Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Discrepant drinking and partner violence perpetration over time in lesbians’ relationshipsViolence Against Women. 1149-1165.
2018 Examining the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identity Scale among members of an alternative sexual special interest groupArchives of Sexual Behavior. 1251-1264.
2017 Daily discrimination and binge eating among lesbian women: A pilot studyPsychology and Sexuality. 96-103.
2017 Empirical investigation of a model of sexual-minority specific and general risk factors for intimate partner violence among lesbian womenPsychology of Violence. 110-119.
2017 Independent and interactive associations of negative affect, restraint, and impulsivity in relation to binge eating among womenAppetite.
2017 Indirect pathways connecting sexual orientation and weight discrimination to disordered eating among young lesbiansJournal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 193-204.
2017 Minority stress, social factors, drinking motives, alcohol use, and alcohol-related problems among lesbian womenJournal of Social Issues. 545-562.
2017 Sexual Coercion, Drinking to Cope Motives, and Alcohol-Related Consequences Among Self-Identified Bisexual WomenSubstance use & misuse. 1-12.
2016 A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eatingAppetite. 94-100.
2016 Emotional distress, alcohol use, and bidirectional partner violence among lesbian womenViolence Against Women. 919-938.
2016 Empirical investigation of a model of sexual-minority specific and general risk factors for intimate partner violence among lesbian womenPsychology of Violence. 110-119.
2016 Minority stress and intimate partner perpetration among lesbians: Negative affect, hazardous drinking, and intrusiveness as mediatorsPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.
2016 Minority stress and intimate partner violence perpetration among lesbians: Negative affect, hazardous drinking, and intrusiveness as mediatorsPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 236-246.
2016 Minority stress, body shame, and binge eating among lesbian women: Social anxiety as a linking mechanismPsychology of Women Quarterly.
2016 Pathways to hazardous drinking among racially and socioeconomically diverse lesbian women: Sexual minority stress, rumination, social isolation, and drinking to copePsychology of Women Quarterly. 564-581.
2016 Pathways to hazardous drinking among racially socioeconomically diverse lesbian women: Sexual minority stress, rumination, social isolation, and drinking to copePsychology of Women Quarterly.
2015 A daily diary study of perceived social isolation, dietary restraint, and negative affect in binge eatingAppetite. 94-100.
2015 Assessing the role of impulsivity, food-related cognitions, BMI, and demographics in the dual pathway model of binge eatingEating Behaviors. 151-155.
2015 Discrepant alcohol use, intimate partner violence, and relationship adjustment among lesbian women and their same-sex intimate partnersJournal of family violence. 977-986.
2015 Emotional distress, alcohol use, and bidirectional partner violence among lesbian womenViolence Against Women. 917-938.
2015 External and Internalized Heterosexism among Sexual Minority Women: The Moderating Roles of Social Constraints and Collective Self-Esteem Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender DiversityPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 313-320.
2015 External and internalized heterosexism among sexual minority women: The moderating roles of social constraints and collective self-esteemPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 313-320.
2015 Minority stress and binge eating among lesbian and bisexual womenJOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. 971-992.
2015 Minority stress, depression, relationship quality, and alcohol-use: Association with overweight and obesity among partnered young adult lesbiansLGBT Health. 333-340.
2014 Disentangling reactions to HIV disclosure: Effects of HIV status, sexual orientation, and disclosure recipients’ genderJournal of Health Psychology. 285-295.
2014 Pathways connecting sexual minority stressors and psychological distress among lesbian womenJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services. 147-167.
2014 Psychological aggression in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals' intimate relationships: A review of prevalence, correlates, and measurement issuesAggression and Violent Behavior. 219-234.
2014 Reducing obesity among lesbian women: Recommendations for culturally tailored interventionsPsychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 361-376.
2014 Sexual Minority Stressors and Psychological Aggression in Lesbian Women’s Intimate Relationships: The Mediating Roles of Rumination and Relationship SatisfactionPsychology of Women Quarterly. 535-550.
2014 Sexual minority stressors and psychological aggression in lesbians’ intimate relationships: The mediating role of rumination and relationship satisfactionPsychology of Women Quarterly.
2014 The Interaction of Depressive Symptoms, Eating Styles, and Body Mass Index on Binge EatingEating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. 450-460.
2012 Minority stress, substance use, and intimate partner violence among sexual minority womenAggression and Violent Behavior. 247-256.
2012 Still stressful after all these years: A review of lesbians’ and bisexual women’s minority stressJournal of Lesbian Studies. 30-44.
2011 Internalized sexual minority stressors and same-sex intimate partner violenceJournal of family violence. 1-9.
2011 Unwanted pursuit in same-sex relationships: Effects of attachment styles investment model variables, and minority stressorsPartner Abuse. 300-322.
2009 Sexual minority stress, depressive symptoms, and sexual orientation conflict: Focus on the experiences of bisexualsJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 971-992.
2008 Minority stressors and dual identities: An analysis of lesbians’ expressive writing journalsJournal of Lesbian Studies. 501-517.
2008 Using the dual-identity framework to understand lesbians’ minority stressors in expressive journal writingJournal of Lesbian Studies. 501-517.
2007 Isospin mixing in the nucleon and He-4 and the nucleon strange electricform factorPhysical Review Letters.
2005 An expressive writing intervention to cope with lesbian-related stress: The moderating effects of openness about sexual orientationPsychology of Women Quarterly. 149-157.
2005 Men, muscles, and body image: Comparisons of competitive bodybuilders, weight trainers, and athletically active controlsBritish Journal of Sports Medicine. 217-222.
2005 Stigma consciousness, social constraints, and lesbian well-beingJournal of counseling psychology. 48-56.
2003 Psychological characteristics of women who do or do not report a history of sexual abuseJournal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community. 49-65.
2003 Stressors for gay men and lesbians: Life stress, gay-related stress, stigma consciousness, and depressive symptomsJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 716-729.
2001 An empirical analysis of stressors for gay men and lesbiansJOURNAL OF HOMOSEXUALITY. 63-88.
2001 Perceptions about tactile intimacy in same-sex and opposite-sex pairs based on research participants' sexual orientationPsychology of Men & Masculinity. 124-132.
2001 The relationship of antifat attitudes to other prejudicial and gender-related attitudesJournal of Applied Social Psychology. 683-697.
1999 MMPI-2 profiles of NGRI and civil patientsJournal of clinical psychology. 659-668.
1998 Reactions to an HIV-Positive Man: Impact of his sexual orientation, cause of infection, and research participants' genderAIDS and Behavior. 339-348.
1997 Nonverbal correlates confederates’ touch: Confounds in touch researchJournal of Social Behavior & Personality. 821-830.
1997 Prejudice toward fat people: The development and validation of the Anti-Fat Attitudes TestObesity Research. 297-307.
1995 Sex differences in observers' reactions to a nurse's use of touchJournal of Nonverbal Behavior. 101-113.
1994 Attributions about suicide as a function of gender and alcohol useOmega Journal of Death and Dying. 139-149.
1994 Older adolescents and AIDS: Correlates of self-reportedsafer sex practicesJournal of Research on Adolescence. 453-464.
1993 Client's responses to dissatisfaction in psychotherapyJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 307-318.
1993 Clients’ responses to dissatisfaction in psychotherapy: A test of Rusbult’s exit-voice-loyalty-neglect modelJournal of Social and Clinical Psychology. 307-318.
1993 Gender differences in attributions about suicide and alcohol useOMEGA–Journal of Death and Dying. 139-149.
1992 Are inaccuracies in self-reported weight motivated distortions?Perceptual and motor skills. 209-210.
1992 Friendship, social interaction, and coping with stressCommunications Research. 193-211.
1992 Inferred characteristics of successful suicides as a function of gender and contextSuicide and Life Threatening Behavior. 187-196.
1991 Are inaccuracies in self reported weight motivated distortion?Perceptual & Motor Skills. 1-2.
1991 MMPI Correlates of Exner’s Egocentricity Index in an Adolescent’s Psychiatric PopulationJournal of personality assessment. 29-34.
1989 Body image disturbances in adolescent female binge purgers: Results of a national surveyJournal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 605-613.
1989 Gender differences in the initiation and attribution of tactile intimacyJournal of Nonverbal Behavior. 83-96.
1989 Gender differences in volunteering for friendship researchJournal of Social Behavior and Personality. 623-632.
1988 Children at risk for emotional disorders: Risk and resource dimensionsClinical Psychology Review. 417-440.
1988 The relationship between adult sexual adjustment and childhood experiences regarding exposure to nudity, sleeping in the parental bed, and parental attitudes toward sexualityArchives of Sexual Behavior. 349-362.
1988 Understanding the therapeutic relationship as a personal relationshipJournal of Social and Personal Relationships. 109-125.
1986 Sexual experience and recall of sexual vs. nonsexual informationJournal of Personality. 676-693.
1985 Childhood antecedents of adult women’s masculinity, femininity, and career role choicesPsychology of Women Quarterly. 371-382.

