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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

Are You a Prospective Graduate Student?
Dr. Miller will be considering student applications for the 2016/2017 academic year.  
Do you have questions regarding the admission process or what it is like working with Dr. Miller? E-mail current lab members Lauren Drandorff, Brandon Reed, Drew Fowler, Emily Weber, or Scott Klappa to gain a student’s perspective. 


Goldner, J.S., Richards, M.H., Quimby, D., Zakaryan, A., Miller, S. A. Dickson, D. & Chilson, J. (in press). Relations of parenting to adolescent externalizing and internalizing distress moderated by perception of neighborhood danger. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

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

Segal, N.L., Li, N.P., Graham, J.L, & Miller, S.A. (2015). Do parents favor their adoptive or biological children? Predictions from kin selection and compensatory models. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36, 379-388.  

Catanzaro, S. J., Backenstrass, M., Miller, S. A., Mearns, J., Pfeiffer, N., & Brendalen, S. (2014).  Prediction of symptoms of emotional distress by mood regulation expectancies and affective traits.  International Journal of Psychology, 49(6)471-479 

Garrison, A. M., Kahn, J. H., Miller, S. A., & Sauer, E. M.  (2014). Emotional avoidance and rumination as mediators of the relation between adult attachment and emotional disclosure.Personality and Individual Differences, 70, 239-245 

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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