Texas Tech University

Research

Current Projects

  • Testing a biopsychosocial model of alcohol misuse among those with sexual identity-uncertainty.
  • Examining associations between mother's and daughter's inherited vulnerabilities to substance use.
  • Modeling drinking trajectories of sexual minority women across adulthood.

 

Publications

2019

  • 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., 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, 48(4), 1073-1086. doi: 10.1007/s10508-018-1275-7
  • Talley, A.E., Harris, B.N., & Le, T.H.* (2019). The role of sexual identity uncertainty and sex-related hormones in predicting changes in salivary cortisol and self-medication with alcohol. Presented at the annual Sexuality Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, OR.

2018

  • Alquist, J. A., Price, M., Hancock, D., Talley, A. E., & Cukrowicz, K. (2018). Exposure to negative stereotypes impairs older adults' self-control. Self & Identity, 18(2), 217-226. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2018.1437069
  • Blanchard, B. E., Stevens, A. K., Acosta, I. S., Talley, A. E., Brown, J. L., and Littlefield, A. K. (2018). The influence of motives on alcohol- and sex-related behaviors among college students. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 185, 120-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2017.11.039
  • Hancock, D. W., & Talley, A. E. (2018). The SIC scale of ageism: Confirmatory factor analysis, measurement invariance, and revisions. Journal of Aging & Social Policy, 1-13. doi: 10.1080/08959420.2018.1528114
  • Hancock, D. W., Talley, A. E., Bohanek, J., Iserman, M., & Ireland, M. E. (2018). Sexual orientation self-concept ambiguity and alcohol use disorder symptomology: The roles of motivated psychological distancing and drinking to cope. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 79(1), 96–101. doi: 10.15288/jsad.2018.79.96
  • Soloski, K. L., Minaiy, C., Purcell, J. B. K., Macey, P., Smock Jordan, S., Talley, A. E., & Nedela, M. (2018). Are you in, or are you out? Implications of inclusion criteria in sexual minority health disparities research. Journal of Bisexuality, 18(3), 353-381. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2018.1532373
  • 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
  • Talley, A. E. (Presenter), National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Sexual and Gender Minority Workshop, Bethesda, MD, "Sexual Orientation Self-Concept Ambiguity: An Identity-related Risk Factor for Alcohol Misuse." (June 2018).
  • Talley, A. E. (2018, June) Empirically Identified Sexual Minority Sub-groups: Risk of Persistent Alcohol, Marijuana, & Tobacco Use in Adolescence. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA.

2017

  • Blanchard, B. E., Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2017). Examining the link between nonmedical use of sedatives, tranquilizers, and pain relievers with dispositions toward impulsivity among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 69, 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.003
  • Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2017). Do individuals higher in impulsivity drink more impulsively? A pilot study within a high risk sample of young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 147-153. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.10.026
  • 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: 10.1080/19419899.2017.1316766
  • Veldhuis, C. B., Talley, A. E., Hancock, D. W., Wilsnack, S. C., & Hughes, T. L. (2017). To your health? Alcohol use, age, and perceived mental and physical health in a community sample of lesbian and bisexual women. LGBT Health, 4, 419-426.
  • Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2017). Do individuals higher in impulsivity drink more impulsively? A pilot study within a high risk sample of young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 147-153. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.10.026
  • Blanchard, B. E., Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2017). Examining the link between nonmedical use of sedatives, tranquilizers, and pain relievers with dispositions toward impulsivity among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 69, 8-13. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.003
  • 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. (2017). Close Ranks: Understanding the Relevance of Ethnicity- and Race-based Alcohol Disparities for Other Marginalized Subpopulations - A Commentary on Zemore et al. (2017). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Veldhuis, C.B., Talley, A.E., Hancock, D.W., Wilsnack, S.C., & Hughes, T.L. (2017). To your health? Alcohol use, age, and perceived mental and physical health in a community sample of lesbian and bisexual women. LGBT Health. 4, 419-426.
  • Talley, A. E. (March, 2017) NIH Grant Funding Strategies presentation at the Department of Psychological Sciences grantsmanship roundtable, Lubbock TX.
  • Talley, A. E., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Hancock, D. W., & Bagge, C. L. (April, 2017). Suicidal ideation and lifetime number of suicide attempts among young adults who acknowledge sexual orientation self-concept ambiguity. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Talley, A. E., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Hancock, D. W., & Bagge, C. L. (April, 2017). Suicidal ideation and planning among young adults who acknowledge sexual orientation self-concept ambiguity. Oral presentation at the first annual NSF-REU brown bag seminar, Lubbock, TX.
  • Talley, A. E., Hancock, D. W., Sher, K. J. (January, 2017). An Experiment Studying the Impact of Sexual Self-Concept Ambiguity on Alcohol Consumption When Sexuality is Salient. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

