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The following includes publications from 2013-2023. For full list, click here.. *indicates graduate student co-author, **indicates undergraduate co-author



*Sadeghi Milani, A., *Cecil-Xavier, A., *Gupta, A., Cecil, J., & Kennison, S. (in press). A systematic review of human–computer interaction (HCI) research in medical and other engineering fields. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 1-22.


*Sadeghi Milani, A., Cecil, J., Pirela-Cruz, M., & Kennison, S. M. (2023). Design of a mixed reality approach to enhance understanding of reverse total shoulder replacement surgery. IEEE SEGAH

Stalans, L., Chan-Tin, E., Hart, A., Moran, M. & Kennison, S. M. (2023) Predicting phishing victimization: Comparing prior victimization, cognitive, and emotional styles, and vulnerable or protective e-mail strategies. Victims & Offenders.


*Wood, E. E., **Jackson, G. & Kennison, S. M. (2023).  Risk-taking by young children in single parent households.  Current Psychology, 42(3), 1-10.   download



Kennison, S. M., & *Spooner, V. H. (2022). Childhood relationships with parents and attachment as predictor resilience in young adults. Journal of Family Studies. DOI: 10.1080/13229400.2020.1861968    download


Jiang, F., & Kennison, S. M. (2022). The Impact of L2 English learners’ belief about an interlocutor’s English proficiency on L2 phonetic accommodation. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.   download

Chan-Tin, E., Stalans, L., **Johnson, S., **Reyes, D., & Kennison, S. M. (2022). Predicting phishing victimization: Roles of protective and vulnerable strategies and decision-making styles. The Fifth International Workshop on Systems and Network Telemetry and Analytics (SNTA 2022)

**Cecil-Xavier, A., *Gupta, A., & Kennison, S. M. (2022). Effect of personality traits and stressor inducers on cognitive load during interactions with VR environments. HCI International, Gothenburg, Sweden.


*Gupta, A., Cecil, J., Pirela-Cruz, M., Shamsuddin, R., Kennison, S. M., & Crick, C. (2022). Types of affordances and their impact in the design of extended reality based environments in Avinash Gupta, Dr. J. Cecil, Mr. Miguel Pirela-Cruz, Dr. Rittika Shamsuddin, Dr. Shelia Kennison and Dr. Christopher Crick surgical training. IEEE.


*Gupta, A., Cecil, J., Pirela-Cruz, M., Kennison, S. M., & Shamsuddin, R. (2022). Investigation of HCI criteria for the design of extended reality (XR) based training environments for surgical contexts. HCI International.


Kennison, S. M., *Jones, I. T., *Spooner, V. H., & Chan-Tin, D. E. (2021).  Who creates strong passwords when nudging fails? Computers in Human Behavior Reports.   download

*Hamilton, S. L., Baraldi, A., & Kennison, S. M. (2021). ADHD symptoms, stress, and resilience in college students. Journal of College Counseling, 24, 49-62. DOI: 10.1002/jocc.12176   download


*Wood, E. E., *Garza, R., Kennison, S. M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2021). Parenting, cortisol, and risky behaviors in emerging adulthood: Diverging patterns for males and females. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 7(2), 114–132. 10.1007/s40750-021-00164-6   abstract

Kennison, S. M., & Chan-Tin, D. E. (2021). Predicting the adoption of password managers: A tale of two samples. In Technology, Mind, and Society 2021. Retrieved from


**Bakas, A., **Wagner, A., **Johnson, S., Kennison, S. M., & Chan-Tin, D. E. (2021). Impact of personality types and matching messaging on password strength. SESA EAI. 10.4108/eai.1-6-2021.170012


**Wagner, A., **Bakas, A., Kennison, S. M., & Chan-Tin, E. (2021). A comparison of SONA and Mturk for cybersecurity surveys. European Interdisciplinary Cybersecurity Conference, 87-88. DOI: 10.1145/3487405.3487657


Kennison, S. M., & Chan-Tin, E. (2020). Taking risks with cybersecurity: Using personal characteristics and knowledge to predict cybersecurity behaviors. Frontiers in Psychology, 11:546546.   download


Kennison, S. M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2020).  Parent-child relationships and attachment as precursors to ageism in young adults. Current Psychology, 39, 1331–1339 (2020).


