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BJ Rye
BJ Rye
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

PhD, University of Western Ontario

MA, University of Western Ontario

BA Honours (With Distinction), St. Thomas University

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BIOGRAPHY

I am an Associate Professor in the Psychology department at St. Jerome’s University at the University of Waterloo. I completed my graduate studies at Western University with a PhD in Social Psychology focussing on AIDS preventive behaviour of women.  My current research and teaching explores various aspects of sexuality: My published work focuses on attitudes toward sexual minorities and related issues (e.g., same-sex adoption, LGBT people) and attitudes surrounding controversial sexual topics (e.g., BDSM, abortion, people who offend sexually). Additionally, my research interests include sexual self-concept and sexual identity.  I have taught many sexuality-related courses such as introduction to human sexuality, psychological perspectives on gender and sex, and psychosexual organization. 

PUBLICATIONS

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Chapters

Rye, B.J, & Fisher, W.A. (2019). Sexual Opinion Survey. Manuscript submitted to Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4th edition). In Milhausen, R.,  Sakaluk, J.K.  Fisher, T.D., Davis, C.M.,  & Yarber, W. (Eds) The Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4th Ed.). Taylor & Francis.

 


Rye, B.J., & Travera, M. (2019). Comfort with Sexual Matters for Young Adolescents. In Milhausen, R., Sakaluk, J.K.  Fisher, T.D., Davis, C.M.,  & Yarber, W. (Eds) The Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4th Ed.). Taylor & Francis.

 


Rye, BJ, Traversa, M, Serafini, T., & Bramberger, T.R. (2019) Sexual Liberalism Scale. In Milhausen, R.,  Sakaluk, J.K.  Fisher, T.D., Davis, C.M.,  & Yarber, W. (Eds) The Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4th Ed.). Taylor & Francis.

 

Articles

Rye, BJ, Hovey, A, & McCarney, C. (2020). Exploring amenability of a restorative justice approach to address sexual offences. International Journal of Restorative Justice, 3(2), 262-281.

 

Rye, B.J., Serafini, T., & Bramberger, T.R. (2015).  Erotophobic or erotophilic: What are young women's attitudes toward BDSM? Psychology & Sexuality, 6(4), 340-356. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19419899.2015.1012108

 


Rye, B.J., Mashingter, C., Meaney, G.J., Wood, E., & Gentile, S. (2015). Satisfaction with previous sexual health education as a predictor of intentions to pursue further sexual health education. Sex Education, 15(1), 93-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14681811.2014.967389

 


Hovey, A., Stalker, C., & Rye, BJ (2014). Asking women survivors about thoughts or actions involving sex with children: An issue requiring therapist sensitivity. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 23, 442-461.

 


Lappin-Fortin, K., & Rye, B.J.  (2014). The use of pre-/post-test and self-assessment tools in a French pronunciation course. Foreign Language Annals, 47(2), 300-320.

 


Fullerton, T., Rye, B.J., Meaney, G.J., & Loomis, C. (2013). Condom and hormonal contraceptive use by young women: An Information-Motivation-Behavioural Skills assessment. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Sciences, 45(3), 196-209.

 


Hovey, A., Rye, B.J., & Stalker, C. (2013). Do therapists' beliefs about sexual offending affect counselling practices with women? Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(5), 572-592.

 


Serafini, T., Rye, B.J., & Drysdale, M.T.B.  (Eds.; 2013). Taking sides: Clashing views in adolescence (3 edition). rd Dubuque, IO: McGraw-Hill.

 


Rye, B.J., Meaney, G.J., Yessis, J., & McKay, A.  (2012). Uses of the "Comfort with Sexual Matters for Young Adolescents" scale: A measure of erotophobia-erotophilia for youth. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 21(2), 91-100

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AWARDS

Grants

St. Jerome's University Faculty Research Grant Program (2004-2009, 2013-2016)
University of Waterloo’s Learning Initiatives Fund (2005-2006)

COURSES TAUGHT

PSYCH 236: A Psychological Analysis of Human Sexuality

PSYCH 318: Psychosexual Organization
PSYCH 499 A/B/C: Thesis
PSYCH 484/485: Directed Studies

 

SMF 204: Introduction to Human Sexuality
SMF 305: Social Issues and Controversies in Human Sexuality
SMF 499A/B: Thesis

PROFESSIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

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Professional
Editorial board member of the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality and Psychology and Sexuality

Member, American Psychological Association – Division 44
Member, Canadian Psychological Association - Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues Division
Member, Canadian Sex Research Forum
Member, Sex Education and Information Council of Canada
Member, Society for the Scientific Study of Sex

 


Administrative
St. Jerome’s University
Graduating & Continuing Student Awards Committee
Faculty member, Academic Planning Committee - Social Science
Faculty member, Honourary Degree Committee
Treasurer, Executive Committee - Academic Staff Association
Secretary, Executive Committee - Academic Staff Association
Academic Committee

 

University of Waterloo
Undergraduate Affairs Group Teaching Excellence Council

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