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Crooks, R. L., Bauer, K., & Widman, L. (2020). Our Sexuality. 14th edition. Cengage: Boston, MA.



*Evans, R., Widman, L., *Stokes, M., *Javidi, H., & Hope, E. (2020). Sexual health programs for Latinx adolescents: A meta-analysis. Pediatrics. In press.


Widman, L., & *Evans, R. (2020). Adolescent Sexual Health Interventions: Innovation, Efficacy, Cost, and the Urgent Need to Scale. Pediatrics, 145, e20200392.


*Evans, R., Widman, L., & Goldey, K. (2020). The effects of early school-based and family sex education on sexual satisfaction among college students. American Journal of Sexuality Education. In press.


*Javidi, H., Maheux, A., Widman, L., *Kamke, K., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Peterson, Z. (2020). Understanding adolescents’ attitudes toward affirmative consent. Journal of Sex Research. In press.


*Evans, R., Widman, L., *Stokes, M., *Javidi, H., Hope, E., & *Brasileiro, J. (2020). Association of sexual health interventions with sexual health outcomes in Black adolescence: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 174, 676–689. Full Article


Widman, L., *Evans, R., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2020). More Meta-Analytical Explorations on Adolescent Sexual Health Interventions are Needed – A Reply. JAMA Pediatrics. In press.


Schleider, J. L., Burnette, J. L., Widman, L., Hoyt, C., & Prinstein, M. J. (2020). Randomized trial of a single-session growth mindset intervention for rural adolescents' internalizing and externalizing problems. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. In press.


*Evans, R., Widman, L., *Javidi, H., *Troutman Adams, E., Cacace, S., Prinstein, M. J., Desmarais, S. (2020). Preliminary evaluation of a prescription opioid misuse prevention program among rural middle school students. Journal of Community Health. In press.


Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., & Widman, L., & Galla, B. M. (2020). The appearance-related social media consciousness scale: Development and validation with adolescents. Body Image, 33, 164-174.


*Evans, R., Widman, L., *Kamke, K., *Stewart, J. L. (2020). Gender differences in parents’ communication with their adolescent children about sexual risk and sex-positive topics. Journal of Sex Research, 57, 177-188. Full Article


Widman, L., *Kamke, K., *Evans, R., *Stewart, J. L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Golin, C. E. (2020). Feasibility, acceptability, and preliminary efficacy of an online sexual health program for adolescents. Journal of Sex Research, 57, 145-154. Full Article


*Kamke, K., Widman, L., & Haskett, M. (2020). Safer sex communication and sexual health behaviors among a representative statewide sample of homeless adolescents. Journal of Sex Research, 57, 137-144. Full Article


Maheux, A. J., *Evans, R., Widman, L., Nesi, J., Prinstein, M. J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2020). Brief report: Popular peer norms and adolescent sexting behavior. Journal of Adolescence, 78, 62-66.


Widman, L., *Evans, R., *Javidi, H., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2019). Assessment of parent-based interventions for adolescent sexual health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 173, 866-877.


*Kamke, K., Widman, L., & Desmarais, S. (2019). Evaluation of an online sexual health program among adolescent girls with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 29, 1044-1054Full Article

*Stewart, J. L., Spivey, L. A., Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2019). Developmental patterns of sexual identity, romantic attraction, and sexual behavior among adolescents over three years. Journal of Adolescence, 77, 90-97.


*Stewart, J. L., Widman, L., & *Kamke, K. (2019). Applying a multi-factorial communication framework to better understand differences between father-daughter and mother-daughter sexual health discussions. Journal of Health Communication, 24, 633-642.


Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Higgins, M. K. (2019). Camera-ready: Young women’s appearance-related social media consciousness. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8, 473-481.


Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Noar, S. M. (2019). Examining the role of self-objectification and appearance expectations in young women’s indoor tanning behavior. Sex Roles, 80, 52-62.  


