Detailed Information for Laura Spiller

Dr. Laura C. Spiller 
Psychology
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
O'Donohoe Hall 116 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4347
Fax: (940) 397-4682
 
 

Contact Information

Laura.spiller@mwsu.edu

My Websites

MSU home page

Interests

My research interests include the relationship aggression, particularly sexual coercion in college dating relationships.  The sexual aggression research lab is currently conducting several studies on sexual coercion in college dating relationships. We have gathered a large data set assessing a variety of risk factors for the sexual aggression perpetration and victimization. Another study investigates whether experiencing a virtual reality role play in which a male avatar uses increasingly coercive sexual advances can increase the participant’s ability to take the perspective of a sexual coercion victim and increase the salience of the prevention program as a whole. Another line of research investigates both men’s and women’s use of a wide range of sexual initiation and influence tactics used to get a reluctant partner to agree to a greater degree of intimate, sexual activity.  This research examines not only how commonly these tactics are use but also how they perceived in terms of acceptability and potential harm.  One of the products of this research has been the development of a measure of sexual initiation tactics. Future research in this area will use a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to better understand the social-cognitive context in which these interactions occur.  


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2014 5143  101  Ethics & Current Professional Issues    O'Donohoe Hall 110
Details Fall 2014 4503  101  Psychological Tests & Evaluation    Prothro-Yeager Hall 101
Details Spring 2014 5843  201  Multicultural Psychology    O'Donohoe Hall 110
Details Spring 2014 4703  201  Research Methods    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102
Details Fall 2013 6173  301  Clinical Practicum    O'Donohoe Hall 110

Wed 1:30-4:20

Details Fall 2013 6163  301  Clinical Practicum    O'Donohoe Hall 110
Details Fall 2013 6153  301  Clinical Practicum    O'Donohoe Hall 110

Wednesdays 1:30-4:20

Details Fall 2013 5143  201  Professional Issues    O'Donohoe Hall 110

TR 12:30-1:50

Details Fall 2013 4503  101  Tests & Evaluation    Prothro-Yeager Hall 101

TR 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2012 5843  101  Multicultural Psychology    O'Donohoe Hall 110
Details Fall 2012 4503  101  Tests & Evaluation    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102

TR 9:30-10:50

Details Fall 2012 2203  101  Human Behavior    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102

MWF 10-10:50

Details Spring 2012 5143  201  Professional Issues    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102
Details Spring 2012 4703  201  Research Methods    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102
Details Spring 2012 2203  201  Human Behavior    Prothro-Yeager Hall 101
Details Fall 2011 6173  101  Practicum III    O'Donohoe Hall 110

M 1:30-4:30

Details Fall 2011 6153  101  Practicum I    O'Donohoe Hall 110

M 1:30-4:30

Details Fall 2011 5863  101  Neuropsychology    Prothro-Yeager Hall 101

TTH 12:30-1:50

Details Fall 2011 4503  101  Psychological Tests & Evaluation    Prothro-Yeager Hall 101

MWF 11-11:50

Details Fall 2011 2203  102  Human Behavior    Prothro-Yeager Hall 101

TTh 9:30-10:50

Details Summer I 2011 6173  301  Clinical Practicum    O'Donohoe Hall 110

Mon 1:30-4

Details Summer I 2011 6163  301  Clinical Practicum    O'Donohoe Hall 110
Details Summer I 2011 6153  301  Clinical Practicum    O'Donohoe Hall 110

Mondays 1:30-4

Details Spring 2011 6033  201  Seminar in Family Violence    O'Donohoe Hall 110

T/Th 12:30-1:50

Details Spring 2011 4703  201  Research Methods    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102

MWF 11-11:50

Details Spring 2011 2203  201  Human Behavior    Prothro-Yeager Hall 102

Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:50




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
University of Texas at Austin B.A. May 15 1993 12:00AM 
University of Houston Ph. D. May 15 2000 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor  August 2005  present
 Graham Psychological Associates  Clinical Psychologist  May 2002  July 2006



Research and Publications

Publications: Book chapters

 

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Stephens, N., Norwood, W., Spiller, L. C., & Ware, H. S.  (1997).  Breaking the Cycle of Violence:  Helping Families Departing from Battered Women’s Shelters.  In G. Holden, R. Geffner, E. Jouriles (Eds.), Children Exposed to Family Violence.  Washington, D.C.:  APA.

 

Publications: Refereed Journals

 

Spiller, L., Stiles, L., Carlston, D., & Hise, L. (2012) Perceived vulnerability of HIV infection, prejudice toward gay men, and sexual behaviors of heterosexual college students.  Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

 

Spiller, L. C., Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., & Skopp, N. (2012). Abused women’s experiences of sexual aggression and their children’s disruptive behavior problems.  Psychology of Violence. doi: 10.1037/a0028912

 

Kelsey, K., Spiller, L., Stiles, B. L., & Diekhoff, G. (2012). Assessment of Therapists’ Attitudes toward BDSM. Psychology and Sexuality. DOI:10.1080/19419899.2012.655255

 

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Rosenfeld, D., Norwood, D., Spiller, L. C.,  Stephens, N., Corbitt-Schindler, D., & Ehrensaft, M. (2010) Improving parenting in families referred for child maltreatment: A randomized controlled trial examining effects of Project Support. Journal of Family Psychology, 24, 328-338.

 

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Spiller, L. C., Swank, P., Norwood, W. D., Ware, H. S., & Stephens, N. (2001) Reducing conduct problems among children of battered women. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 69(5), 774-785.

 

Ware, H. S., Jouriles, E. N., Spiller, L. C., McDonald, R., Swank, P. R., & Norwood, W. D. (2001) Conduct problems in children at battered women’s shelters: Prevalence and stability of maternal reports. Journal of Family Violence, 16(3), 291-307.

 

Jouriles, E. N., Spiller, L. C., Stephens, N., McDonald, R., & Swank, P. (2000) Variability in the adjustment of children of battered women: The role of children’s appraisals of marital conflict.  Cognitive Therapy and Research, 24(2), 233-249.

 

Perry, B. D., Czyzewski, D. I., Lopez, M., Spiller, L. C., & Treadwell-Deering, D. (1998)  Neuropsychological impact of facial deformities in children. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 25 (4), 587-597

 

Jouriles, E. N., McDonald, R., Norwood, W. D., Ware, H. S., Spiller, L. C., & Swank, P. R.  (1998)  Knives, Guns, and Interparent Violence:  Effects on Child Witnesses.  Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 178-194