Melissa Ming Foynes

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Military sexual trauma (MST) is known to impact women's health, but little is known about the occurrence of MST perpetrated by a past or current intimate partner. This study identified the occurrence of intimate partner violence (IPV)-related MST in a sample of female veterans. We also examined the associations between MST history (no MST history,(More)
Conditioned taste aversions (CTAs) are differentially induced by cocaine and morphine in the Lewis and Fisher 344 (LEW and F344, respectively) rat strains. Although the acquisition of LiCl-induced aversions has recently been reported to be comparable between the two strains, these aversions were induced by the oral consumption of LiCl, and the possibility(More)
BACKGROUND Lesbian and bisexual (i.e., sexual minority) identity is more common among women veterans than among male veterans. Unique health issues have been identified among women veterans and among sexual minority women, but little is known about women who are both sexual minorities and veterans. This study aimed to compare demographic and health(More)
Eight-hundred thirty-three members of an ethnically diverse longitudinal cohort study in Hawaii were surveyed about their personal exposure to several types of traumatic events, socioeconomic resources, and mental health symptoms. Results replicated findings from prior research that while men and women are exposed to similar rates of trauma overall, women(More)
Benefits and Barriers to Disclosing Sexual Trauma: A Contextual Approach Sarah E. Ullman PhD a , Melissa Ming Foynes MS b & Sharon Shin Shin Tang PhD c a Department of Criminology, Law, & Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA b Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA c VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System,(More)
Prior research indicates that survivors of abuse characterized by very close victim perpetrator relationships (VC traumas) are significantly more likely to delay disclosure for 1 or more years, or never to disclose, than survivors of abuse characterized by not very close victim perpetrator relationships (NVC traumas) (M. M. Foynes, J. J. Freyd, & A. P.(More)
Although women of color have been hypothesized to experience double jeopardy in the form of chronic exposure to both race-based (RBD) and gender-based discrimination (GBD; Beal, 1970), few empirical investigations that examine both RBD and GBD in multiple comparison groups have been conducted. In addition to being one of the only simultaneous examinations(More)
Objective: Although disclosure of mistreatment can be beneficial, the effects of disclosure are largely contingent on the quality of responses received. An experimental design was used to evaluate a set of skills-training materials (STMs; Foynes & Freyd, 2010) designed to improve supportive responding to the disclosure of mistreatment experiences. Method:(More)
OBJECTIVE The current study tested several hypotheses about disclosure of childhood sexual, physical, and emotional abuse derived from Betrayal Trauma Theory [Freyd, J. J. (1996). Betrayal trauma: The logic of forgetting childhood abuse. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press]. We predicted that the duration of time from abuse to its disclosure would vary(More)
BACKGROUND Only a few studies have examined race-based discrimination (RBD) and sex-based discrimination (SBD) in military samples and all are cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES The current study examined associations between both RBD and SBD experienced during Marine recruit training and several health and functioning outcomes 11 years later in a(More)