STRIVE Lab Publications


Sullivan, T.P., Weiss, N., Woerner, J., & Belliveau, D. (In Press). Criminal protection orders: Implications of requested vs. issued orders on domestic violence revictimization and mental health among women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.


Smith, A.C., Woerner, J., Perera, R., Haeny, A.M., & Cox, J.M. (2021). An investigation of associations between race, ethnicity, and past experiences of discrimination with medical mistrust and COVID-19 protective strategies. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1007/s40615-021-01080-x


Peterson, R., Dvorak., R.D., Woerner, J., & Lewis, M.A. (2021). Internalizing symptoms, alcohol use, and protective behavioral strategies associated with regretted sexual experiences of college students. Journal of Affective Disorders, 283, 363-372. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.01.077

Kopetz, C.E. & Woerner, J. (2021). People downplay health risks to fulfill their goals: A motivational framework for guiding behavioral policy. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 8, 92-100. doi: 10.1177/2372732220980093


Haeny, A.M., Woerner, J., Overstreet, C., Hicks, T., Ahuja, M., Amstadter, A., & Sartor, C.E. (2021). Measurement invariance of the World Assumptions Questionnaire across race/ethnic group, sex, and sexual orientation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Advance Online Publication. doi: /


Sartor, C.E., Woerner., J., & Haeny, A.M. (2020). The contributions of everyday and major experiences of racial discrimination to current alcohol use and regular smoking in Black adults: Considering variation by demographic characteristics and family history. Addictive Behaviors, 114, 106711. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2020.106711.


Haeny, A.M., Woerner, J., Ahuja, M., Hicks, T., Overstreet, C., Amstadter, A., & Sartor, C.E. (2020). The impact of world assumptions on the association between discrimination and internalizing and substance use outcomes. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105320931185

Woerner, J., Ye, F., Hipwell, A., Chung, T., & Sartor, C.E. (2020). Relational peer victimization interacts with depression to predict the timing of alcohol use initiation in adolescent girls. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44(1), 255-263. doi: 10.1111/acer.14241

Sullivan, T.P., Weiss, N.H., Woerner, J., Wyatt, J., & Carey, C. (2019). Criminal orders of protection for domestic violence: Revictimization, mental health, and wellbeing outcomes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance Online Publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260519883865

Woerner, J. & Sullivan, T.P. (2019). Social disconnection as a pathway to sexual risk behavior among victims of intimate partner violence. Violence and Victims, 34, 508-521. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-18-00119

Kopetz, C.E., Woerner, J., Starnes, W. & Dedvukaj, J. (2019). It’s risky, therefore I do it: Counterfinality as a source of perceived instrumentality of risk behavior as means to goals. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 81, 39-52. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2018.08.001


Woerner, J., Schleider, J.L., Overstreet, C., Foster, D.W., Amstadter, A., & Sartor, C.E. (2019). The role of drinking motives and perceived controllability of events in the association between college women’s sexual assault victimization and binge drinking. Addictive Behaviors, 90, 210-216. doi:

Kopetz, C., Woerner, J., MacPherson, L., Lejuez, C.W., Nelson, C.A., Fox, N.A., & Zeanah, C.H. (2019). Early psychosocial adversity and adolescent risk-taking: The role of motivation and executive control. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 388-399. doi: 10.1037/xge0000486

Woerner, J., Lucas, T., Pierce, J., Riis, J. & Granger, D.A. (2018). Salivary uric acid: Associations with resting and reactive blood pressure response to social evaluative stress in healthy African Americans. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 101, 19-26. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2018.10.025


Schleider, J.L., Woerner, J., Overstreet, C., Amstadter, A., & Sartor, C.E. (2018).  Interpersonal trauma exposure and depression in young adults: Considering the role of world assumptions. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0886260518819879


Woerner, J., Wyatt, J., & Sullivan, T.P. (2018). If you can’t say something nice: A latent profile analysis of social reactions to intimate partner violence disclosure and associations with mental health symptoms. Violence Against Women. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1077801218811681


Woerner, J., Overstreet, C., Amstadter, A., & Sartor, C.E. (2018). Profiles of psychosocial adversity and their associations with risky health behaviors and mental health outcomes in young adults. Journal of Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1359105318780504


Kopetz, C.E., Woerner, J., & Briskin, J. (2018). Another look at impulsivity: Could impulsive behavior represent strategic goal pursuit? Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 12, e12385. doi: 10.1111/spc3.12385


Lucas, T., Woerner, J., Pierce, J., Granger, D.A., Lin, J., & Epel, E.S, Assari, S., & Lumley, M.A. (2018). Justice for all? Beliefs about justice for self and others and telomere length in African Americans. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24(4), 498-509. doi: 10.1037/cdp0000212


Pegram, S.E., Abbey, A., Woerner, J., & Helmers, B.R. (2018). Partner type matters: Differences in cross-sectional predictors of men's sexual aggression in casual and steady relationships. Violence and Victims, 33(5), 902-917. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-17-00080


Woerner, J., Abbey, A., Pegram, S.E., Helmers, B.R., & Jilani, Z. (2018). Predicting men's immediate reactions to a simulated date's sexual rejection: The effects of hostile masculinity, impersonal sex, and hostile perceptions of the woman. Psychology of Violence, 8(3), 349-257. doi; 10.1037/vio0000172


Woerner, J., Abbey, A., Pegram, S.E., & Helmers, B.R. (2018). The effects of alcohol intoxication and sexual interest on men's sexual persistence and hostility in a dating simulation. Aggressive Behavior. 44(5), 537-547. doi: 10.1002/ab.21773


Pegram, S.E., Abbey, A., Helmers, B., Benbouriche, M., Jilani, Z., & Woerner, J. (2018). Men who sexually assault drinking women: Similarities and differences with men who sexually assault sober women and nonperpetrators. Violence Against Women, 24(11), 1327-1348. doi: 10.1177/1077801218787927


Abbey, A., Pegram, S.E., Woerner, J., & Wegner, R. (2018). Men's responses to women's sexual refusals: Development and construct validity of a virtual dating simulation of sexual aggression. Psychology of Violence, 8(1), 87-99. doi: 10.1037/vio0000078

Woerner, J. & Abbey, A. (2017). Positive feelings after casual sex: The role of gender and traditional gender role beliefs. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 717-727. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1208801


Woerner, J., Kopetz, C., Lechner, W., & Lejuez, C. (2016). History of abuse and risky sex among substance users: The role of rejection sensitivity and the need to belong. Addictive Behaviors, 62, 73-78. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.06.006


Jacques-Tiura, A. J., Abbey, A., Wegner, R., Pierce, J., Pegram, S. E., & Woerner, J. (2015). Friends matter: Protective and harmful aspects of male friendships associated with past-year sexual aggression in a community sample of young men. American Journal of Public Health, 105(5), 1001-1007. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2014.302472


Wegner, R., Abbey, A., Pierce, J., Pegram, S.E., & Woerner, J. (2015). Sexual assault perpetrators’ justifications for their actions: Relationships to rape supportive attitudes, incident characteristics and future perpetration. Violence Against Women, 21(8), 1018-1037. doi: 10.1177/1077801215589380


Abbey, A., Wegner, R., Woerner, J., Pegram, S. E., & Pierce, J. (2014). Review of survey and experimental research that examine the relationship between alcohol consumption and men’s sexual aggression perpetration. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 15(4), 1-18. doi: 10.1177/1524838014521031