Amanda Venta
University of Houston
Test validityPsychiatryAttachment theoryConvergent validityPsychopathologyMental healthDevelopmental psychologyPsychologyCognitionPsychometricsPersonality Assessment InventoryMentalizationInjury preventionConcurrent validitySuicidal ideationDepression (differential diagnoses)Experiential avoidanceContext (language use)Borderline personality disorderObject AttachmentPopulationPoison controlSuicide preventionImmigrationClinical psychologyMedicineSocial cognitionInterpersonal relationshipModeration
86Publications
19H-index
1,259Citations
Publications 85
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#1Amanda VentaH-Index: 19
#2Kaisa MarshallH-Index: 2
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Abstract null null This study examined young adults’ attachment with their mothers and fathers after experiencing separation from these caregivers (i.e., mothers, fathers, or both) in childhood due to one or more caregivers migrating out of the family's home country. From 774 respondents, 110 reported parental migration. Participants (M = 20.98; SD = 3.12; 68.1% female) were recruited from Latin American universities. Regarding maternal attachment, young adults who experienced separation from th...
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#1Kaisa Marshall (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 2
#2Amanda Venta (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 19
Abstract In recent years, there has been a large increase in the number of youth and families emigrating from Central America to the United States to escape extreme violence and crime victimization. As a result, the rate of trauma-exposure and trauma-related distress among this population is alarmingly high and necessitates representation of this population in psychological research, particularly related to trauma symptom measurement. The broad aim of the current study was to examine the psychom...
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#1Alfonso Mercado (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)H-Index: 6
#2Amanda Venta (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 19
Last. Norma Pimentel (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)H-Index: 1
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This study examined Ruiz et al.’s sociocultural model of Hispanic health resilience by assessing trauma exposure and symptoms and Hispanic cultural values in relation to the physical health of 97 C...
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#1Jesse Walker (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)
#2Amanda Venta (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 19
Last. Betsy Galicia (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 1
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: Migrant youth are at increased risk for mental health problems. Given increases in families migrating to the U.S. and family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border, understanding migrant youth home environments and impacts of family disruption are growing concerns. This study assessed caregiver arrangements and reports of youth emotional and behavioral symptoms from recently immigrated adolescents (N = 111) and respective caregivers (n = 64). 47.7% of youth indicated living with their mother, f...
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#1Amanda VentaH-Index: 19
#2Tessa LongH-Index: 2
Last. Kalin Z. SalinasH-Index: 1
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#1Amanda Venta (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 19
#2Johanna Bick (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 17
Last. Jeremy Bechelli (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 10
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The COVID-19 pandemic exposed mothers to stress and social isolation during the pre- and post-natal periods. The deleterious effects of stress on both pregnant women and their infants are well documented, with research suggesting that effects are exacerbated by reduced social support. In this brief report, we summarize evidence linking stress and social isolation to negative outcomes for mothers and infants and present a conceptual model featuring inflammation as a driving mechanism. There is st...
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#1Jennifer Harmon (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)
#2Jennifer K. Boland (SHSU: Sam Houston State University)H-Index: 2
Last. Amanda Venta (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 19
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Many individuals use social media on a daily basis worldwide. Social media use has both positive and negative effects on mental health, which may be based on an individuals’ reasons for utilizing social media sites. The Motivations for Electronic Interaction Scale (MEIS; Nesi & Prinstein, 2015) was developed to assess attitudes and behaviors regarding the use of social media sites, allowing researchers to examine how motivation for social media site use relates to other important variables. Beca...
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