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Frank Floyd, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Bowling Green State University (1982)

Office Location: Sakamaki Hall C-402
Phone Number: 808-956-6274
Fax Number: 808-956-4700


I previously have held faculty positions at Georgia State University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Michigan State University, and Illinois Institute of Technology.


I teach graduate courses in Clinical Psychology, including Introduction to Clinical Psychology, and Child Psychopathology.


I advise graduate and undergraduate students completing research in developmental disabilities, and in family relationships.


The majority of my research has focused on three longitudinal investigations of adaptation in families of children with intellectual and other disabilities. The goal of this work is to understand how family interactions and family relationships (marital, parent-child, sibling) are influenced by raising a child who has disabilities, and how family adaptation, in turn, influences the psychosocial development of the child and the health and well-being of all family members. I have also conducted research on parental bereavement and on sexual orientation identity development and family relationships among gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth.


Title: 3 (2011)
Publication Information: Cranford, J. A., Floyd, F. J., Schulenberg, J. E., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Zucker, R. A. (2011). Husbands’ and wives’ alcohol use disorders and marital interactions as longitudinal predictors of marital adjustment. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 210-222.

Title: 1 (2013)
Publication Information: Floyd, F. J., Seltzer, M. M., Greenberg, J. S., & Song, J. (2013). Parental bereavement during mid-to-later life: Pre-to-post-bereavement functioning and intrapersonal resources for coping. Psychology and Aging.

Title: 2 (2012)
Publication Information: Hartley, S. L., Barker, E. T., Floyd, F. J., Greenberg, J. S., & Seltzer, M. M. (2012). Marital satisfaction and parenting experiences of mothers and fathers of adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorders. American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.


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