Jennifer A. Livingston, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Educational Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2380
Email: livingst@ria.buffalo.edu

Primary Research Areas

Impact of victimization on adolescent health and development, adolescent substance use and sexual behavior, sexual assault risk factors and prevention.

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Representative and Recent Publications

Livingston, J. A., Eiden, R. D., Lessard, J., Casey, M., Henrie, J., & Leonard, K. E. (in press). Etiology of Teen Dating Violence among Adolescent Children of Alcoholics. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
PMID: 28791542 DOI: 10.1007/s10964-017-0730-4

Nickerson, A. B., Livingston, J. A., & Kamper-DeMarco, K., (in press).  Evaluation of Second Step Child Protection videos:  A randomized controlled trial.  Child Abuse and Neglect.

Livingston, J. A., Hequembourg, A. L., & Testa, M. (in press).  Sexual victimization. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence, 2 Ed. New York, New York:  Springer.

Eiden, R. D., Lessard, J., Colder, C. R., Livingston, J.A., Casey, M., & Leonard, K. E. (2016).  Developmental Cascade Model for Adolescent Substance Use from Infancy to Late Adolescence. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1619-1633.
PMID: 27584669 PMCID: PMC5056785 [Available on 2017-10-01] DOI: 10.1037/dev0000199

Fish, J., Livingston, J. A., VanZile-Tamsen, C., & Patterson, D. (2017). Victimization and Substance Use among Native American College Students. Journal of College Student Development, 58, 413-431.
DOI: 10.1353/csd.2017.0031

Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., Windle, M., & Bay-Cheng, L. Y. (2015).  Sexual risk at first coitus: Does alcohol make a difference? Journal of Adolescence, 43, 148-158.
DOI:10.1016/j.adolescence.2015.05.018

Nickerson, A. B., Aloe, A. M., Livingston, J. A., & Feeley, T. H. (2014).  Measurement of the Bystander Intervention Model for Bullying and Sexual Harassment.  Journal of Adolescence, 37, 391-400.

Livingston, J. A., Bay-Cheng, L. Y., Hequembourg, A. L., Testa, M., & Downs, J. S. (2013).  Mixed Drinks and Mixed Messages: Adolescent Girls’ Perspectives on Alcohol and Sex. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 38-50. 
PMCID: PMC3699882

Hequembourg, A. L., Livingston, J. A., & Parks, K. A. (2013).  Sexual victimization and associated risks among lesbian and bisexual women.  Violence Against Women, 19, 634-657.

Livingston, J. A., Hequembourg, A. L., & Testa, M. (2012).  Sexual victimization. In R. J. R. Levesque (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Adolescence (pp. 2692 – 2699)New York, New York:  Springer.

Bay-Cheng, L. Y., Livingston, J. A., & Fava, N. M. (2011).  Adolescent girls’ assessment and management of sexual risks:  Insights from focus group research.  Youth & Society, 43, 1167-1193.
DOI: 10.1177/0044118X10384475

Testa, M., Livingston, J. A., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2011). Advancing the study of violence against women using mixed methods: Integrating qualitative methods into a quantitative research program. Violence Against Women, 17, 236-250.
DOI: 10.1177/1077801210397744

Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., Hoffman, J. H., & Windle, M. (2010). Can parents prevent heavy episodic drinking by allowing teens to drink at home? Addictive Behaviors, 35, 1105-1112.
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2010.08.005

Testa, M., Hoffman, J. H., & Livingston, J. A. (2010). Alcohol and sexual risk behaviors as mediators of the sexual victimization-revictimization relationship. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 249-259.
DOI: 10.1037/a0018914

Testa, M., & Livingston, J. A., (2009). Alcohol consumption and women's vulnerability to sexual victimization: Can reducing women’s drinking prevent rape? Substance Use & Misuse, 44, 1349-1376.
DOI: 10.1080/10826080902961468

Livingston, J. A., Hequembourg, A., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2007). Unique aspects of adolescent sexual victimization experiences. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 331-343.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-6402.2007.00383.x

Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2007). The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual assertiveness. Violence Against Women, 13, 298-313.
DOI: 10.1177/1077801206297339

Livingston, J. A., Buddie, A. M., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2004). The role of sexual precedence in verbal sexual coercion. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 28, 287-297.

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