Julie Prosser, M.A., Ph.D.

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Visiting Assistant Professor, Psychology


Dr. Julie Prosser is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Psychology department at Saint Martin's University. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Social and Health Psychology from Colorado State University in 2021. She received her M.A. in General Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2015, her B.A. in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2013, and her A.A. in Business Management from North Central State College in 2010.  

Her research focus is on adult romantic relationships, and in particular, how couples navigate conflict through communication, and the impact that communication has on well-being, and physical and mental health. 

Select Publications: 

  • Harman, J. J., & Prosser, J. L. (in press). Parental alienation. Routledge Encyclopedia of Psychology in the Real World.
  • Montoya, R. M., Kershaw, C., & Prosser, J. L. (2018). A meta-analytic investigation of the relation between interpersonal attraction and enacted behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 144, 673-709. doi: 10.1037/bul0000148
  • Prosser, J. L., & Rosén, L. A. (2018). Marital Attitude Scale/The Marital Scales. In J. Lebow, A. Chambers, & D. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15877-8_398-1
  • Saunders, H., Biringen, Z., Benton, J., Closson, L., Herndon, E., & Prosser, J. L. (2017). Emotional availability and Emotional Availability Zones (EA-Z): From assessment to intervention and universal prevention. Perspectives in Infant Mental Health. Advance online publication.

Areas of interest

In her free time, Dr. Prosser enjoys hiking, camping, and backpacking with her fiance and pup. She also will never turn down the opportunity to drink a coffee or read a good book.