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Dr. Judith Fischer
Judith Fischer, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies
806-742-3000 ext. 259 - Office 305
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University of Colorado, 1973

Professor, Human Development and Family Studies


Addictions; problems of adolescence; family problems; 25-year longitudinal study of transitions.

Recent Publications:

Boden, J., Fischer, J., & Niehuis, S. (in press). Initial levels and changes in emotional intimacy over time: A 25-year longitudinal study. Journal of Adult Development.

Fischer, J. L., Lyness, K. P., & Engler, R. (in press). “Families coping with alcohol and substance abuse.” In S. J. Price & C. Price (Eds.), Families and change: coping with stressful events and transitions (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Wampler, R., Downs, A., & Fischer, J. (2009). A brief version of the Children’s Roles Inventory (CRI-20). American Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 37, 287-298.

Fischer, J. L. (2009). “Alcoholism, effects on relationships.” In H. T. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Eng, S., Kanitkar, K., Cleveland, H. H., Herbert, R., Fischer, J., & Wiersma, J. (2008). School achievement differences among Chinese and Filipino American students: Acculturation and the family. Educational Psychology, 28, 535-550.

Wiersma, J., Fischer, J. L., & Fitzpatrick, J. (2009). The role of romantic partners’ drinking and binging patterns in relationship quality and alcohol-related problems. In K. I. DiGaurde (Ed.) Binge drinking research progress (pp. 39-61). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Fischer, J. L., Fitzpatrick, J., & Cleveland, B. (2007). Linking family functioning to dating relationship quality via novelty seeking and harm avoidance personality pathways. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 24, 575-590.

Fischer, J. L., Forthun, L., Pidcock, B., & Dowd, D. (2007). Parent relationships, emotion regulation, psychosocial maturity and college student alcohol use problems. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 36, 912-926.

Fischer, J. L., Mulsow, M., & Korinek, A. (Eds.) (2007). Familial Responses to Alcohol Problems. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.