Alfred DeMaris


  • Position: Professor Emeritus of Sociology
  • Phone: 419-372-7257
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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1982

Dr. DeMaris is analyzing the antecedents and consequences of intimate violence exploring various facets of dyadic violence. He currently is examining the contextual influences in partner violence and examining the effects of parental violence, economic distress, and community context on the social, educational, and health development of children.

Recent Publications:

DeMaris, A., & Mahoney, A. (Forthcoming). Equity dynamics in the perceived fairness of infant care, Journal of Marriage and Family.

Croucher, S., DeMaris, A., & Lawson, A. (Forthcoming). Self-reporting and the argumentativeness scale: An empirical examination. Argumentation.

Bohmert, M. N., & DeMaris, A. (2015). Interracial friendship and the trajectory of pro-minority attitudes: Assessing intergroup contact theory.” Group Processes & Intergroup Relations, 18, 225-240.

DeMaris, A. (2014). Combating unmeasured confounding in cross-sectional studies: Evaluating instrumental-variable and Heckman-selection models. Psychological Methods, 19(3), 380-397. doi: 10.1037/a0037416. PMCID: PMC4217491

LeRoy, M., Mahoney, A., Pargament, K.I., & DeMaris, A. (2013). Longitudinal links between coparenting and infant behavior problems. Early Child Development and Care 183(3-4), 360-377.doi: 10.1080/03004430.2012.711588

DeMaris, A. (2013). Burning the candle at both ends: Extramarital sex as a precursor of marital disruption. Journal of Family Issues, 34, 1474-1499

Lucero, S., Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, A., & DeMaris, A. (2013). Links between religious and spiritual coping and adjustment among fathers and mothers during first pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31(3). Published Online.

DeMaris, A., Mahoney, A., & Pargament, K. I. (2013). Father’s contributions to house work and childcare and parental aggravation among first-time parents. Fathering, 11, 179–198.

McClain, L. R., & DeMaris, A. (2013). A better deal for cohabiting fathers? Union status differences in father involvement.” Fathering, 11, 199–220.

Nomaguchi, K. M., & DeMaris, A. (2013). Nonmaternal careʹs association with motherʹs parenting sensitivity: A case of self-selection bias? Journal of Marriage and Family, 75, 760–777.

DeMaris, A., Sanchez, L.A., & Krivikas, K. (2012). Developmental patterns in marital satisfaction: Another look at covenant marriage. Journal of Marriage and Family, 5, 989-1004.

William, L., & DeMaris, A. (2012). Gender and relational-distance effects in arrests for domestic violence. Crime & Delinquency, 58, 103-123.

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.

Croucher, S.M., Holody, K.J., Hicks, M.V., Oommen, D., & DeMaris, A. (2011). An examination of conflict style preferences in India. International Journal of Conflict Management, 22, 10-34.

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.

DeMaris, A. ( 2010). The 20-year trajectory of marital quality in enduring marriages: Does equity matter?” Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 449-471.

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