MARISSA L DIENER portrait
  • Director, LEAP Learning Communities, Undergraduate Studies
  • Professor, Family And Consumer Studies

Publications

  • Kirby, AV, Feldman JC, Himle, MB, Diener, ML, Wright, CA, Hoffman, JM. (2020, accepted). Pilot test of the Maximizing Adolescent Post-Secondary Success (MAPSS) intervention: Supporting parents of autistic youth. American Journal of Occupational Therapy. Special issue on Neurodiversity. Accepted, 11/01/2020.
  • Diener ML, Wright CA, Taylor C, D'Astous V & Lasrich L (2020). Dual perspectives in autism spectrum disorders and employment: Toward a better fit in the workplace. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation. Vol. 67, 223-237. Published, 10/01/2020.
  • Kirby, AV (2020). Transition preparation activities among families of youth on the autism spectrum: Preliminary study using repeated time points across a school year. Plos One. Accepted, 09/01/2020.
  • Diener ML, Shi K & Park AH (2020). A Cross-Sectional Study of Caregiver Perceptions of Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection: Knowledge and Attitudes about Screening. The Journal of pediatrics. Vol. 218, 151-156.e2. Published, 08/01/2020.
    https: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.12.005
  • Warren, N, Eatchel, B, Kirby, A, Wright, C, D'Astous, V., Diener, M. (2020, accepted). Parenti-identified strengths of autistic youth. Autism. Accepted, 07/01/2020.
  • Diener, M. L. & Wright, C. A. (2020). Advancing Participatory Oriented Research in Research Intensive Universities: A Case Study of Community Collaboration for Students with Autism. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Published, 04/2020.
  • Wright, C.A. & Diener, ML, Rafferty, D., Taylor, C., & Wright, SD (2019). Peer Teachers with Autism Teaching 3D Modeling. International Journal of Disability, Development & Education. Vol. 66, 438-453. Published, 09/2019.
  • Kirby, A. V., Schneider, M., Diener, M. L., Henderson, J. (2019). Who is Going to Pay for the Wi-Fi? Exploring Adulthood from the Perspectives of Autistic Youth. Autism in Adulthood: Knowledge, Practice, & Policy, 1(1), 37-43. doi: 10.1089/aut.2018.0008. Published, 01/2019.
  • Diener, ML & Lofgren, AO, Isabella, RA, Magana, S, Choi, C., Gourley, C. (2019). Children's distress during intravenous placement: The role of child life specialists. Children's Health Care. Vol. 48, 103-119. Published, 01/01/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2018.1492410
  • Diener, M. L. & Lofgren, A. O., Isabella, R., Magana, S. N., Choi, C., & Gourley, C. (2019). Children's Distress During Intravenous Placement: The Role of Child Life Specialists. Children's Health Care. Vol. 48, 103-119. Published, 01/2019.
  • Wright CA & Diener, ML, Wright S, Rafferty, D, Taylor C (2018). Peer Teachers with Autism Teaching 3D Modeling. International Journal of Disability, Development and Education. 1-16. Published, 11/11/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/1034912X.2018.1540770
  • Diener ML & Kirby, A, Canary, H, Sumison, F, Green, M (2018). Community Reintegration Following Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury: Perspectives of Providers and Families. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. Vol. 33, E97. Published, 05/01/2018.
  • Diener, M. L., & Groneman, A. (2018). Siblings with Disabilities. To appear in in The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, Eds S. Hupp and J. Jewell, John Wiley: New York. DOI: 10.1002/9781119171492wecad00217. Accepted, 12/01/2017.
  • Diener, M. L., & Swedin, M. N. (2018). Parenting Stress. To appear in in The Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, Eds S. Hupp and J. Jewell, John Wiley: New York. DOI: 10.1002/9781119171492wecad00206. Accepted, 12/01/2017.
