Joanne Davila, Ph.D.
University of CA, Los Angeles (1993)
Dr. Davila plans to admit a new student pending approval of funding.
Development and course of interpersonal functioning and psychopathology (especially depression) among adolescents and adults; Romantic competence among adolescents and adults; Romantic relationship education for adolescents and young adults; Well-being among LGBT individuals.
Sullivan, K. & Davila, J. (Eds.) (2010). Support processes in intimate relationships. New York: Oxford University Press.
Davila, J. & Lashman, K. (2016). The Thinking Girl's Guide to the Right Guy: How Knowing Yourself Can Help You Navigate Dating, Hookups, and Love . NY: Guilford Press.
Selected Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:
Davila, J., Wodarczyk, H., & Bhatia, V. (2017). Positive emotional expression among couples: The role of romantic competence. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 6, 94-105.
Dyar, C., Feinstein, B.A., Schick, V., & Davila, J. (2017). Minority stress, sexual identity uncertainty, and partner gender decision making among non-monosexual individuals. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 4, 87-104.
Davila, J., Mattanah, J., Bhatia, V., Latack, J. A., Feinstein, B. A., Eaton, N. R., Daks, J. Kumar, S., Lomash, E., McCormick, M., & Zhou, J. (2017). Romantic Competence, Healthy Relationship Functioning, and Well-Being in Emerging Adults. Personal Relationships, 24, 162-184.
Feinstein, B. A., Dyar, C., Bhatia, V., Latack, J. A., & Davila, J. (2016). Conservative beliefs, attitudes toward bisexuality, and willingness to engage in romantic and sexual activities with a bisexual partner. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1535-1550.
Feinstein, B. A., Latack, J. A., Bhatia, V., Davila, J., & Eaton, N. R. (2016). Romantic relationship involvement as a minority stress buffer in gay/lesbian versus bisexual individuals. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 20, 237-257.
Hershenberg. R., Davila, J., & Leong, S. H. (2014). Depressive symptoms in women and the preference and emotional benefits of discussing positive life events. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 33, 767-788.
Feinstein, B. A., Dyar, C., Bhatia, V., Latack, J. A., & Davila, J. (2014). Willingness to engage in romantic and sexual activities with bisexual partners: Gender and sexual orientation differences. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 1, 255-262.
Bhatia, V., Davila, J., Eubanks-Carter, C., & Burckell, L. A. (2013). Appraisals of daily romantic relationship experiences in individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder features. Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 518-524.
Feinstein, B., Goldfried, M., & Davila, J. (2012). The relationship between experiences of discrimination and mental health among lesbians and gay men: An examination of internalized homonegativity and rejection sensitivity as potential mechanisms. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 917-927.
Starr, L. R., Davila, J., Stroud, C. B., Li, P. C. C., Yoneda, A., Hershenberg, R., Miller, M.R. (2012). Love Hurts (in More Ways Than One): Specificity of psychological symptoms as predictors and consequences of romantic activity among early adolescent girls. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 68, 403-420. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20862.
Stroud, C. B., Davila, J., Hammen, C., & Vrshek-Schallhorn, S. (2011). Severe and nonsevere events in first onsets versus recurrences of depression: Evidence for stress sensitization. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 142-154.
Hershenberg, R., & Davila, J. (2010). Depressive symptoms and sexual experiences among early adolescent girls: Interpersonal avoidance as a moderator. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 967-976.
Davila, J., Stroud, C. B., Starr, L. R., Ramsay Miller, M., Yoneda, A., & Hershenberg, R. (2009). Romantic and sexual activities, parent-adolescent stress, and depressive symptoms among early adolescent girls. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 909-924.
Starr, L. R., & Davila, J. (2009). Clarifying co-rumination: Association with internalizing symptoms and romantic involvement among adolescent girls. Journal of Adolescence, 32, 19-37.
Davila, J. (2008). Depressive symptoms and adolescent romance: Theory, research, and implications. Child Development Perspectives, 2, 26-31.
TEDx talk "Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gh5VhaicC6g
Skills for Healthy Relationships website: http://www.skillsforhealthyrelationships.com/
Current Research Support:
National Institute of Mental Health, Co-I 2 RO1 MH069942. “Temperamental emotionality in preschoolers and depression risk” PI: Daniel Klein, $2,219,747 (direct), May 2014-April 2019.