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Dana Weiser, Ph.D.
Dana Weiser, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
(806)834-4912 - Room 507J
dana.weiser@ttu.edu

University of Nevada, Reno 2012

Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Interests:

How prior family experiences relate to individuals' romantic relationship outcomes and qualities, including intergenerational patterns of infidelity behavior, and communication and forgiveness following infidelity; other interests include self-efficacy development, and sexual health policies.


Recent Publications

Weigel, D. J. & Weiser, D. A. (in press). Commitment messages communicated in families of origin: Contributions to relationship commitment attitudes. Communication Quarterly.

Weiser, D. A., & Weigel, D. J. (in press). Testing a model of communication responses to relationship infidelity. Communication Quarterly.

Riggio, H. R., Weiser, D. A., Valenzuela, A. M., Lui, P. P., Montes, R., & Heuer, J. (2013). Self-efficacy in romantic relationships: Prediction of relationship attitudes and outcomes. The Journal of Social Psychology (published online first June 2013).

Sigillo, A. E., Miller, M. K., & Weiser, D. A. (2012). Attitudes toward nontraditional women using IVF: The importance of political affiliation and religious characteristics. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 4, 249-263.

Weigel, D. J., Weiser, D. A., Bales, D. W., & Moyses, K. J. (2012). Identifying online preferences and needs of early childhood professionals. Early Childhood Research & Practice 14 (Full text).

Riggio, H. R., Weiser, D., Valenzuela, A., Lui, P., Montes, R., & Heuer, J. (2011). Initial validation of a measure of self-efficacy in romantic relationships. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 601-606.

Weiser, D. A., & Miller, M. K. (2010). Barack Obama vs Bristol Palin: Why the President’s sex education policy wins. Contemporary Justice Review, 13, 411-424.

Weiser, D. A., & Riggio, H. R. (2010). Family background and academic achievement: Does self-efficacy mediate outcomes? Social Psychology of Education, 13, 367-383.

Riggio, H. R., Valenzuela, A. M., & Weiser, D. A. (2010). Household responsibilities in the family of origin: Relations with self-efficacy in young adulthood. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 568-573.

Riggio, H. R., & Weiser, D. A. (2008). Attitudes toward marriage: Embeddedness and outcomes in personal relationships. Personal Relationships, 15, 123-140.