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PSYC 6574 Women's Health : Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYC 6574 Required Course Readings


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Alexander, T., & Wilz, G. (2010). Family caregivers: Gender differences in adjustment to stroke survivors' mental changes. Rehabilitation Psychology, 55(2), 159-169.

American Psychological Association (2007). Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Girls and Women. American Psychologist, 62(9), 949-979.

Badgio, P. C., & Worden, B. L. (2007). Cognitive Functioning and Aging in Women. Journal of Women & Aging, 19(1/2), 13-30.

Bei, B., Coo, S., Baker, F. C., & Trinder, J. (2015). Sleep in women: A review. Australian Psychologist50(1), 14-24. 

Boutelle, K. N., Hannan, P., Fulkerson, J. A., Crow, S. J., & Stice, E. (2010). Obesity as a prospective predictor of depression in adolescent females. Health Psychology, 29(3), 293-298.

Brown, L., & Tappan, M. B. (2008). Fighting like a girl fighting like a guy: Gender identity, ideology, and girls at early adolescence. New Directions for Child & Adolescent Development, 2008(120), 47-59.

Brown Travis, C. & Meltzer, A.L. (2008). Women’s Health: Biological and Social Systems (pp. 353-399). In F. Denmark & M. Paludi, Psychology of Women: Handbook of Issues and Theories.

Campbell, R., Greeson, M. R., Bybee, D., & Raja, S. (2008). The co-occurrence of childhood sexual abuse, adult sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and sexual harassment: A mediational model of posttraumatic stress disorder and physical health outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(2), 194-207.

Cavanaugh, C. E., Messing, J. T., Petras, H., Fowler, B., La Flair, L., Kub, J., & ... Campbell, J. C. (2011). Patterns of violence against women: A latent class analysis. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, doi:10.1037/a0023314

Cohen, R. Y., Brownell, K. D., & Felix, M. R. (1990). Age and sex differences in health habits and beliefs of schoolchildren. Health Psychology, 9(2), 208-224.

Corley, J., Jia, X., Brett, C. E., Gow, A. J., Starr, J. M., Kyle, J. M., & ... Deary, I. J. (2011). Alcohol intake and cognitive abilities in old age: The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 study. Neuropsychology, 25(2), 166-175.

Denmark, F. P. &, Michele, A. (2008). Girls to Women: Developmental Theory, Research and Issues (pp. 237-270). Psychology of Women: Handbook of Issues and Theories.

Dominguez, T., Dunkel-Schetter, C., Glynn, L. M., Hobel, C., & Sandman, C. A. (2008). Racial differences in birth outcomes: The role of general, pregnancy, and racism stress. Health Psychology, 27(2), 194-203.

Donenberg, G. R., Emerson, E., & Mackesy-Amiti, M. (2011). Sexual risk among African American girls: Psychopathology and mother–daughter relationships. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(2), 153-158.

Fang, L., Schinke, S. P., & Cole, K. C. (2009). Underage drinking among young adolescent girls: The role of family processes. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(4), 708-714.

Fassinger, R.E. & Arseneau, J.R. (2008). Diverse women’s sexualities (pp. 484-508). In F. Denmark, & M. Paludi. Psychology of Women : Handbook of Issues and Theories.

Fekete, E. M., Stephens, M., Mickelson, K. D., & Druley, J. (2007). Couples' support provision during illness: The role of perceived emotional responsiveness. Families, Systems, & Health, 25(2), 204-217.

Franko, D. L., Striegel-Moore, R. H., Bean, J., Tamer, R., Kraemer, H. C., Dohm, F., & ... Daniels, S. R. (2005). Psychosocial and health consequences of adolescent depression in Black and White young adult women. Health Psychology, 24(6), 586-593.

Graber, J. A., & Sontag, L. M. (2006). Puberty and girls' sexuality: Why hormones are not the complete answer. New Directions for Child & Adolescent Development, 2006(112), 23-38.

Grella, C. E., Stein, J. A., & Greenwell, L. (2005). Associations Among Childhood Trauma, Adolescent Problem Behaviors, and Adverse Adult Outcomes in Substance-Abusing Women Offenders. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 19(1), 43-53.

Halse, C., Honey, A., Boughtwood, D. (2007). Living with Anorexia Nervosa (pp. 15- 30). In Inside Anorexia : The Experiences of Girls and their Families.

Harkins, S. W., Elliott, T. R., & Wan, T. H. (2006). Emotional distress and urinary incontinence among older women. Rehabilitation Psychology, 51(4), 346-355.

Helgeson, V. S., Lopez, L. C., & Kamarck, T. (2009). Peer relationships and diabetes: Retrospective and ecological momentary assessment approaches. Health Psychology, 28(3), 273-282.

Hunter, C. L., Goodie, J. L., Oordt, M. S., & Dobmeyer, A. C. (2009). Women's health. In C. L. Hunter, J. L. Goodie, M. S. Oordt, A. C. Dobmeyer (Eds.), Integrated behavioral health in primary care: Step-by-step guidance for assessment and intervention (pp. 225-238).

Kahn, J. A., Slap, G. B., Bernstein, D. I., Tissot, A. M., Kollar, L. M., Hillard, P. A., & Rosenthal, S. L. (2007). Personal meaning of human papillomavirus and pap test results in adolescent and young adult women. Health Psychology, 26(2), 192-200.

Keleher, H. H., & Franklin, L. L. (2008). Changing gendered norms about women and girls at the level of household and community: a review of the evidence. Global Public Health, 3(Supp.1),42-57.

