Project WISE

PI: David DiLillo; Co-I: Terri Messman-Moore, Kim Gratz
Completed 2015

Project WISE was a multi-site, longitudinal study that investigated the long-term impact of women's experiences of sexual violence. Outcomes examined included PTSD symptoms, emotion dysregulation, and maladaptive coping mechanisms.

Representative Publications

Weiss, N. H., Walsh, K., DiLillo, D. D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2019). A longitudinal examination of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and risky sexual behavior: Evaluating emotion dysregulation dimensions as mediators. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 48, 975-986. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10508-019-1392-y

Charak, R., DiLillo, D., Messman-Moore, T. L., & Gratz, K. L. (2018). Latent classes of lifetime sexual victimization characteristics in women in emerging adulthood: Differential relationss with emotion dysregulation. Psychology of Violence, 8, 570-579. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000154

Trauma & Masculinity Study

PI: Lee Eshelman
Completed 2016

The Trauma and Masculinity Study was an online study that sought to understand men's experiences of sexual victimization and revictimization, given the understudied nature of men's experiences with sexual violence. The study examined how sexual violence impacted men's perceptions of masculinity, and how this relates to mental health outcomes.

Representative Publications

Charak, R., Eshelman, L. R., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2018). Latent classes of childhood maltreatment, adult sexual assault, and revictimization in men: Differences in masculinity, anger, and substance use. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000185

Trauma & Masculinity Study

PI: Lee Eshelman
Completed 2016

The Trauma and Masculinity Study was an online study that sought to understand men's experiences of sexual victimization and revictimization, given the understudied nature of men's experiences with sexual violence. The study examined how sexual violence impacted men's perceptions of masculinity, and how this relates to mental health outcomes.

Representative Publications

Charak, R., Eshelman, L. R., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2018). Latent classes of childhood maltreatment, adult sexual assault, and revictimization in men: Differences in masculinity, anger, and substance use. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000185

The Sexual Minority Women's Study

PI: Alex McConnell
Completed 2017

The Sexual Minority Women's Study was an online study investigating how lesbian and bisexual women's experiences of minority stress (i.e., discrimination, internalized stigma, rejection) influence their risk for and recovery from potentially traumatic events. 

Representative Publications

Straub, K. T., McConnell, A. A., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2018). Internalized heterosexism and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: The mediating role of shame proneness among trauma-exposed sexual minority women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation & Gender Diversity, 5, 99-108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/sgd0000263

McConnell, A. A., & Messman-Moore, T. L. (2018). Hazardous drinking, antibisexual prejudice, and sexual revictimization among bisexual women: A moderated mediation model. Psychology of Violence, advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/vio0000211

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