Senior Research Scientist
Research Associate Professor, Psychology
Sexual assault; partner violence; women’s sexual behavior; college drinking.
Levitt, A., Derrick, J. L., & Testa, M. (in press). Relationship-specific alcohol expectancies and gender moderate the effects of relationship-drinking contexts on daily relationship functioning. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Testa, M., Crane, C. A., Quigley, B. M., Levitt, A., & Leonard, K. E. (in press). Effects of administered alcohol on intimate partner interactions in a conflict resolution paradigm. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Testa, M. & Derrick, J. L. (in press). A daily process examination of the temporal association between alcohol use and subsequent verbal and physical aggression in community couples. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Testa, M., Kubiak, A., Quigley, B. M., Houston, R. J., Derrick,
J. L., Levitt, A., Homish, G. G., & Leonard, K. E. (2012).
Husband and wife alcohol use: Independent or interactive predictors
of intimate partner violence in a community sample. Journal of
Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73. 268-276.
Testa, M. & Hoffman, J. H. (2012). Naturally occurring
changes in women’s drinking from high school to college and
implications for college sexual victimization risk. Journal of
Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 26-33.
Testa, M., Hoffman, J. H., & Livingston, J. A. (2011).
Intergenerational transmission of sexual assault vulnerability as
mediated via parenting. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35,
Testa, M., Hoffman, J. H., Livingston, J. A., & Turrisi, R.
(2010). Preventing college women’s sexual victimization
through parent-based intervention: A randomized controlled trial.
Prevention Science, 11, 308-318.
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.
Testa, M., & Livingston, J. L. (2009). Alcohol consumption
and women’s vulnerability to sexual victimization: Can
reducing women’s drinking prevent rape? Substance Use and
Misuse, 44, 1349-1376.
Testa, M., Livingston, J. A., & Hoffman, J. H. (2007). Does
sexual victimization predict subsequent alcohol consumption? A
prospective study among a community sample of women. Addictive
Behaviors, 32, 2926-2939.
Livingston, J. A., Testa, M., & VanZile-Tamsen, C. (2007).
The reciprocal relationship between sexual victimization and sexual
assertiveness. Violence Against Women, 13, 298-313.
Testa, M., VanZile-Tamsen, C., & Livingston, J. A. (2007).
Prospective prediction of women's sexual victimization by intimate
and non-intimate male perpetrators. Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology, 75, 52-60.
Testa, M., VanZile-Tamsen, C., Livingston, J. A., & Buddie, A. (2006). The role of women's alcohol consumption in managing sexual intimacy and sexual safety motives. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 67, 665-674.
Testa, M., VanZile-Tamsen, C., & Livingston, J. A. (2005).
Childhood sexual abuse, relationship satisfaction, and sexual risk
taking in a community sample of women. Journal of Consulting and
Clinical Psychology, 73, 1116-1124.