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Forthcoming. Uecker, Jeremy E., and Charles E. Stokes. 2015 “Religious Background and Gambling among Young Adults in the United States.” Journal of Gambling Studies.

Forthcoming.  Phil Davignon and Robert A. Thomson, Jr. 2015. "Christian Colleges and Universities as Moral /communities: The Effects of Institutional Characteristics on Student Religiosity." Review of Religious Research.

Forthcoming.  Mayberry, L. S., Shinn, M., Benton, J. G., & Wise, J.  "Families experiencing housing instability: The effects of housing programs on family routines and rituals."  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Forthcoming. Robert A. Thomson, Jr., and Sung Joon Jang. 2015 “Homeschooling and Underage Drinking: Is It More Protective than Public and Private Schools?” Deviant Behavior

Forthcoming. Tolbert, Charles M., Troy C. Blanchard, C. Mencken, and Jing Li. 2015 “American Civic Community over Space and Time.”  Reclaiming Space. (F. Howell and J. Porter (eds.), Springer Press.*

Forthcoming. Uecker, Jeremy E. 2015 “Social Context and Sexual Intercourse among First-Year Students at Selective Colleges and Universities in the United States.” Social Science Research.

Forthcoming. Samuel Stroope, Brandon C. Martinez, Karl Eschbach, M. Kristen Peek, and Kyriakos S. Markides. 2015 "Neighborhood Ethnic Composition and Problem Drinking among Older Mexican American Men: Results from the Hispanic Established Populations for the Epidemiologic Study of the Elderly." Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health

Forthcoming.  Mayberry, L. S., Shinn, M., Benton, J. G., & Wise, J. 2015. Families experiencing housing instability: The effects of housing programs on family routines and rituals. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.

Forthcoming.  Todd W. Ferguson, Brita Andercheck, Joshua C. Tom, Samuel Stroope, and Brandon C. Martinez. 2015. “Occupational Conditions, Self-Care, and Obesity among Clergy in the United States”, Social Science Research.

Forthcoming: Rodney Stark, Xiuhua Wang, 2015. A Fight for Faith: The Rise of Christianity in China, Templeton Foundation Press

Forthcoming: Rodney Stark, Xiuhua Wang, 2015. Christian Conversion and Cultural Incongruity in Asia, Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.

Forthcoming. Uecker, Jeremy E., Lisa D. Pearce, and Brita Andercheck. “The Four U’s: Latent Classes of Hookup Motivations Among College Students.” Social Currents.

Forthcoming.  Froese, P. 2015.  On Purpose: the Layers of Life’s Meaning. New York: Oxford University Press.

Forthcoming. Stroope, Samuel, Aaron B. Franzen, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2015. “Social Context and College Completion in the United States: The Role of Congregational Biblical Literalism.” Sociological Perspectives.

Draper, Scott, Froese, P., and Buster Smith. 2015. “Religious Pluralism and the Individual:the meaning and effects of inter-religious contact.” Journal of Social Science Studies. 2:(1) 234-249.

Ryon J. Cobb, Kevin D. Dougherty, Jerry Z. Park, and Samuel L. Perry.  2015.  "Congregational Size and Attitudes towards Racial Inequality among Church Attendees in America." Religions. 6(3): 781-793.

Kyle Irwin
, Kimberly Edwards, Jeffrey A. Tamburello. 2015. Gender, trust and cooperation in environmental social dilemmas. Social Science Research.  50: 328-342.

Stroope, Samuel, Michael J. McFarland, and Jeremy E. Uecker. 2015. “Marital Characteristics and the Sexual Relationships of U.S. Older Adults: An Analysis of National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project Data.” Archives of Sexual Behavior 44:233-247.

Irwin, K., Mulder L., and Simpson, B.  2014.  The Detrimental Effects of Sanctions on Intra-group Trust: A Comparison Between Punishment and Rewards.  The Social Psychology Quarterly. 77:(3) 253-272.

Irwin, K., Tsang, J., Carlisle, R., and Shen, M., 2014.  Group Level Effects of Forgiveness: Group Cohesiveness and Collective Action in Social Dilemmas.  European Journal of Social Psychology. 44:280-286.

Froese, Paul. 2014. "Religion and American Politics from a Global Perspective." Religions 5, no. 3: 648-662.

Dougherty, Kevin D. and Brita Andercheck. 2014. “Using Facebook to Engage Learners in a Large Introductory Course.” Teaching Sociology 42:95-104.

Ferguson, Todd W., Kevin D. Dougherty, and Mitchell J. Neubert. 2014. “Religious Orthodoxy and Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking.” Sociological Focus 47:1-13.

Lydia Bean and Brandon C. Martinez. 2014  “Evangelical Ambivalence towards Gays and Lesbians.” Sociology of Religion. Sociology of Religion. 75:3 pg. 395-417.

Lydia Bean and Brandon C. Martinez. 2014 “Sunday School Teacher, Culture Warrior: The Politics of Lay Leaders in Three Religious Traditions.” Social Science Quarterly.  Online Appendix Ferguson, Todd W. 2014. “The Optimal Level of Strictness and Congregational Growth.�- Religions. 5(3):703-719.

Uecker, Jeremy E. 2014. “Religion and Early Marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health Study.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:392–415.

