• As an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy program, my experience looks to continue bridging the gap between research and clinical application. My research focuses on technology use in relationships, informed by attachment theory and systems theory. I have researched cyber dating abuse, phone snubbing (phubbing), catfishing, and efficacy of couples therapy. Using primarily quantitative analysis, I utilize dyadic data analysis to more effectively implement results in the field of marriage and family therapy. My recent work explores the role of phubbing in couples satisfaction for both partners and exploring friendship building and maintenance through video games.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 A Deeper Understanding of the Relationship between Family of Origin and Young Adult Cyber Dating Abuse: A Mediation ModelJournal of Family Issues.  44:3293-3316. 2023
    2023 The phubbing problem: A dyadic exploration of the moderating role of partner phubbing on attachment and couple satisfactionComputers in Human Behavior.  149:107953-107953. 2023
    2023 The Five Facets of Mindfulness & Texting: A Moderation AnalysisInternational Journal of Systemic Therapy.  34:185-200. 2023
    2022 Attached to Technology: Exploring Young Adults’ Attachments to Parents, Partners, and PhonesThe Family Journal: counseling and therapy for couples and families.  30:450-458. 2022
    2022 MFT supervision in the era of telehealth: Attachment, tasks, and ethical considerationsJournal of Family Therapy.  44:224-238. 2022
    2021 Therapy outcomes for neurodiverse couples: Exploring a solution-focused approach.Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.  47:962-981. 2021
    2020 Adult attachment and online dating deception: a theory modernizedSexual and Relationship Therapy.  35:227-243. 2020
    2019 Affection and Abuse: Technology Use in Adolescent Romantic RelationshipsAmerican Journal of Family Therapy.  47:52-66. 2019

    Teaching Activities

  • Prof Issues for Family Spclsts Taught course 2022
  • Full Name

  • Marissa Mosley