Francis, D. B., Stevens, E., Noar, S. M., & Widman, L. (2019). Public reactions and health communication behavior when celebrities disclose their HIV Status: Charlie Sheen as an example. Howard Journal of Communication, 30, 479-494.


Widman, L., Nesi, J., *Kamke, K., Choukas-Bradley, S., & *Stewart, J. L. (2018). Technology-Based Interventions to Reduce HIV/STIs and Unintended Pregnancy Among Youth: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Adolescent Health, 62, 651-660.


Widman, L., Golin, C. E., *Kamke, K., Burnette, J. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Sexual assertiveness skills and sexual decision-making in adolescent girls: Randomized controlled trial of an online program. American Journal of Public Health, 108, 96-102.


*Garrett, K. P., Widman, L., Nesi, J., & Noar, S. M. (2018). Intentions to use emergency contraception: The role of accurate knowledge and information source credibility. American Journal of Health Education, 49, 264-270.


Burnette, J., Russel, V. M., Hoyt, C. L., Ordivas, K., & Widman, L. (2018). An online growth mindset intervention in a sample of rural adolescent girls. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 88, 428-445.


Widman, L., Golin, C. E., *Kamke, K., *Massey, J., & Prinstein, M. J. (2017). Feasibility and acceptability of a web-based HIV/STD prevention program for adolescent girls targeting sexual communication skills. Health Education Research, 32, 343-352.


Nesi, J., Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2017). Technology-based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27, 471-477.


Grodensky, C., Golin, C. E., Parikh, M. A, Ochtera, R., Kincaid, C., Groves, J., Widman, L., Suchindran, C., McGirt, C., Amola, K., & Bradley-Bull, S. (2017). Does the quality of SafeTalk motivational interviewing counseling predict sexual behavior outcomes among people living with HIV? Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 147-153.


Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., Noar, S. M., Nesi, J., & *Garrett, K. P. (2016). Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolescent safer sex behavior: A meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 170, 52-61.


Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., Helms, S. W., & Prinstein, M. J. (2016). Adolescent susceptibility to peer influence in sexual situations.  Journal of Adolescent Health, 58, 323-329.


Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Noar, S. M., *Massey, J., & Prinstein, M. J. (2016). Development of a web-based HIV/STD prevention program for adolescent girls emphasizing sexual communication skills. AIDS Education and Prevention, 28, 365-377.


*Francis, D. B., Noar, S. M., Widman, L., Willoughby, J. F., Sanchez, D. M., & Garrett, K. P. (2016). Perceptions of a campus-wide condom distribution program: An exploratory study. Health Education Journal, 75, 998-1011. 


*Garrett, K. P., Widman, L., *Francis, D. B., & Noar, S. M. (2016). Emergency contraception: Sources of information and perceptions of access among young adults. Women and Health, 56, 668-679.


Choukas-Bradley, S., Goldberg, S. K., Widman, L., Reese, B. M., & Halpern, C. T. (2015). Demographic and developmental differences in the content and sequence of adolescents’ ideal romantic relationship behaviors. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 45, 112-126.


Widman, L., Noar, S. M., Choukas-Bradley, S., & *Francis, D. (2014). Adolescent sexual health communication and condom use: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology, 33, 1113-1124.


Widman, L., Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Safe sext: Adolescents’ use of technology to communicate about sexual health with dating partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, 612-614.


Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., Helms, S. W., Golin, C. E., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Sexual communication between early adolescents and their dating partners, parents, and best friends. Journal of Sex Research, 51, 731-741.


Widman, L., Noar, S. M., Golin, C. E., Fitts Willoughby, J., & Crosby, R. (2014). Incarceration and unstable housing interact to predict sexual risk behaviors among African American STD clinic patients. International Journal of STD and AIDS, 25, 348-354.


Choukas-Bradley, S., Giletta, M., Widman, L., Cohen, G. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Experimentally-measured susceptibility to peer influence and adolescent sexual behavior trajectories: A preliminary study. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2221-2227.


