Cohen, S., Schulz, M. S., Liu, S., Halassa, M., & Waldinger, R. J. (accepted for publication). Empathic accuracy and aggression in couples. Individual and dyadic links. Journal of Marriage and Family.

Waldinger, R. J., Cohen, S., Schulz, M. S., & Crowell, J. A. (online August, 2014). Security of attachment to spouses in late life: Concurrent and prospective links with cognitive and emotional well-being. Clinical Psychological Science.

Maneta, E., Cohen, S., Schulz, M. S., & Waldinger, R. J. (online August, 2014). Linkages between childhood emotional abuse and marital satisfaction: The mediating role of empathic accuracy for hostile emotions. Child Abuse and Neglect.

Cohen, S., O’Leary, K. D., Foran, H. M., & Kliem, S. (2014). Mechanisms of change in brief couples therapy for depression? Behavior Therapy, 45(3), 402-417.

O’Leary, K. D., Foran, H. M., & Cohen, S. (2013). Validation of the Fear of Partner Scale. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 39(4), 502-514.

Maneta, E., Cohen, S., Schulz, M. S., & Waldinger, R. J. (2013). Two to tango: A dyadic analysis of links between borderline personality traits and intimate partner violence. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27(2), 233-243.

Maneta, E., Cohen, S., Schulz, M. S., & Waldinger, R. J. (2012). Links between childhood physical abuse and intimate partner aggression: The mediating role of anger expression. Violence and Victims, 27(3), 315-328.

Cohen, S., Schulz, M. S., Weiss, E., & Waldinger, R. J. (2012).  Eye of the Beholder: The individual and dyadic contributions of empathic accuracy and perceived empathic effort to relationship satisfaction. Journal of Family Psychology, 26(2), 236-245.

Liu, L., Cohen, S., Schulz, M.S., & Waldinger, R. J. (2011). Sources of somatization: Exploring the roles of insecurity in relationships and styles of anger experience and expression. Social Science & Medicine, 73, 1436-1443.

Cohen, S., O’Leary, K. D., & Foran, H. M. (2010). A randomized clinical trial of a brief, problem-focused couple therapy for depression. Behavior Therapy, 41(4), 433-446.

Cohen, S., Klein, D. N., & O’Leary, K. D. (2007). The role of separation/divorce in relapse into and recovery from major depression. J of Social & Personal Relationships, 24(6), 855-873.

Cohen, S. (2007). Development of a Brief Couples Therapy for Depression: Targeting Illness-Related Attitudes and Behaviors, Empathy, and Support. Stonybrook University.

O’Leary, K.D., & Cohen, S. (2007). Treatment of psychological and physical aggression in a couples context.  In Hamel, J. & Nicholls, T. (Eds.), Family Interventions in Domestic Violence: A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment (pp. 363-380). New York: Guilford Press.


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