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Patricia Morokoff

Patricia Morokoff


Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences

Clinical Psychology

Office: Chafee 257
Phone: 401-874-2685

Educational Background

Ph.D. 1980, State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.A. 1971, Indiana University

Due to Dr. Morokoff’s appointment in the Dean’s office, she is not currently accepting graduate students.

Research Interests

Gender issues in sexuality; sexual assertiveness; HIV/AIDS prevention: prediction of risky sexual behaviors and interventions to increase safer sex behaviors; psychophysiological and hormonal factors affecting sexual functioning.

Professional Interests

Feminist therapy for couples and individuals with special emphasis on sexual and physical abuse problems; HIV/AIDS prevention through population-based intervention programs.

Honors and Awards

2007 Diversity Award for Faculty Excellence in Leadership and Service from the URI Multicultural Center

Department of Psychology, Distinguished Achievements and Contributions to Service, 2011

University of Rhode Island, Association for Professional and Academic Women’s (APAW) Woman of the Year, 2011

University of Rhode Island, College of Arts and Sciences, Administrative Excellence Award, 2011

Selected Publications

Morokoff, P. J., & Gorraiz, M. (2013). A Model of Women’s Sexual Health: Active, Consensual, Wanted and Safe. In P. Geller, M. Spears, & J. Kloss (Eds.) Women’s Health Psychology. NY: Wiley

Bridges, A., & Morokoff, P.J. (2011). Sexual media use and relationship satisfaction in heterosexual couples. Personal Relationships, 18, 562-585.

Morokoff, P.J., Redding, C.A., Harlow, L.L.,Cho, S., Rossi, J.S., Meier, K.S., Mayer, K.H., Koblin, B., & Brown-Peterside, P. (2009). Associations of Sexual Victimization, Depression, and Sexual Assertiveness with Unprotected Sex: A Test of the Multifaceted Model of HIV Risk Across Gender. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 14, 30-54.

Peipert JF, Redding CA, Blume J, Allsworth J, Matteson K, Lozowski F, Mayer K, Morokoff PJ, & Rossi JS. (2008). Tailored Intervention Trial to Increase Dual Methods: A Randomized Trial to Reduce Unintended Pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 198(6), 630.e1-e8.

Peipert, J., Redding, C.A., Blume, J., Allsworth, J.E., Iannuccillo, K., Lozowski, F., Mayer, K., Morokoff, P.J., & Rossi, J.S. (2007). Design of a stage-matched intervention trial to increase dual method contraceptive use (Project PROTECT). Contemporary Clinical Trials, 28, 626–637.

Gazabon, S., Morokoff, P., Harlow, L. L., Ward, R. M., & Quina, K. (2007). Applying the transtheoretical model to ethnically diverse women at risk for HIV. Health, Education, and Behavior, 34, 297-314.

Graduate Student Research

Cassandra Golding (2010). The Healthy Emotional Reliance Scale and deconstruction of dependency: A latent variable model of relationship functioning in female couples.

Myriel Rodriguez (2010). Relationship between Psychosocial, Interpersonal Factors and Implicit Sex-Submission Associations in Hispanic/Latina and White Women.

Matsuura, A. (2008). Interpersonal and psychosexual factors predicting HIV-related risky sex behaviors in heterosexually active women and men.
Doctoral Dissertation

Bridges, A. (2007). Romantic couples and partner use of sexually explicit material: The mediating role of cognitions for dyadic and sexual satisfaction
Doctoral Dissertation

Ngo, T. (2005). A four-year retrospective study of domestic violence and police response in Asians using the Rhode Island domestic violence/sexual assault police reporting forms.
Doctoral Dissertation

Curriculum Vitae