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Maas, Megan K. Ph.D.


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  • Ph.D. Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S. Human Development and Family Studies, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A. Psychology, California State University

Areas of Interest

  • Sexual development
  • Technology use
  • Gender socialization
  • Sexual violence prevention


Dr. Megan K. Maas is an assistant professor in Human Development & Family Studies and core faculty member in the Research Consortium on Gender Based Violence at Michigan State University. Broadly, her research focuses on sexual development and technology use. Specifically, she is interested in the internet as a context for gendered sexual socialization through internet pornography use, social media, and sexting. Her current NIH-funded work examines online sexual experiences, HIV risk behavior, dating violence, and sexual assault among sexually abused and non-abused female adolescents. Dr. Maas also has extensive applied experience in sexual assault prevention and sexuality education for college students and K-12 student assistance professionals. She teaches courses on sexuality, adolescence and emerging adulthood, as well as research methods.

Dr. Maas is accepting doctoral students for Fall 2018 admittance.