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Amy D. Marshall
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Indiana University, 2004


Mailing Address

Department of Psychology
The Pennsylvania State University
259 Moore Bldg
University Park, PA 16802-3106


814 863-1752


814 863-7002

Research Interests

Amy Marshall’s research is designed to determine causal mechanisms and contextual factors that contribute to the occurrence of psychological and physical aggression in intimate relationships. A particular emphasis is placed on the ways in which trauma-related psychopathology interacts with early-stage social information processing skills (i.e., individuals' attention to, and perception of, social stimuli) to lead to aggression both in and outside of intimate relationships. This model includes the study of intrapersonal processes (e.g., emotional and neurohormonal system dysregulation) and interpersonal processes (e.g., reciprocal and multiplicative communication patterns) that may contribute to changes in information processing skills that are particularly important to the maintenance of adaptive close relationships and recovery from posttraumatic sequelae.

Recent Publications

Marshall, A. D., Martin, E. K., Warfield, G. A., Doron-Lamarca, S., Niles, B., Taft, C. T. (in press). The impact of antisocial personality characteristics on anger management treatment for veterans with PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Marshall, A. D. & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (in press). Recognition of wives’ emotional expressions: A mechanism in the relationship between psychopathology and intimate partner violence perpetration. Journal of Family Psychology

Taft, C. T., Schumm, J. A., Marshall, A. D., Panuzio, J., & Holtzworth-Munroe, A. (2008). Family-of-origin maltreatment, PTSD symptoms, social information processing deficits, and relationship abuse perpetration. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 117, 637-646.

Taft, C. T., Kaloupek, D. G., Schumm, J. A., Marshall, A. D., Panuzio, J., & Keane, T. M. (2007). Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, physiological reactivity, alcohol problems, and aggression among military veterans. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 498-507.

Taft, C. T., Street, A. E., Marshall, A. D., Dowdall, D. J., & Riggs, D. S. (2007). Posttraumatic stress disorder, anger, and partner abuse among Vietnam combat veterans. Journal of Family Psychology 2, 270-277.

Taft, C. T., Vogt, D. S., Marshall, A. D., Panuzio, J. & Niles, B. D. (2007). Aggression among combat veterans: Relationships with combat exposure, symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, dysphoria, and anxiety. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20, 135-145.

Keane, T. M., Marshall, A. D., Taft, C. T. (2006). Posttraumatic stress disorder: Etiology, epidemiology, and treatment outcome. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 2, 161-197.

Panuzio, J., O’Farrell, T. J., Marshall, A. D., Murphy, C. M., Murphy, M., Taft, C. T. (2006). Intimate partner aggression reporting concordance and correlates of agreement among male alcoholics and their female partners. Assessment, 13, 266-279.

Pettit, G. S., Bates, J. E., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., Marshall, A. D., Harach, L. D., Cleary, D., Dodge, K. A. (2006). Aggression and insecurity in late-adolescent romantic relationships: Antecedents and developmental pathways. In A. Huston & M. Ripke (Eds.) Developmental Contexts of Middle Childhood: Bridges to Adolescence and Adulthood (pp. 41- 61). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Marshall, A. D., Panuzio, J., & Taft, C. T. (2005). Intimate partner violence among military veterans and active duty servicemen. Clinical Psychology Review, 25, 862-876.

Marshall, A. D. & Holtzworth-Munroe A. (2002). Varying forms of husband sexual aggression: Predictors and subgroup differences. Journal of Family Psychology, 16 (3), 286-296.