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Cynthia Graham
Research Fellow
The Kinsey Institute
Senior Lecturer of Health Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Southampton
Visiting Research Fellow
Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention
Indiana University
Department of Psychology, Room 44/3016
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
Shackleton Building (B44)
University of Southampton
Highfield, Southampton
Phone: +44 023 8059 3091
Fax: +44 023 80594597
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Ph.D., McGill University, 1990
M. Applied Science, University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1982
Research Statement

Sexual behavior and reproductive biology of women; gender differences in sexual behavior; psychophysiological sexual response patterns; the effects of steroidal contraceptives on mood and sexuality in women; the relationship between the menstrual cycle and changes in mood, physical state, and sexuality; menstrual synchrony; and, methodological issues involved in recall data on sexual behavior.

Research Interests
  • Human sexuality
  • Therapy for sexual problems
  • Sex research
  • Abnormal psychology
  • Condom errors
Selected Publications
Crosby, R. Milhausen, R., Yarber, W. L., Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A. (2008). Condom “turn offs” among adults: An exploratory study. International Journal of STD & AIDS, 19, 590-594.
Yarber, W. L., Milhausen, R., Crosby, R., Graham, C. A., Sanders, S. A., (2008). Is growing up in a rural area associated with less HIV/STD-related risk? A brief report from an Internet sample. Health Education Monograph, 25, (2), 4-37.
Sanders, S. A., Graham, C. A., & Milhausen, R. R. (2008). Predicting sexual problems in women: Relevance of sexual inhibition and sexual excitation. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 241-251.
Graham, C. A. (2007). Medicalization of women’s sexual problems: A different story? Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 33, 443-447.
Graham, C. A. & Bancroft, J. (2006). Crisis intervention. In: An Introduction to the Psychotherapies, (Ed.) S. Bloch, 4th. Edition (pp. 197-213). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Graham, C. A. (2002). Methods for obtaining menstrual cycle data in menstrual synchrony studies: Commentary on Schank. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 116, (3), 313-315.
Graham, C. A. (2002). Methodological issues involved in adult recall of childhood sexual experiences. In: J. Bancroft (Ed.) Sexual Development. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
Crosby, R. A., Sanders, S. A., Yarber, W. L., Graham, C. A., & Dodge, B. (2002). Condom use errors and problems among college men. Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 29, 552-557.
Graham, C. A., Janssen, E., & Sanders, S.A. (2000). Effects of fragrance on female sexual arousal and mood across the menstrual cycle. Psychophysiology, 37, 76–84.

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