Annette Mahoney


Position: Professor of Psychology
Phone: 419-372-0282

Curriculum Vitae

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
Recent Publications:

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

Pargament, K. I., Oman, D., Pomerleau, J. M., Mahoney, A. (2017). Some contributions of a psychological approach to the study of the sacred. Religion, 47, 718-744. doi: 10.1080/0048721X.2017.1333205.

DeMaris, A. & Mahoney, A. (2017). The perception of fairness in infant care and mothers' postpartum depression. Social Science & Medicine, 190, 199-206. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.08.030

DeMaris, A. & Mahoney, A. (2017). Equity dynamics in the perceived fairness of infant care. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79, 261-276. dpo:10.1111/jomf.12331.

Rostosky, S., Abreu, R. L., Mahoney, A. & Riggle, E. D. B. (2017). A qualitative study of parenting and religion/spirituality in LBGTQ families. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. 9(4), 437-445. doi: 10.1037/rel0000077