Shannon Claxton, assistant professor of psychology, recently presented at a conference for the Society of the Study of Emerging Adulthood in Miami, Fla.
Shannon Claxton, assistant professor of psychology at Morningside College, recently presented at a conference for the Society of the Study of Emerging Adulthood in Miami, Fla.
During the conference, Claxton discussed data she collected on casual sexual behaviors during Halloween and how the levels of anxiety and depression for both individuals in a romantic relationship interact to create risk for intimate partner violence.
She also helped to host and organize a pre-conference, “Sex and Romance: Does the Relationship Matter?” The pre-conference focused on the relationship between romance and sexuality during emerging adulthood – the developmental period between the ages of 18 and 29.
“This pre-conference was able to bring together sexuality and romantic relationship researchers from across the globe,” she said.
Claxton previously taught undergraduate courses and served as a graduate research assistant at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She has a doctorate in experimental psychology from Kent State University.