Lee, K. A., Baker, F. C., Newton, K. M., Ancoli-Israel, S., & Wagner, M. (2008). The Influence of Reproductive Status and Age on Women's Sleep. Journal of Women's Health (15409996), 17(7), 1209-1214.

Lehavot, K., & Simoni, J. M. (2011). The impact of minority stress on mental health and substance use among sexual minority women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(2), 159-170.

Lehavot, K., Walters, K. L., & Simoni, J. M. (2009). Abuse, mastery, and health among lesbian, bisexual, and two-spirit American Indian and Alaska Native women. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(3), 275-84.

Levy, B (2008). Violence against women: An overview (pp. 1-40). In Women and Violence.

Malesta, V. J. (2007). Sexual Problems, Women and Aging: An Overview. Journal of Women & Aging, 19(1/2), 139-154.

Martin, J., Sheeran, P., Slade, P., Wright, A., & Dibble, T. (2009). Implementation intention formation reduces consultations for emergency contraception and pregnancy testing among teenage women. Health Psychology, 28(6), 762-769.

Matevosyan, N. R. (2009). Reproductive Health in Women with Serious Mental Illnesses: A Review. Sexuality & Disability, 27(2), 109-118.

McCrady, B. S., Epstein, E. E., Cook, S., Jensen, N. K., & Ladd, B. O. (2011). What do women want? Alcohol treatment choices, treatment entry and retention. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25(3), 521-529.

McDermott, S., Moran, R., Platt, T., & Dasari, S. (2007). Health conditions among women with a disability. Journal of Women's Health, 16(5), 713-720

Meade, C. S., Kershaw, T. S., & Ickovics, J. R. (2008). The intergenerational cycle of teenage motherhood: An ecological approach. Health Psychology, 27(4), 419-429.

O'Donnell, L., Myint-U, A., Duran, R., & Stueve, A. (2010). Especially for Daughters: Parent Education to Address Alcohol and Sex-Related Risk Taking Among Urban Young Adolescent Girls. Health Promotion Practice, 11(3S), 70S-78S.

Patrick, M. E., Schulenberg, J. E., O'Malley, P. M., Maggs, J. L., Kloska, D. D., Johnston, L. D., & Bachman, J. G. (2011). Age-related changes in reasons for using alcohol and marijuana from ages 18 to 30 in a national sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25(2), 330-339.

Petersen, S., Hutchings, P., Shrader, G., & Brake, K. (2011). Integrating health care: The clear advantage for underserved diverse populations. Psychological Services, 8(2), 69-81.

Phelan, C. H., Love, G. D., Ryff, C. D., Brown, R. L., & Heidrich, S. M. (2010). Psychosocial predictors of changing sleep patterns in aging women: A multiple pathway approach. Psychology and Aging, 25(4), 858-866.

Pineda Olvera, A. E., Stewart, S. M., Galindo, L., & Stephens, J. (2007). Diabetes, depression, and metabolic control in Latinas. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 13(3), 225-231.

Pratt, K. J., Lamson, A. L., Collier, D. N., Crawford, Y. S., Harris, N., Gross, K., & ... Saporito, M. (2009). Camp Golden Treasures: A multidisciplinary weight-loss and a healthy lifestyle camp for adolescent girls. Families, Systems, & Health, 27(1), 116-124.

Requejo Harris, J., Merialdi, M., Merzagora, F., Aureli, F., & Bustreo, F. (2010). The World Health Organization Policy on Global Women's Health: New Frontiers. Journal of Women's Health, 19(11), 2115-2118.

Rose, R. C., House, A. S., & Stepleman, L. M. (2010). Intimate partner violence and its effects on the health of African American HIV-positive women. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 2(4), 311-317.

Squeglia, L. M., Spadoni, A. D., Infante, M., Myers, M. G., & Tapert, S. F. (2009). Initiating moderate to heavy alcohol use predicts changes in neuropsychological functioning for adolescent girls and boys. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 23(4), 715-722.

Starkey, K., & Wade, T. (2010). Disordered eating in girls with Type 1 diabetes: Examining directions for prevention. Clinical Psychologist, 14(1), 2-9.

Stice, E., Presnell, K., & Spangler, D. (2002). Risk factors for binge eating onset in adolescent girls: A 2-year prospective investigation. Health Psychology, 21(2), 131-138.

Talpade, M., & Talpade, S. (2001). Early puberty in African-American girls: Nutrition past and present. Adolescence, 36(144), 789-795.

Wade, T. D., & Lee, C. (2005). The Impact of Breast Cancer on the Lives of Middle-Aged Women: Results From the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health. Health Psychology, 24(3), 246-251.

Waldinger, R. J., & Schulz, M. S. (2010). What's love got to do with it? Social functioning, perceived health, and daily happiness in married octogenarians. Psychology and Aging, 25(2), 422-431.

Walsh, S. R., Manuel, J. C., & Avis, N. E. (2005). The Impact of Breast Cancer on Younger Women's Relationships With Their Partner and Children. Families, Systems, & Health, 23(1), 80-93.

Wang, S. S., Houshyar, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2006). Adolescent girls' and boys' weight-related health behaviors and cognitions: Associations with reputation- and preference-based peer status. Health Psychology, 25(5), 658-663.

Webb, L. (2009). Counting girls out: A review of suicide among young substance misusers and gender difference implications in the evaluation of risk. Drugs: Education, Prevention & Policy, 16(2), 103-126.

Wood, R., & Douglas, M. (2007). Cervical screening for women with learning disability: current practice and attitudes within primary care in Edinburgh. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 35(2), 84-92.

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