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Jonathan P. Hill. 2014. “Religious Schools, Home Schools, and the Timing of First Marriage and First Birth.” Review of Religious Research 56:189–218.

Tamburello, J.A., Irwin, K., and Gault-Sherman, 2014. Religious Coping: The Role of Religion in Attenuating the Effects of Sex Victimization on Trust.   Review of Religious Research. 56 (4): 581-595.

Griebel, Jenna, Jerry Z. Park, and Mitchell Neubert. 2014. “Faith and Work: An Exploratory Study of Religious Entrepreneur". Religions. 5:780-800.

Park, Jerry Z.Jenna Griebel Rogers, Mitchell Neubert, and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2014. “Workplace-Bridging Religious Capital: Connecting Congregations to Work Outcomes. Sociology of Religion. 75: 309-331.

Park, Jerry Z.and Brandon C. Martinez. 2014. “Young Elite Asian Americans and the Model Minority Stereotype: The Nativity Effect". Studies on Asia. 4:78-107.

Neubert, Mitchell, Kevin D. Dougherty, Jerry Z. Park, and Jenna Griebel. 2014. “Beliefs About Faith and Work: Development and Validation of Honoring God, Prosperity Gospel Scales.” Review of Religious Research.  56:129-146.

Bradshaw, Matt, Christopher G. Ellison, and Collin Mueller. 2014. “Listening to Religious Music and Changes in Psychological Well-Being in Later Life.” The Gerontologist (Advance Online Access).

Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Kathleen C. Galek. 2014. “Prayer, Attachment to God, and Symptoms of Anxiety-Related Disorders among US Adults.” Sociology of Religion 75: 208-233.

Ellison, Christopher G., Scott Schieman, and Matt Bradshaw. 2014. “The Association between Religiousness and Psychological Well-Being among Older Adults: Is there an Educational Gradient?” Pp. 263-288 in Religion and Inequality in America: Research and Theory on Religion’s Role in Stratification, edited by L.A. Keister and D. Sherkat, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Mooney, Margarita, Lin Wang, Jason Freeman, and Matt Bradshaw. 2014. “Does Believing or Belonging Have a Greater Protective Effect on Stressful Life Events among Young Adults?” Pp. 289-310 in Religion and Inequality in America: Research and Theory on Religion’s Role in Stratification, edited by L.A. Keister and D. Sherkat, New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Halbesleben, Katie L. and Charles M. Tolbert. 2014. “Small, local, and loyal: How firm attributes affect workers’ organizational commitment.” Local Economy 29:795-809.

Blanchard, Troy C., Samuel Stroope, and Charles M. Tolbert. 2014. “Bringing the Congregations Back In: Religious Markets, Congregational Density, and American Religious Participation.” Religions 5:929-947.

Tolbert, Charles M., C. Mencken, Jing Li, and Lynn Riggs. 2014. “Traditional and Alternative Financial Institutions in Rural America.” Rural Sociology 79:355-379.

Stroope, Sam, Aaron Franzen, Charles M. Tolbert, and Carson Mencken. 2014. "College Graduates, Local Retailers, and Community Belonging in the United States.” Sociological Spectrum 34:143-162.

Tolbert, Charles M., F. Carson Mencken, T. Lynn Riggs, and Jing Li. 2014. "Chasing Capital.” International Innovation 126:88-89.

Tamburello, J.A., Irwin, K., and Gault-Sherman. 2014. M. ReligiousCoping: The Role of Religion in Attenuating the Effects of Sex Victimization on Trust. Review of Religious Research. 56 (4): 581-595.

Gault-Sherman, Martha. 2013.  The gender gap in delinquency: Does SES matter?  Journal of Deviant Behavior 344:255-273.

Park, Jerry Z. 2013. "Ethnic Insularity Among 1.5-and Second-Generation Korean American Christians." Development and Society 42:113-136.

Dougherty, Kevin D., Mitchell J. Neubert, Jenna Griebel, and Jerry Z. Park. 2013. “A Religious Profile of American Entrepreneurs.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:401-409.

Martinez, Brandon C. and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2013. “Race, Belonging, and Participation in Religious Congregations.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:713-732.

T. Blanchard, C. Tolbert, C. Mencken, J. Li. 2013 "Small Business Concentration and Diabetes Prevalence among U.S. Counties: A Spatial Error Analysis." Public Health.

Carson Mencken,Jexia Zhai, 2013.  "Risk Aversion, Shortage Economy and Gender Differences in Religious Activities in China.' Sociological Focus 48: 106-118.

Brandon C. Martinez and Kevin D. Dougherty. 2013 “Race, Belonging and Participation in Religious Congregations.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52 (4): 713-732.

Brandon C. Martinez. 2013 “Is Evil Good for Religion? The Correlation between the Belief in Supernatural Evil and Religious Commitment.” Review of Religious Research 55 (3):319-338.

Kyle Irwin and Nick Berigan. 2013. Trust, Culture, and Cooperation: A Social Dilemma Analysis of Pro-Environmental Behavior.’ The Sociological Quarterly 54: 424-449.

Kyle Irwin and Brent Simpson. 2013. Do Descriptive Norms Solve Social Dilemmas? Conformity and Contributions in Collective Action Groups. Social Forces 91: 1057-1084.

Kyle Irwin and Christing Hotrne.  2013.  A Normative Explanation of Antisocial Punioshment.  Social Science Research. 42: 562-570.