Peer-Reviewed Publications

updated August 11, 2023

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Alexopoulos, C., Maheux, A. J., Peterson, Z. (in press). “I can tell you wanna f***”: A content analysis of sexual communication in popular song lyrics. Journal of Sex Research.

Javidi, H., Widman, L., Maheux, A. J., McCrimmon, J., Evans-Paulson, R., & Becker, W. (in press). PACT: Developing and evaluating a digital sexual consent program for youth. Journal of Sex Research.

Jardas, E., Ladd, B. A., Maheux, A. J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Salk, R. H., & Thoma, B. C. (in press). Testing the minority stress model across gender identity, race, and ethnicity among U.S. gender minority adolescents. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science.  

Hurst, J. L., Widman, L., Brasileiro, J., Maheux, A. J., Evans, R., & Choukas-Bradley, S., (in press). Parents’ attitudes towards the content of sex education in the USA: Associations with religiosity and political affiliation. Sex Education.


Karim, S., Choukas-Bradley, S., Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Radovic, A., & Escobar-Viera, C. (2022). Support-seeking over social media among rural SGM youth: Opportunities for intervention research. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19, 15611.

Ladd, B. A., Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Black adolescents’ appearance concerns, depressive symptoms, and self-objectification: Exploring the roles of gender and ethnic-racial identity commitment. Body Image, 43, 314-325.

Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Psychometric properties and factor structure of the Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness Scale among emerging adults. Body Image, 43, 63-74.

Maheux, A. J., Widman, L., Hurst, J. L., Evans-Paulson, R., Craig, E., & Choukas-Bradley, S., (2022). Behavioral measures to assess adolescent sexual communication with partners: A scoping review and call for further studies. Journal of Sex Research. 10.1080/00224499.2022.2103072


Widman, L., Maheux, A. J., Evans-Paulson, R., Craig, E., & Choukas-Bradley, S., (2022). Sexual communication between adolescent partners: A scoping review and directions for future research. Journal of Sex Research. 


Choukas-Bradley, S., Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., & Nesi, J. (2022). The perfect storm: A developmental–sociocultural framework for the role of social media in adolescent girls’ body image concerns and mental health. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.


Escobar-Viera, C.G., Choukas-Bradley, S., Sidani, J., Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Rollman, B.L. (2022). Examining social media experiences and attitudes toward technology-based interventions for reducing social isolation among LGBTQ youth living in rural United States: An online qualitative study. Frontiers Digital Health, 4(900695).

Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Watson, R. J., Puhl, R., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Sexual and gender minority (SGM) adolescents’ disordered eating: Understanding general and SGM-specific risk and protective factors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 55(7), 933-946.

Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Hunt, R. A., Ladd, B. A., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Incorporating social media and muscular ideal internalization into the tripartite influence model of body image: Towards a modern understanding of adolescent girls’ body dissatisfaction. Body Image, 41, 239-247.

Choukas-Bradley, S., Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Hutchinson, E. A., Lu, C., Ladouceur, C. D., & Silk, J. (2022). Picture perfect during a pandemic? Body image concerns and depressive symptoms in U.S. adolescent girls during the COVID-19 lockdown. Journal of Children and Media.

Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Longitudinal associations between appearance-related social media consciousness and adolescents’ depressive symptoms. Journal of Adolescence, 94(2), 264-269.

Carrino, E. A., Bryen, C. P., Maheux, A. J., Stewart, J. L., Roberts, S. R., Widman, L., & Choukas Bradley, S. (2022). Are feminists empowered activists or entitled whiners? A thematic analysis of U.S. adolescents’ definitions of “feminist” in a diverse, mixed-gender sample. Sex Roles, 86, 395-414.

Hurst, J. L., Widman, L., Maheux, A. J., Evans, R., Brasileiro, J., & Lipsey, N. (2022). Parent–child communication and adolescent sexual decision-making: An application of family communication patterns theory. Journal of Family Psychology. 


Rezeppa, T. L., Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Salk, S. H., & Thoma, B. C. (2021). Psychosocial correlates of body image and disordered eating among sexual minority adolescent girls. Body Image, 39, 184-193.


Evans, R., Widman, L., Brasileiro, J., Maheux, A. J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2021). Examining the link between sexual self-concept and sexual communication among adolescents. Communication Quarterly, 69(5), 525-543.


Maheux, A. J., Nesi, J., Galla, B. M., Roberts, S. R., & Choukas-Bradley, S., (2021). #Grateful: Longitudinal associations between adolescents’ social media use and gratitude during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 31(3), 734-747.

Widman, L., Javidi, H., Maheux, A. J., Evans, R., Nesi, J. L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2021). Sexual communication in the digital age: Adolescent sexual communication with parents and friends about sexting, pornography, and seeking relationships online. Sexuality & Culture, 25, 2092-2109. 


Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S. R., Evans, R., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2021). Associations between adolescents' pornography consumption and self-objectification, body comparison, and body shame. Body Image, 37, 89-93.


Maheux, A. J., Zhou, Y., Thoma, B. C., Salk, R. H., & Choukas-Bradley, S (2021). Examining sexual behavior among U.S. transgender adolescents. Journal of Sex Research, 58(8), 1050-1060.


*Maheux, A. J., *Bryen, C. P., Carrino, E. A., Stewart, J. L., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2021). Depressive symptoms among mostly heterosexual adolescents. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 25(3), 317-332. 

*indicates joint first-authorship


Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S., Sanzari, C., Widman, L., & Prinstein, M.J. (2021). Selfie appearance investment and peer feedback concern: Multi-method investigation of adolescent selfie practices and adjustment. Psychology of Popular Media, 10(4), 488-499. 



Choukas-Bradley, S., Hipwell, A. E., Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., & Stepp, S. D. (2020). Developmental trajectories of adolescent girls’ borderline personality symptoms and sexual risk behaviors. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 48, 1649-1658.


*Javidi, H., *Maheux, A. J., Widman, L., Kamke, K., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Peterson, Z. (2020). Understanding adolescents’ attitudes toward affirmative consent. Journal of Sex Research, 57, 1100-1107.

*indicates joint first-authorship


Maheux, A. J., Evans, R., Widman, L., Nesi, J., Prinstein, M. J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2020). Popular peer norms and adolescent sexting behavior. Journal of Adolescence, 78: 62-66.

Undergraduate: 2015 – 2018


Van Stolk-Cooke, K., Brown, A., Maheux, A., Parent, J., & Forehand, R., & Price, M. (2018). Crowdsourcing trauma: Psychopathology in a trauma-exposed sample recruited via Mechanical Turk. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 31(4). 549-557.


Maheux, A., & Price, M. (2016). The indirect effect of social support on psychopathology via self-compassion and post-trauma psychopathology. Personality and Individual Differences, 88. 102–107.


Maheux, A., & Price, M. (2015). Investigation of the relation between PTSD symptoms and self

compassion: Comparison across DSM IV and DSM 5 PTSD symptom clusters. Self and Identity, 14(6). 627–637.


Book Chapters

Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Ladd, B. A., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2022). Social media use, body image, and disordered eating in adolescence. In J. Nesi, E. H. Telzer, & M. J. Prinstein (Eds.), Handbook of Adolescent Digital Media Use and Mental Health. Cambridge University Press. 


Nesi, J., Dredge, R., Maheux, A. J., Roberts, S.R., Fox, K.A., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (in press). Peer experiences via social media. In B. Halpern-Felsher (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Health. Elsevier.

Maheux, A. J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2021). Sexuality and mental health. In Morgan, E. M. & van Dulmen, M. H. M. (Eds.), Sexuality in emerging adulthood. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.