Elizabeth Yeater


Director Clinical Training (DCT)

Photo: Elizabeth Yeater
Logan Hall, 130
Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno, 2001
Curriculum vitae

Research Area/s:

Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Sexual victimization and revictimization
  • Social information processing
  • Alcohol challenge studies
  • Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and Ecological Momentary Intervention (EMI)


Accepting students?  Dr. Yeater maybe accpting students for Fall 2023.  Please email Dr. Yeater if you are interested in pursuing graduate studies.

My research program investigates cognitive and behavioral factors that increase women’s risk for sexual victimization. Specifically, I use a Social Information Processing Model (SIP) and methods borrowed from cognitive science to examine women’s ability to detect and respond to risky situations, as well as to explore whether aspects of alcohol use (i.e., intoxication, alcohol problems, and alcohol expectancies) influence these processes.  I plan to use the information derived from these basic studies to inform my work in the development and evaluation of interventions aimed at preventing sexual violence among women.

Selected Publications

Yeater, E. A., Witkiewitz, K., Lopez, G., Ross, R. S., Vitek, K., & Bryan, A. D. (in press). Latent profile analysis of alcohol consumption and sexual attitudes among college women: Associations with sexual victimization risk. Violence Against Women.

Bryan, A. D., Magnan, R. E., Gillman A. S., Yeater, E. A., Feldstein-Ewing, S. W., Kong, A., & Schmeige, S. J. (2018). Effect of including alcohol and cannabis content in a sexual risk-reduction intervention on the incidence of sexually transmitted infections in adolescents: A cluster randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5621.

Rinehart, J. L., Nason, E. E., Yeater, E. A., & Miller, G. F. (2017). Do some students need special protection from research on sex and trauma? New evidence for young adult resilience in “sensitive topics” research. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 273-283.

Rinehart, J. K., Yeater, E. A., Treat, T. A., & Viken, R. J. (2017) Cognitive processes underlying the self-other perspective in women’s judgments of victimization risk. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. doi/10.1177/0265407517713365.

Yeater, E. A., Hoyt, T., Leiting, K. A., & Lopez, G. (2016). Associationbetween sexual victimization history, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and women’s decision making in risky social situations: The moderating effect of ethnicity. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 38, 666-680.

Yeater, E. A., Treat, T. A., Viken, R. J., & Lenberg, K. L. (2015). Sexual attitudes moderate the effects of intoxication on women’s risk judgments. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. doi.org/10.1177/0886260515604414

Courses Taught

  • PSY 332 Abnormal Behavior

  • PSY 538  Introduction to Clinical Science

  • PSY 450/650  Seminar in Psychological Trauma


Meredith Blackwell

Ryan Ross

Gabriela Lopez

Kristen Vitek

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies with Dr. Yeater, please contact her by email.