  • Wright, C.A., Wright, S.D., Diener, M.L., Rafferty, D., & Sampson, A. (2017). Leveraging 3D Technology for Students with Autism: An Innovative University-Community Collaboration for Skill Development and Vocational Exploration. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 10(1), pp. 265-282. Doi: 10.5130/ijcre.v10i1.5000. Published, 10/01/2017.
  • Diener, M. L., Zick, C., McKay, S., Boellinger, J., & Park, A. (2017). Early Outcomes from Utah’s Hearing-Targeted Cytomegalovirus Screening Program. Pediatrics, 139(2). doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-0789. Published, 01/24/2017.
    https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/ped...
  • Diener, M.L., Wright, C., & Brehl, B. (2016). Socioemotional Correlates of Creative Potential in Preschool Age Children: Thinking Beyond Student Academic Assessments. Creativity Research Journal, 28(4), 450-457. doi: 10.1080/10400419.2016.1229975. Published, 11/14/2016.
    http://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10400419.2...
  • Diener, M. L., Choi, C., Isabella, R., & Lofgren, A. (2016). Medical Professionals' Perceptions of the Use of Treatment Rooms. Children's Health Care., Feb., 1-18. doi: 10.1080/02739615.2015.1124774. Published, 02/01/2016.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02739615.2015.1124774
  • Diener, M., Wright, C., Dunn, L., Wright, D. S., Anderson, L. L., & Smith, K. N. (2016). A Creative 3D Design Programme: Building on Interests and Social Engagement for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Journal of Disability, Development and Education, 63, 181-200. Doi: 10.1080/1034912X.2015.1053436. Published, 02/01/2016.
  • Diener, M. L., Anderson, L., Wright, C. A., & Dunn, L. (2015). Sibling relationships of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the context of everyday life and a strength-based program. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24(4), 1060-1072. doi:10.1007/s10826-014-9915-6. Published, 10/15/2015.
  • Diener, M. L., Wright, C., Wright, D. S., & Anderson, L. L. (2015). Tapping into Tech Talent: Using Technology to Facilitate Personal, Social, and Vocational Skills in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In T. Cardon (Ed.), Technology and Treatment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (p. 97-112). Series Title: Autism and Child Psychopathology Series. Springer. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-20872-5-9. Published, 08/2015.
  • Dunn, L., Diener, M. L., Wright, C. A., Wright, S. , & Namaruchi, A. (2015). Vocational exploration in an extracurricular technology program for youth with autism. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 52(2), 457-468. Doi: 10.3233?WOR - 152160. . Published, 01/15/2015.
  • Wright, C. A., Wright, S. D., Diener, M. L., Eaton, J. (2014). Autism spectrum disorder and the applied collaborative approach: A review of community based participatory research and participatory action research. Journal of Autism, 1:1. doi: 10.7243/2054-92X-1-1. Published, 04/2014.
  • Diener ,ML, Wright, CA, Smith, KN, Wright, SD. (2014). Assessing Visual-Spatial Creativity in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Creativity Research Journal, 26, 328-337. doi: 10.1080/10400419.2014.929421. Published, 02/2014.
  • Adams, B., Wright, C., Diener, M.L., & Wright, S. (2013). The theory of collective memory and the 1953 Short Creek Arizona Polygamous Raid. Journal of Family Hstory, 38, 443-465. doi: doi:10.1177/0363199013506988. Published, 10/2013.
    http://jfh.sagepub.com/content/38/4/443.full.pdf+h...
  • Diener, M. L. (2013). Parenting. In E. Diener & R. Biswas-Diener (Eds.), Noba textbook series: Psychology. Champaign, IL: DEF Publishers. http://nobaproject.com/chapters/the-developing-parent. Published, 06/2013.
  • D'Astous, V., Wright, S. D., Wright, C. A., & Diener, M. L. (2013). Grandparents of grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Influences on engagement. Journal of Intergenerataional Relationships, 11(2), 134-147. doi: 10.1080/15350770.2013.782744. Published, 05/2013.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1535077...
