Texas Tech University

Human Development and Family Sciences

 
 
 
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Sexual Health, Infidelity, & Family Transmissions (SHIFT) Team


The Sexual Health, Infidelity, & Family Transmissions research team explores how family experiences are associated with adults' later romantic relationships and sexual health. Our work explores how parents communicate and model behaviors which later influence individuals as they enter into their own relationships and become sexually active. We study how and what families teach us about infidelity, sexual health, and sexual violence. We also study predictors of and reactions to infidelity, including experiences of infidelity partners. In addition, our team examines self-efficacy development and how self-efficacy is associated with relationship and education outcomes. The research team utilizes a variety of perspectives, such as social cognitive theory, feminist theories, and personality theories to frame our work. If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our research, please contact Dr. Dana Weiser at dana.weiser@ttu.edu.

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Select Current Projects:

Adam Thomas and Dana Weiser—Transgender Men's Experiences with Sexual Fluidity and Infidelity

Matthew Rivas-Koehl, Dana Weiser, Elizabeth Sharp, & Monica Martin—Masculinity, Anal Sex Roles, and Sexual Positional Identities

Dana Weiser and Dan Weigel—Trajectories of Infidelity Partner Involvements

Dana Weiser, Dan Weigel, and Adam Thomas—The Infidelity Attitudes Scale

Matthew Rivas-Koehl, Dana Weiser, and Amelia Talley—Suicide Ideation among Sexual Minority Individuals

Dana Weiser, Adam Thomas, & Viviana Gomez—Family Patterns of Infidelity

Dana Weiser—Parent-Adolescent Communication about Sexual Assault and Consent

Dana Weiser, Randal Brown, M. Rosie Shrout, Kristan Russell, Dan Weigel, and Bill Evans--A New Measure of Parent-Child Sex communication

Dana Weiser, Dan Jones, and Shelby Curtis—Attitudes Towards Condoms: Exploring the Intersections of the Dark Triad and Socialization, funded by College of Human Sciences Come N Go Grant