Dr. Marissa Mosley

Marissa Mosley

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2138
Office: UNH CHHS Human Development and Family Studies, Pettee Hall, Durham, NH 03824

As an Assistant Professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy program, my experience looks to continue bridging the gap between research and clinical application. My research focuses on technology use in relationships, informed by attachment theory and systems theory. I have researched cyber dating abuse, phone snubbing (phubbing), catfishing, and efficacy of couples therapy. Using primarily quantitative analysis, I utilize dyadic data analysis to more effectively implement results in the field of marriage and family therapy. My recent work explores the role of phubbing in couples satisfaction for both partners and exploring friendship building and maintenance through video games.

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 991: Prof Issues for Family Spclsts

Selected Publications

  • Strickland, M. L., & Mosley, M. A. (2023). A Deeper Understanding of the Relationship between Family of Origin and Young Adult Cyber Dating Abuse: A Mediation Model. Journal of Family Issues, 44(12), 3293-3316. doi:10.1177/0192513x221134657

  • Mosley, M. A., & Parker, M. L. (2023). The phubbing problem: A dyadic exploration of the moderating role of partner phubbing on attachment and couple satisfaction. Computers in Human Behavior, 149, 107953. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2023.107953

  • Morris, K. L., & Mosley, M. A. (2023). The Five Facets of Mindfulness & Texting: A Moderation Analysis. International Journal of Systemic Therapy, 34(3), 185-200. doi:10.1080/2692398x.2023.2174774

  • Mosley, M. A., Su, T., & Parker, M. L. (2022). Attached to Technology: Exploring Young Adults’ Attachments to Parents, Partners, and Phones. The Family Journal, 30(3), 450-458. doi:10.1177/10664807211063193

  • Mosley, M. A., Parker, M. L., & Call, T. (2022). MFT supervision in the era of telehealth: Attachment, tasks, and ethical considerations. Journal of Family Therapy, 44(2), 224-238. doi:10.1111/1467-6427.12352

  • Parker, M. L., & Mosley, M. A. (2021). Therapy outcomes for neurodiverse couples: Exploring a solution-focused approach.. J Marital Fam Ther, 47(4), 962-981. doi:10.1111/jmft.12526

  • Mosley, M. A., Lancaster, M., Parker, M. L., & Campbell, K. (2020). Adult attachment and online dating deception: a theory modernized. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 35(2), 227-243. doi:10.1080/14681994.2020.1714577

  • Mosley, M. A., & Lancaster, M. (2019). Affection and Abuse: Technology Use in Adolescent Romantic Relationships. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 47(1), 52-66. doi:10.1080/01926187.2019.1586592