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Publications and Presentations


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


Walsh, B. A., DeFlorio, L., Burnham, M. M. & Weiser, D. A. (2017). Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies. New York: Psychology Press/Taylor & Francis.

Weiser, D. A. & Black, R.* (accepted). Sociosexuality and infidelity: Incorporating individual differences with couples in crisis. In P. R. Peluso & T. J. Irvine (Eds.). Infidelity: A practitioner's guide to working with couples in crisis (Vol. 2). Routledge. Invited submission.

Thorson, A., Shankar, M., & Weiser, D.A. (accepted). It's a family affair: Navigating experiences of parental infidelity. In P. R. Peluso & T. J. Irvine (Eds.). Infidelity: A practitioner's guide to working with couples in crisis (Vol. 2). Routledge. Invited submission. 

Weigel, D. J., Shrout, M. R., & Weiser, D. A. (accepted). Linking infidelity and health: An integrated stress perspective. In P. R. Peluso & T. J. Irvine (Eds.). Infidelity: A practitioner's guide to working with couples in crisis (Vol. 2). Routledge. Invited submission.

Borshuk, M., Lavigne, D. E., Sharp, E. A., Smith, J. E., Weiser, D. A., & Whitney, A.† (2023). Red carpet radicals: Public feminist scholarship and the Sexism|Cinema film series. In A. Dove-Viebahn & C. Baker (Eds.). Public Feminisms: From Academy to Community. Amherst, MA: Lever Press.

Weiser, D. A., Cravens Pickens, J., & Thomas, A.V. (2022). Long-term infidelities. In T. DeLecee & T. Shackelford (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Infidelity. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Invited submission.




Weiser, D. A., Shrout, M. R., Thomas, A. V.*, Edwards, A. L., & Cravens Pickens, J. (2022). “I've been cheated, been mistreated, when will I be loved”: Two decades of infidelity research through an intersectional lens. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 40, 856-898. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F02654075221113032

Invited by editors Ashley Randall (Personal Relationships) and Melissa Curran (Journal of Social and Personal Relationships) to lead systematic review article on infidelity for “Celebrating IARR's 2 Journals in 2023” special double issue.


Foster, A. M.*, Rivas-Koehl, M.*, Le, T. H.*, Crane, P. R.*, Weiser, D. A., & Talley, A. E. (2022) Exploring sexuality minority adults' pathway to suicidal ideation: A moderated serial mediation model. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/19359705.2022.2036665 

Crane, P.R.*, Swarengin, K.S.*, Rivas-Koehl, M. M.*, Foster, A.M.*, Le, T.H.*, Weiser, D.A., & Talley, A.E. (2022). Come out, get out: Relations among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer identification, microaggressions, and persistence in higher education. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, NP8237 –NP8248. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0886260520967126 

Weiser, D. A., Lieway, M.*, Brown, R., Shrout, M. R., Russell, K., Weigel, D. J., & Evans, W. P. (2022). Parent communication about sexual and relationship violence: Promoting healthy relationships or reinforcing gender stereotypes? Family Relations, 71(1), 181-200. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12598 



Gerst, K.*, Reifman, A., Niehuis, S., & Weiser, D. A. (2021). Ambivalent sexism and household chores: Probing why women still perform most of the work. Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 15, 167–182. https://doi.org/10.5964/ijpr.6007   


Malisch, J. L., Harris, B. N., Sherrer, S. M., Lewis, K. A., Shepherd, S. L.,...Weiser, D. A., Bernal, X. E., & Deitloff, J. (2020). Opinion: In the wake of COVID-19, academia needs new solutions to ensure gender equity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2015932117

Edwards, A. L., & Weiser, D. A. (2020). He cheated, she cheated, we cheated: Contextualizing infidelity experiences from a feminist family studies perspective. Journal of Family Theory & Review, Book review, 12, 94-99. https://doi.org/10.1111/jftr.12359

Niehuis, S., Reifman, A., Weiser, D. A., Punyanunt-Carter, N., Flora, J., Arias, V. S.*, & Oldham, C. R.* (2020). Guilty pleasure? Involvement with explicit sexual content on Tinder and attitudes toward the self, other people, and marriage. Human Communication Research, 46, 563-593. https://doi.org/10.1093/hcr/hqz013


Yuan, S.*, & Weiser, D. A. (2019). Relationship dissolution following marital infidelity: Comparing European Americans and Asian Americans. Marriage and Family Review, 55, 631-650. https://doi.org/10.1080/01494929.2019.1589614


Weiser, D.A., Hilliard, T.*, & Knox, D. (2018). "I thought you loved me too?": Outcomes of discrepant romantic relationships. Interpersona, 12(2), 267-282. https://doi.org/10.5964/ijpr.v12i2.313 

Weiser, D. A., Niehuis, S., Flora, J., Punyanunt-Carter, N.M., Arias, V. S.*, & Baird, H.R.* (2018). Swiping right: Sociosexuality, intentions to engage in infidelity, and infidelity experiences on Tinder. Personality and Individual Differences, 133, 29-33. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.10.025  


Weiser, D. A., & Weigel, D. J. (2017). Exploring intergenerational patterns of infidelity. Personal Relationships, 24, 933–952. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12222

Weiser, D. A., Weigel, D. J., Lalasz, C. B., & Evans, W. P. (2017). Family background and propensity to engage in infidelity. Journal of Family Issues, 38, 2083-2101. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0192513X15581660

Weiser, D. A. (2017). Confronting myths about sexual assault: A feminist analysis of the false report literature. Family Relations, 66, 44-60. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12235

