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New & Upcoming Research Projects


Self-Guided Intervention to Promote Condom Use Among Young African-American Males

Dr. Stephanie Sanders and Bill Yarber recently received funding from the National Institutes of Health to study the reasons for improper condom usage and to develop instructional interventions to correct these errors. The project will start this summer.

Risky Sexual Decision-Making in Alcohol-Dependent Young Women

Using brain-imaging studies, researchers will study why alcohol-dependent women are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior.

Sexual Compulsivity & Risk Taking

Drs. Erick Janssen and Heather Hoffman have begun a new project investigating how learning, or conditioning, and alcohol contribute to the development of sexual compulsivity and sexual risk taking. This study is now underway in two Midwest labs.

Intimate Relationships & Couples

Dr. Julia Heiman is currently analyzing data from the International Couples Project and will be releasing results on how couples from five different countries value sexuality, and how culture may influence patterns of sexuality, sexual desire, and problems.

Photo credits (top to bottom): Wordisberry, Kinsey Institute, Rolands Lakis, Ian MacKenzie.


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