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Jennifer Jill Harman

Jennifer Jill Harman

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I am primarily interested in family violence and power, particularly in families in which there is parental alienation. My past research has explored other public health problems such as HIV prevention and intervention, and how perceptions in relationships affect risk. My research on parental alienation currently examines power dynamics and parental alienating strategies used by parents to harm their relationship with the other parent.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Person Perception
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Harman, J. J., Biringen, Z., *Ratajck, E. M., *Outland, P. L., & *Kraus, A. (2016). Parents behaving badly: Gender biases in the perception of parental alienation. Journal of Family Psychology, Advance online publication.
  • Harman, J. J., Kruk, E., & Hines, D. (in press). Parental alienating behaviors: An unacknowledged form of family violence. Psychological Bulletin.
  • Harman, J. J., Leder-Elder, S. & Biringen, Z. (2016). Prevalence of parental alienation drawn from a representative poll. Children & Youth Services Review, 66, 62-66. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2016.04.021
  • Merolla, A. & Harman, J. J. (2016). Relationship-specific hope and constructive management in adult romantic relationships: Testing an accommodation framework. Communication Research. Published online before print. doi: 10.1177/0093650215627484
  • Smith, A. D., Biringen, Z., & Harman, J. J. (in press). Parenting time and child coping: The context of parental alienation. Family Science Review.
  • Trott, C. D., Harman, J. J., Kaufman, M. R. (2016). Women’s attitudes towards intimate partner violence in Ethiopia: The role of social norms in the interview context. Violence Against Women, 23(8), 1016-1036. doi:10.1177/1077801216654018

Other Publications:

  • Biringen, Z., Harman, J. J., Saunders, H., & Emde, R. N. (2017). Attachment security and emotional availability: The broadening of two prominent concepts. In N. Silton (Ed.), Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society, pp. 246-265. Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference/IGI Global.

Courses Taught:

  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Persuasion
  • Close Relationships
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Psychology Laboratory

Jennifer Jill Harman
Department of Psychology
Colorado State University
Behavioral Sciences Building 219
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1876
United States of America

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