Chapters

Year Title
2017 Intervention for violence and aggression in gay and lesbian relationshipsThe Wiley handbook of violence and aggression.
2011 Sexual history and adjustment questionnaireHandbook of sexuality-related measures. Routledge.
1998 Sexual history and adjustment questionnaireHandbook of sexuality-related measures. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2013 Alcohol use and partner violence among lesbians: Preliminary findings.  94A-94A.

Research Overview

  • My research interests are in the areas of stigma, minority stress, and coping. My current research program focuses on sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual) health including substance abuse and intimate partner violence.
  • Grants

  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult female same-sex couples  awarded by National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 2016 - 2019
  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult females  awarded by National Institutes of Health/NIAAA 2016 - 2019
  • Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult female same-sex couples  awarded by NIAAA 2012 - 2016
  • Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program URAP  awarded by Office of Undergraduate Research 2014 - 2015
  • Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbians  awarded by National Institute of Health 2012 - 2015
  • Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program URAP  awarded by Office of Undergraduate Research 2013 - 2014
  • Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program (URAP): Interdisciplinary Methodology and Research Center (MaRC)  awarded by Old Dominion University 2012 - 2014
  • Multidisciplinary Social Science URAP - Year 2  awarded by Office of Undergraduate Research 2012 - 2013
  • Multidisciplinary Social Science Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program  awarded by Office of Undergraduate Research 2012
  • Sexual minority stressors and lesbians’ intimate partner violence  awarded by Lesbian Health Fund of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association 2011 - 2012
  • Unwanted Pursuit and Stalking among Same-sex Former Partners  awarded by Placek Grant, American Psychological Foundation 2008 - 2009
  • Expressive Writing and Behavioral Monitoring Interventions to Reduce and Prevent High-Risk Drinking Among First-Year College Students: A Randomized-Control Group Design  awarded by Department of Education 2006 - 2008
  • Expressive writing and coping with stress among lesbians  awarded by American Psychological Foundation 2002 - 2004
  • Stressors for gay men and lesbians  awarded by Wayne F. Placek Small Grant Award, American Psychological Association 1999
  • Trait Affect on the Depression Elation Continuum: Cognitive and Emotional Effects  awarded by Old Dominion University 1985
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Psychology : Sexual minority (LGB) Health; Intimate Partner Violence, Alcohol Use
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas 1984
  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Kansas 1982
  • B.S. in Psychology, Brown University 1979
  • Full Name

  • Robin Lewis