human development and family studies

Transition Center, 2 Lower College Road, Kingston, RI 02881

401.874.2150 (ph); 401.874.4020 (f)

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Tiffani Kisler

  • Associate Professor
  • Transition Center, Rm 209
  • Phone: 401.874.2403
  • Email: tkisler@uri.edu

Research

Dr. Kisler’s research focuses on three primary areas and one emerging area of interest: a) sexual aggression, b) women’s sexual, psychological, and relational health, c) couple and family therapy training process/outcome research, and d) the use of technology (i.e. sexting, texting, Facebook, Twitter) on psychological, sexual, and relational health.

Education

  • Ph.D., Family and Human Development, School of Social & Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, 2006
  • M.S., Family and Human Development (Concentration: Marriage & Family Therapy), Arizona State University, 2004
  • B.S., Psychology (Summa Cum Laude), Arizona State University, 2000

Publications

Christopher, F.S., Kisler, T.S., & Johnson, S. (in press). College women’s encounters with intimate partner violence: Exploring mental health issues. Journal About Women in Higher Education.

McCurdy, K., Gorman, K., Kisler, T.S., & Metallinos-Katsaras, E. (in press). Maternal mental health and child health and nutrition. In The NICHD/Oxford Handbook on Child Development and Poverty.

Sparks, J.A., Kisler, T.S., Adams, J.F., and Blumen, D.G. (2011). Teaching accountability: Using client feedback to train effective family therapists. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Kisler, T. S. (2010). Review of the book The nature of sexual desire, by J. Giles. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 214-217.

Kisler, T. S. (2009). Marriage and sex. In Harry T. Reiss & Susan Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kisler, T.S., & Christopher, F.S. (2008). Sexual exchanges and relationship satisfaction: Testing the role of sexual satisfaction as a mediator. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 25, 583-598.

Kisler, T. S., & Christopher, F. S. (2008). Writing a letter to your sexual self. In. C.F. Sori & L. Hecker (Eds.) The therapist’s notebook III: homework, handouts & activities for use in psychotherapy, 95-101. New York: Routledge.

Christopher, F.S., & Kisler, T.S. (2004a). Exploring marital sexuality: Peeking inside the bedroom and discovering what we don’t know – but should! In J. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), The handbook of sexuality in close relationships. Lawrence Erlbaum. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
* Handbook was recipient of the Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Exceptional Merit Award

Christopher, F.S., & Kisler, T.S. (2004b). Sexual Aggression in Romantic Relationships. In J. Harvey, A. Wenzel, & S. Sprecher (Eds.), The handbook of sexuality in close relationships. Lawrence Erlbaum. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
* Handbook was recipient of the Society of Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR) Exceptional Merit Award

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