2016

  • Brown, J.L., Talley, A.E., Littlefield, A.K., & Gause, N.K. (2016). Young women's alcohol expectancies for sexual risk mediate the link between sexual enhancement motives and condom use when drinking. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 925-930. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9760-8
  • 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
  • Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., Blanchard, B. E., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2016). Does drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the impulsivity-problematic alcohol use relation? Addictive Behaviors, 53, 181-186.
  • 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
  • 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

2015

  • 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., Brown, S. L., Cukrowicz, K. & Bagge, C. L. (2015). Sexual self-concept ambiguity and the Interpersonal Risk for Suicide Theory. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12176.
  • Parent, M., Talley, A.E., Schwartz, E., & Hancock, D. (2015). I Want Your Sex: The Role of Sexual Exploration in Fostering Positive Sexual Self-Concepts for Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

2014

  • 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
  • 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., Brown, J.L., Stevens, A.K., & Littlefield, A.K. (2014). Do Peer Norms Moderate the Relation between Sexual Self-Concept Ambiguity Identity and Alcohol Involvement? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 75, 1023-1031.

2013

  • Baiocchi-Wagner, E.A., & Talley, A. (2013). The Role of Family Health Communication in Individual Health Behaviors Concerning Diet and Physical Activity. Health Communication, 28, 193-205. DOI: 10.1080/10410236.2012.674911.
  • Talley, A. E. (2013). Recommendations for Improving Substance Abuse Treatment Interventions for Sexual Minority Substance Abusers. Drug and Alcohol Review, 32, 539-540. doi: 10.1111/dar.12052.
  • Talley, A.E., Hughes, T., Aranda, F., Birkett, M., & Marshal, M. (2013). Exploring Alcohol-Use Behaviors Among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Adolescents: Intersections With Sex, Age, and Race/Ethnicity. American Journal of Public Health. e-View Ahead of Print. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301627.

2012

  • Schlegel, R., Manning, M., Molix, L., Talley, A., & Bettencourt, A. (2012). Predictors of depressive symptoms among breast cancer patients during the first year post diagnosis. Psychology and Health, 27, 277-293.
  • Talley, A. E., Kocum, L., Schlegel, R. J., Molix, L., & Bettencourt, B. A. (2012). Social roles, basic need satisfaction, and psychological health: The central role of competence. Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin, 38, 155-173.
  • Talley, A., Sher, K.J., Steinley, D., Wood, P., & Littlefield, A. (2012). Patterns of Alcohol Use and Consequences among Empirically Derived Sexual Minority Subgroups. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 290-302.
  • Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Jackson, K. M. (2012). Coping Motives, Negative Moods, and Time-to-Drink: Exploring Alternative Analytic Models of Coping Motives as a Moderator of Daily Mood-Drinking Covariation. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1371-1376.

2011

  • Cooper, M.L., Barber, L., Zhaoyang, R., & Talley, A.E. (2011). Motivational Pursuits in the Context of Human Sexual Relationships. Journal of Personality, 79. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2010.00713.x
  • Sher, K.J., Talley, A.E., Littlefield, A.K., & Martinez, J. (2011). Alcohol Use and Alcohol Use Disorders. In H.S. Friedman (Ed.) Oxford Handbook of Health Psychology. Oxford University Press.
  • Talley, A. & Bettencourt, A. (2011). The moderator roles of coping style and identity disclosure in the relationship between perceived stigma and psychological distress. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41, 2883-2903. DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2011.00863.x
  • Talley, A. E., Tomko, R., Littlefield, A. K., Trull, T., & Sher, K. (2011). The Influence of General Identity Disturbance on Reports of Substance Use Disorders and Related Outcomes among Sexual Minority Adults with a History of Substance Use. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 530-541.

