Linda Beckman

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Linda Beckman |
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

lbeckman@alliant.edu
Personal Interests
Travel
Photography
Professional Interests
Women's health; substance abuse; population psychology; social-psychological models in health promotion.
Bio

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Education
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1969
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
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B.A., Psychology, University of Michigan, 1963
Courses
Research Practicum I, II and III
Social Bases of Behavior
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Publications
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2006

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.
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2005

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.
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2005

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.
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2005

Ciccarelli, J.C., & Beckman, L. J. (2005). Navigating rough waters: An overview of psychological aspects of surrogacy. Journal of Social Issues, 61,21-43.
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2004

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.
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2003

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.
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2003

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.
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2002

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.
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2002

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.
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2001

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.
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2001

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.
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2001

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.
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1998

Beckman, L.J. & Harvey, S.M. (Eds.) (1998). The new civil war: The psychology, culture and politics of abortion. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
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2013

Morarkhani, A., Beckman, L.J., & Tabibian, J. H. (2013). Health-related quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease: Psychosocial, clinical, socioeconomic and demographic predictors. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 7, 467-473. doi: 10.1016/j.crohns.2012.07.012
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2013

Abdolsalehi-Najafi, E., & Beckman, L. J. (2013). Sex guilt and life satisfaction in Iranian American women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42,1063-1071. doi: 10.1007/s10508-013-0084-2
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2011

Ferrer, R. R., Ramirez, M., Beckman, L.J., Danao, L., & Ashing-Giwa, K. T. (2011). The impact of cultural characteristics on colorectal cancer screening adherence among Filipinos in the United States: A pilot study, Psycho-Oncology, 20, 862-870. doi:10.1002/pon.1793
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2010

Kraft, J.M., Harvey, S. M., Hatfield-Timajchy, K., Beckman, L. J., Farr, S. L., Jamieson, D. J., & Thornburn, S. (2010). Pregnancy motivations and contraceptive use: Hers, his or theirs? Women's Health Issues, 20, 234-241. doi:10.1016/j.whi.2010.03.008
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2009

Major, B. Appelbaum, M., Beckman, L., Dutton, M.A., Russo, N.F., & West, C. (2009). Abortion and mental health: Evaluating the evidence. American Psychologist, 64, 863-890.doi: 10.1037/a0017497
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2006

Beckman, L.J., Harvey, S.M., Bird, S. T., Maher, J. E., & Burns, K, (2006). Women's acceptability of the diaphragm: The role of relationship factors. Journal of Sex Research, 43, 297-306.
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