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Heather Leigh Littleton

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs
DepartmentAA-Lyda Hill Institute for Hum
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    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs
    DepartmentLAS-Psychology


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    1. Littleton H, Wright L, Dodd JC, Higgins M. Gynecological Health Complaints Among College Women With Sexual Victimization Histories: Examination of Depression and Anxiety as Potential Mediators. Womens Health Issues. 2023 Jan-Feb; 33(1):105-112. PMID: 35787340.
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    2. Sall K, Littleton H. Institutional Betrayal: A Mixed Methods Study of College Women's Experiences With On-Campus Help-Seeking Following Rape. J Trauma Dissociation. 2022 Oct-Dec; 23(5):584-601. PMID: 35593140.
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    3. Littleton H, Edwards KM, Sall KE, Lim S, Mauer V. COVID-Specific Coercive Control among Emerging Adults Attending College: A Brief Note. J Fam Violence. 2022 May 10; 1-7. PMID: 35572417.
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    4. Mauer VA, Littleton H, Lim S, Sall KE, Siller L, Edwards KM. Fear of COVID-19, anxiety, and social support among college students. J Am Coll Health. 2022 Mar 24; 1-8. PMID: 35325590.
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    5. Littleton H, Haney L, Schoemann A, Allen A, Benight C. Received support in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence: reciprocal relations among perceived support, community solidarity, and PTSD. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2022 05; 35(3):270-283. PMID: 34314275.
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    6. Edwards KM, Scheer JR, Littleton H, Mullet N. Preventing adverse childhood experiences among sexual and gender minority youth: A call to action. J Gay Lesbian Ment Health. 2021; 25(4):355-357. PMID: 35173826.
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    7. Wang K, Yu XY, Yu CR, Liu YF, Chu MY, Zhang RT, Liang R, Chen J, Littleton HL, Shum DHK, Chan RCK. Validation of the Chinese Version of the Body Image Concern Inventory. Eval Health Prof. 2022 06; 45(2):204-214. PMID: 33322941.
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    8. Lea CS, Littleton H, Allen AB, Beasley CM. Resilience, Self-compassion, and Mental Health Outcomes: Rebuilding Eastern North Carolina After Natural Disasters. N C Med J. 2020 Sep-Oct; 81(5):315-319. PMID: 32900893.
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    9. Yu CR, Yu XY, Fan ZT, Wang K, Littleton HL. Development and Validation of a BMI-Based Figure Rating Scale for Chinese Adolescents. Eval Health Prof. 2022 06; 45(2):215-219. PMID: 32410466.
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    10. Rudolph K, Littleton H, Schoemann A. Patterns of Sexual Risk Behaviors among College Women: A Latent Profile Analysis. J Sex Marital Ther. 2020; 46(5):403-418. PMID: 32290792.
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    11. Littleton H, Grills A. Changes in Coping and Negative Cognitions as Mechanisms of Change in Online Treatment for Rape-Related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2019 12; 32(6):927-935. PMID: 31742796.
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    12. Layh M, Rudolph K, Littleton H. Sexual Risk Behavior and Sexual Satisfaction among Rape Victims: Examination of Sexual Motives as a Mediator. J Trauma Dissociation. 2020 Jan-Feb; 21(1):73-86. PMID: 31610751.
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    13. Ford J, Littleton H, Lutes L, Wuensch K, Benton C, Cahill J, Hudson C, Nekkanti R, Gehi A, Sears S. Evaluation of an Internet-based intervention for ICD patients with elevated symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2019 05; 42(5):521-529. PMID: 30847952.
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    14. Littleton H, Layh M, Rudolph K. Unacknowledged Rape in the Community: Rape Characteristics and Adjustment. Violence Vict. 2018 02 01; 33(1):142-156. PMID: 29436363.
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    15. Dodd J, Littleton H. Sexual Assault and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Lower-Income Rural Women: The Mediating Role of Self-Worth. Violence Vict. 2017 Feb 01; 32(1):110-125. PMID: 28234201.
