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Amos Zeichner

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Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., McGill University, 1978

Research Interests

My interests are in the areas of emotion regulation and gender identity. Studies are conducted on the effects of arousal, cognitive processes, and attendant affect on self-defeating behavior. Relationships among these processes and personality traits are investigated, and effects of gender identity, gender role stress, and sexual prejudice on behavior are also studied in my laboratory.

Dr. Zeichner is not accepting new Graduate students.

Selected Publications

Oshri, A., Carlson, M.W., Bord, S., & Zeichner, A. (2016). Alcohol-impaired Driving: The influence of adverse rearing environments, alcohol, cannabis use, and the moderating role of anxiety. Substance Use and Misuse.

Hyatt, C. S., Berke, D.S., Miller, J.D., & Zeichner, A. (2016). Do Beliefs about Gender Roles Moderate the Relationship between Exposure to Misogynistic Song Lyrics and Men’s Female-Directed Aggression?Aggressive Behavior. Doi:10.1002/ab.21668

Reidy, D.E., Lilienfeld, S. O., Berke, D.S., Gentile, B., Zeichner, A. (2016). Psychopathy traits and violent assault among men with and without history of arrest. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260516660972

Berke, D.S., Reidy, D.E., Gentile, B., Zeichner, A. (2016). Masculine Discrepancy Stress, Emotion Dysregulation, and Intimate Partner Violence:  In Search of Modifiable Risk and Protective Factors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI:10.1177/0886260516650967

Oshri, A., Kwon, J.A., Carlson, M.W., Zeichner, A., & Wickrama, K.A.S. (2016). Developmental growth trajectories of self-esteem in adolescence: Associations with child neglect and drug use and abuse in young adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescents. DOI 10.1007/s10964-016-0483-5

Berke, D.S., Zeichner, A. (2016).  Testing the Opposing Process Model of Benevolent Sexism: A Laboratory Application to Gender-Based Violence. Violence and Victims, 31, 200-214. DOI:

 Reidy, D.E., Brookmeyer, K.A., Gentile, B., Berke, D.S., & Zeichner, A. (2016). Gender Role Discrepancy Stress, High-risk Sexual Behavior, and Sexually Transmitted Disease. Archives of Sexual Behavior,45, 459-465. DOI 10.1007/s10508-014-0413-0

Berke, D.S, Miller, J.D., Reidy, D., Zeichner, A. (2016). Take it Like a Man: Gender Threatened Men's Experience of Gender Role Discrepancy, Emotion Activation, and Pain Tolerance. Psychology of Men & Masculinity.

Berke, D.S. & Zeichner, A. (2015). Man’s Heaviest Burden: A Review of Contemporary Paradigms and New Directions for Understanding Masculine Aggression. Personality and Social Psychology – Compass. 1–9, 10.1111/spc3.12238

Reidy, D.E., Berke, D.S., Gentile, B., & Zeichner, A. (2015). Masculine Discrepancy Stress, Substance Use, Assault, and Injury in a Survey of U.S. Men. Injury Prevention. doi:10.1136/ injuryprev-2015-04159

Miller, J.D., Wilson, L.F., Hyatt, C.S. & Zeichner, A. (2015). Psychopathic traits and aggression: Which trait components predict aggressive responding in a laboratory task? Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 180-184; doi:10.1016/j.paid.2015.08.008

Berke, D.S., Wilson, L.F., Mouilso, E., Speir, Z., & Zeichner, A. (2015).  Isolating the Gendered Component of Men's Physical Aggression: The Role of Conformity to Masculine Norms, Gender Role Conflict, and Trait Agreeableness. Sex Roles. DOI 10.1007/s11199-015-0488-7

Wilson, L.F., Mouilso, E., Gentile, B., Calhoun, K.S., & Zeichner, A. (2015). How is Sexual Aggression related to Nonsexual Aggression? A Meta-analytic Review. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 24, 199-213. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2015.04.010

Sloan, C.A., Berke, D.S., & Zeichner, A. (2015) Bias-motivated Aggression against Men: Gender Expression and Sexual Orientation as Risk Factors for Victimization. Sex Roles, 72, 140-149.

Reidy, D.E., Berke, D.S., Gentile, B., Zeichner, A. (2014). Man enough? Masculine Discrepancy Stress and Intimate Partner Violence. Personality and Individual differences, 68, 160-164. 

Miller, J.D., Hyatt, C.S., Rausher, S., Maples, J., Zeichner, A. (2014). A test of the construct validity of the Elemental Psychopathy Assessment scores in a community sample of adults. Psychological Assessment, 26, 555-562.

Miller, J.D., Rausher, S., Hyatt, C.S., Maples, J., & Zeichner, A. (2014). Examining the relationships among pain tolerance, psychopathic traits, and violent and nonviolent antisocial behavior. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 123, 205-213.  doi: 10.1037/a0035072

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