Messer, R. H., & Kennison, S. M. (2020). The contributions of singular and plural nouns to sentence processing complexity: Evidence from reading time. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 7.   download


Zasiekina, L., Kennison, S. M., Zasiekin, S., & Khvorost, K. (2019). Psycholinguistic markers of autobiographical and traumatic memory. East European Journal of Psycholinguistics, 6(2), 119–133. doi: 10.5281/zenodo.3637548   download

Kennison, S.M., & Messer, R. H. (2019).  Humor as social risk-taking: The relationships among humor styles, sensation-seeking, and use of curse words.  Humor: International Journal of Humor *Research, 32(1), 1-21. Doi: 10.1515/humor-2017-0032   download


*Clauss, N., Byrd-Craven, J., Kennison, S. M., & Chua, K. (2018). Mother-infant adrenocortical attunement is associated with partner satisfaction and infant-directed speech.  Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 4(1), 91-107. Doi: 10.1007/s40750-017-0078-8

*Messer, R. H., & Kennison, S. M. (2018).  Individual differences in the processing of novel, gender-stereotyped metaphors.  North American Journal of Psychology, 20(1), 37-54.


*Alsaigh, T. & Kennison, S. M. (2017).  Bilingual language interference during processing by Arabic-English bilinguals in two locations.  Frontiers in Psychology. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01956   download

Kennison, S. M., Byrd-Craven, J., & **Hamilton, S. (2017).  The relationships among talking enjoyment, mate value, and life history strategy.  Cogent Psychology, 4(1). Doi: 10.1080/23311908.2017.1395310   download

*Alzahrani, N., & Kennison, S. M. (2017).  EFL learners’ knowledge of gender stereotypes: Evidence from Arabic native speakers.  Studies in English Language Teaching, 5(4), 10.22158/selt.v5n4p632

*Wood, E. E., & Kennison, S. M. (2017).  Mothers’ gender roles, parenting styles, and their children’s risk-taking.  Child Development Research. Doi: 10.1155/2017/3719358

Kennison, S. M., & Messer, R. H. (2017).  Cursing as a form of risk-taking.  Current Psychology, 36, 119-126.  Doi: 10.1007/s12144-015-9391-1   download


Kennison, S. M., **Wood, E., Byrd-Craven, J., & *Downing, M.  (2016).  Financial and ethic-risking by young adults: A role for family dynamics during childhood.  Cogent Economics & Finance. 10.1080/23322039.2016.1232225  download

Byrd-Craven, J., *Calvi, J., & Kennison, S. M. (2016).  Rapid cortisol and testosterone responses to sex-linked stressors: Implications for the tend-and-befriend hypothesis. Evolutionary Psychological Science, 2(3), 199–206.   DOI: 10.1007/s40806-016-0053-9


Kennison, S. M. (2016).  The role of discourse prominence in antecedent search: The case of genitive NPs.  Discours, 18, 1-14. DOI : 10.4000/discours.9202


**Hughes, A., **Bolar, T., & Kennison, S. M. (2016).  Ageism, illegal drug use, and young adults’ experiences with illness, dementia and death.  Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13 (1), 15-24.


*Swearingen-Stanbrough, C., Byrd-Craven, J., & Kennison, S. M. (2016).  The relationship between co-rumination and health in young women: evidence from Facebook communications.  The Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 21(2), 111-118.


**Fukumine, E., & Kennison, S. M. (2016). Analogical transfer in Spanish-English bilinguals.  Journal of Latinos and Education, 15(2), 134-139.  doi:10.1080/15348431.2015.1099527



Kennison, S. M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2015).  Gender differences in the beliefs about infant-directed speech: A role for family dynamics.  Child Development Research. vol. 2015, Article ID 871759, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/871759   download

Byrd-Craven, J., *Auer, B. J., & Kennison, S. M. (2015).  Sex differences in salivary cortisol responses to sex-linked stressors: A test of the tend-and-befriend model.  Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1, 408-420. doi 10.1007/s40750-014-0013-1

*Ponce-Garcia, E., Madewell, A., & Kennison, S. M. (2015).  The development of the scale of protective factors (SPF):  resilience in a violent trauma sample.  Violence and Victims, 30(5), 735-755.  Doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-14-00163   download

Sun, B., & Kennison, S. M. (2015).  Comprehending pronouns in Chinese: Evidence from online sentence processing.  Language Sciences, 47A, 56-65.


Kennison, S. M., & Messer, R. H. (2014).  Psycholinguistics.  London: Oxford University. (Available online:


*Vaughn, J. E., Kennison, S. M., & Byrd-Craven, J. (2014).  The role of beliefs on learning about homosexuality in a college course.  Journal of Homosexuality, 61, 1420–1434.

Kennison, S. M.,*Fernandez, E. C., & *Bowers, J. M. (2014).  The role of semantic and phonological information in word production: Evidence from Spanish-English bilinguals. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 43(2), 105-124.


*Bowers, J. M., *Bradley, K. I., & Kennison, S. M. (2013).  Hemispheric differences in processing words learned early versus later in childhood.  Journal of General Psychology, 140 (3), 174-186.

*Curb, L., Abramson, C. I., Kennison, S. M., & Grice, J. (2013).  The relationship between personality match and pet satisfaction among dog owners.  Anthrozoos: A Multidisciplinary Journal of the Interactions of People & Animals, 26(3), 395-404.

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