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Dr. Alan Reifman
Alan Reifman, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
(806)834-5174 - Room 303

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University of Michigan, 1989

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Associate Department Chairperson


Adolescent and young adult drinking; emerging adulthood; social networks; peer/parent influences; structural equation modeling; meta-analysis.

Member, TTU Teaching Academy

Recent Publications:

Lisha, N. E., Grana, R., Sun, P., Rohrbach, L., Spruijt-Metz, D., Reifman, A., & Sussman, S. (2014). Evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Revised Inventory of the Dimensions of Emerging Adulthood (IDEA-R) in a sample of continuation high school students. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 37, 156-177.

Reifman, A., & Oblad, T. (2012, Fall). College students’ and parents’ communication and views of proper assistance with school-related matters. AHEPPP Journal [Association of Higher Education Parent/Family Program Professionals; refereed electronic journal], 3(2). Available at:

Grahe, J.E., Reifman, A., Hermann, A.D., Walker, M., Oleson, K.C., Nario-Redmond, M., & Wiebe, R.P. (2012). Harnessing the undiscovered resource of student research projects. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 7, 605-607.

Reifman, A. (2011). Romantic relationships in emerging adulthood: Conceptual foundations. In F. D. Fincham & M. Cui (Eds.), Romantic relationships in emerging adulthood (pp. 15-26). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Reifman, A., & Keyton, K. (2010). Winsorize. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 1636-1638). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Reifman, A., Ro, H.-S., Barnes, G., & Feng, D. (2010). Drinking in youth ages 13-21 attending and not attending college. Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 22, 67-86.

Fitzpatrick, J., Sharp, E.A., & Reifman, A. (2009).  Midlife singles’ willingness to date partners with heterogeneous characteristics. Family Relations, 58, 121-133.

Reifman, A., Arnett, J.J., & Colwell, M.J. (2007, Summer). Emerging adulthood: Theory, assessment, and application. Journal of Youth Development, 2(1).

Reifman, A., Watson, W.K., & McCourt, A. (2006). Social networks and college drinking: Probing processes of social influence and selection. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 32, 820-832.

Wampler, K. S., Reifman, A., & Serovich, J. M. (2005). Meta-analysis in family therapy research (pp. 318-338). In D. H. Sprenkle & F. P. Piercy (Eds.), Research methods in family therapy (2nd Ed.). NY: Guilford.