Dr. Amy Moors

Dr. Amy Moors

Assistant Professor
Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; Psychology
Fowler School of Engineering; Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Office Location: 106
Office Hours: Spring 2020: M 11:00 – 12:45 pm
Secondary Office Location: Crean Hall
William Paterson University of New Jersey, Bachelor of Arts
Villanova University, Master of Science
University of Michigan, Ph.D.


Dr. Amy Moors joined Chapman University in 2018 as an Assistant Professor of Psychology. Her research addresses the impact of inequity on people’s belonging and well-being in intimate and professional contexts. Dr. Moors focuses on the relationships people have with others (romantic partners, family, colleagues) and with broader institutions (workplaces, marriage). Much of her research focuses on issues related to gender, sexuality, diversity, and well-being.  

In one line of research, Dr. Moors examines diverse expressions of sexuality, including how stigma affects well-being among sexual minorities and people engaged in consensually non-monogamous relationships. In another line of research, she focuses on strategies to promote inclusion in higher education, including evidence-based interventions and policy development. Across both areas, her goal is to address pressing social problems and narrow inequities through interdisciplinary research. Recently, Dr. Moors was recognized by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality as a “Rising Scholar.” Her research has also been featured in TIME, Scientific American, and The Atlantic

In addition to serving on the faculty at Chapman University, Dr. Moors is a Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University and the co-chair of the American Psychological Association’s Division 44 Consensual Non-Monogamy Task Force. Prior to joining Chapman University, she was the Director of the Social Science Research and Evaluation Program in the College of Engineering at Purdue University. She also completed postdoctoral training at the National Center for Institutional Diversity, the University of Michigan's ADVANCE Program, and the University of Michigan’s Energy Institute. 


PSY 344: Psychology of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications

