Psychosocial aspects of adapting to chronic disease and/or traumatic injury; HIV risk & prevention among high-risk groups; Health equity & reducing health disparities
empowerment, resilience, community-based learning, transformative education, civic engagement, intimate partner violence, survivor-centered services
Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion
adolescent suicide, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems
personality traits and psychosocial factors influencing the co-morbidity and maintenance of addictive behavior patterns
Maddux's major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior.
adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes
Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships; scalable solutions to promote mental health
Culturally responsive care; reducing mental health disparities; community-engagement, equity-informed implementation science
Well-being; exercise; sleep; physical health and longevity; social support; self-compassion; mental health apps; and help-seeking.
* Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior
minority mental health disparities; trust; self-disclosure; anxiety; patient-provider interactions in adults