Teresa Nguyen

Assistant Professor

Teresa Nguyen
Teresa Nguyen
she/her/hers

Office

Via Zoom

Office Hours

Monday:
13:30-14:30 Dr. Nguyen's Zoom
Wednesday:
16:00-17:00 Dr. Nguyen's Zoom
Areas of Interest
Clinical Psychology
Education

Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Clinical Psychology)

M.A., University of California, Los Angeles (Clinical Psychology)

B.A., Stanford University (Psychology)

Biography

Dr. Nguyen earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on understanding the contextual factors that might explain why some intimate relationships are at higher risk for becoming distressed or disrupted compared to other relationships. To reach this aim, her projects have explored how marital quality is influenced by experiences of discrimination, socioeconomic status, financial stress, neighborhood poverty, and couples’ social networks. She has published in journals such as the Journal of Family Psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Research, and the Journal of Social and Personality Psychology.

View her website for more information about her research lab and PDFs of her publications

Selected Publications & Presentations

Nguyen, T. P., Karney, B. R., Kennedy, D. P., & Bradbury, T. N. (2020). Couples’ diminished social and financial capital exacerbate the association between maladaptive attributions and relationship satisfaction. Cognitive Therapy and Research. Advance online publication.

Nguyen, T. P., Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (2020). When poor communication does and does not matter: The moderating role of stress. Journal of Family Psychology, 34, 676-686.

Ross, J. M., Karney, B. R., Nguyen, T. P., Bradbury, T. N. (2019). Communication that is maladaptive for middle-class couples is adaptive for socioeconomically disadvantaged couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 116, 582-597.

Ross, J., & Nguyen, T. P., Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (2019). Intimacy. In Ponzetti, J., Blankemeyer, M., Horan, S., Lyons, H., Shigeto, A. (Eds.) Macmillan Encyclopedia of Families, Marriages, and Intimate Relationships. New York, NY: Springer.

Benson, L., & Nguyen, T. P. (2019). Integrative behavioral couple therapy. In Lebow, J., Chambers, A., Breunlin, D. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of couple and family therapy. New York, NY: Springer.

Nguyen, T. P., Williamson, H. C., Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (2017). Communication moderates effects of residential mobility on relationship satisfaction among ethnically diverse couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 753-764.

Nguyen, T. P., Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (2017). Childhood abuse and later marital outcomes: Do partner characteristics moderate the association? Journal of Family Psychology, 31, 82-92.

Nguyen, T. P., Williamson, H. C., & Bradbury, T. N. (2017). Redefining communication in couple relationships. In Fitzgerald, J. (Ed.) Foundations for couples’ therapy: Research for the real world (pp. 61-70). New York, NY: Routledge.

Williamson, H. C., Nguyen, T. P., Karney, B. R., & Bradbury, T. N. (2015). Are problems that contribute to divorce present at the start of marriage, or do they emerge over time? Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 1-15.