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Lynda M. Sagrestano

Lynda M. Sagrestano

Dr. Lynda Sagrestano came to the University of Memphis in August 2006 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she held cross appointments as associate professor of psychology, women's studies, the School of Medicine, and the Center for Rural Health and Social Service Development.

She earned a Ph.D. degree in social psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and held NIMH-funded postdoctoral fellowships at UCLA and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research interests include maternal and prenatal health, adolescent sexual behavior, HIV prevention, domestic violence, and gender and work stress. She is a consulting editor of The Psychology of Women Quarterly and has served on the advisory boards of The Women's Center and The Adolescent Health Center in Carbondale.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Research Group or Laboratory:

Journal Articles:

  • Sagrestano, L. M. (1992). Power strategies in interpersonal relationships: The effects of expertise and gender. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 16, 481-496.
  • Sagrestano, L. M. (1992). The use of power and influence in a gendered world. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 16, 439-448.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Carroll, D., Rodriguez, A., & Nuwayhid, B. (2004). Demographic, psychological, and relationship factors in domestic violence during pregnancy in a sample of low-income women of color. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 309-322.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Christensen, A., & Heavey, C. L. (1998). Social influence techniques during marital conflict. Personal Relationships, 5, 77-89.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Feldman, P., Killingsworth-Rini, C., Woo, G., & Dunkel-Schetter, C. (1999). Ethnicity and social support during pregnancy. American Journal of Community Psychology, 27, 873-902.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Heavey, C. L., & Christensen, A. (1999). Perceived power and violence in marital conflict. Journal of Social Issues, 55, 65-79.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Heiss-Wendt, R., Mizan, A., Kittleson, M. J., & Sarvela, P. D. (2001). Sources of HIV risk information for individuals at high risk. American Journal of Health Behavior, 25, 545-556.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., McCormick, S. H., Paikoff, R. L., & Holmbeck, G. N. (1999). Pubertal development and parent-child conflict in low-income, urban, African-American adolescents. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 9, 85-107.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Paikoff, R. L., Holmbeck, G. N., & Fendrich, M. (2003). Familial risk factors for depression among inner-city African American adolescents. Journal of Family Psychology, 17, 108-120.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Rodriguez, A., Carroll, D., Bieniarz, A., Greenberg, A., Castro, L., & Nuwayhid, B. (2002). A comparison of standardized measures of psychosocial variables with single item screening measures used in an urban obstetric clinic. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 31, 147-155.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., Rogers, A., Kittleson, M. J., & Sarvela, P. D. (2005). Examining condom efficacy as a mediator of condom stage of change and condom use among injected drug users. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29, 12-25.
  • Stockdale, M. S., Dawson-Owens, H. L., & Sagrestano, L. M. (2005). Social, attitudinal, and demographic correlates of college-age tobacco initiation. American Journal of Health Behavior, 29, 311-323.
  • Whitney, K., Sagrestano, L. M., & Maslach, C. (1994). Establishing the social impact of individuation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 1140-1153.

Other Publications:

  • Sagrestano, L. M., Heavey, C. L., & Christensen, A. (1998). Theoretical approaches to understanding sex differences and similarities in conflict behavior. In D. Canary & K. Dindia (Eds.), Sex differences and similarities in communication: Critical essays and empirical investigations of sex and gender in interaction (pp. 287-302). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Sagrestano, L. M., & Paikoff, R. L. (1997). Preventing high risk sexual behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy among adolescents. In R. P. Weissberg, T. P. Gullotta, R. L. Hampton, B. A. Ryan, & G. R. Adams (Eds.), Healthy children 2010: Enhancing children’s wellness (pp. 76-104). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology: Close Relationships
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender and Diversity
  • Social Psychology

Lynda M. Sagrestano
Center for Research on Women
337 Clement Hall
University of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3530
United States

  • Phone: (901) 678-2780
  • Fax: (901) 678-3652

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