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    16. Littleton H, Grills AE, Kline KD, Schoemann AM, Dodd JC. The From Survivor to Thriver program: RCT of an online therapist-facilitated program for rape-related PTSD. J Anxiety Disord. 2016 10; 43:41-51. PMID: 27513363.
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    17. Edwards KM, Littleton HL, Sylaska KM, Crossman AL, Craig M. College Campus Community Readiness to Address Intimate Partner Violence Among LGBTQ+ Young Adults: A Conceptual and Empirical Examination. Am J Community Psychol. 2016 09; 58(1-2):16-26. PMID: 27439891.
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    18. Littleton HL, Dodd JC. Violent Attacks and Damaged Victims: An Exploration of the Rape Scripts of European American and African American U.S. College Women. Violence Against Women. 2016 Dec; 22(14):1725-1747. PMID: 26920943.
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    19. Buck K, Littleton H. Impact of educational messages on patient acceptance of male medical students in OB-GYN encounters. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2016 09; 37(3):84-90. PMID: 27094338.
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    20. Littleton H. Sexual Victimization and Somatic Complaints in Pregnancy: Examination of Depression as a Mediator. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Nov-Dec; 25(6):696-702. PMID: 26253824.
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    21. Drum KB, Littleton HL. Therapeutic boundaries in telepsychology: Unique issues and best practice recommendations. Prof Psychol Res Pr. 2014 Oct; 45(5):309-315. PMID: 25414540.
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    22. Littleton H. Interpersonal violence on college campuses: understanding risk factors and working to find solutions. Trauma Violence Abuse. 2014 Oct; 15(4):297-303. PMID: 24481751.
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    23. Littleton HL, Grills AE, Drum KB. Predicting risky sexual behavior in emerging adulthood: examination of a moderated mediation model among child sexual abuse and adult sexual assault victims. Violence Vict. 2014; 29(6):981-98. PMID: 25905140.
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    24. Amacker AM, Littleton HL. Perceptions of similarity and responsibility attributions to an acquaintance sexual assault victim. Violence Against Women. 2013 Nov; 19(11):1384-407. PMID: 24334861.
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    25. Buck KS, Littleton HL. Stereotyped beliefs about male and female OB-GYNS: relationship to provider choice and patient satisfaction. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2014 Mar; 35(1):1-7. PMID: 24320840.
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    26. Littleton H, Ullman SE. PTSD symptomatology and hazardous drinking as risk factors for sexual assault revictimization: examination in European American and African American women. J Trauma Stress. 2013 Jun; 26(3):345-53. PMID: 23696299.
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    27. Littleton HL, Grills-Taquechel AE, Buck KS, Rosman L, Dodd JC. Health Risk Behavior and Sexual Assault Among Ethnically Diverse Women. Psychol Women Q. 2013 Mar; 37(1):7-21. PMID: 24223467.
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    28. Littleton HL, Grills-Taquechel AE, Axsom D, Bye K, Buck KS. Prior Sexual Trauma and Adjustment Following the Virginia Tech Campus Shootings: Examination of the Mediating Role of Schemas. Psychol Trauma. 2012 Nov; 4(6):579-586. PMID: 23795237.
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    29. Tomasula JL, Anderson LM, Littleton HL, Riley-Tillman TC. The association between sexual assault and suicidal activity in a national sample. Sch Psychol Q. 2012 Jun; 27(2):109-119. PMID: 22774785.
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    30. Littleton H, Buck K, Rosman L, Grills-Taquechel A. From Survivor to Thriver: A Pilot Study of an Online Program for Rape Victims. Cogn Behav Pract. 2012 May 01; 19(2):315-327. PMID: 24009410.
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    31. Littleton HL, Grills-Taquechel A. Evaluation of an information processing model following sexual assault. Psychol Trauma. 2011 Dec 01; 3(4):421-429. PMID: 22288003.
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    32. Luca M, Giannini M, Gori A, Littleton H. Measuring dysmorphic concern in Italy: psychometric properties of the Italian Body Image Concern Inventory (I-BICI). Body Image. 2011 Jun; 8(3):301-5. PMID: 21664200.
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    33. Littleton H, Axsom D, Grills-Taquechel AE. Longitudinal evaluation of the relationship between maladaptive trauma coping and distress: examination following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2011 May; 24(3):273-90. PMID: 20658373.