Helms, S. W., Choukas-Bradley, S., Widman, L., Giletta, M., Cohen, G. L., Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Adolescents’ misperceive and are influenced by high status peers’ deviant, health risk, and adaptive behavior. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2697-2714.

Przybyla, S. M., Golin, C. E., Widman, L., Grodensky, C. A., Earp, J. A., & Suchindran, C. (2014). Examining the role of serostatus disclosure on unprotected sex among people living with HIV.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28, 677-684.


McNulty, J. K., & Widman, L. (2014). Sexual narcissism and infidelity in early marriage. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1315-1325.


Widman, L., Golin, C. E., & Noar, S. M. (2013). When do condom use intentions lead to actions? Examining the role of sexual communication on safer sexual behavior among people living with HIV. Journal of Health Psychology, 18, 507-517.


Widman, L., Golin, C. E., Grodensky, C. A., & Suchindran, C. (2013). Do safer sex self-efficacy, attitudes toward condoms, and HIV transmission risk beliefs differ among men who have sex with men, heterosexual men, and women living with HIV? AIDS and Behavior, 17, 1873-1882.


Przybyla, S. M., Golin, C. E., Widman, L., Grodensky, C. A., Earp, J. A., & Suchindran, C. (2013). Serostatus disclosure to sexual partners among people living with HIV: Examining the roles of partner characteristics and stigma. AIDS Care, 25, 566-572.


Widman, L., Olson, M. A., & Bolen, R. (2013). Self-reported sexual assault in convicted sex offenders and community men. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 1519-1536.


Widman, L., & Olson, M. A. (2013). On the relationship between automatic attitudes and self-reported sexual assault in men. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 813-823.


McNulty, J. K., & Widman, L. (2013). The implications of sexual narcissism for sexual and marital satisfaction. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42, 1021-1032.


Widman, L., & McNulty, J. K. (2010). Sexual narcissism and the perpetration of sexual aggression. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39, 926-939.


Lustyk, M. K. B., Olson, K. C., Gerrish, W. G., Holder, A., & Widman, L. (2009). Psychophysiological and neuroendocrine stress responses in women: Implications of menstrual cycle phase and stressor type. Biological Psychology, 83, 84-92.


Lustyk, M. K. B., Widman, L., & de Laveaga, L. (2008). Relationship of abuse history with premenstrual symptomatology: Assessing the mediating role of perceived stress. Women and Health, 46, 61-80.


Widman, L., Welsh, D. P., McNulty, J. K., & Little, K. C. (2006). Sexual communication and contraceptive use in adolescent dating couples. Journal of Adolescent Health, 39, 893-899.


Welsh, D. P., Haugen, P. T., Widman, L., Darling, N., & Grello, C. M. (2005). Kissing is good: A developmental investigation of sexuality in adolescent romantic couples. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 2, 32-41.


Widman, L., Lustyk, M. K. B., & Paschane, A. A. (2005). Body image in sexually assaulted women: Does age at time of assault matter? Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin, 21, 5-10.


Lustyk, M. K. B., Widman, L., Paschane, A. A., & Olson, K. C. (2005). Physical activity and quality of life: Assessing the influence of activity frequency, intensity, volume and motives. Behavioral Medicine, 30, 124-131.


Lustyk, M. K. B., Widman, L., Paschane, A. A., & Ecker, E. (2004). Stress, quality of life and physical activity in women with varying premenstrual symptomatology. Women and Health, 39, 35-44.


Book Chapters

Widman, L., & *Stewart, J. L. (2019). Adolescent sexual communication scale. In R. Milhausen, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, 4th edition (pp. 251-253). New York: Routledge.


Widman, L., & McNulty, J. K. (2019). The sexual narcissism scale. In R. Milhausen, T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, 4th edition (pp. 552-553). New York: Routledge.


