Nesa E. Wasarhaley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology
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Journal Articles

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Brown-Iannuzzi, J. L., Golding, J. M., Gervais, W. M., Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Bainter, S. (2021). Will jurors believe non-believers? Perceptions of atheist rape victims in the courtroom. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 13(1), 119-126. doi:10.1037/rel0000278

*Locantore, D. C., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2020). Mentally ill, HIV-positive, or sexual predator? Determining myths perceived as representative of transgender people. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 23(3), 378-401. doi:10.1177/1368430219835032

Lynch K. R., Jewell, J. A., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M., & Renzetti, C. M. (2017). Great sexpectations: The impact of participant gender, defendant desirability, and date cost on attributions of a date rape victim and defendant. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(17-18), 3437-3461. doi:10.1177/0886260517709800

Wasarhaley, N. E. & *Vilk, R. F. (2020). More than skin deep? The effect of visible tattoos on the perceived characteristics of a rape victim. Women & Criminal Justice, 30(2), 106-125. doi:10.1080/08974454.2019.1613283

Lynch, K. R., Golding, J. M., Jewell, J. A., Lippert, A., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2019). "She is his girlfriend-I believe this is a different situation": Gender differences in perceptions of the legality of intimate partner rape. Journal of Family Violence, 34(3), 213-230. doi:10.1007/s10896-018-0006-0

Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. G. (2017). Ageism in the courtroom: Mock juror perceptions of elder neglect. Psychology, Crime & Law, 23(9), 874-898. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2017.1338699

Wasarhaley, N. E., Lynch, K. R., Golding, J. G., & Renzetti, C. M. (2017). The impact of gender stereotypes on legal perceptions of lesbian intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(5), 635-658. doi:10.1177/0886260515586370

Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2016). Impeaching rape victims in criminal court: Does concurrent civil action hurt justice? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 31(19), 3129-3149. doi:10.1177/0886260515584342

Dunlap, E. E., Lynch, K. R., Jewell, J. A., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. M. (2015). Participant gender, stalking myth acceptance, and gender role stereotyping in perceptions of intimate partner stalking: A structural equation modeling approach.  Psychology, Crime, & Law, 21(3), 234-253. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2014.951648

Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Keller, P. S. (2015). Courtroom perceptions of child sexual assault: The impact of an eyewitness. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 42(7), 763-781. doi:10.1177/0093854814568552

Golding, J. M., Wasarhaley, N. E., Lynch, K. R., Lippert, A., & Magyarics, C. L. (2015). Improving victim credibility in child sexual assault trials: The impact of a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 33, 493-507. doi:10.1002/bsl.2188

Hodell, E. C., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M. & Lynch, K. R. (2014). Mock juror gender biases and perceptions of self-defense claims in intimate partner homicide. Journal of Family Violence, 29(5), 495-506. doi:10.1007/s10896-014-9609-2

Lynch, K. R., Golding, J. M., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2014). Juror perceptions of repressed sexual abuse in an adult parricide case. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 32(1), 19-38. PDF

Dickson, M. F., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Webster, J. M. (2013). A comparison of first-time and repeat rural DUI offenders. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 52, 421-437. doi:10.1080/10509674.2013.813616

Golding, J. M., Hodell, E. C, Dunlap, E. E., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Keller, P. S.  (2013). When a son steals money from his mother: Courtroom perceptions of elder financial exploitation.  Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 25(2), 126-148. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.751816

Lynch, K. R., Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. G., & Simcic, T. A. (2013). Who bought the drinks? Juror perceptions of intoxication in a rape trial. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28(16), 3204-3221. doi:10.1177/0886260513496900

Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. M. (2013). Perceptions of institutional elder neglect in civil court. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 25(4), 305-322. doi:10.1080/08946566.2013.770309

Wasarhaley, N. E., Golding, J. M., Lynch, K. R., & Keller, P. S. (2013). The impact of abuse allegations in perceiving patricide in the courtroom. Psychology, Crime and Law, 19(9), 783-799. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2012.684056

Dunlap, E. E., Hodell, E. C., Golding, J. M., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2012). Mock jurors’ perception of stalking: The impact of gender and expressed fear. Sex Roles, 66, 405-417. doi:10.1007/s11199-011-9970-z

Golding, J. M., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Fletcher, B. (2012). The use of flashcards in an introduction to psychology class. Teaching of Psychology, 39(3), 199-202. doi:10.1177/0098628312450436

Hodell, E. C., Dunlap, E. E., Wasarhaley, N. E., & Golding, J. M. (2012). Factors impacting juror perceptions of battered women who kill their abusers: Delay and sleeping status.  Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 18(2), 338-359. doi:10.1037/a0025145

Wasarhaley, N. E., Simcic, T. A., & Golding, J. M. (2012). Mock juror perception of sexual assault nurse examiner testimony. Violence and Victims, 27(4), 500-511. doi:10.1891/0886-6708.27.4.500


Other Publications

Golding, J. M., & Wasarhaley, N. E. (2012, June 5). How is elder abuse perceived in the courtroom? National Legal Resource Center. PDF


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