department of psychology

306 Chafee Hall, 142 Flagg Road, Kingston, RI 02881

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Patricia Morokoff

  • Professor; Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Phone: 401-874-2685
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  • Mailing Address: Chafee 257


Dr. Morokoff is currently serving as the Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Dr. Morokoff is not mentoring graduate students in the Psychology Department.

Gender issues in sexuality; sexual assertiveness; HIV/AIDS prevention: prediction of risky sexual behaviors and interventions to increase safer sex behaviors; psychophysiological and hormonal factors affecting sexual functioning.


Ph.D. 1980, State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A. 1971, Indiana University


Morokoff, P. J., & Gorraiz, M. (2013). A Model of Women’s Sexual Health: Active, Consensual, Wanted and Safe. In P. Geller, M. Spears, & J. Kloss (Eds.) Women’s Health Psychology. NY: Wiley

Bridges, A., & Morokoff, P.J. (2011). Sexual media use and relationship satisfaction in heterosexual couples.  Personal Relationships, 18, 562-585.

Morokoff, P.J., Redding, C.A., Harlow, L.L.,Cho, S., Rossi, J.S., Meier, K.S., Mayer, K.H., Koblin, B., & Brown-Peterside, P. (2009). Associations of Sexual Victimization, Depression, and Sexual Assertiveness with Unprotected Sex: A Test of the Multifaceted Model of HIV Risk Across Gender. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 14, 30-54.

Peipert JF, Redding CA, Blume J, Allsworth J, Matteson K, Lozowski F, Mayer K, Morokoff PJ, & Rossi JS. (2008). Tailored Intervention Trial to Increase Dual Methods: A Randomized Trial to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 198(6), 630.e1-e8.

Peipert, J., Redding, C.A., Blume, J., Allsworth, J.E., Iannuccillo, K., Lozowski, F., Mayer, K., Morokoff, P.J., & Rossi, J.S. (2007). Design of a stage-matched intervention trial to increase dual method contraceptive use (Project PROTECT). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 28, 626–637.

Gazabon, S., Morokoff, P., Harlow, L. L., Ward, R. M., & Quina, K. (2007). Applying the transtheoretical model to ethnically diverse women at risk for HIV.  Health, Education, and Behavior, 34, 297-314.

Professional Interests

Feminist therapy for couples and individuals with special emphasis on sexual and physical abuse problems; HIV/AIDS prevention through population-based intervention programs.

Honors and Awards

URI Multicultural Center, Diversity Award for Faculty Excellence in Leadership and Service, 2007

Department of Psychology, Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Service, 2011

University of Rhode Island, Association for Professional and Academic Women’s (APAW) Woman of the Year, 2011

University of Rhode Island, College of Arts and Sciences, Administrative Excellence Award, 2011

Graduate Student Research

Cassandra Golding (2010). The Healthy Emotional Reliance Scale and deconstruction of dependency: A latent variable model of relationship functioning in female couples.

Myriel Rodriguez (2010). Relationship between Psychosocial, Interpersonal Factors and Implicit Sex-Submission Associations in Hispanic/Latina and White Women.

Matsuura, A. (2008). Interpersonal and psychosexual factors predicting HIV-related risky sex behaviors in heterosexually active women and men. Doctoral Dissertation

Bridges, A. (2007). Romantic couples and partner use of sexually explicit material: The mediating role of cognitions for dyadic and sexual satisfaction. Doctoral Dissertation

Ngo, T. (2005). A four-year retrospective study of domestic violence and police response in Asians using the Rhode Island domestic violence/sexual assault police reporting forms. Doctoral Dissertation

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