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Select Recent Publications

Mann, A. K., Williams, S. L., Job, S., Pachankis, J., Chaudoir, S. (in press). The buckle of the bible belt: Sexual minority emerging adults’ minority stress in South Central Appalachia. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health.


Chaudoir, S. R., Behari, K., Williams, S. L., & Pachankis, J. E. (in press). Why do brief online writing interventions improve health? Examining mediators of expressive writing and self-affirmation intervention efficacy among sexual minorities. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. https://doi.10.1037/sgd0000507


Pachankis, J., E., Williams, S. L., Behari, K., Job, S., McConocha, E. M., & Chaudoir, S. R. (2020). Brief online interventions for LGBTQ young adult mental and behavioral health: A randomized controlled trial in a high-stigma, low-resource context. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 88, 429-444. https:// doi:10.1037/ccp0000497.


Job, S. A., & Williams, S. L. (2020). Translating Online Positive Psychology Interventions to Sexual and Gender Minorities: A Systematic Review. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.


Fredrick, E. G., LaDuke, S. L., & Williams, S. L. (2020). Self-Compassion and authenticity as mediators between stigma and quality of life in sexual minorities. Stigma & Health, 5, 79-82.


Williams, S. L., Fekete, E. M., & Skinta, M. D. (2019). Self-compassion among PLWH: Reduced internalized shame and improved psychosocial outcomes. Behavioral Medicine.

Klik, K. A., Williams, S. L., & Reynolds, K. J. (2019). Toward Understanding Mental Illness Stigma and Help-Seeking: A Social Identity Perspective. Social Science & Medicine, 222, 35-43.

Kaniuka, A., Pugh, K. C., Jordan, M., Brooks, B. D., Dodd, J., Mann, A. K., Williams, S. L., & Hirsch, J. K. (In press). Stigma and suicide risk among the LGBTQ population: Conditional indirect effects of depressive and anxiety symptoms and connectedness to the LGBTQ community. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health, 23, 205-220.

Stringer, S.A., & Williams, S. L. (2018). A fulcrum of change: From self-stigma to

resilience. Stigma and Health, 3, 315-324.

Williams, S. L., & Mann, A. (2017). Sexual and gender minority health disparities as a social issue: How stigma and intergroup relations can explain and reduce health disparities. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 450-461. 

Williams, S. L., Mann, A., & Fredrick, E. G. (2017). Proximal minority stress, psychosocial resources, and health among sexual minorities. Journal of Social Issues, 73, 529-544. 

Williams, S. L., LaDuke, S. L., Klik, K., & Hutsell, D.W. (2016). A paradox of support seeking and support response among gays and lesbians. Personal Relationships, 23, 296-310. 



SPSSI 2019, San Diego

Collaborators: Dr. Abbey Mann, Dr. Sharon Stringer, Dr. Joy Tang

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