Ann Merriwether

Instructor in Psychology

PhD, Pennsylvania State University
Phone: (607) 777-4579
Office: Science 4, room 122

Curriculum vitae (110kb)

Research Interests:

Sexual Socialization, Reproductive Health Attitudes, Body Image Development

Research Description:

Since I began teaching Psychology of Women and “The Psychology and Culture of Pregnancy Childbirth and Motherhood”, I have become interested in doing research concerning women's body image and reproductive health attitudes. During the last few years I have been collaborating with Monique Ward and Allison Caruthers to collect data on over 1,500 colleges students examining the intersection of body image, sexual socialization, reproductive health and media influences. More recently, in collaboration with Justin Garcia, we have looked at evolutionary explanations for sexual attitudes and behaviors in college students. 

Selected Publications:

Garcia, J. R., Massey, S. G., Merriwether, A. M. & Seibold-Simpson, S. M. (in process). Orgasm experience among emerging adult men and women: Relationship context         and attitudes toward casual sex.

Garcia, J.R., Seibold-Simpson, S.M., Massey, S.G., & Merriwether, A.M. (2015). Casual sex: Integrating social, behavioral, and sexual health research. In J. DeLamater &    R.F. Plante (Eds.), Handbook of the Sociology of Sexualities, (pp. 203-222). Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.

Massey, S.G., Seibold-Simpson, S. M., Merriwether, A. M., Garcia, J. R. (2015).  Hookup culture, sexual victimization and sexual health on American college campuses. Perspectives: A publication for members of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, October 6-8.  

Garcia, J., Reiber, C., Massey,S. G. & Merriwether, A. M. (2013). Sexual hook-up            culture. APA Monitor. February 2013, Vol 44, No. 2 

Last Updated: 10/18/16