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Barrett Scroggs

Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State Mont Alto

Penn State Mont Alto
717-749-6012
bws74@psu.edu
Pronouns: he/him/his

Introduction

"I am passionate about highlighting the experiences of minority populations as I seek to answer questions about their substance use."

Barrett Scroggs’ program of research explores substance use in sexual and gender minority (SGM) emerging adults. Grounded in an ecological and developmental framework, he studies how SGM emerging adults feel a sense of identification with their community, how contextual factors shape their self-esteem, and how these factors are associated with variance in their substance use. He is an Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State Mont Alto and serves as a member of the Penn State Presidential Commission on LGBTQ Equity. He oversees the Scroggs Growth and Mental Health Lab.

Degrees

Ph.D., Life-Span Human Development, Kansas State University, 2018 M.A., Drama Therapy, Kansas State University, 2015 B.S.Ed., Theatre Education, Columbus State University, 2010

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 129: Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
  • HDFS 239: Adolescent Development
  • HDFS 254N: Reading Our Lives: Understanding Diversity and Human Development Through Memoirs
  • HDFS 433: Developmental Transition to Adulthood
  • HDFS 497: Identity Development
  • PSYCH 412: Adolescence

Recent Publications

Understanding sexual and gender minority substance use through latent profiles of ecological systems

Scroggs, B., & Love, H.A. (2021). Understanding sexual and gender minority substance use through latent profiles of ecological systems. Substance Abuse. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2021.1986769

Adolescent sexual guilt and the development of self-esteem during the transition to adulthood: The moderating effect of race

Scroggs, B., Madrigal, R., & Faflick, N. (2019). Adolescent sexual guilt and the development of self-esteem during the transition to adulthood: The moderating effect of race. Sexuality and Culture, 23(2), 641-656. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12119-018-09582-3

The effect of parental warmth during adolescence on later income and subjective well-being: Comparing sexual minority and heterosexual young adults

Lawson, D. R., Scroggs, B., Vennum, A. (In press). The Effect of Parental Warmth during Adolescence on Later Income and Subjective Well-being: Comparing Sexual Minority and Heterosexual Young Adults. Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, 30(2). https://doi.org/10.1891/1052-3073.30.2.202

Lesbian, gay, and bisexual religiosity across the lifespan: Associations with group identification and identity salience

Scroggs, B., & Faflick, N. (2019). Lesbian, gay, and bisexual religiosity across the lifespan: Associations with group identification and identity salience. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, 30(4), 321-335. https://doi.org/10.1080/10538720.2018.1517398 

Identity development and reconciliation of religious identities in gender and sexual minority emerging adults

Scroggs, B., Miller, J., & Stanfield, H. (2018). Identity development and reconciliation of religious identities in gender and sexual minority emerging adults. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 57(3). 604-615.

The impact of participation in creative drama on empathy levels during Emerging Adulthood

Scroggs, B., Bailey, S., & Fees, B. (2016). The impact of participation in creative drama on empathy levels during Emerging Adulthood. Drama Therapy Review, 2(2). 211-221.

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