Rachel Garthe



  • 30200 Social Intervention: Research and Evaluation
  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Lifespan Development

  • Adolescent Psychology

  • Service Learning in Developmental Psychology

 Job Experience

  • Postdoctoral research scientist at the Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention (at SSA)
  • Data Analyst, Positive Psychology Research Group, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Adjunct faculty, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Researcher at Clark Hill Institute for Positive Youth Development, Virginia Commonwealth University

Fields of Special Interest

  • Youth violence prevention

  • Dating aggression

  • Longitudinal methodology

  • Parental, peer and romantic relationships

  • Adolescent development

Publications or Presentations

  • Garthe, R.C., Sullivan, T., & Kliewer, W. (in press). Longitudinal relations between parent-adolescent communication, parental acceptance and externalizing behaviors among urban adolescents. Youth & Society.
  • Garthe, R. C., Sullivan, T., & Kliewer, W. (2014). Longitudinal relationships between adolescent and parental behaviors, parental knowledge, and internalizing behaviors among urban adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44, 17-33.
  • Garthe, R. C., Sullivan, T., & Larsen, R. (2015). Bidirectional associations between perceived parental support for violent and nonviolent responses and early adolescent aggressive and effective nonviolent behaviors. Journal of Adolescence, 45, 183-195.
  • Garthe, R. C., Sullivan, T., & McDaniel, M. (2016). A Meta-Analytic Review of Peer Risk Factors and Adolescent Dating Violence. Psychology of Violence, advance online publication.
  • Goncy, E. A., Sullivan, T. N., Farrell, A. D., Mehari, K. R., & Garthe, R. C. (2016). Prevalence, patterns, and mental health correlates of dating aggression for urban middle school youth. Psychology of Violence, advance online publication.
  • Griffin, B. J., Garthe, R. C., Worthington, E., Jr., Sullivan, T. N., Larsen, R., & Lavelock, C. (2015). How Positive processes function in negative relationships: Dispositional gratitude moderates the association between affective need and frequency of dating violence victimization. The Journal of Positive Psychology, advance online publication.
  • Sullivan, T. N., Garthe, R. C., Goncy, E. A., Carlson, M. M., & Behrhorst, K. L. (in press). Longitudinal relations between beliefs supporting aggression, anger regulation, and dating aggression among early adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence.