Steven Miller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Health Professions
Office: 2.676
Lab: 2.678
Building: HSB
Office Phone: 847.578.8726
Fax: 847.578.8765

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Miller will be considering student applications for the 2015/2016 academic year.  


Leon,  S. C., Miller, S. A., Stoner, A. M., Fuller, A., & Rolnik, A. M. (in press). Change trajectories: Children's patterns of improvement in acute-stay inpatient care.  Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

Garrison, A. M., Kahn, J. H., Miller, S. A., & Sauer, E. M.  (in press). Emotional avoidance and rumination as mediators of the relation between adult attachment and emotional disclosure.Personality and Individual Differences

Catanzaro, S. J., Backenstrass, M., Miller, S. A., Mearns, J., Pfeiffer, N., & Brendalen, S. (in press).  Prediction of symptoms of emotional distress by mood regulation expectancies and affective traits.  International Journal of Psychology

Sladek, M. R., Engeln, R, & Miller, S. A. (2014). Development and validation of the male body talk scale: A psychometric investigation.  Body Image11(3), 233-244.

Beasley, C. R., Jason, L. A., Miller, S. A., Stevens, E., & Ferrari, J. (2013). Person-environment interactions among residents of Oxford House Recovery Homes. Addiction Research and Theory, 21(3), 198-206. 

DiGangi, J. A., Jason, L. A., Mendoza, L., Miller, S. A., & Contreras, R. (2013). The relationship between wisdom and abstinence behaviors in women in recovery from substance abuse. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 39(1), 33-37.

Beasley, C. R., Jason, L. A., & Miller, S. A. (2012). The General Environment Fit Scale: A factor analysis and test of convergent construct validity.  American Journal of Community Psychology, 50(1-2), 64-76. 

Kapungu, C., Nappi, C., Thakral, C., Miller, S. A., Devlin, C., McBride, C., Hasselquist, E., Coleman, G., Drozd, D., Barve, C., Donenberg, G., DiClement, R., Brown, L., & The Project STYLE Study Group (2012). Recruiting and retaining high-risk adolescents into family-based HIV prevention intervention research.  Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(4), 578-588.

Engeln-Maddox, R., Salk, R. H., & Miller, S. A. (2012). Assessing women’s negative commentary on their own bodies:  A psychometric investigation of the Negative Body Talk Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36(2), 162-178.

Engeln-Maddox, R., Miller, S. A., & Doyle, D. M. (2011). Tests of objectification theory in gay and lesbian samples: Mixed evidence for proposed pathways. Sex Roles, 65(7-8), 518-532.  

Majer, J. M., Jason, L. A., Ferrari, J. R., & Miller, S. A. (2011).  A longitudinal analysis of categorical twelve-step involvement among a U.S. national sample of recovering substance abusers in residential treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 41(1), 37-44.  

Rolnik, A. M., Engeln-Maddox, R., & Miller, S. A. (2010). Here's looking at you: Self-objectification, body image disturbance, and sorority rush. Sex Roles, 63(1-2), 6-17. 

Jagacinski, C. M., Kumar, S. Boe, J. L., Lam, H., & Miller, S. A. (2010). Changes in achievement goals and competence perceptions across the college semester.  Motivation and Emotion, 34(2), 191-204. 

Shoji, K., Harrigan, J. A., Woll, S. B., & Miller, S. A. (2010). Interactions among situations, personality characteristics, and cognitions in coping strategy choice. Personality and Individual Differences48(3), 270-276. 

Baptiste, D. R., Kapungu, C., Miller, S. A., Crown, L., Henry, D., Da Costa Martinez, D., & Jo-Bennett, K. (2009). Increasing parent involvement in youth HIV prevention: A randomized Caribbean study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 21(6), 495-511. 

Segal, N. L., Feng, R., McGuire, S. A., Allison, D. B, & Miller, S. A. (2009). Genetic and environmental contributions to body mass index: Comparative analyses of monozygotic twins, dizygotic twins and same age unrelated siblings. International Journal of Obesity, 33(3), 37-41. 

Lakin, B. L., Leon, S. C., & Miller, S. A. (2008). Predictors of burnout in children's residential treatment center staff. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 25(3), 249-270. 

Edlynn, E., Gaylord-Hardin, N., Richards, M. H., & Miller, S. A. (2008). African American inner city youth exposed to violence: Coping skills as a moderator for anxiety. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 78(2), 249-258. 

Segal, N. L., McGuire, S. A., Miller, S. A., & Havlena, J. (2008). Tacit coordination in monozygotic twins, dizygotic twins and virtual twins: Effects and implications of genetic relatedness. Personality and Individual Differences, 45(7), 607-612. 

Sieracki, J. H., Leon, S. C., Miller, S. A., & Lyons, J. S. (2008). Individual and provider effects of mental health outcomes in child welfare: A three level growth curve approach. Children and Youth Services Review, 30(7), 800-808.

Engeln-Maddox, R., & Miller, S. A. (2008). Talking back to the media ideal: The development and validation of the Critical Processing of Beauty Images Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 32(2), 159-171. 

Leon, S. C., Ragsdale, B., Miller, S. A., & Spaccarelli, S. (2008). Trauma resilience among youth in substitute care demonstrating sexual behavior problems. Child Abuse and Neglect, 31(1), 67-81. 

Russell, R. L., Jones, M. E., & Miller, S. A. (2007). Core process components in psychotherapy: A synthetic review of P-technique studies. Psychotherapy Research, 17(3), 273-291. 

Ecklund-Johnson, E., Miller, S. A., & Sweet, J. J. (2004). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Behavioral Dyscontrol Scale in a mixed clinical sample. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 18(3), 395-410.

Urani, M. A., Miller, S. A., Johnson, J. E., & Petzel, T. P. (2003). Homesickness in socially anxious first year college students. College Student Journal, 37(3), 392-399.

Kahn, J. H. & Miller, S. A. (2000). Measuring global perceptions of the research training environment using a short form of the RTES-R. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 33(2), 103-119
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