Moors. A. C. (2023). Five misconceptions about consensual non-monogamy. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 32(5), 355-361.
Rodrigues, D.L., Brooks, T.R., Balzarini, R.N., Moors, A. C., & Lopes, D. (2023). Examining the role of mononormative beliefs, stigma, and internalized consensual non-monogamy negativity for dehumanization. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Advanced online publication.
Liu, S. R., Bailey, N. A., Romero-Gonzalez, Moors, A. C., Campus, B., Davis, E. P., Glynn, L. M. (in press). The QUIC-SP: A Spanish language tool assessing unpredictability in early life is linked to physical and mental health. Plus One.
Astle, S., Langin, K., Anderson, J. R., & Moors, A. C. (2023). Understanding relationship labels: A content analysis of consensual non-monogamous relationship agreements. Sexuality & Culture. Advanced online publication.
Moors. A. C., & Ramos, A. (2022). Stigma and prejudice endured by people engaged in consensual non-monogamy. In M. Vaughan & T. R. Burns (Eds). Handbook for Consensual Non-monogamy Affirming Mental Health Practice. Rowman & Littlefield.
Ramos, A., Moors, A. C., Dours, N. O., & Jonathan, N. (2022). Surface and complex representation of diverse intimate relationships: Insights from a content analysis of marriage and family therapy resources. Sexuality & Culture. Advance online publication.
Moors, A. C., Mayott, L., & Hadden, B. (2022). Bridging the research-practice gap: Development of a theoretically grounded workshop for graduate students aimed at challenging microaggressions in science and engineering. Cogent Social Sciences.
Moors, A. C., Stewart, A. J., & Malley, J. E. (2022). Managing the career effects of discrimination and motherhood: The role of collegial support for a caregiving policy at a research-intensive U.S. university. Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 40, 377-392.
Kossek, E. E., Buzzanell, P. M., Wright, B. J., Batz-Barbarich, C. L., Moors, A. C., Sullivan, C., Kokini, K., Hirsch, A. S., Maxey, K., & Nikalje, A. (2022). Implementing diversity training targeting faculty microaggressions and inclusion: Practical insights and initial findings. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science. Advanced online publication.
Moors, A. C., Stewart, A. J., & Malley, J. E. (2022). Gendered impact of caregiving responsibilities on tenure track faculty parents’ professional lives. Sex Roles, 87, 498-514.
Chopik, W. J., Moors, A. C., Litman, D. J., Shuck, M. S., Stapleton, A. R., Abrom, M. C., Stevenson, K. A., Oh, J., & Purol, M. F. (2023). Individual difference predictors of starting a new romantic relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personality and Individual Differences, 201, 111919.
Moors, A. C. (2020). Research methods: A feminist exercise to facilitate students’ understanding of operational definitions, observation, and inter-rater reliability. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 44(2), 266-270.
Chin, K. Chopik, W. J., Wardecker, B. M., LaBelle, O.P., Moors, A. C., & Edelstein, R. S. (2020). Longitudinal association between prenatal testosterone and postpartum outcomes in a sample of first-time expectant lesbian couples. Hormones and Behavior. Online ahead of print, doi: 104810
Moors. A. C. (2019). Moving past the rose-tinted lens of monogamy: Onward with critical self-examination and (sexually) healthy science. Archives of Sexual Behavior 48, 57-61.
Moors, A. C., Ryan, W. S., & Chopik, W. J. (2019). Multiple loves: The effects of attachment with multiple concurrent romantic partners on relational functioning. Personality and Individual Differences, 147, 102-110.
Selterman, D., Gesselman, A. N., & Moors, A. C. (2019). Sexuality through the lens of secure base dynamics: Individual differences in Sexploration. Personality and Individual Differences, 147, 229-236.
Schechinger, H., Sakaluk, J. K., & Moors, A. C. (2018). Harmful and helpful therapy practices with consensually non-monogamous clients: Toward an inclusive framework. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 86(11), 879-891.
Selterman, D. F., Moors, A. C., & Koleva, S. (2018). Moral cognition in relationships and sex: Harmful right and harmless wrong. Personal Relationships, 25(1), 65-86.
Muise, A., Laughton, A., Moors, A. C., & Impett, E. A. (2018). Sexual need fulfillment and satisfaction in consensually non-monogamous relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 36(7), 1917-1938.
Moors, A. C., Matsick, J. L., & Schechinger, H. (2017). Unique and shared relationship benefits of consensually non-monogamous and monogamous relationships: A review and insights for moving forward. European Psychologist, 22(1), 55-71.
Conley, T. D., Matsick, J., Moors, A. C., & Ziegler, A. (2017). The Investigation of consensually non-monogamous relationships: Theories, methods and new directions. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 12(2), 205-232.
Moors, A. C., Selterman, D. F., & Conley T. D. (2017). Personality correlates of desire to engage in consensual non-monogamy among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Journal of Bisexuality, 17(4), 418-434.
Haupert, M., Moors, A. C., Gesselman, A. N., & Garcia, J. R. (2017). Estimates and correlates of experiences with consensually non-monogamous relationships. Current Sexual Health Reports, 9(3), 155-165.
Haupert, M., Gesselman, A. N., Moors, A. C., Fisher, H., & Garcia, J. R (2017). Prevalence of experiences with consensual nonmonogamous relationships: Findings from two national samples of single Americans. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 43(5), 424-440.
Moors, A. C. (2017). Has the American public’s interest in information related to relationships beyond “the couple” increased overtime? Journal of Sex Research, 54(6), 677-684.
Edelstein, R. S., Chopik, W. J., Saxbe, D. E., Wardecker, B. M., Moors, A. C., & LaBelle, O. P. (2017). Prospective and dyadic associations between expectant parents’ prenatal hormone changes and postpartum parenting outcomes. Developmental Psychobiology, 59(1), 77-90.
Saxbe, D. E., Edelstein, R. S., Lyden, H. M., Wardecker, B. M., Chopik, W. J., & Moors, A. C. (2016). Fathers’ decline in testosterone and synchrony with partner testosterone during pregnancy predicts greater postpartum relationship investment. Hormones and Behavior, 90, 39-47.
Moors, A. C., Conley, T. D., Edelstein, R. S., & Chopik, W. J. (2015). Attached to monogamy? Avoidance predicts willingness to engage (but not actual engagement) in consensual non-monogamy. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 32(2), 222-240.
Conley, T. D., Moors, A. C., Matsick, J. L., & Ziegler, A. (2015). Sexuality-related risks are judge more harshly than comparable health risks? International Journal of Sexual Health, 27(4), 508-521.
Conley, T. D., Matsick, J. L., Moors, A. C., Ziegler, A., & Rubin, J. D. (2015). Re-examining the effectiveness of monogamy as an STI preventive strategy. Preventive Medicine, 78, 23-28.
Edelstein, R. S., Wardecker, B., Chopik, W. J., Moors, A. C., Shipman, E. L., & Lin, N. J. (2015). Prenatal hormones in first-time expectant parents: Longitudinal changes and within-couple correlations. American Journal of Human Biology, 27(3), 317-325.
Moors, A. C., Malley, J., & Stewart, A. J. (2014). My family matters: Gender and perceived support for family commitments and satisfaction in academia among postdocs and faculty in STEMM and Non-STEMM fields. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 38(4), 460-474.
Moors, A. C. & Schechinger, H. (2014). Understanding sexuality: Implications of Rubin for relationship research and clinical practice. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 29(4), 476-482.