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Recent Publications

Our annual list of publications, courtesy of Dr. Rossi,  is hot off the press!

This year’s authors include current and recent former graduate students Grayson Baird, Shayna Bassett, Michael Bernstein, Leslie Brick, Simay Gokbayrak, Rebecca LebeauJessica Lipschitz, Melissa Marcotte, Rose Martin, Marimer Santiago-Rivas, Miryam Yusufov.


Baird, G.L., & Harlow, L.L. (2016). Does one size fit all? A case for context-driven null hypothesis statistical testing. Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 15, 100–122.

Bassett, S.S., Stein, L.A.R., Rossi, J.S., & Martin, R. (2016). Evaluating measures of fidelity for substance abuse group treatment with incarcerated adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 66, 9–15. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2016.02.011

Bernstein, M.H., & Stein, L.A.R. (2015). Do bisexual girls report higher rates of substance use than heterosexual girls? A failure to replicate with incarcerated and detained youth. Journal of Bisexuality, 15, 498–505. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2015.1057889

Clair-Michaud, M., Martin, R., Stein, L., Bassett, S.S., Lebeau, R., & Golembeske, C. (2016). The impact of motivational interviewing on misbehaviors in incarcerated adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 65, 13–19. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2015.09.003

Marcotte, M.A. (2016). Individual differences in interpretations of justified and unjustified violence. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 22. doi 10.1037/pac0000193

Pearson, R., Palmer, R.H.C., Brick, L.A.D., & Beevers, C.G. (2016). Additive genetic contribution to symptom dimensions in major depressive disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125, 495–501. doi: 10.1037/abn0000161

Pietrabissa, G., Sorgente, A., Rossi, A., Simpson, S., Riva, G., Manzoni, G.M., Prochaska, J.O., Prochaska, J.M., Cattivelli, R., & Castelnuovo, G. (2016). Stages of change in obesity and weight management: Factorial structure of the Italian version of the University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale. Eating and Weight Disorders. doi: 10.1007/s40519-016-0289-1

Santiago-Rivas, M., Velicer, W.F., & Redding, C. (2015). Mediation analysis of decisional balance, sun avoidance and sunscreen use in the precontemplation and preparation stages for sun protection. Psychology & Health, 30, 1433–1449. doi: 10.1080/08870446.2015.1056791

Stein, L.A.R., Clair, M., Bassett, S.S., Martin, R., & Clarke, J. (2015). Studying outcomes and processes of supervision for motivational interviewing. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9, 175–182. doi: 10.1037/tep0000073

Yusufov, M., Paiva, A.L., Redding, C.A., Lipschitz, J.M., Gokbayrak, N.S., Greene, G., Rossi, J.S., Blissmer, B., Velicer, W.F., & Prochaska, J.O. (2016). Fat reduction efforts: A 24-month longitudinal comparison of a large sample of maintainers, relapsers, and non-changers. Health Promotion Practice, 17, 116–126. doi: 10.1177/1524839915606423

Yusufov, M., Prochaska, J.O., Paiva, A.L., Rossi, J.S., Blissmer, B., Redding, C.A., & Velicer, W.F. (2016). Baseline predictors of singular action among participants with multiple health behavior risks. American Journal of Health Promotion, 30, 365–373. doi: 10.1177/0890117116646341

Yusufov, M., Weyandt, L.L., & Piryatinsky, I. (2016). Alzheimer’s disease and diet: A systematic review. International Journal of Neuroscience. doi: 10.3109/00207454.2016.1155572


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