Elizabeth Mazur received her B.A. from Amherst College, Massachusetts, and her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research has focused on family stress and coping, especially as regards to physical disability, parenting, and emerging adults with disabilities dating online. Her current project focuses on the disclosure experiences of emerging adults with ADHD. She also has published studies on adolescents' and emerging adults’ social interaction on the Internet as well as the experiences of the elderly online. She has been a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), and has co-chaired the Women and Disability Special Committee of Division 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) of APA and the Instructional Resources Grant Committee of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA, Division 2). She previously published an online blog for Psychology Today, De-Stressing Disability: Living in a family with differences.
Teaching Interests: Introductory psychology, psychology of gender, health psychology, adolescence, relationships
Area(s) of Expertise: Stress and coping in the family; disability; emerging adults; online dating
My research mainly focuses on stress and coping, especially as regards to disability. My current projects address emerging adults with disabilities dating online and emerging adults disclosing diagnoses of ADHD and other parts of their identity. I also have published articles and book chapters on adolescents' and emerging adults’ social interaction on the Internet, on families with young children and those with disabled family members, and with my GA colleagues, on elderly adults' internet use. Formerly a member of the Committee on Disability Issues in Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA), I recently co-chaired the Special Committee on Women and Disability for the Society for the Psychology of Women. I am currently serving on the editorial board of the journal Current Psychology.
Mazur, E. (2022). Online dating experiences of LGBTQ+ emerging adults with disabilities. Sexuality and Disability, 40, 213-231. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-022-09726-2
Mazur, E. (2021). Emerging Adults with Disabilities: Looking online for relationships. In E. M. Morgan & M. H. M. van Dulmen (Eds.), Sexuality in Emerging Adulthood (pp. 117-133). Oxford University Press. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/sexuality-in-emerging-adulthood…
Montecinos, V., Signorella, M. L., & Mazur, E. (2020). Internationalizing the curriculum with United Nations resources. In Anna M. Schwartz & Richard L. Miller (Eds.) High impact educational practices: A review of best practices with illustrative examples (pp. 429-442). Society for the Teaching of Psychology : http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/highimpacted
Mazur, E. (2020). The Trouble With Tinder: Emerging Adults With Disabilities Dating Online. In M. F. Wright (Ed.), Recent Advances in Digital Media Impacts on Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships (pp. 99-118). IGI Global.
Mazur, E., & Mickle, C. (2018). Online discourse of the stressors of parenting children with
AD/HD, bipolar disorder and internalizing disorders. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 569-579.
Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
M.A., Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
B.A., Psychology, Amherst College
Papers and Presentations
Mazur, E. (2021, August). Emerging Adults with Disabilities: Dating Online and Sustaining Relationships. Paper presented at symposium Social Connection and Disability at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
Mazur, E. (2020, August). Are Emerging Adults with Disabilities Interested in Dating Their Disabled Peers? Paper presented to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
Mazur, E., Coble-Temple, A., & White, J. (2020, August). What We Don't Know About Disability: A Skill- Based Session to Address Some Knowledge Gaps. Workshop presented to the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. Co-chair and co-presenter.
Mazur, E. (2019, August). Nonbinary and trans emerging adults with disabilities dating online: Is difference the norm? Paper presented at symposium Emerging Areas of Science, Practice, and Education with LGBTQ People at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.
Coble-Temple, A., Mazur, E., & Carlos, M. S. (2019, August). An action-oriented approach to disability competency in research, education, and practice. Skill-building session with CE credit at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago. Co-chair and co-presenter.