Texas Tech University

Graduate Research

Members of the SHARC lab.

Current Projects

  • Social comparisons, prejudicial attitudes, and perceived safety in public places among men, women, and LGB+ individuals.
  • The relationship between internalized homophobia, "outness", sexual self-concept ambiguity, loneliness, and suicidal ideation.
  • Alcohol use disorders among sexual and gender minority (SGM) populations and other unheard voices

Relevant Publications

  • Le, T.H., Foster, A.M., Crane, P.R., Talley, A. (2021). Alcohol use and misuse - perspectives from seldom heard voices. In D. Frings, & I. P. Albery, (Eds.), Handbook of Alcohol Use and Abuse: Understandings from Synapse to Society (pp. 453-481). Elsevier Academic Press.
  • Crane, P.R.*, Swaringen, K.S.*, Rivas-Koehl, Le, T.H.*, M., Foster, A.M.*, Talley, A.E., Weiser., D. (2020). Come out, get out: Relations among sexual minority identification, microaggressions, and retention in higher education. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi:10.1177/0886260520967126
  • Foster, A. M.*, & Talley, A. E. (2020). Egosystem and ecosystem motivational goals: Implications for concealable stigma disclosure. Self & Identity. Doi: 10.1080/15298868.2020.1811141
  • Crane, P.R.*, Swaringen, K.S.*, Foster, A.M.*, & Talley, A., E. (2020). Alcohol use disorders among SGM populations. In E.D. Rothblum (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Sexual and Gender Minority Mental Health (pp. 87-100). Oxford University Press.
  • Foster, A.M.*, Rivas-Koehl, M., Le, T.H.*, Crane, P.R.*, Weiser, D.A., & Talley, A.E. (under review). Exploring sexual minority adults' pathway to suicidal ideation: A moderated serial mediation model. LGBT Health.
  • Le, T.H.*, Foster, A.M.*, Crane, P.R.*, & Talley, A.E. (in press). Alcohol use and misuse: Perspectives from seldom heard voices. In D. Frings & I.P. Albery (Eds.), The handbook of alcohol use and abuse.
  • Le, T.H.*, Rivas-Koehl, M., Foster, A.M.*, Crane, P.R.*, Weiser, D., Talley, A. (under review). Feeling protected by prejudice: Ambivalent sexism predicts attitudes towards sexual minorities and perceptions of personal safety. Social Psychological and Personality Science.
  • Hancock, D. W.*, & Talley, A. E. (2018). The SIC Scale of Ageism: Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Measurement Invariance, and Revisions. Journal of Aging and Social Policy.
  • Hancock, D. W.*, Talley, A.E., Bohanek, J., Ireland, M., & 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.

Relevant Presentations

  • Foster, A. M.*, Raines, J.**, Ireland, M. E., & Talley, A. E. (February, 2020). Motivation Matters When Disclosing a Concealable Stigmatized Identity: A LIWC Analysis of Written Letters. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
  • Le, T. H.*, Talley, A. E., & Ireland, M. E. (June, 2020). Contextualizing Self-Discrepancies to Reduce Aggression Among Individuals High in Narcissism. Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
  • Swaringen, K.* & Crane, P.* (2020, March). Bi, Fluid, Pan, and Queer Sexualities. 1-hour caucus facilitation as a part of the Big XII LGBTQIA & Allies Summit, Lubbock, TX.
  • Swaringen, K. S.*, & Talley, A. E. (February, 2020). The effects of identity affirmation and identity centrality on polyamorous persons' evaluations of swingers and monogamists. Posted presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Sexuality pre-conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Swaringen, K. S.*, & Talley, A. E. (April, 2020). Effects of identity-based manipulations on attitudinal changes among polyamorous persons. Paper session presented at the meeting of Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

*Graduate student from the SHARC Lab