665.

Weiss, N.H., Tull, M.T., Dixon-Gordon, K.L., & Gratz, K.L. (2014). Extending findings of a relation between posttraumatic stress disorder and emotion dysregulation among African American individuals: A preliminary examination of the moderating role of gender. Journal of Traumatic Stress Disorders & Treatment, 3.

Weiss, N.H., Tull, M.T., Davis, L.T., Dehon, E.E., Fulton, J.J., & Gratz, K.L. (2012). Examining the association between emotion regulation difficulties and probable posttraumatic stress disorder within a sample of African Americans. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 41, 5-14.

Wellman, J. A., Czopp, A. M., & Geers, A. L. (2009). The egalitarian optimist and the confrontation of prejudice. Journal of Positive Psychology, 4, 389-395.

Wolz, I., Agüera, Z., Granero, R., Jiménez-Murcia, S., Gratz, K. L., Menchón, J. M., & Fernández-Aranda, F. (2015). Emotion regulation difficulties in disordered eating: Examining the psychometric properties of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale among Spanish adults and its interrelations with personality and eating disorder severity. Frontiers in Psychology – Eating Behavior, 6, 907.

Conference Presentations

Bailey, A. A., & Tiamiyu, M. (2015). Use of consumers with disabilities in advertising: A proposal for research. In Obal, M. W., Krey, N., & Bushardt, C. (Eds.), Let’s get engaged! Crossing the threshold of marketing’s engagement era. Proceedings of the 2014 Academy of Marketing Science (AMS) Annual Conference.

Beddow, M.  (2016, May).  They all look alike: How misidentification affects mistakenly targeted groups.  Paper presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Beddow, M., & Lee, Y-T.  (2015, Feb).  Attitudes toward Immigration: The influence of Native American history.  Poster presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Burkhart, K., Brockmyer, J., Bullock, W., Tiamiyu, M. (2010, April). Gender Differences in the relationships among Childhood Peer Victimization, Perfectionism, and General Distress in Adults. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Symposium on Research in Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Science, Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Contractor, A., Mehta, P., Tamburrino, M., Hovey, J., Tiamiyu, M., & Elhai, J. D. (2014, November). Relations between PTSD and distress dimensions in an Indian child/adolescent sample following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks. In I. Lavi (Chair), Parent interventions and global studies on child trauma. Paper session presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, Miami, Florida.

Daniels, M.C., Ness, F. K., Mihura, J. L., Leonardson, G. (2000, April). Effect of depression on glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes in an Indian Health Service Clinic. Presented at the 12th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Daniels, M.C., Ness, F. K., Mihura, J. L., Leonardson, G. (2000, April). Relationship between locus of control and glycemic control in individuals diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at a Northern Plains Indian Health Service Clinic. Presented at the 12th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Daniels, M.C., Ness, F. K., Mihura, J. L., Leonardson, G. (1999, October). Effect of depression on glycemic control in Type 2 Diabetes at an Indian Health Service Clinic, and the co-morbidity of psychosocial and cultural issues, chemical dependency, and Type 2 Diabetes among Lakota/Dakota and the relationship of these variables. Presented at the Annual Meetings of Diabetes in American Indian Communities Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Daniels, M.C., Ness, F. K., Mihura, J. L., Leonardson, G. (1999, April). Effect of depression on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes at an Indian Health Service clinic.  Presented at the 11th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Daniels, M. C., Mihura, J. L., Ness, F. K., & Leonardson, G. (1999, April). The co-morbidity of psychosocial and cultural issues, chemical dependency, and type 2 diabetes among Lakota/Dakota and the relationship of these variables to diabetes self-management. Presented at the 11th Annual Indian Health Service Research Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Dumitrascu, N., Mihura, J. L., & Meyer, G. J. (2007, March). The effect of the educational level on Rorschach performance: A study with a Romanian sample. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Washington, D.C.

Faur, A., Tiamiyu, M. F. & Elliott, R. (2008, August). Themes associated with cultural discrimination stress. Poster session presented at the 116th. Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Jones, D., Upton, A. D., Meyer, G. J., & Mihura, J. L. (2006, March). Dimensionality and gender differences in the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, San Diego, CA.

