Psychology professor interviewed by APA


The American Psychological Association interviewed Research Associate Professor of Psychology Sherry Hamby as part of National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

"In February, romance is typically associated with Valentine’s Day. But for some teens, a dating partner can prove to be abusive rather than affectionate. Some teens become violent or abusive to exert power and control over a dating partner. February is national Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an opportunity to provide teens, their parents, educators and friends information and resources to recognize and prevent teen dating violence."

Thus opens the feature interview on the American Psychological Association's web site of Research Associate Professor of Psychology Sherry Hamby.

At this writing the article Teen Dating Violence Often Occurs Alongside Other Abuse is one of the five featured stories on the top page of the APA web site with the boxed description

  • APA talks to an expert
  • Teen dating violence
  • Psychologist raises awareness of high-risk teens

Given the alarming number of teens experiencing physical, sexual, or emotional abuse as part of a dating relationship, President Barack Obama proclaimed February as National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. Vice-President Joe Biden is focusing his longstanding commitment to reducing violence against women specifically on teens and young women ages 16-24 under the rubric 1 is 2 many.