McNulty, J. K., & Widman, L. (2018). Narcissistic Qualities and Infidelity. In A. Hermann, A. Brunell, & J. Foster (Eds), The Handbook of Trait Narcissism: Key Advances, Research Methods, and Controversies (pp.317-326). Springer.


Widman, L., & *Kamke, K. (2018). Sexual Attitudes. In M. H. Bornstein (Ed.), SAGE Encyclopedia of Lifespan Human Development (pp. 1965-1968). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Inc.


Widman, L., & McNulty, J. K. (2011). Narcissism and sexuality. In W. K. Campbell & J. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of Narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder (pp. 351-357). New York: John Wiley.


Widman, L., & McNulty, J. K. (2011). The sexual narcissism scale. In T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures, 3rd Edition (pp. 496-497). New York: Routledge.


Hopko, D. R., Robertson, S. M. C., Widman, L., & Lejuez, C. W. (2007). Specific phobias. In M. Hersen and J. Rosqvist (Eds.), The Handbook of Assessment, Conceptualization, and Treatment (HACT) (pp. 139-170). New York: John Wiley.


Book Reviews

Widman, L. (2014). Book Review: APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38, 575-576.


Carrino, E. A., Bryen, C. P., Maheux, A. J., *Stewart, J. L., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (Revise and Resubmit). Equal rights or special treatment? An investigation of U.S. adolescents’ definitions of “feminist.”


Maheux, A. J., Bryen, C. P., Carrino, E. A., *Stewart, J. L., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (Revise and Resubmit). Depressive symptoms among mostly heterosexual adolescents in a community sample: Comparisons with heterosexual and sexual minority youth. 


*Evans, R., Widman, L., *Brasileiro, J., Maheux, A. J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (Under Review). Examining the link between sexual self-concept and sexual communication among adolescents. 


*Kamke, K., Widman, L., & *Javidi, H. (Under Review). The multidimensionality of adolescent girls’ gender attitudes.


Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Sanzari, C., Widman, L., & Prinstein, M. J. (Under Review). Selfie appearance investment and peer feedback concern: A multi-method investigation of adolescent selfie practices and psychosocial adjustment


Troutman-Adams, E., Noar, S. M., Nabi, R., *Evans, R., & Widman, L. (Under Review). How emotional shifts effect youth perceptions of opioid risk and efficacy:  Testing the Know the Truth Campaign narratives.


*Stewart, J. L., *Kamke, K., Widman, L., & Hope, E. C. (Under Review). “They see sex as something that’s reproductive and not as something people do for fun”: Shortcomings in adolescent girls' sexual socialization.


McMahan, L. D., Lombe, M., Evans, C. B. R., Enelamah, N. V., Chu, Y., Simms, S., Verkamp-Ruthven, J., Reyes Martinez, J., Mweemba, O., LaForest, L., Jones, D. J., & Widman, L. (under review). Getting to Zero in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding Perceptions of Locals using the Social Determinants of Health Framework.


Widman, L., *Javidi, H., Maheux, A. J., *Evans, R., Nesi, J. L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (Manuscript under Review). Sexual Communication in the Digital Age: Adolescent Sexual Communication with Parents and Friends about Sexting, Porn, and Seeking Relationships Online



Allison, B., Widman, L., *Stewart, J. L., & Perry, M. (Manuscript in Preparation). Adherence to PrEP in adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.


*Kamke, K., *Stewart, J. L., *Evans, R., & Widman, L. (Manuscript in Preparation). Identifying barriers to safer-sex skill implementation: Directions for future intervention work.


*Brasileiro, J., Widman, L., *Javidi, H., & *Evans, R. (Manuscript in Preparation). Social self-efficacy and adolescent sexual communication.


*Javidi, H., Widman, L., et al. (Manuscript in Preparation). Adapting an online sexual health intervention for broader dissemination.

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