Annette Mahoney


  • Position: Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology
  • Phone: 419-372-0282
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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., University of Houston, 1992

CFDR Primary Research Area: Social Relationships and Well-Being

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
Recent Publications:

Mahoney, A., Wong, S., Pomerleau, J. M, & Pargament, K. I. (in press). Sanctification of diverse aspects of life and psychosocial functioning: A meta-analysis of studies from 1999-2019. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.

McGraw, J. S., McManimen, S. Chinn, J., Harrison D. Angoff, H. D., Docherty, M., &  Mahoney, A. (in press). Adverse childhood experiences, suicidal/self-harming thoughts, and suicide attempts among LGB and Heterosexual Utahns. Journal of Homosexuality.

Fallahchai, R., Fallahi, M., Moazenjami, A., & Mahoney, A. (in press).  Sanctification of marriage, religious coping and dyadic adjustment in Iranian couples. Archive for the Psychology of Religion. doi: 10.1177/0084672421996826

Gower, T., Rancher, C., Campbell, J., Mahoney, A., Jackson., M., McDonald, R., Jouriles, E.N. (2020, Sept epub). Caregiver and divine support: Associations with resilience among adolescents following disclosure of sexual abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect. 109:104681. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104681. Epub 2020 Sep 9.

Mahoney, A., Pargament, K. I., & DeMaris, A. (2020 Aug 13 online). Spiritual intimacy, spiritual one-upmanship, and marital conflict across the transition to parenthood. Journal of Family Psychology. doi: 10.1037/fam0000795

McGraw, J. S., Chinn, J. & Mahoney, A. (2020 Aug 11 online).  Historical, doctrinal, and empirical insights into Latter-Day Saint sexual minorities’ psychological and interpersonal functioning. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 1-28. doi: rg/10.1080/1550428X.2020.1800545

McGraw, J. S., Peer, S. O., McManimen, S. Chinn, J. & Mahoney, A. (2020 Aug 12 online). Comparison of lifetime suicide attempts and recent suicidal/self-harming thoughts among sexual minority and heterosexual Utahns: Results from a population-based survey. Archives of Suicide Research, 1-7. doi: 10.1080/13811118.2020.1806159.

Jouriles, E. N., Rancher, C., Mahoney, A., Kurth, C., Cook, K. & McDonald, R. (2020).   Divine spiritual struggles and psychological adjustment among adolescents who have been sexually abused. Psychology of Violence, 10(3), 334–343. doi: 10.1037/vio0000274

Padgett, E., Mahoney, A., Pargament, K. I., & DeMaris, A. (2019). Marital sanctification and spiritual intimacy predicting married couples’ observed intimacy skills across the transition to parenthood. Religions, 10, 177-193. doi: 10.3390/rel10030177

Hernandez-Kane, K. M., & Mahoney, A. (2018). Sex through a sacred lens: Longitudinal effects of sanctification of marital sexuality. Journal of Family Psychology, 32(4), 425-434.

Tompsett, C., Haymen, J., & Mahoney, A. (2018). Sibling aggression among clinic-referred children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 47:6, 47:6, 941-953. DOI: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1138409

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