meanings, measures, and methods

Psychological research on gender, research methods, sex & sexuality


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McClelland, S.I., *Rubin, J.D., & Bauermeister, J.A. (in press). Adapting to injustice: Young bisexual women’s interpretations of microaggressions. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

McClelland, S.I. (in press). Vulnerable listening: Possibilities and challenges of doing qualitative research. Qualitative Psychology.

McClelland, S.I. (in press). Gender and sexual labor near the end of life: Advanced breast cancer and femininity norms. Women’s Reproductive Health.

Fahs, B., Swank E., & McClelland, S.I. (in press). Sexuality, pleasure, power, and danger: Points of tension, contradiction, and conflict. In C. Travis (Ed.), APA Handbook of the Psychology of Women. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Fahs, B. & McClelland, S.I. (2016). When sex and power collide: An argument for critical sexuality studies. Annual Review of Sex Research: Journal of Sex Research, 53(4-5), 392-416. [The authors contributed equally to this work and are listed alphabetically] [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. & Fine, M. (2016). Sexualities in schools. Handbook of Sexuality Education, Allen, L. and Rasmussen, M.L. (Eds.), London: Palgrave.

McClelland, S.I., *Rubin, J.D., & Bauermeister, J.A. (2016). “I liked girls and I thought they were pretty:” Initial memories of same-sex attraction in young lesbian and bisexual women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(6), 1375-1389. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. (2016). Speaking back from the margins: Participant marginalia in survey and interview research. Qualitative Psychology. Online first at: http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2016-26492-001/ [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. & *Holland, K.J. (2016). Toward better measurement: The role of survey marginalia in critical sexuality research. Qualitative Psychology. Online first at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/qup0000056 [View PDF]

Metzl, J.M., McClelland, S.I., & *Bergner, E.M. (2016). Conflations of marital status and sanity: Implicit heterosexist bias in psychiatric diagnosis in physician-dictated charts at a Midwestern medical center. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 89(2): 247-254. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. & *Dutcher, H. (2016). Heterosexist bias in research. In Goldberg, A.E. (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. London: Sage Publications, p. 502-505. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. (2015). “I wish I’d known:” Patients’ suggestions for supporting sexual quality of life after diagnosis with metastatic breast cancer. Sexual & Relationship Therapy. Online first at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681994.2015.1093615 [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., *Holland, K.J. & Griggs, J.J. (2015). Quality of life and metastatic breast cancer: The role of body image, disease site, and time since diagnosis. Quality of Life Research, 24(12): 2939-2943. [View PDF]

Rubin, J.D.* & McClelland, S.I. (2015). “Even though it’s a small checkbox, it’s a big deal:” Stresses and strains of managing sexual identity(s) on Facebook. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 17(4): 512-526. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., Holland, K.J.,* & Griggs, J.J. (2015). Vaginal dryness and beyond: The sexual health needs of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Sex Research, 52(6): 604–616. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., & Holland, K.J.* (2015). You, me, or her: Leaders’ perceptions of responsibility for increasing gender diversity in STEM departments. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39(2): 210-225. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. (2014). “What do you mean when you say that you’re sexually satisfied?” A mixed methods study. Feminism & Psychology, 24(1): 74-96. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., & Fine, M. (2014). Over-sexed and under surveillance: Adolescent sexualities, cultural anxieties, and thick desire. Interrogating the Politics of Pleasure in Sexuality Education: Pleasure Bound, M.L. Rasmussen, K. Quinlivan, & L. Allen (Eds.). New York: Routledge, pp. 12-34. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., & Frost, D.M. (2014). Sexuality and social policy. Handbook on Sexuality and Psychology: Vol. 2 Contextual Approaches, D.L. Tolman & L. M. Diamond (Eds.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 311-337. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. (2014). Intimate justice. In Teo, T. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. (pp. 1010-13). London: Springer Reference. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., & Tolman, D.L. (2014). Adolescent sexuality. In Teo, T. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. (pp. 40-47). London: Springer Reference. [View PDF]  

