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Newark, DE 19716<div class="ExternalClassE060486E70004D7B98D5B60F882A9CC8"><p>I am joining the UD clinical science program in June 2020. My research focuses on understanding interpersonal and sociocultural influences on adolescent mental health. A clinical psychologist by training, I integrate developmental and social psychology theories and methods into my work. Much of my research focuses on understanding adolescents' social media use, including its effects on peer relationships, mental health, and wellbeing. I am especially interested in the role of social media in adolescent girls' body image. I also study sexual and gender development in adolescence, with an emphasis on mental health among LGBTQ+ youth. Across my areas of work, I use a range of study designs and methods, including laboratory-based studies that integrate eye-tracking technology; qualitative interviews, which allow us to hear adolescents' own words and inform the development of larger-scale studies; longitudinal school-based studies, through which my team can examine a broad range of behaviors over time; and anonymous online surveys, which allow us to reach understudied populations (e.g., transgender adolescents who are not out to their parents). I also collaborate with neuroscientists to understand adolescents' brain responses to social media experiences. While most of my research has focused on basic science, I am currently collaborating on several intervention development projects. To learn more about the research projects my students and I are working on, please visit my lab website.<a href="file:///C:/Users/Donette/Desktop/UD%20WORK%20FROM%20HOME/NEW%20HIRES/CHOUKAS-BRADLEY/Sophie%20UD%20profile.docx#_msocom_1"><br></a></p><br><p> </p></div><div class="ExternalClass7D269F44F0F94ECBAC4C3D99D734D671"><p>​Ph.D., University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill</p></div><div class="ExternalClass592BC72BCACD454FB7270DAB8A583221"><p>PSYC467 Adolescence</p><p>PSYC867 Social Influences in Adolescent Development</p></div><div class="ExternalClass4FE62EE973C94CDCBFEF7D199ACF2D03"><p>Choukas-Bradley, S.,<strong> </strong>Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Galla, B. M. (2020). The Appearance-Related Social Media Consciousness Scale: Development and validation with adolescents. <em>Body Image, 33: </em>164-174.</p><p><strong>†</strong>Salk, R. H., <strong>†</strong>Thoma, B. C., & †Choukas-Bradley, S. (in press). The Gender Minority Youth Study: Using social media recruitment to examine mental health disparities between cisgender and transgender adolescents. <em>Archives of Sexual Behavior.</em></p><p><strong>†</strong>First authorship for this paper is shared.</p><p> Choukas-Bradley, S. & Thoma, B. C. (in press). Mental health among LGBT youth. In W. I. Wong & D. VanderLaan (Eds.), <em>Gender and Sexuality Development: Contemporary Theory and Research. </em>New York: Springer.</p><p>Maheux, A. J., Evans, R., Widman, L., Nesi, J., Prinstein, M. J., & Choukas-Bradley, S. (2019). Popular peer norms and adolescent sexting behavior. <em>Journal of Adolescence, 78: </em>62-66.</p><p>Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Higgins, M. K. (2019). Camera-ready: Young women's appearance-related social media consciousness.<em> Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8</em>(4), 473-481. doi:</p><p>Stewart, J. L., Spivey, L. A., Widman, L., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2019). Developmental patterns of sexual identity, romantic attraction, and sexual behavior among adolescents over three years. <em>Journal of Adolescence, 77: </em>90-97<em>. </em></p><p>Choukas-Bradley, S., Nesi, J., Widman, L., & Noar, S. M. (2019). Examining the role of self-objectification and appearance expectations in young women's indoor tanning behavior. <em>Sex Roles, 80: </em>52-62<em>. </em></p><p>Nesi, J., Choukas-Bradley, S., & Prinstein, M. J. (2018). Transformation of adolescent peer relations in the social media context: Part 1—A theoretical review and application to dyadic peer relationships. <em>Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review</em>, <em>21: </em>267-294.</p><p>Choukas-Bradley, S.,<strong> </strong>Giletta, M., Widman, L., Cohen, G. L., & Prinstein, M. J. (2014). Experimentally measured susceptibility to peer influence and adolescent sexual behavior trajectories: A preliminary study. <em>Developmental Psychology</em>, <em>50</em>, 2221-2227. doi:10.1037/a0037300 </p></div><div class="ExternalClass0F16FC3927904C7AAEE0FFF1363E5509"><p><a href=""><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icgen.gif" alt="" />Dr. Choukas-Bradley's ResearchGate Profile</a><br></p></div>DegreesCourses Regularly TaughtRepresentative PublicationsRecent, Sophia<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/Sophia%20Choukas-Bradley%20Photo.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant Professor Accepting graduate students for 2021-2022433 Wolf Hall



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