Center for Family and Demographic Research
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of Houston, 1992
Dr. Mahoney has published observational and survey-based research on links between marriage, parenting, and child adjustment. Since 1995, she has co-directed the Spirituality and Psychology Research Team (S.P.i.R.i.T.). and her research focuses on the positive and negative roles that religion and spirituality play for individuals and families. In collaboration with Drs. Kenneth I. Pargament and Al DeMaris, she is the PI on a longitudinal study on the spiritual/religion aspects of marriage, pregnancy, and the transition to parenthood (i.e., New Arrivals: Passage to Parenthood Study or NAPPS), a project generously funded by the Templeton Foundation. For more information, see http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/psych/Facultyprograms.html/ FacZAMahoney2.html and http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/psych/Facultyprograms.html/SPIRIT.htm
Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, A., & Shafranske, E. (Eds.) (Forthcoming). APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality: Vol II. American Psychological Association.
LeRoy, M. Mahoney, A., Pargament, K. I., DeMaris, A. (Forthcoming). Fathers as coparents: Longitudinal links between coparenting and infant behavior problems. Early Child Development and Care.
Trevino, K. M., Desai, K., Lauricella, S., Pargament, K. I., & Mahoney, A. (2012). "To hell in a handbasket:" Perceptions of LG individuals as desecrators of Christianity and anti-LG attitudes, Journal of Homosexuality, 59, 535-563
Abu-Raiya, H., Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, & Trevino, K. (2011). On the links between perceptions of desecration and prejudice toward religious and social groups: A review of an emerging line of inquiry. Implicit Religion: Journal of the Centre for the Study of Implicit Religion and Contemporary Spirituality,10, 455-482.
Abu-Raiya, H., Pargament, K.I., & Mahoney, A. (2011). Examining coping methods with stressful interpersonal events experienced by Muslims living the U.S. following the 9/11attacks. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 3, 1-14.
Hernandez, K. M., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2011). Sanctification of sexuality: Implications for newlyweds' marital and sexual quality. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 775-780..
Krumrei, E.J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2011). Spiritual stress and coping model of divorce: A longitudinal study of a community sample. Journal of Family Psychology, 25, 973-985.
Krumrei, E.J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K.I. (2011). Demonic dimensions of divorce: The prevalence of demonization of divorce and links to adult post-divorce adjustment. Family Relations, 60, 90-103.
DeMaris, A., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2011). Doing the scut work of infant care: Does religiousness encourage father involvement? Journal of Marriage and Family, 73(2), 354-368.
DeMaris, A., Mahoney, A. & Pargament, K.I. (2010). Sanctification of marriage and general religiousness as buffers of the effects of marital inequity. Journal of Family Issues, 31, 1255-1278.
Mahoney, A. (2010). Religion in families 1999-2009: A relational spirituality framework. Journal of Marriage and Family, 72, 805-827.
Rosmarin, D.H., Pargament, K.I., Pirutinsky, S. & Mahoney, A. (2010). A randomized controlled evaluation of a spiritually-integrated cognitive-behavioral intervention for subclinical anxiety among religious Jews. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24(7), 799-808.
Brelsford, G.M., & Mahoney, A. (2009). Relying on God to resolve conflict: Theistic mediation and triangulation in relationships between college students and mothers. The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 291-301.
Mahoney, A., Pargament, K.I., & DeMaris, A. (2009). Couples viewing marriage and pregnancy through the lens of the Sacred: A descriptive study. Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, 20, 1-45.
Warner, H.L. & Mahoney, A. (2009). When parents break sacred vows: The role of spiritual appraisals, coping and struggles for young adults' adjustment to parental divorce. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 233-248.
Boxer, P., Gullan, R.L., & Mahoney, A. (2009). Adolescent’s physical aggression toward parents in a clinic-referred sample. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38(1), 106-116.
Krumrei, E.J., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K.I. (2009). Divorce and the divine: The role of spirituality in adjustment to divorce. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71(2), 373-383.
Rosmarin, D.H., Pargament, K.I., & Mahoney, A. (2009). The role of religiousness in anxiety, depression, and happiness in a Jewish community sample: A preliminary investigation. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 12(2), 97-113.
Volling, B.L., Mahoney, A., & Rauer, A.J. (2009). Sanctification of parenting, moral socialization, and young children’s conscience development. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 1, 53-68.