Purcell, J. K.*, Oldham, C. R.*, Weiser, D. A., & Sharp, E. A. (2017). Lights, camera, activism: Community based film-series as response to campus sexual violence. Family Relations, 66, 139-153. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12228

Sharp, E. A., Weiser, D. A., Kelly, R. C., & Lavigne, D. (2017). From furious to fearless: Faculty feminist action in response to rape culture on college campuses. Family Relations, 66¸75-88. https://doi.org/10.1111/fare.12238

Weigel, D. J., Weiser, D. A., & Lalasz, C. B. (2017). Testing a motivational model of relationship maintenance: The role of approach and avoidance relationship goals. Western Journal of Communication, 341-361. https://doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2016.1240372


Yuan, S.*, Weiser, D. A., & Fischer, J. (2016). Self-efficacy, parent-child relationships, and children's academic performance: A comparison of European American and Asian American college students. Social Psychology of Education, 19, 261-280. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-015-9330-x

Weiser, D. A., & Weigel, D. J. (2016). Self-efficacy in romantic relationships: Direct and indirect effects on relationship maintenance and satisfaction. Personality and Individual Differences, 89, 152-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.10.013

Weigel, D. J., Lalasz, C. B., & Weiser, D. A. (2016). Maintaining relationships: The role of implicit relationship theories and partner fit. Communication Reports, 29, 23-34. https://doi.org/10.1080/08934215.2015.1017653  


Weiser, D. A., & Weigel, D. J. (2015). Investigating experiences of the infidelity partner: Who is the "other man/woman"?. Personality and Individual Differences, 85, 176-181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2015.05.014

Parent, M. C., Weiser, D. A., & McCourt, A. (2015)."So what are you?": Inappropriate interview questions for psychology doctoral and internship applicants. Training and Education in Professional Psychology, 9, 136–143. https://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/tep0000068

Walsh, B. A., & Weiser, D. A. (2015). Undergraduate research experiences in human development and family studies. Family Science Review, 20, 32-47. http://www.familyscienceassociation.org/sites/default/files/3%20-%20WALSH%20%26%20Weiser%20-%202015%20%2020%20(1).pdf


Weiser, D. A., Lalasz, C. B., Weigel, D. J., & Evans. W. P. (2014). A prototype analysis of infidelity. Personal Relationships, 21, 655-675. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12056  

Weigel, D. J., & Weiser, D. A. (2014). Commitment messages communicated in families of origin: Contributions to relationship commitment attitudes. Communication Quarterly, 62, 536-551. https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2014.949382

Weiser, D. A., & Weigel, D. J. (2014). Testing a model of communication responses to relationship infidelity. Communication Quarterly, 62, 416-435. https://doi.org/10.1080/01463373.2014.922482

Jones, D. N., & Weiser, D. A. (2014). Differential infidelity patterns among the Dark Triad. Personality and Individual Differences, 57, 20–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2013.09.007

2013 and earlier

Riggio, H. R., Weiser, D. A., Valenzuela, A. M., Lui, P., Montes, R., & Heuer, J. (2013). Self-efficacy in romantic relationships: Prediction of relationship attitudes and outcomes. The Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 629-650. https://doi.org/10.1080/00224545.2013.801826

Sigillo, A. E., Miller, M. K., & Weiser, D. A. (2012). Attitudes toward non-traditional women using IVF: The influence of political affiliation and religious characteristics. Psychology of Religion & Spirituality, 4, 249-263. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027940

Weigel, D. J., Weiser, D. A., Bales, D., & Moyses, K. (2012) Identifying online preferences and needs of early childhood professionals. Early Childhood Research & Practice, 14. (translated into Spanish and Chinese). https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ997136

Riggio, H. R., Weiser, D. A., Valenzuela, A. M., 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2011.05.026

Weiser, D. A., & Miller, M. K. (2010). Barack Obama v. Bristol Palin: Why the President's sex education policy wins. Contemporary Justice Review, 13, 411-424. https://doi.org/10.1080/10282580.2010.517970

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2009.12.008

Weiser, D. A., & Riggio, H. R. (2010). Family background and academic achievement: Does self-efficacy mediate outcomes? Social Psychology of Education, 13, 367-383. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-010-9115-1

Riggio, H. R., & Weiser, D. A. (2008). Attitudes toward marriage: Embeddedness and outcomes in personal relationships. Personal Relationships, 15, 123-140. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-6811.2007.00188.x

Recent Presentations

* Indicates student co-author

Weiser, D. A., & Weigel, D. J. (2022, July). “I realized I could do much better”: Relationship turning points of infidelity partners. Talk accepted for presentation at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Virtual.

Weiser, D. A. (2022, July). Intersectionality in close relationships courses. Presented at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Virtual.

Johnston, C. A., Weiser, D. A., Weaver, S. (2022, July). Changes in satisfaction and sexual infidelity: The pandemic effect. Talk accepted for presentation at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. Virtual. 

Weiser, D. A., Shrout, M.R., Thomas, A.V.*, Edwards, A. L., & Cravens Pickens, J. (2022, May). A focused systematic review of the last 20 years of infidelity research. Talk accepted for presentation at the European Association of Social Psychology (EASP) and the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) joint virtual symposium. 

Weiser, D. A., & Thomas, A. V.* (2021, July). All in the family: Examining the association between parent infidelity and young adults' infidelity. Talk accepted for presentation at the International Association for Relationship Research Conference. London, UK. (Conference delayed until June 2021 due to COVID-19).

#MeToo | Time's Up | Title IX on college campuses: Engaging those in positions of power and vulnerability (2020, November). Discussants Bordere, T. C., & Weiser, D. A. Presented at the National Conference on Family Relations Annual Conference. Virtual Conference.