Peer-Reviewed Publications

updated May 21, 2024

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Maheux, A. J., Burnell, K., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (in press). Bidirectional associations between online and offline appearance concerns during early-to-middle adolescence. Developmental Psychology.

Maheux, A. J., Laurenceau, J.-P., Roberts, S. R., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (in press). Longitudinal change in appearance-related social media consciousness and depressive symptoms: A within-person analysis during early-to-middle adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Maheux, A. J., Garrett, S. L., Fox, K. A., Field, N. H., Burnell, K., Telzer, E. H., & Prinstein, M. J. (in press). Adolescent social gaming as a form of social media: A call for developmental science. Child Development Perspectives.

Burnell, K., Fox, K. A., Maheux, A. J., & Prinstein, M. J. (2024). Social media use and mental health: A review of the experimental literature and implications for clinicians. Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry, 1-16.

Martino, R. M., Roberts, S. R., Maheux, A. J., Stout, C. D., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2024). The role of feminism and gender in endorsement of hookup culture among emerging adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1-12.

Xiao, S. X., Faragó, F., Clancy, E. T., Maheux, A. J., & Bermúdez, K. (2024). The link between early adolescents' gender discrimination and gender attitudes about peers: Does gender similarity matter? British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 00, 1–17.

Javidi, H., Widman, L., Maheux, A. J., McCrimmon, J., Evans-Paulson, R., & Becker, W. (2024). PACT: Developing and evaluating a digital sexual consent program for youth. Journal of Sex Research, 3(61), 466–480.

Hurst, J. L., Widman, L., Brasileiro, J., Maheux, A. J., Evans, R., & Choukas-Bradley, S., (2024). Parents’ attitudes towards the content of sex education in the USA: Associations with religiosity and political affiliation. Sex Education, 24(1), 108–124.


Alexopoulos, C., Maheux, A. J., & Peterson, Z. D. (2023). “I Can Tell You Wanna F***”: A Content Analysis of Sexual Communication in Popular Song Lyrics. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-10.

Jardas, E. J., Ladd, B. A., Maheux, A. J., Choukas-Bradley, S., Salk, R. H., & Thoma, B. C. (2023). Testing the minority stress model across gender identity, race, and ethnicity among U.S. gender minority adolescents. Journal of Psychopathology and Clinical Science, 132(5), 542–554.


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

Choukas-Bradley, S., Maheux, A. J., Aubrey, J. S., Charmaraman, L., Maas, M., Nesi, J., Ward, L. M., & Yang, C.-C. (in press). Social media use, body image concerns, and disordered eating among adolescents. In Hale, L. & Christakis, D. (Eds.), Handbook of Children, Adolescents, and Screens. Springer.

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.