  • Wright, S.D., D'Astous, V., Wright, C. A., & Diener, M. L. (2012). Grandparents of grandchildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Strengthening relationships through technology. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 75(2), 169-183. doi: 10.2190/AG.75.2.d. Published, 10/2012.
    http://baywood.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=a...
  • Wright, C., & Diener, M. L., & Kemp, J. (2012). Storytelling dramas as a community building activity in an early childhood classroom. Early Childhood Education Journal. DOI: 0.1007/s10643-012-0544-7. Published, 04/2012.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10643-01...
  • Diener, M. L., Hobson-Rohrer, W., & Byington, C. L. (2012). Kindergarten readiness and performance of Latino children participating in Reach Out and Read. Community Medicine & Health Education, 2, 133. doi:10.4172/jcmhe.1000133. Published, 03/2012.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/jcmhe.1000133
  • Wright, C. & Diener, M. L. (2012). Play, Creativity, and Social-Emotional Development. In O. Saracho (Ed.), Contemporary Perspectives on Research in Creativity in Early Childhood Education (pp. 271-291). Information Age Publishing. Published, 03/2012.
    http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Contemporary-Pe...
  • Wright, C., Diener, M. L., Dunn, L., & Wright, S., Linnell, L., Newbold, K., D'Astous, V., & Rafferty, D. (2011). SketchUp: A technology tool to facilitate intergenerational family relationships for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Family and Consumer Studies Research Journal, 40, 135-149. DOI: 10.111/j.1552-3934.2011.02100.x. Published, 12/2011.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1552-...
  • Isabella, R., & Diener, M. L. (2010). Self-representations of social and academic competence: Contextual correlates in middle childhood. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 24, 315-331. Published, 10/2010.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0256854...
  • Diener, M. L., & Liese, H. L. (Eds.). (2009). Finding Meaning in Civically Engaged Scholarship: Personal journeys, professional experiences. Information Age Publishing. Published, 10/2009.
    http://www.infoagepub.com/index.php?id=9&p=p49dc09...
  • Diener, M. L. (2009). Children's development in context: Understanding through service-learning. In M. L. Diener & L. H. Liese (Eds.), Finding meaning in civically engaged scholarship: Personal journeys, professional exepriences (pp. 89-102). Information Age Publishing. Published, 2009.
    http://www.infoagepub.com/index.php?id=9&p=p49dc09...
  • Diener, M. L., & McGavran, M. B. (2008). What Makes People Happy? A developmental approach to the literature on family relationships and well-being. In R. Larsen & M. Eid (Eds.), The Science of Subjective Well-Being. New York, NY: Guilford Press. Published, 10/2008.
  • Wong, M., Diener, M. L., & Isabella, R. (2008). Parents' emotion-related beliefs and behaviors: Associations with children's perceptions of peer competence, child grade and sex. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 29, 175-186. Published, 05/2008.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Diener, M. L., Perroutsakos, S., Troseth, G., & Roberts, A. (2008). Video vs. reality: Comparing infants' manual and affective responses to video and live presentations. Media Psychology, 11, 418-441. Published, 05/2008.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1521326...
  • Diener, M. L., Isabella, R. A., Behunin, M. G., & Wong, M. S. (2008). Attachment to mothers and fathers during middle childhood: Associations with Child Gender, Age, and Competence. Social Development, 17, 84-101. Published, 02/2008.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-...
  • Schoppe-Sullivan, Diener, Mangelsdorf, Brown, McHale, & Frosch (2006). Attachment and sensitivity in family context: The roles of parent and infant gender. Infant and Child Development, 15, 367-385. Published, 01/2006.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/icd.449...
  • Kim-Prieto, C., Diener, E., Tamir, M., Scollon, C., & Diener, M. (2005). Integrating the diverse definitions of happiness: A time sequential framework of subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 6, 261-300. Published, 10/2005.
