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Human Sexuality

This guide provides quick access to the best resources for conducting human sexuality research.

Randall D. Brown, PhD

Brown, R. D., & Orbuch, T. L. (2019). Sexual communication: Couple. In J. J. Ponzetti, M. Blankemeyer, S. M. Horan, H. A. Lyons, & Aa Shigeto (Eds.), Macmillan encyclopedia of families, marriages, and intimate relationships (pp. 806-809). Macmillan.

Shrout, M. R., Brown, R. D., Orbuch, T. L., & Weigel, D. J. (2019). A  multidimensional examination of marital conflict and health over 16 years. Personal  Relationships26(3), 490-506. doi: 10.1111/pere.12292 Persistent Link:

Annalisa Castaldo MA, MEd, PhD

Castaldo, Annalisa. A Majesty Unlike Itself: The Glove Episode of Henry V in Bear Your Body More Seeming: Confronting Early Modern Stage Practice. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Print.

Castaldo, Annalisa. '''Here Sit We Down': The Positioning of Andrea and Revenge." Shakespeare Expressed: Page, Sage and Classroom in Shakespeare and his Contemporaries. Ed. Kathryn Moncrief, Kathryn McPhereson, and Sarah Enloe. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. 209–218. Print.

Castaldo, Annalisa. Henry VI: Parts 1-3. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishers, 2015. Print.

Betsy Crane PhD

Turner, G. W. & Crane, B. (2016). Sexually silenced no more. Adults with intellectual disabilities speak up: A call to action for social work to frame sexual voice as a social justice issue. British Journal of Social Work,Special issue: Sexualities and Social Work in the Contemporary World, 46(8), 2300 – 2317.  Retrieved from

Criniti, S., Crane, B., Woodland, M. B., Montgomery, O. C., & Urdarneta Hartman, S. (2016). Perceptions of U.S. medical residents regarding amount and usefulness of sexual health instruction in preparation for clinical practice, American Journal of Sexuality Education. 11(3). 161-175. Retrieved from

Turner, G. W. & Crane, B. (2016). Pleasure is paramount: Adults with intellectual disabilities discuss sensuality and intimacy. Sexualities, 19 (5-6). 677-697. Retrieved from

Turner, G. & Crane, B. (2016). Teaching and learning qualitative methods through the dissertation process: Perspectives from a professor and a graduate. Qualitative Social Work: Special Issue-Teaching Qualitative Research and Inquiry,15(3), 346-362. Retrieved from

Crane, B., Towne, A., & Crane-Seeber, J. (2013). The four boxes of gendered sexuality: A framework and lesson plan for teaching about the history and effects of gendered sexuality. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 8(4), 274–305. Retrieved from

Crane-Seeber, J. & Crane, B. (2010). Contesting essentialist theories of patriarchal relations: Evolutionary psychology and the denial of history. The Journal of Men's Studies, 18(3), 218–237. Retrieved from

Hewitt, N., Crane, B., & Mooney, B. (2010). The family development credential program: A synthesis of research on an empowerment-based human service training program. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 91(1), 76–84. Retrieved from

Don Dyson PhD, MSS

Sitron, J.A., & Dyson, D.A. (2012). Validation of sexological worldview: A construct for use in the training of sexologists in sexual diversity. Sage Open, 2(1), 1–16.

Dyson, D.A., & Satterly, B.A. (2009). Self-disclosure in the classroom: A practical user's guide for sexuality educators. In E. Schroeder & J. Kuriansky (Eds.), Sexuality education: Past, present, and future (sex, love, and psychology), volume 3. Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Dyson, D. & Turner, Y. (2011). Faith Boxes: Training human service providers to address faith beliefs. American Journal of Sexuality Education. Retrieved from

Pamela J. Lannutti, PhD

Bevan, J. L. & Lannutti, P. J. (2021). Introduction to the special issue: Relationships in the time of COVID-19.  Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 38(6) 1753–1758.  

Dainton, M. & Lannutti, P. J. (2021). Strategic communication research methods. Cognella Publishing.  

