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Terri Fisher

Terri Fisher attended Wake Forest University as an Undergraduate and earned her Ph.D. in experimental/developmental psychology from the University of Georgia, after which she joined the faculty at the Mansfield campus of The Ohio State University. Dr. Fisher has conducted research on various aspects of sexual behavior and gender issues and has been the recipient of several research awards for this work. She is currently concentrating her research on gender and personality differences in various aspects of sexual behavior. She is particularly focused on the impact of the research context when examining gender differences in sexuality. Fisher is a Past-President of the Midcontinent Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), a SSSS Fellow, and a Consulting Editor for The Journal of Sex Research. She currently serves as the Assistant Dean of OSU-Mansfield. For more information, please see

Selected Articles

Fisher, T. D. (2013). Gender roles and pressure to be truthful: The bogus pipeline modifies gender differences in sexual but not nonsexual behavior. Sex Roles, 68, 401-414.

Fisher, T. D., Moore, Z. T., & Pittenger, M. (2012). Sex on the brain?: An examination of frequency of sexual cognitions as a function of gender, erotophilia, and social desirability. Journal of Sex Research, 29, 69-77.

Fisher, T. D. (2009). The impact of socially conveyed norms on the reporting of sexual behavior and attitudes by men and women. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 567-572.

Jonason, P. K., & Fisher, T. D. (2009). The power of prestige: Why young men report having more sex partners than young women. Sex Roles, 60, 151–159.

Fisher, T. D., & McNulty, J. K. (2008). Neuroticism and marital satisfaction: The mediating role played by the sexual relationship. Journal of Family Psychology, 22, 112-122.

McNulty, J. K., & Fisher, T. D. (2008). Gender differences in response to sexual expectancies and changes in sexual frequency: A short-term longitudinal study of sexual satisfaction in newly married couples. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 37, 229-240.

Fisher, T. D. (2007). Sex of experimenter and social norm effects on reports of sexual behavior in young men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 36, 89-100.

Alexander, M. G., & Fisher, T. D. (2003). Truth and consequences: Using the bogus pipeline to examine sex differences in self-reported sexuality. The Journal of Sex Research, 40, 27-35.

Fisher, T. D., & Walters, A. S. (2003). Variables in addition to gender that help to explain differences in perceived sexual interest. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 4, 154-162.

Edited Books

Fisher, T. D., & McNulty, J. (Eds.). (2010). Current directions in sexuality and intimate relationships. New York: Pearson.

Moore, N. B., Davidson, J. K., Sr., & Fisher, T. D. (Eds.). (2010). Speaking of sexuality: Interdisciplinary readings (3rd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Fisher, T. D., Davis, C. M., Yarber, W. L., & Davis, S. L. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of sexuality-related measures (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.


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