  • Diener, M., & Kim, D. Y. (2004). Maternal and child predictors of children's social competence. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 25, 3-24. Published, 01/2004.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2003.11.006
  • Diener, M., & Lucas, R. (2004). Desires for children's emotions across 48 countries: Associations with individual and national characteristics. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 35, 525-547. Published, 01/2004.
    http://jcc.sagepub.com/content/35/5/525.short
  • Diener, M., Nievar, M. A., & Wright, C. (2003). Attachment security among mothers and their young children living in poverty: Associations with maternal, child, and contextual characteristics. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 49, 254-282. doi: 10.1353/mpq.2003.0007. Published, 04/2003.
    http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/mpq/summary/v049/49.2...
  • Diener, M., Wright, C., Julian, J., & Byington, C. (2003). A pediatric literacy education program for low socioeconomic, culturally diverse families. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 18, 148-158. doi: 10.1080/02568540409595030. Published, 01/2003.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0256854...
  • Diener, M., Mangelsdorf, S., Mchale, J. & Frosch, C. (2002). Infants' behavioral strategies for emotion regulation with fathers and mothers: Associations with emotional expressions and attachment quality. Infancy, 5, 151-172. Published, 01/2002.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S153270...
  • Cole, W., Diener, M., Wright, C., & Gaynard, L. (2001). Health care professionals' perceptions of child life specialists. Children's Health Care, 30, 1-15. Published, 01/2001.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/S153268...
  • Diener, M. (2000). Gift from the gods: A Balinese guide to early child rearing. In J. DeLoache & A. Gottlieb (Eds.), A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies (p. 91-116). Cambridge University Press. Published, 05/2000.
  • Wright, C., Diener, M., & Kay, S. (2000). School readiness of low-income children at risk for school failure. Journal of Children and Poverty, 6, 99-117. Published, 01/2000.
  • Mangelsdorf, C., McHale, J., Diener, M., Goldstein, L., & Lehn, L. (2000). Infant attachment: Contributions of infant temperament and maternal characteristics. Infant Development, 23, 175-196. Published, 01/2000.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0163-6383(01)00035-2
  • Diener, M., & Mangelsdorf, S. (1999). Behavioral strategies for emotion regulation in toddlers: Associations with maternal involvement and emotional expressions. Infant Behavior and Development, 22, 569-583. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0163-6383(00)00012-6. Published, 12/1999.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0163-6383(00)00012-6
  • Contreras, J., Mangelsdorf, S., Rhodes, J., Diener, M. & Brunson, L. (1999). Parent-child interaction among Latina adolescent mothers: The role of family and social support. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 9, 417-439. Published, 09/1999.
    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1207/s153277...
  • Goldstein, L. H., Diener, M. L., & Mangelsdorf, S. C. (1995). Maternal characteristics and social support across the transition to motherhood: Associations with maternal behavior. Journal of Family Psychology, 10, 60-171. Published, 01/1996.
    http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=buy.optionToBu...
  • Diener, E., Diener, M., & Diener, C. (1995). Factors predicting the subjective well-being of nations. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 69, 851-864. Published, 12/1995.
  • Diener, E., & Diener, M. (1995). Cross-cultural correlates of life satisfaction. Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, 68, 653-664. Published, 12/1995.
  • Diener, M., Goldstein, L. H., & Mangelsdorf, S. (1995). The role of prenatal expectations in parental reports of infant temperament. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 41, 172-190. Published, 01/1995.
    http://www.jstor.org/stable/23090530
  • Diener, E., Sandvik, E., Seidlitz, L., & Diener, M. L. (1993). The relationship between income and subjective well-being: Relative or absolute? Social Indicators Research, 28, 195-223. Published, 04/1993.

Research Keywords

  • socioemotional development
  • parent-child interaction
  • Quality of Life
  • Qualitative Methods (social sciences)
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Family stress/coping with physical illness
  • Children or Youth
  • Child Development
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder