Texas Tech University

C. Rebecca Oldham, M.S.

Graduate Research Assistant & Part-time Instructor
Human Development and Family Studies

Email: rebecca.oldham@ttu.edu

Phone: (806)834-6489

Office: HS 302 & 303

Advisor: Sylvia Niehuis

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C. Rebecca Oldham

Research Focus

Sexual satisfaction and behavior; gender and sexuality; dyadic analysis; early romantic relationship development, courtship predictors of marital happiness, marriage partner selection.

Publications

Purcell, J. B. K., Oldham, C. R., Weiser, D., and Sharp, E., (in press). Lights, Camera, Activism: Using a Film Series to Generate Feminist Dialogue about Campus Sexual Violence. Submitted to Family Relations Special Issue on Campus Sexual Assault. 

*Wood, W., Oldham, R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (revising for resubmission). Accuracy and bias in newlywed spouses' perceptions of each other's personalities. Personal Relationships.

Oldham, C. R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (currently being revised for new submission). The relative timing of sex, love, and commitment: Testing sexual script theory among newlywed couples. Manuscript in preparation.

Oldham, C. R., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (currently being revised for new submission). Toward conceptual development in studying partner effects through a set of attachment theory meta-analyses. Manuscript in preparation.

Oldham, C. R., *Ginste, K., *Parrales, O., Yuan, S., Ireland, M., & Niehuis, S. (in prep.). Mechanisms of how gender-specific communication behaviors elicit verbal responses in newlywed spouses' courtship narratives. Manuscript in preparation.

Niehuis, S., Ireland, M., Reifman, A., & Oldham, R. (in prep.) Newlywed couples' shared reality: Language and memories reflect marital quality. Manuscript in preparation.

Oldham, C. R., Sharp, E. & Niehuis, S., (in prep.). Advancing qualitative analysis of dyadic data. Manuscript in preparation.

Oldham, C. R., Noriega, I., Baird, H., Niehuis, S., Wood, W., & Ireland, M. (in prep.). Mentoring undergraduate research in the social sciences. Manuscript in preparation. 

Oldham, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (2016). Love between the covers. Relationship Research News, October Issue. [Movie review]

Oldham, R., Lindsey, J., & Niehuis, S. (in press). Doing gender. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of psychology and gender (pp.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Oldham, R., & Niehuis, S. (2014). Hooking up. In M. J. Coleman & L. H. Ganong (Eds.), The social history of the American family: An encyclopedia (Vol. 2, pp. 695-696). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Oldham, R., & Niehuis, S. (2014). PREP Programs. In M. J. Coleman & L. H. Ganong (Eds.), The social history of the American family: An encyclopedia (Vol. 3, pp. 1073-1075). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Presentations

Oldham, C.R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (November 2016). Predicting the timing of sex in relationships using discriminant analysis. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., Baird, H., *Ginste, K., & Oldham, R. (November 2016). Longitudinal validation of the Relationship Disillusionment Scale. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

*Ginste, K., *Parrales, O., Oldham, C. R., Yuan, S., Ireland, M., & Niehuis, S. (August 2016). Mechanisms of how gender-specific communication behaviors elicit verbal responses in newlywed spouses' courtship narratives. Poster to be presented at the GROVES Conference on Marriage and Family, Denver, CO.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., Oldham, C. R., Fan, D., & O'Boyle, M. (July 2016). fMRI correlates of romantic relationship disillusionment. Poster to be presented at the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Canada.

Niehuis, S., Ireland, M., Reifman, A., Oldham, C. R., Yuan, S., *Ginste, K., *Ozpolat, A., *Parrales, O., *Clay, C., *Dehn, J., & Dabbakeh, N. (July 2016). “Shared realities” during courtship: Subtypes, linguistics, and contextual correlates.Symposium paper to be presented at the International Association for Relationship Research, Toronto, Canada.

Oldham, C.R., Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (April 2016). Predicting couples' timing of sex using ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic clusters. Poster presented at the Annual Texas Tech University Graduate Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

*Ginste, K., *Parrales, O., Oldham, C. R., Yuan, S., Ireland, M., & Niehuis, S. (March 2016). Mechanisms of how gender-specific communication behaviors elicit verbal responses in newlywed spouses' courtship narratives. Poster to be presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

*Parrales, O., Yuan, S., Oldham, C. R., *Ginste, K., & Niehuis, S. (March 2016). Perceived conflict resolution as a mechanism explaining the link between spouses' financial strain and their satisfaction in marriage. Poster to be presented at the Annual TTU Undergraduate Research Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Oldham, C.R., Niehuis. S., Reifman, A., & Weiser, D. (March 2016). Predicting couples' timing of first sex using ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic clusters. Poster presented at the Annual Texas Tech University Graduate Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Dabbakeh, N., Ireland, M., Oldham, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (April 2016). Language style matching in separate courtship interviews reflects less avoidance and disengagement in newlywed couples. Poster to be presented at the Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Plano, TX.

Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., & Oldham, C. R. (May 2016). Seeking a Locally Representative Hispanic Newlywed Sample: A Case Study. Poster to be presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Research National Conference, Austin, TX.

*Parrales, O., Yuan, S., Oldham, C. R., *Ginste, K., & Niehuis, S. (October 2015). Conflict resolution as a mediator of the relationship between financial strain and marital satisfaction. Poster presented at the Healthy Families Conference, Lubbock, TX.

*Ginste, K., Yuan, S., *Parrales, O., Oldham, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (October 2015). Financial hardship and self-esteem as predictors of depression among Caucasian and Hispanic married couples in Lubbock. Poster presented at the Healthy Families Conference, Lubbock, TX.

Purcell, J. B. K., Oldham, C. R., Sharp, E. A., Christopher, S., and Weiser, D. (2015). Lights, Camera, Activism: The Case of a Community Based Feminist Film-Series. Presented at Texas Tech University Gender and Gender Identity Colloquium, Lubbock, TX, USA.

Oldham, C. R., Yuan, S., Lindsey, J., *Barron, K., *Ginste, K., *Ozpolat, A., Reifman, A., & Niehuis, S. (November, 2015).The use of self- versus partner-reports in the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Reifman, A., Fang, D., Fitzpatrick J., Gregersen, L., Harris, J., Henderson D., Lieway, M., Niehuis, S., Oldham, C. R., Scott, J. P., Yuan, S. (November, 2015). Ranking HDFS departments: A look at publication statistics. Special session presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC.

Oldham, C. R., Noriega, I., Baird, H., Niehuis, S., *Wood, W., Ireland, M. (2014). Mentoring undergraduate research in the social sciences. Roundtable presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Ireland, M., Niehuis, S., Oldham, C. R., Baird, H., & *Wood, W. (2014). Shared language and memories reflect marital quality and conflict. Paper presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Oldham, C. R. (2014). Do Hispanic acculturation and religion predict the relative timing of sex, love, and commitment?Paper presentation at the Texas Tech Changing the Face of the Academy: Diversity in Action Conference, Lubbock, TX.

*Wood, W., Oldham, C. R., Niehuis, S. (2014). What Predicts How Accurately Spouses Perceive One Another's Personality? A Test of the Realistic Accuracy Model. Poster presentation at the 2014 Texas Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Oldham, C.R., Reifman, A., Niehuis. S. (2014). Partner effects in romantic attachment research: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the Annual Texas Tech University Graduate Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Oldham, C. R., Reifman A., & Niehuis, S. (2013). Predictors of sexual tempo: A survival analysis. Poster presented at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Reifman, A., Oldham, C. R., & Niehuis, S. (2013). Opening the black box of attachment-style partner effects. Paper presented at the Theory Construction and Research Methodology Workshop at the National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Oldham, C. R., Reifman A., & Niehuis, S. (2013, March). Demographics, family-of-origin, relationship history, and religion as predictors of sexual tempo. Poster presented at the Annual Texas Tech University Graduate Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.

Oldham, C. R. (2010, March). Love as a drug: Testing principles of drug tolerance through examining passionate love trajectories in proximal and distal couples. Paper presented at the Annual Alpha Chi National Convention, Little Rock, AR.

Harvill, C. R., Beck, A. W., & Criss, M. M. (2009, April). Association between parent-child relationship quality and monitoring: An analysis of mediation effects. Poster presented at biennial Society of Research on Child Development Conference, Denver, CO.

Beck, A. W., Criss, M. M., & Harvill, C. R. (2009, April). How parents find out about their adolescents' daily activities: An examination of the monitoring context. Poster presented at biennial Society of Research on Child Development Conference, Denver, CO.

Harvill, C. R. (2008, April). Hypnosis as an anesthetic. Paper presentation at Freed-Hardeman Honors College Annual Freshman Forum, Henderson, TN.

*denotes an undergraduate mentee

Links

LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/c-rebecca-oldham/40/107/40b

Human Development and Family Studies