Drabble, L. A., Wootton, A. R., Veldhuis, C. B., Riggle, E.D.B., Rostosky, S.S., Lannutti, P. J. Balsam, K. F., & Hughes, T.L. (2021). Perceived psychological impacts of the right to marry: A scoping review of sexual minority adults’ experiences. PLOS ONE, 16(5), e0249125.  

Haas, S. M. & Lannutti, P. J. (2021). The impact of minority stress and social support on positive relational functioning in same-sex relationships. Health Communication, 36(3), 315-323.  

Lannutti, P.J., Butauski, M., Rubinsky, V.& Hudak, N. (2021). Setting the agenda: LGBTQ+ and SGM family communication. Journal of Family Communication, 21(2), 138-143.  

Sabitha Pillai-Friedman PhD, LCSW, CST

Pillai-Friedman, S., & Ashline, J. (2014). Women, breast cancer survivorship, sexual losses, and disenfranchised grief—A treatment model for clinicians. Journal of Sexual and Relationship Therapy, in print.

Kellogg-Spadt, S., Rosenbaum, T.Y., Dweck, A., Milheiser, L., Pillai-Friedman, S., & Krychman, M. (2014). Sexual health and religion: A primer for the sexual health clinician. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 11(7), 1606–1619. Retrieved from

Philip A. Rutter PhD

Rutter, P. (2012). Sex therapy with gay male couples using affirmative therapy. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 27(1), 35–45. Retrieved from

Rutter, P., Leech, N., Anderson, M., & Saunders, D. (2010). Couples counseling for a transgender-lesbian couple: Student counselor's comfort and discomfort with sexuality counseling topics. Journal of GLBT Family Studies: Innovations in Theory, Research, and Practice, 6(1), 68–79. Retrieved from

Rutter, P., Estrada, D., Ferguson, L., & Diggs, G. (2008). Sexual orientation and counselor competency: The impact of training on enhancing awareness, knowledge & skills. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 2(2), 109–125.

Wedley, D., & Rutter, P. A. (2020). Helping reauthor the stories for women navigating HIV+ status and low sexual desire: A narrative therapy approach. Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships 6(3), 1-12. doi:10.1353/bsr.2020.0004 

Brent A. Satterly PhD, MSS, LCSW, CSE, CST

Ingersoll, T. S., & Satterly, B. A. (2016). Sexuality concepts for social workers. San Diego, CA: Cognella.

Satterly, B.A. (2007). The alternative lenses of assessment: Educating social workers about psychopathology. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 27(3/4), 241257. Retrieved from

Satterly, B.A. (2007). The intention and reflection model of self-disclosure: Social work education for gay male student identity management. Journal of Social Work Education, 43(2), 187204. Retrieved from

Justin A. Sitron PhD

Sitron, J.A., & Dyson, D.A. (2012). Validation of sexological worldview: A construct for use in the training of sexologists in sexual diversity. Sage Open, 2(1), 1–16.

Sitron, J.A., & Dyson, D.A. (2009). Sexuality attitudes reassessment (SAR): Historical and new considerations for measuring its effectiveness. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 4(2), 158–177. Retrieved from

Naisteter, M.A., & Sitron, J.A. (2010). Minimizing harm and maximizing pleasure: Considering the harm reduction paradigm for sexuality education. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 5(2), 101–115. Retrieved from

Sitron, J. A. (2020). SWAG toolkit: Relevant sex education materials for black gay and bisexual men 

Brooke E. Wells PhD

Kim, J., & Wells, B. E. (in press). Assessing alcohol and sexual content on reality dating programs. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Retrieved from

Twenge, J.M., Sherman, R., & Wells, B. E. (in press). Changes in American adults’ sexual behavior and attitudes, 19722012. Provisionally accepted. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1–13. Retrieved from

Wells, B.E., Starks, J.T., Parsons, J.T., & Golub, S.A. (2014). Conflict and sexual expectancies interact to predict sexual behaviour under the influence among gay and bisexual men. Journal of Health Psychology, 19(7), 821835. Retrieved from