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 and

Recent Publications:

Tompsett, C. J., Mahoney, A., & Lackey, J. (Forthcoming). Sibling aggression among clinic-referred children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology. doi: 10.1080/15374416.2016.1138409

DeMaris, A., & Mahoney, A. (Forthcoming). Equity dynamics in the perceived fairness of infant care. Journal of Marriage and Family. doi: 10.1111/jomf.12331. PMCID - In Process

Mahoney, A., Abadi, L., & Pargament, K. I. (2015). Exploring women’s spiritual struggles and resources to cope with intimate partner aggression. In J. A. Johnson, (Ed.), Religion and men’s violence against women. (pp.45-59). New York, NY: Spring Publishers.

Hawley, A. R., Mahoney, A., Pargament, K. I., & Gordon, A. K. (2015). Sexuality and spirituality as predictors of distress over a romantic breakup: Mediated and moderated pathways. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2(2), 145-159. doi: 10.1037/scp0000034

LeRoy, M., Mahoney, A., Gullian, R., Boxer, P. & Fang, Q. (2014). Parents who hit and scream: Effects of severe physical aggression and verbal aggression on clinic-referred adolescents. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(5), 893-901, doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.10.017.

Gullan, R.L., LeRoy, M., Boxer, P., & Mahoney, A. (2014). The interaction between the parenting alliance and parent-child activities in a clinic-referred sample of 2 to 18-yearolds. Journal of Child and Family Studies. 23(2), 303-311. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9697-7

Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, A., & Shafranske, E. (Eds.) (2013). APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality: Vol II. American Psychological Association.

DeMaris, A., Mahoney, A., Pargament, K. I (2013). Fathers' contributions to housework and childcare and parental aggravation among first-time parents. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers, 11, 179-198. doi: 10.3149/fth.1102.179.

Hawley, A. R., & Mahoney, A. (2013). Romantic breakup as a sacred loss and desecration among Christians at a state university. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 32, 245-260.

Lucero, S. M., Pargament, K. I., Mahoney, A., & DeMaris, A. (2013). Religious coping and adjustment of husbands and wives during first pregnancy. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 31, 309-322. doi: 10.1080/02646838.2013.798864

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.

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.

Gullan, R.L., LeRoy, M., Boxer, P., & Mahoney, A. (2012). The moderating effect of parent warmth on the relation between the parenting alliance and child behavior problems in a clinic-referred sample of 2 to 18-year-olds. Journal of Child and Family Studies. doi: 10.1007/s10826-012-9697-7

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.