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Professor presents relationship research at conference

September 12, 2016, in Latest News, Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

Shannon Claxton, assistant professor of psychology at Morningside College, recently presented at a conference for the International Association of Relationship Research in Toronto.

Her presentation, titled “Casual Sexual Relationships and Psychological Adjustment: Findings from a Longitudinal Study,” evaluated the associations between engaging in casual sexual relationships and levels of depression and self esteem over time in a sample of 354 individuals across the United States.

Claxton has a doctorate in experimental psychology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She has taught at Morningside College since 2015.