California School of Professional Psychology
Los Angeles Campus
Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803
Courses, Research Interests, Publications
Research series course
Concepts of health promotion and disease prevention
Women's health; substance abuse; population psychology; social-psychological models in health promotion.
Harvey, S. M., Beckman, L. J., Gerend, M. A., Thorburn, S., Posner, S., Huszti, H. C., & Galavotti, C. (2006). A conceptual model of women's condom use intentions: Integrating intrapersonal and relationship factors. AIDS Care, 18, 698-709.
Beckman, L. J. (2005). Women's reproductive health: Issues, findings and controversies. In J. Worell & C. D. Goodheart, Handbook of girls' and women's psychological health: Gender and well-being across the life span. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ciccarelli, J.C., & Beckman, L. J. (2005). Navigating rough waters: An overview of psychological aspects of surrogacy. Journal of Social Issues, 61,21-43.
Beckman, L.J. & Harvey, S.M. (2005) Current reproductive technologies: Increased access and choice? Journal of Social Issues, 61,1-20. (reprinted in Stombler, M. Baunach, D. Burgess, E., Donnelly, D., & Simonds, W, [Eds.] (2007). Sex matters: The sexuality and society reader. Allyn & Bacon.
Harvey, S.M., Henderson, J. T., Thorburn, S, Beckman ,L. J., Casillas, A., Mendez & Cervantes, R. (2004). A randomized study of a pregnancy and disease prevention intervention for Hispanic couples. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 36,(4), 162-169.
Bird, S. T., Harvey, S. M., Beckman, L.J., Nickels, M.D., Rogers, K., & Blumenthal, P. D. (2003). Similarities in women's perceptions and acceptability of manual vacuum aspiration and electric vacuum aspiration for first trimester abortion. Contraception, 67(3):207-212.
Harvey, S. M., Beckman, L. J., & Bird.S.T. (2003). Feeling powerful in heterosexual relationships: Cultural beliefs among Mexican couples. Culture, Health, and Sexuality, 5(4), 321-337.
Beckman, L.J., Harvey, S.M., & Satre, S.J. (2002). The delivery of medical abortion services: The views of experienced providers. Women's Health Issues, 12, 103-112.
Harvey, S.M., Beckman, L.J., & Branch M.R. (2002). The relationship of contextual factors to women's perceptions of medical abortion. Health Care for Women International,23, 654-665.
Bird, S.T., Harvey, S.M., Beckman, L.J., & Johnson, C.H. (2001). Getting your partner to use condoms: Interviews with men and women at risk of HIV/STDs. Journal of Sex Research, 38, 233-240.
Sherman, C.A., Harvey, S.M., Beckman, L.J., & Petitti, D.B. (2001). Emergency contraception: Knowledge and attitudes of care providers in a managed care organization. Women's Health Issues, 11, 448-457.
Beckman, L.J., Harvey, S.M., Sherman, CA. & Petitti, D.B. (2001). Changes in providers" views and practices about emergency contraception with education. Obstetrics and Gynecology., 97, 942-946.
Beckman, L.J. & Harvey, S.M. (Eds.) (1998). The new civil war: The psychology, culture and politics of abortion. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
Acceptability of new methods for prevention of unintended pregnancy and sexually-transmitted disease
Prevention of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases among Latinos
Psychological, cultural and political aspects of abortion
Academic History and Background
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 1969
Professional Practice and Community Service
Co-Chair, Task Force on Reproductive Issues, Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35, APA)
Co-Editor, Special issue of the Journal of Social Issues on "Current Reproductive Technologies: Psychological, Ethical, Cultural and Political Considerations"
Associate Editor, Psychology of Women Quarterly
Guerrero, D. The relationship between self-concept and recognition of psychological abuse.
Polsky, K. Multidimensionality of lesbian women's body experience: Relationship between objectified body consciousness, body esteem, and disordered eating.
Huang, C. Acculturation, Asian cultural values, family conflict, and perceived stress in Chinese immigrant female college students in the United States.
Rosen, M. Beyond body dissatisfaction: The relationship among attachment, self-esteem, and body dissatisfaction in Asian American and European American women.
Walker-Bauer, M. Attachment and condom use among heterosexual college students: The mediating effects of sexual motives and outcome expectancies.
Davis, K. Gender role attitudes, gender self-esteem, and relationship power in married women.
Callow, J. Adult women's experience of their bodies: The connection between perceived control, physical appearance, feminist ideology, and body image satisfaction.
Horowitz, J. Culture bound-syndromes of anxiety disorders and multicultural competence.
Van Acker, C. College women's cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses to acquaintance sexual aggression.
Daryoush, D. Factors that predict attitudes toward Muslims post-September 11th.
Rohrer, S. Covariance structural equation modeling of the development and/or maintenance of body image dissatisfaction and disturbed eating.
Lee, A. Ethnic identity and risky sexual behavior of Asian American Women: Implications for the prevention of HIV infection.
Calandra, J. Body image in menopausal and lesbian heterosexual women.
Kutsunai, S. The relationship of perceived control and spirituality to psychological adjustment to chronic illness.