Texas Tech University

Amelia E. Talley, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research & Engaged Scholarship; Associate Professor
Experimental (Social)

Email: Amelia.talley@ttu.edu

Phone: (806) 834-3937

Fax: (806) 742-0818

202A Holden Hall and 217 Psychological Sciences  Lab: B12

Lab Site: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/psy/sharc

Ph.D., 2009
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Talley, Amelia

Awards and Honors

  • President's Excellence in Gender Equity Award, Texas Tech University
  • New Faculty Award, Texas Tech Alumni Association
  • Influential Faculty Mentor, Phi Kappa Beta, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

My research examines how threats to one's self-concept and stigmatization affect psychosocial adjustment and physical health among marginalized group members. I have also sought to understand the ways in which close relationships and social roles contribute to individuals' intrapersonal and interpersonal functioning, particularly during times of stress. Recently, I have begun to investigate how individuals' sexual identity development influences their health and well-being throughout adolescence and young adulthood.

Selected Research

  • Talley A. E., & Hancock, D. W. (2019). Sexual self-concept ambiguity scale. In R. R. Milhausen and J. K. Sakaluk (Eds.), Handbook of sexuality-related measures (4th Ed.).
  • Talley, A. E., Turner, B. C., Foster, A. M., Phillips, G. L. (2019). Sexual minority youth at risk of early and persistent alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-14. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1275-7
  • Talley, A. E., Fleming, K., Hancock, D. W., & Sher, K. J. (2019). The impact of sexual self-concept ambiguity on alcohol approach bias and consumption. Addictive Behaviors, 92, 155-160. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.12.033
  • Talley, A. E., Hughes, M. L., Wilsnack, S. C., & Hughes, T. L. (2018). Women's self-perceived similarity to their mother and associations with patterns of alcohol misuse over 20 years. Alcohol And Alcoholism, 53(6), 707–715. doi: 10.1093/alcalc/agy059
  • Talley, A. E. (2018). Close ranks: Understanding the relevance of ethnicity- and race-based alcohol disparities for other marginalized subpopulations—A commentary on Zemore et al. (2018). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(1), 22–23. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2018.79.22
  • Hancock, D. W., Talley, A.E., Bohanek, J., Ireland, M. E., & Iserman, M. (2017). Motivated Psychological Distancing Exacerbates the Association between Sexual Orientation Self-concept Ambiguity and Alcohol Misuse. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Talley, A.E., Cook, M., & Schroy, C. A. (2017). Motivations and Experiences Related to Women's First Same-sex Sexual Encounters. Psychology and Sexuality, 8, 132-147. doi: 19419899.2017.1316766
  • Talley, A. E., Grimaldo, G., Wilsnack, S., Hughes, T., & Kristjanson, A. (2016). Childhood Victimization, Internalizing Symptoms and Substance Use among Women who Identify as Mostly Heterosexual. LGBT Health, 3, 266-74, doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2015.0073
  • Talley, A. E., Gilbert, P., Mitchell, J., Goldbach, J. Marshall, B., & Kaysen, D. (2016). Addressing Gaps on Risk and Resilience Factors for Alcohol Use Outcomes in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35, 484-493. doi: 10.1111/dar.12387
  • Everett, B., Talley, A.E., Hughes, T.L., Wilsnack, S., & Johnson, T. (2016). Sexual Identity Mobility and Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis of Moderating Factors Among Sexual Minority Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1731-1744. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0755-x
  • Talley, A.E. & Stevens, J. (2015) Sexual orientation self-concept ambiguity: Scale Adaptation and Validation. Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1073191115617016
  • Talley, A.E., Aranda, F., Hughes, T.L., Everett, B., & Johnson, T.P. (2015). Longitudinal Associations among Discordant Sexual Orientation Dimensions and Hazardous Drinking in a Cohort of Sexual Minority Women. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. doi: 10.1177/0022146515582099
  • Talley, A.E. & Littlefield, A. K. (2014). Pathways Between Concealable Stigmatized Identities and Substance Misuse. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 8, 569–582. doi: 10.1111/spc3.2117
  • Talley, A.E., Hughes, T., Aranda, F., Birkett, M., & Marshal, M. (2014). Exploring Alcohol-Use Behaviors Among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Adolescents: Intersections With Sex, Age, and Race/Ethnicity. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 295-303. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301627

Teaching Interests and Activities

Graduate Courses:

  • Multilevel Modeling
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Attitudes and Attitude Change
  • Psychometrics and Item-Response Theory

Undergraduate Courses:

  • Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior
  • Statistical Methods
  • Introduction to Social Psychology