I am broadly interested in researching various forms of childhood trauma/victimization and factors such as parental or peer support that may contribute to resiliency. Correspondingly, I am particularly interested in traumas or victimizations that occur within the context of the family (e.g., child abuse and neglect) or the context of peer relations (e.g., peer victimization). I am also interested in attributions for traumatic events and how attributions may impact the development of poor psychological adjustment, risk for revictimization, and interpersonal relationships.
Gusler, S. & Kiang, L. (2015, March). Childhood peer victimization and adult adjustment:Exploring racial differences in attributions. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
Gusler, S. & Kiang, L. (2014, July). Childhood peer victimization experience: Exploring prevalence, moderators, and links with later adjustment. Poster presented at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference, Portsmouth, NH.
Gusler, S. (2014, May). Childhood peer victimization experiences and adult psychological distress: The role of racial/ethnic attributions. Talk given at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.
Gusler, S. K., Elliott, A. N., Aspelmeier, J., E., Pierce, T. W., & Clark, S. (2013, March). Childhood poly-victimization and perceived family environment. Poster presented at the 84th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City, NY.
Latimer, E., Borling, K., Gusler, S. K., Washington, K., Elliott, A. N., Aspelmeier, J., Pierce, T. W. (2013, March).Childhood poly-victimization and trauma-related symptoms. Poster presented at the 84th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City, NY.
Gusler, S. K., Washington, K., Latimer, E., & Elliott, A. N. (2012, April). Poly-victimization and psychological distress in college women. Paper presented as part of a larger study at Radford University’s Gender Conference, Radford, VA.