Frost, D.F., McClelland, S.I., Clark, J.B.,* & Boylan, E.A.* (2014). Phenomenological research methods in the psychological study of sexuality. Handbook on Sexuality and Psychology: Vol. 1 Person-based Approaches, D.L. Tolman & L. M. Diamond (Eds.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 121-141. [View PDF]

Johns, M.M.,* Pingle, E.S., Youatt, E.J.,* Soler, J.H.,* McClelland, S.I. & Bauermeister, J.A. (2013). LGBT community, social network characteristics, and smoking behaviors in young sexual minority women. American Journal of Community Psychology, 52(1-2): 141-154. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I., & Hunter, L.E.* (2013). Bodies that are always out of line: A closer look at “age appropriate sexuality.” The Moral Panics of Sexuality, B. Fahs, M. L. Dudy, and S. Stage (Eds.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 59-76. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. (2012). Measuring sexual quality of life: Ten recommendations for health psychologists. In A. Baum, T.A. Revenson, & J. Singer (Eds.), Handbook of Health Psychology. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 247-269. [View PDF] [Google Books]

McClelland, S.I. (2011). Who is the “self” in self-reports of sexual satisfaction? Research and policy implications. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 8(4): 304-320. [View PDF]

Tolman, D.L. and McClelland, S.I. (2011). Normative sexuality development in adolescence: A decade in review 2000-2009. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(1): 242-55. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. and Opotow, S. (2011). Studying injustice in the macro and micro spheres: Four generations of social psychological research. In P.T. Coleman (Ed.), Conflict, Interdependence and Justice: The Intellectual Legacy of Morton Deutsch. New York: Springer, pp. 119-145. [View PDF] [Google Books]

McClelland, S.I. (2010). Intimate justice: A critical analysis of sexual satisfaction. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 4(9), 663-680. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. and Fine, M. (2008). Writing on cellophane: Studying teen women’s sexual desires; Inventing methodological release points. K. Gallagher (Ed.), The Methodological Dilemma: Creative, Critical and Collaborative Approaches to Qualitative Research. London: Routledge, pp. 232-260. [View PDF] [Google Books]

McClelland, S.I. and Fine, M. (2008). Rescuing a theory of adolescent sexual excess: Young women and wanting. A. Harris (Ed.), Next Wave Cultures: Feminism, Subcultures, Activism. London: Routledge, pp. 83-102. [View PDF] [Google Books]

McClelland, S.I. and Fine, M. (2008). Embedded science: Critical analysis of abstinence-only evaluation research. Cultural Studies, Critical Methodologies, 8(1): 50-81. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. (2008). A good teaching tool: Some assembly required. Review of: Adolescent Sexuality: A Historical Handbook and Guide, C. Cocca (Ed.), The Journal of Sex Research, 45(3): 315-317. [View PDF]

Fine, M. and McClelland, S.I. (2007). The politics of teen women’s sexuality: Public policy and the adolescent female body. Emory Law Journal, 56(4): 993-1038. [View PDF]

Opotow, S. and McClelland, S.I. (2007). The intensification of hating: A theory. Social Justice Research, 20(1): 68-97. [View PDF]

Petrides, L.A., McClelland, S.I. (2007). Decentralizing data through decision support systems: The impact of increased access to data on decision-making. Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, 15(1): 7-15. [View PDF]

McClelland, S.I. and Metzl, J.M. (2007). Impotence and sexual dysfunction. M. Flood, J.K. Gardiner, B. Pease, and K. Pringle (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities. London: Routledge, pp. 328-329. [View PDF]

Fine, M. and McClelland, S.I. (2006). Sexuality education and desire: Still missing after all these years. Harvard Educational Review, 76(3): 297-338. [View PDF] [View Abstract]

Petrides, L.A., McClelland, S.I., and Nodine, T. (2004). Using external accountability mandates to create internal change. Planning for Higher Education, 33(1): 44-50. [View PDF]

Petrides, L.A., McClelland, S.I., and Nodine, T. (2004). Costs and benefits of the workaround: Inventive solution or costly alternative? International Journal of Education Management, 18(2): 100-108. [View PDF]