Sophia Choukas-Bradley, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests

Adolescent development; sexuality and sexual behavior; body image and self-objectification in girls and young women; peer and romantic relationships; sociocultural influences; social media use; peer influence processes; popularity; social norms

Representative Publications

Choukas-Bradley, S., Giletta, M., Widman, L., Cohen, G. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Experimentally measured susceptibility to peer influence and adolescent sexual behavior trajectories: A preliminary study. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2221-2227. doi:10.1037/a0037300

Choukas-Bradley, S., Goldberg, S. K., Widman, L., Reese, B. M., & Halpern, C. T. (2015). Demographic and developmental differences in the content and sequence of adolescents ideal romantic relationship behaviors. Journal of Adolescence, 45, 112-126. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.08.019

Widman, L., Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Safe sext: Adolescents use of technology to communicate about sexual health with dating partners. Journal of Adolescent Health, 54, 612-614. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.12.009

Choukas-Bradley, S., Giletta, M., Neblett, E. W., & Prinstein, M. J. (2015). Ethnic differences in associations among popularity, likeability, and trajectories of adolescents alcohol use and frequency. Child Development, 86, 519-535. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12333

Higgins, M. K., Choukas-Bradley, S., Crowder, E. E., & Bardone-Cone, A. M. (2015). Examining moderators of the relation between body consciousness during sexual activity and disordered eating. Advances in Eating Disorders. doi: 2015.1081074

Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., Noar, S. M., Nesi, J., & Garrett, K. P. (2016). Parent-adolescent sexual communication and adolescent safer sex behavior: A meta-analysis. JAMA Pediatrics, 170(1), 52-61. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.2731

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