Sophia Choukas-Bradley, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Psychology

Graduate Student Advisee

Annie Maheux

Savannah Roberts

Education & Training

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

Research Interest Summary

Adolescent Development; Social Media; Body Image; Gender; Sexuality; LGBTQ Youth

Research Interests

Adolescence; emerging adulthood; gender; sexuality; social media; body image; disordered eating; objectification of women; LGBT mental health; romantic relationships; sexual behavior; peer influence;


Representative Publications

Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Higgins, M. K. (2018). Camera-ready: Young women’s appearance-related social media consciousness. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.

Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review.

Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Noar, S. M. (2018). Examining the role of self-objectification and appearance expectations in young women’s indoor tanning behavior. Sex Roles.

Nesi, J., Widman, L., Choukas‐Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2017). Technology‐based communication and the development of interpersonal competencies within adolescent romantic relationships: A preliminary investigation. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 27(2), 471-477.

Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Peer relations and the development of psychopathology. In M. Lewis & K. D. Rudolph (Eds.), Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.

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.

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.

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