Dr. William Marelich's research interests and publications address decision-making strategies in health settings, patient/provider interactions, HIV/AIDS, and statistical/methodological approaches in experimental and applied research. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and monographs, including author of the book "Health Psychology: Alternative Topics," and coauthor of the books, "The Social Psychology of Health," and "Advanced Statistics for Kinesiology and Exercise Science." Dr. Marelich is a two-time recipient (most recently in 2020) of the prestigious Outstanding Scholarship and Creativity Award from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at his university, and currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. He also has an interest in Sport Psychology with applications to baseball.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Group Processes
- Health Psychology
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Research Methods, Assessment
- Sexuality, Sexual Orientation
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- Marelich, W.D., & Colleagues - Measurement Scales
- Marelich, W. D., & Erger, J. (Eds). (2004). The social psychology of health: Essays and readings. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Murphy, D. A., Marelich, W. D., & Hoffman, D. (2002). A longitudinal study of the impact on young children of maternal HIV serostatus disclosure. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7, 55-70.
- Marelich, W.D., Lundquist, J., Painter, K., & Mechanic, M.B. (2008). Sexual deception as a social-exchange process: Development of a behavior-based sexual deception scale. The Journal of Sex Research, 45, 27-35.
- Marelich, W.D., & Lundquist, J. (2008). Motivations for sexual intimacy: Development of a needs-based sexual intimacy scale. International Journal of Sexual Health, 20, 177-186.
- Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Marelich, W. D., & Srinivasan, S. (1999). Risk for HIV among homosexual, bisexual, and heterosexual male and female youth. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 28, 159-177.
- Murphy, D. A., Marelich, W. D., Hoffman, D., & Steers, W. N. (2004). Predictors of antiretroviral adherence. AIDS Care, 16, 471-484.
- Marelich, W.D., Shelton, E., & Grandfield, E. (2013). Correlates and factor replication of the Need for Sexual Intimacy Scale (NSIS). Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 16. Retrieved from http://www.ejhs.org/volume16/NSIS.html
- Marelich, W. D., Roberts, K. J., Murphy, D. A., & Callari, T. (2002). HIV/AIDS patient involvement in antiretroviral treatment decisions. AIDS Care, 14, 17-26.
- Marelich, W.D., Murphy, D.A., Payne, D.L., Herbeck, D.M., & Schuster, M.A. (2012). Self-competence among early and middle adolescents affected by maternal HIV/AIDS. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth, 17, 21-33.
- Marelich, W. D., & Murphy, D. A. (2003). Effects of empowerment among HIV-positive women on the patient-provider relationship. AIDS Care, 15, 475-481.
- Marelich, W. D., Gaines, S. O., & Banzet, M. (2003). Commitment, insecurity, and arousability: Testing a transactional model of jealousy. Representative Research in Social Psychology, 27, 23-31.
- Marelich, W. D., & Clark, T. (2004). Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing and false disclosures in heterosexual college students. Journal of American College Health, 53, 109-115.
- Marelich, W. D. (2002). Effects of behavior settings, extradyadic behaviors, and interloper characteristics on romantic jealousy. Social Behavior and Personality, 30, 785-794.
- Grusky, O., Marelich, W. D., Erger, J., Mann, T., Roberts, K. J., Steers, W. N., & Damesyn, M. (2003). Evaluation of a brief low-cost intervention to improve antiretroviral treatment decisions. AIDS Care, 15, 681-687.
- Gaines, S. O., Marelich, W. D., Bledsoe, K. L., Steers, W. N., Henderson, M. C., Granrose, C. S., Barajas, L., Hicks, D., Lynde, M., Takahashi, Y., Yum, N., Rios, D. I., Garcia, B. F., Farris, K. R., & Page, M. S. (1997). Links between race/ethnicity and cultural values as mediated by racial/ethnic identity and moderated by gender. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 72, 1460-1476.
- Marelich, W. D., & Rotheram-Borus, M. J. (1999). From individual to social change: Current and future directions of health interventions. In T.P Gullotta, R. L. Hampton, G. R. Adams, B. A. Ryan, & R. P. Weissberg (Eds.), Child and family health care: Issues for the year 2000 and beyond (Vol 12, pp. 169-196). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Marelich, W. D., Grusky, O., Mann, T., Erger, J., & Roberts, K. J. (2000). Biomedical markers, adherence myths, and organizational structure: A two-stage model of HIV healthcare provider decision making. In J. Kronenfeld (Ed.), Research in the Sociology of Health Care (Vol. 17, pp. 99-117). Stamford, CT: JAI.
- Marelich, W.D. (2007). Cognitive consistency theories. In R. F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Marelich, W.D. (2010). Trend analysis. In N.J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Research Design (pp. 1535-1537). Thousand Oaks, CA. Sage.
William D. Marelich
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