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    34. Littleton H, Kumpula M, Orcutt H. Posttraumatic symptoms following a campus shooting: the role of psychosocial resource loss. Violence Vict. 2011; 26(4):461-76. PMID: 21882669.
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    35. Grills-Taquechel AE, Littleton HL, Axsom D. Social support, world assumptions, and exposure as predictors of anxiety and quality of life following a mass trauma. J Anxiety Disord. 2011 May; 25(4):498-506. PMID: 21236630.
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    36. Littleton HL, Bye K, Buck K, Amacker A. Psychosocial stress during pregnancy and perinatal outcomes: a meta-analytic review. J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2010 Dec; 31(4):219-28. PMID: 21039328.
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    37. Littleton HL. The impact of social support and negative disclosure reactions on sexual assault victims: a cross-sectional and longitudinal investigation. J Trauma Dissociation. 2010; 11(2):210-27. PMID: 20373207.
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    38. Littleton H, Henderson CE. If she is not a victim, does that mean she was not traumatized? Evaluation of predictors of PTSD symptomatology among college rape victims. Violence Against Women. 2009 Feb; 15(2):148-67. PMID: 19126833.
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    39. Littleton H, Grills-Taquechel A, Axsom D. Resource loss as a predictor of posttrauma symptoms among college women following the mass shooting at Virginia Tech. Violence Vict. 2009; 24(5):669-86. PMID: 19852406.
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    40. Littleton H, Grills-Taquechel A, Axsom D. Impaired and incapacitated rape victims: assault characteristics and post-assault experiences. Violence Vict. 2009; 24(4):439-57. PMID: 19694350.
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    41. Littleton H, Breitkopf CR. The Body Image Concern Inventory: validation in a multiethnic sample and initial development of a Spanish language version. Body Image. 2008 Dec; 5(4):381-8. PMID: 18753021.
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    42. Littleton H, Radecki Breitkopf C, Berenson A. Beyond the campus: unacknowledged rape among low-income women. Violence Against Women. 2008 Mar; 14(3):269-86. PMID: 18292370.
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    43. Littleton H, Horsley S, John S, Nelson DV. Trauma coping strategies and psychological distress: A meta-analysis. J Trauma Stress. 2007 Dec; 20(6):977-88. PMID: 18157893.
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    44. Littleton H. An evaluation of the coping patterns of rape victims: integration with a schema-based information-processing model. Violence Against Women. 2007 Aug; 13(8):789-801. PMID: 17699111.
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    45. Littleton H, Breitkopf CR, Berenson A. Sexual and physical abuse history and adult sexual risk behaviors: relationships among women and potential mediators. Child Abuse Negl. 2007 Jul; 31(7):757-68. PMID: 17631958.
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    46. Littleton HL, Berenson AB, Breitkopf CR. An evaluation of health care providers' sexual violence screening practices. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jun; 196(6):564.e1-5; discussion 564.e5-7. PMID: 17547896.
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    47. Littleton HL, Breitkopf CR, Berenson AB. Correlates of anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and association with perinatal outcomes: a meta-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 May; 196(5):424-32. PMID: 17466693.
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    48. Littleton HL, Axsom D, Breitkopf CR, Berenson A. Rape acknowledgment and postassault experiences: how acknowledgment status relates to disclosure, coping, worldview, and reactions received from others. Violence Vict. 2006 Dec; 21(6):761-78. PMID: 17220018.
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    49. Littleton H, Radecki Breitkopf C, Berenson A. Body image and risky sexual behaviors: an investigation in a tri-ethnic sample. Body Image. 2005 Jun; 2(2):193-8. PMID: 18089187.
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    50. Littleton HL, Axsom D, Pury CL. Development of the body image concern inventory. Behav Res Ther. 2005 Feb; 43(2):229-41. PMID: 15629752.
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    51. Littleton HL, Ollendick T. Negative body image and disordered eating behavior in children and adolescents: what places youth at risk and how can these problems be prevented? Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev. 2003 Mar; 6(1):51-66. PMID: 12659451.
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