Renae Mitchell

M.A. (2014) Towson University
B.A. (2010) Johns Hopkins University
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Research Lab: Muehlenhard Lab
Advisor: Dr. Charlene Muehlenhard
Research Interests:  Human sexuality, sexual violence prevention, sexual disorders, risk and protective factors, sexual minority identity and experience, mixed method design.


Publications & Book Chapters: 

Mitchell, R. C., & Galupo, M. P. (In Press). Interest in child molestation among a community sample of men sexually attracted to children. Journal of Sexual Aggression. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13552600.2015.1056263

Mitchell, R. C. & Galupo, M. P. (In Press). Cross-category friendships within the LGBTQ community. In A. E. Goldberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies.

Galupo, M. P., Mitchell, R. C., & Davis, K. S. (In Press). Sexual minority self-identification: multiple identities and complexity. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity.

Mitchell, R. C., Davis, K. S., & Galupo, M. P. (2015). Comparing perceived experiences of sexual prejudice among plurisexual individuals. Psychology & Sexuality, 6(3), 245-257. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2014.940372

Mitchell, R. C., Grynkiewicz, A. L., Panzarello, A. L., & Galupo, M. P. (2015). Sexual minority and heterosexual former foster youths: A comparison of abuse experiences and trauma-related beliefs. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Social Services, 27(1), 1-16. doi: 10.1080/10538720.2015.988316

Galupo, M. P., Mitchell, R. C., Grynkiewicz, A. L., & Davis, K. S. (2014). Sexual minority reflections on the Kinsey Scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid: Conceptualization and measurement. Journal of Bisexuality, 14(3-4), 404-432. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2014.929553

Galupo, M. P., Davis, K. S., Grynkewicz, A. L., & Mitchell, R. C. (2014). Conceptualization of sexual orientation identity among sexual minorities: Patterns across sexual and gender identity. Journal of Bisexuality, 14(3-4), 433-456. doi: 10.1080/15299716.2014.933466

Selected Presentations: 

Mitchell, R. C. & Galupo, M. P. (Nov. 2014). Interest in child molestation and potential harm to the child: Understanding the decision not to act among men sexually attracted to children. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality – The Sexual Frontier: Expanding our Community Research in Research, Education, and Practice. Omaha, NE.

Galupo, M. P. & Mitchell, R. C. (Nov. 2014). Assessing Sexual Orientation among Sexual Minorities:  Distinctive Considerations for Individuals with Plurisexual and Transgender Identities. Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality – The Sexual Frontier: Expanding our Community Research in Research, Education, and Practice. Omaha, NE.

Mitchell, R. C., Grynkewicz, A. L., Davis, K. S., & Galupo, M. P. (March 2014). Sexual minority individuals’ reflections on the Kinsey Scale and the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid: Conceptualization and measurement. 2014 National Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Columbus, OH.

Davis, K. S., Grynkiewicz, A. L., Mitchell, R. C., & Galupo, M. P. (March 2014). Sexual minority individuals’ reflections on sexual orientation scales: Identity formation and recognition across identity. 2014 National Association for Women in Psychology Conference. Columbus, OH.

Mitchell, R. C., Halstad, M. P., Delise, J. & Galupo, M. P. (May 2013). Transgender friendships and rumination: An examination of gender identity congruence. Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention. Washington, D. C.

Grynkewicz, A. L., Mitchell, R. C., Panzarello, A., & Galupo, M. P. (May 2013). Abuse experiences and trauma related beliefs differ across sexual orientation and sex among former foster youth. Association for Psychological Science 25th Annual Convention. Washington, D. C.


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