Current projects

Qualitative investigation of nature engagement and connection to nature

Daily engagement in lifestyle behaviors

Secondary analysis examining lifestyle behaviors and mental health


Anderson, A. R. (2022). The great outdoors: Engaging with nature for mental health. Department of Veterans Affairs South Central MIRECC, Houston, TX.

Anderson, A. R., Kurz, A. S., Szabo, Y. Z, McGuire, A. P., & Frankfurt, S. B. (In Press). Exploring the longitudinal clustering of lifestyle behaviors, social determinants of health, and depression. Journal of Health Psychology.

Fowers, B. J., Lane, A. A., Abbamonte, J. M., Lang, S. F., Cokelet, B., Anderson, A. R. & Cioffi, K., (In Press). Does trait interpersonal fairness moderate a situational influence on fairness behavior. Personality and Individual Differences.

Szabo, Y. Z., Frankfurt, S., Kurz, A. S., Anderson, A., & McGuire, A. P. (2021). Resilience predicts posttraumatic cognitions after a trauma reminder task and subsequent positive emotion induction among veterans with PTSD. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy.

Hayden, C. L., Szabo, Y. Z., Anderson, A. R., Frankfurt, S. B., & McGuire, A. P. (2021). Social Interaction Within a Trauma-Exposed Population During the Early Phase of COVID-19. Journal of Loss and Trauma

McGuire, A. P., Hayden, C., Frankfurt, S. B., Kurz, A. S., Anderson, A. R., Howard, B. A. N., & Szabo, Y. Z. (2021). Social engagement early in the U.S. COVID-19 Crisis: Exploring social support and prosocial behavior between those with and without depression or anxiety in an online sample. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 39(10), 923–953.

Anderson, A. R. (2020b). Enjoying nature, exercise, social interaction, and affect: A daily diary study. Journal of Health Psychology,

Anderson, A. R. (2020a). Is a better planned day a healthier day? A daily diary study. Psychology & Health, 1–18.

Anderson, A. R., & Fowers, B. J. (2020b). Lifestyle behaviors, psychological distress, and well-being: A daily diary study. Social Science & Medicine.

Anderson, A. R., & Fowers, B. J. (2020a). An exploratory study of friendship characteristics and their relations with hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 37(1), 260–280.

Anderson, A. R., Horigian, V. E., Muir, J., & Szapocznik, J. (2019). Brief strategic family therapy: A systematic approach to addressing emerging clinical challenges across 40 years of model development. APA handbook of contemporary family psychology: Family therapy and training, Vol. 3 (pp. 123–138). American Psychological Association.

Fowers, B. J., & Anderson, A. R. (2018). Aristotelian philia, contemporary friendship, and some resources for studying close relationships. In T. Harrison & D. I. Walker (Eds.), The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education. Routledge.

Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., & Lang, S. F. (2018). On properly characterizing moral agency. The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 41.

Horigian, V. E., Anderson, A. R., & Szapocznik, J. (2016b). Family-based treatments for adolescent substance use. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 25(4), 603–628.

Horigian, V. E., Anderson, A. R., & Szapocznik, J. (2016a). taking brief strategic family therapy from bench to trench: Evidence generation across translational phases. Family Process, 55(3), 529–542.

Anderson, A. R., Denny, S. K., & Szapocznik, J. (n.d.). Brief Strategic Family Therapy. In J. Lebow, A. L. Chambers, & D. C. Breunlin (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. Springer.

Fowers, B. J., Anderson, A. R., Lefevor, G. T., & Lang, S. (2015). Beyond harms: exploring the individual and shared goods of psychotherapy. The Counseling Psychologist, 43(3), 380–392.