In my body of research, I take a psycho-bio-social approach to examine sexual desire and sexual motivation. This includes the experience and expression of sexual desire; decisions on when to engage in, or refrain from, sexual behaviors; and cognitive factors involved in sexual arousal though the use of brain activation techniques.
Not teaching this quarter.
Oliver, T. L., Meana, M. & Snyder, J. (2016). Sex differences in concordance rates between auditory Event Related Potentials and subjective sexual arousal. Psychophysiology, 53(8), 1272-1281. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12661
Haboush-Deloye, A., Oliver, T. L., Parker, A., & Billings, H. N. (2015). Acculturative stress in suicidal youth. Journal of Community Psychology, 43(5), 611-618.
Meana, M., Jones, S. C., & Oliver, T. L. (2015). Sexual dysfunctions. In. A. Tasman, J. A. Lieberman, M. B. First, J. Kay, & M. B. Riba (Eds.), Psychiatry (4th ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.
Oliver, T. L., Laganà, L., Ainsworth, A., & Otten, M. (2012). A path analysis testing the relationship between sexual upbringing and sexual satisfaction in a U.S. Sample of Ethnically Diverse Women. In N. E. Peterson & W. Campbell (Eds.), Sexuality: Perspectives, Issues and Role in Society (183-198). New York: Nova Science Publishers.
Meana, M., Oliver, T. L., & Jones, S. C. (2012). Assessment of sexual dysfunctions in Hispanic clients. In L. Benuto (Ed.), A guide to psychological assessment with Hispanics. New York: Springer.
Laganà, L., Spellman, T. L., Wakefield, J., & Oliver, T. L. (2011). Ethnic minority status, depression, and cognitive failures in relation to marital adjustment among older women. Clinical Gerontologist, 34, 173-189.
Laganà, L., Oliver, T. L., Ainsworth, A., & Edwards, M. (2011). Enhancing computer self-efficacy and attitudes in multiethnic older adults: A randomized controlled study. Ageing and Society, 31, 911-933.