Maria Testa, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Social Psychology

Research Associate Professor, Psychology

Contact Information

1021 Main Street
Buffalo, NY  14203-1016
Phone: (716) 887-2560
Email: testa@ria.buffalo.edu
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Primary Research Areas

Sexual assault; partner violence; women’s sexual behavior; college drinking.

Research Projects

2/16/17
Testa | Livingston
This developmental research seeks to expand upon an existing approach to reduce college drinking as a way of preventing sexual victimization
5/25/16
Testa | Leonard | Collins
Researchers will examine the impact of alcohol and fluctuating levels of self-control on incidents of intimate partner aggression.
1/26/16
Testa | Derrick | Leonard | Collins
The acute effects of marijuana use within couples will be examined as a way of understanding the potential role of marijuana in understanding partner aggression, both immediately after use, and as it develops over time
9/22/17
Testa | Leonard | Parks
The role of college men’s alcohol use in sexual aggression perpetration was examined using 1) a prospective survey study over five semesters and 2) a 56-day daily report study considering whether drinking episodes increase the odds of subsequent sexual aggression.
2/26/16
Testa | Leonard | Quigley
Two studies considered the acute effects of alcohol use within couples on conflict and aggression: 1) an experimental alcohol administration study using a conflict resolution paradigm and 2) a 56-day daily diary study examining whether drinking episodes increase the odds of subsequent partner aggression.
7/15/15
Leonard | Testa | Quigley | Houston | Homish
Researchers examined the relationship between heavy drinking, impulsivity and aggression in married couples.
2/25/16
Parks | Testa | Dearing | Hequembourg
Researchers developed short video clips of potential assault scenarios to help women better understand the nonverbal cues that could indicate the risk of sexual assault.

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