Lee, Y-T., & Tiamiyu, M. F. (2010, May). What is in a name? Perceptions of college students from individualist and collectivist cultures. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Meyer, G. J., Mihura, J. L., Viglione, D. J., & Reese, J. (2012, March). The impact of demographic variables on R-PAS scores. In N. Dumitrascu (Chair), Recent Rorschach research on experimental manipulations and R-PAS developments. Integrated paper session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Mihura, J. L. (2016, March). Diversity at the crossroads: Intersectionality and personality assessment. Symposium discussant at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Mihura, J. L., & Hisatugo C. L. C. (2016, March). Personality assessment research internationally: Challenges, roadblocks, and collaborative solutions. Co-chair and discussant of roundtable at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Pertiwi, Y., Geers, A., Lee, Y-T. (2016, May). When does contact matters? A cross-cultural study of direct contact and extended contact in predicting prejudice between unequal groups. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL.

Pertiwi, Y. & Geers, A. (2016, April). Is the more intergroup contact the better the outgroup evaluation? A cross-cultural study of intergroup contact and prejudice between majority and minority groups.Conference presentation at the 7th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH.

Pertiwi, Y.G. & Lee, Y.T. (2015, February). A cross-cultural study of ingroup identification and outgroup bias. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference 2015. Long Beach, CA.

Pertiwi, Y.G. (2014, May). How do we define ourselves? An exploratory study of Indonesian adolescents contextual self. Conference presentation at 86th Annual Meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Rotroff, Samuel (2007). Effect of accent on the perception of the intelligence of a speaker. Poster presented at the 26th. Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference (MAUPRC), Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

Tiamiyu, M (1999, November). African women's perceptions of empowerment: How the questions shape the answers, and how the interpretative framework shapes the interpretation. Paper Presented at the International Conference on New African Perspectives and the 22nd Annual Conference of the African Studies Association of Australasia & the Pacific (AFSAAP), Perth, Australia.

Tiamiyu, M. F. (1998, October). Wife battery amongst workers in a Nigerian university: Prevalence, nature, and rights of women. Second International Conference on Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: Health and Human Rights, Association of African Women Scholars, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. [Abstract published in the proceedings of the meeting].

Tiamiyu, M. F. (1998, December). Yoruba culture: Psychological perspectives. Paper presented at the Geographically Speaking Lecture Series organized by Gamma Theta Upsilon, an international geographic honor society, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.

Tiamiyu, M. F. (1998, April). Sex scandal in the White House: A Yoruba perspective. Paper presented at the Symposium of Our Own: Conversations on Girls, Women, and Gender, Women Studies Students, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA.

Tiamiyu, M. F.  (1996, March).  Empowerment of professional women within the present socioeconomic circumstances in Nigeria.  Paper presented at the seminar organized by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Plateau State Chapter, Jos, Nigeria.

Theses and Dissertations

Amer, Mona (2002). Evaluation of measures of acculturation & mental health for second generation & early immigrant Arab Americans (Unpublished thesis).

Brown, Jill (2015). The effect of culture and advisor characteristics on treatment outcomes (Unpublished dissertation).

Burkhart, Kim (2009). Gender differences in the relationships among childhood peer victimization, perfectionism, and general distress in adults (Unpublished dissertation).

Contractor, Ateka (2012). Relations between PTSD and distress dimensions in an Indian child/adolescent sample following the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (Unpublished dissertation). 

Faur, Adriana (2009). A qualitative analysis of cultural discrimination stress (Unpublished dissertation).

Kim, Sheena (2011). Factors influencing ethnic identity and mental health in Korean American college students (Unpublished thesis).

Lee, Alisha (2015).  An evaluation of changes in cognitive appraisal and emotion regulation in the treatment of PTSD in individuals with severe mental illness (Unpublished dissertation).

Morales, Lori (2011). Gender differences in awareness and knowledge of impaired fertility issues among college students (Unpublished dissertation).

Pertiwi, Y. (2015). How does intergroup contact predict stereotypes in a complex social Reality? A cross-cultural study of intergroup contact, stereotypes, and group status (unpublished thesis).

Tenbarge, Brittany (2014).  Evaluating the effectiveness of brief motivational interviewing as an adjunct to health home services (Unpublished dissertation).

Last Updated: 8/8/17