2010

  • Henry, E., Schlegel, R., Talley, A., Molix, L., & Bettencourt, A (2010). The feasibility and effectiveness of expressive-writing for rural and urban breast cancer survivors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, 749-757. DOI: 10.1188/10.ONF.749-757. PMID: 21059586.
  • Talley, A.E., & Bettencourt, B.A. (2010). A Relationship-Oriented Model of HIV-Related Stigma Derived from a Review of the HIV-Affected Couples Literature. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 72-86.DOI: 10.1007/s10461-008-9493-y. PMID: 19037718.
  • Talley, A.E., Molix, L., Schlegel, R. & Bettencourt, B.A. (2010). The influence of breast cancer survivors' perceived partner social support and need satisfaction on depressive symptoms: A longitudinal analysis. Psychology and Health, 25, 433-449. DOI: 10.1080/08870440802582682. PMID: 20397295.
  • Talley, A.E., Sher, K.J., & Littlefield, A.K. (2010). Sexual orientation and substance use trajectories in emerging adulthood. Addiction, 105, 1235-1245. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.02953.x. PMCID: PMC2907467.

2009

  • Schlegel, R.J., Talley, A.E., Molix, L.A., & Bettencourt, B.A. (2009). Rural breast cancer patients, coping and depression: A prospective comparison study. Psychology and Health, 24, 933-948. DOI: 10.1080/08870440802254613. PMID: 20205037.

2008

  • Bettencourt, B.A., Talley, A.E., Molix, L.A., & Schlegel, R.J. (2008). Rural and urban breast cancer patients: Health locus of control and psychological adjustment. Psycho-Oncology, 17, 932-939. DOI: 10.1002/pon.1315. PMID: 18098346.
  • Cooper, M.L., Talley, A.E., Sheldon, M., Levitt, A., & Barber, L. (2008). A dyadic perspective on approach and avoidance motives for sexual behavior. In A.J Elliot (Ed.) Handbook of approach and avoidance motivation. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Talley, A.E. & Bettencourt, B.A. (2008). Evaluations and aggression directed at a gay male target: The role of threat and antigay prejudice. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 38, 647-683.DOI: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00321.x.

2007

  • Bettencourt, B.A., Molix, L.A., Talley, A.E., & Eubanks, J. (2007). Numerical representation and cross-cut role assignments: Majority members' responses under cooperative interaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 43(4), 553-564. DOI: 10.1016/j.jesp.2006.05.012.
  • Bettencourt, B.A., Molix, L.A., Talley, A.E. & Westgate, S. (2007). Satisfaction with health care, psychological adjustment, and community esteem among breast cancer survivors. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 25, 59-75. DOI: 10.1300/J077v25n02_04. PMID:17613485.
  • Bettencourt, B.A., Schlegel, R.J., Talley, A., & Molix, L.A. (2007). The breast cancer experience of rural women: A literature review. Psycho-Oncology, 16, 875-887. PMID: 17611958.

2006

  • Bettencourt, B.A., Molix, L.A., & Talley, A.E. (2006). Psychological need satisfaction in social groups: Social   roles as mechanisms for well-being. In J. Jetten & T. Postmes (Eds.), Individuality and the Group: Advances in Social Identity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Bettencourt, B.A., Talley, A.E., Benjamin, A.J., & Valentine, J. (2006). Personality and aggressive behavior under neutral and provoking conditions: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 132(5), 751-777. DOI: 10.1037/0033-2909.132.5.75.1. PMID: 16910753.
  • Cooper, M.L., Flanagan, M., Talley, A., & Micheas, L. (2006). Individual differences in regulatory abilities shape patterns of risk-taking behaviors from adolescence into young adulthood. In D.K. Snyder, J.A. Simpson, & J.N. Hughes (Eds.), Emotion regulation in couples and families: Pathways to dysfunction and health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Cooper, M.L., Pioli, M., Levitt, A., Talley, A.E., Micheas, L., & Collins, N. (2006). Attachment styles, sex motives, and sexual behavior: Evidence for gender specific expressions of attachment dynamics. In M. Mikulincer & G.S. Goodman (Eds.), Dynamics of Romantic Love: Attachment, Caregiving, and Sex. Guilford Press.