Faculty

Sandra ByersE. Sandra Byers

Title: Professor, Department Chair

Previous Degrees/Licensing/Training Obtained: Ph.D., Licenced Psychologist

My research is all in the area of human sexuality including research on sexual satisfaction, factors affecting sexual well-being, sexual communication, sexual dysfunction, sex education, sexual violence, and cross-cultural study of human sexuality. My teaching interests are in human sexuality, various areas of clinical psychology, ethics in psychology, and professional issues in clinical psychology.

Personal website: Sandra Byers

Book and Book Chapters:

Hyde, J. S., Delamater, J. D., & Byers, E. S. (2015). Understanding human sexuality: Sixth Canadian edition. Toronto: McGraw-Hill-Ryerson.

Byers, E. S., & Rehman, U. (2013). Sexual well-being. In D. Tolman & L. Diamond (Eds.), APA handbook of sexuality and psychology (Vol. 1, pp. 317-337). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Nichols, S., & Byers, E. S. (2016). Sexual well-being and relationships in adults with autism spectrum disorder. In The challenge and promise of autism spectrum disorders in mid and laterlLife: A sourcebook. S. Wright (Ed).) London: Jessica Kingsley.

Brotto, L., Wylie, K., Abdo, C., Atallah, S., Byers, E. S., Graham, C., Johnson-Aqbakwu, C., Nobre, P., &  Rosenbaum, T. (in press). Psychological and interpersonal dimensions of sexual function and dysfunction in both sexes, ethical and socio-cultural aspects.

Journal Articles:

Atallah, S., Johnson-Agbakwu, C., Rosenbaum, T., Abdo, C., Byers, E. S., Graham, C. A., Nobre, P., Wylie, K., Brotto, L. A. (2016).  Ethical and socio-cultural aspects of sexual function and dysfunction in both sexes. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13, 591-606.

Byers, E. S., Goldsmith, K., & Miller, A. (2016). If given a choice, would you choose to be a man or a woman? Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. Online ahead of print.
DOI:10.3138/cjhs.252-A7

Byers, E. S., O’Sullivan, L. F., & Brotto, L. F. (2016) Time out from sex or romance: sexually experienced adolescents' decisions to purposefully avoid sexual activity or romantic relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 831–845.

Brotto, L., Atallah, S., Johnson-Agbakwu, C., Rosenbaum, T., Abdo, C., Byers, E. S., Graham, C. A., Nobre, P., Wylie, K. (2016). Psychological and interpersonal dimensions of sexual function and dysfunction. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13, 538-571.

Foster, L., & Byers, E. S. (2016). Predictors of the sexual well-being of individuals diagnosed with herpes and human papillomavirus. Archives of Sexual Behavior 45, 403–414.

Fudge, M., & Byers, E. S. (2016). I have a nice gross vagina": Understanding young women's genitals self-perceptions. Journal of Sex Research. Online ahead of print. DOI:10.1080/00224499.2016.1155200.

Goldsmith, K., & Byers, E. S. (2016). Perceived impact of body feedback from romantic partners on young adults' body image and sexual well-being. Body Image: An International Journal of Research. Online ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.03.008

O'Sullivan, L. F. Byers, E. S., Brotto, L. A. Majerovich, J. A., & Fletcher, J. (2016). A longitudinal study of problems in sexual functioning and related sexual distress among middle to late adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. Online ahead of print.

Santos-Iglesias, P., Byers, E. S., & Moglia, M. (2016). Sexual well-being of older men and women. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. Online ahead of  print.

Thompson, A., & Byers, E. S. (2016). Heterosexual young adults’ interest, attitudes, and experiences related to mixed-gender, multi-person sex. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-016-0699-1.

Cohen, J.N., & Byers, E. S. (2015). Minority stress, protective factors, and sexual functioning of women in a same-sex relationship. Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. 2, 391-403. doi: /10.1037/sgd0000108 

Döring, N., Daneback, K., Shaughnessy, K., Grov, C., & Byers, E. S., (2015). Online sexual activity experiences among college students: A four-country comparison. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Online ahead of print. DOI 10.1007/s10508-015-0656-4

Moyano, N., Byers, E. S., & Sierra, J. C. (2015). Content and valence of sexual cognitions and their relationship with sexual functioning in Spanish men and women. Archives of Sexual Behavior. Online ahead of print. DOI 10.1007/s10508-015-0659-1

O’Sullivan, L. F., Byers, E. S., Brotto, L. A., & Majerovich, J. A. (2015). Access to and use of sexual health care services among young Canadians with and without a history of sexual coercion. Canadian Family Physician, 61, e467-e473.

Sánchez-Fuentes, M. M., Santos-Iglesias, P., Byers, E. S., & Sierra, J. C. (2015). Validation of the Interpersonal Exchange Model of Sexual Satisfaction Questionnaire in a Spanish Sample. Journal of Sex Research. Online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1080/00224499.2014.989307

Teaching:

Undergraduate courses: Human Sexuality

Graduate courses: Ethics, Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology, Treatment of Sexual Problems in Clinical Practice

Professional Awards/Honours:

  • Kinsey Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality-Midcontinent Region, 2013
  • University Research Scholar, University of New Brunswick, 2008
  • Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award by the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, 2009
  • Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contribution to Psychology as a Profession by the Canadian Psychological Association, 2010
  • University of New Brunswick Merit Award, 2010
  • Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association
  • Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality

Contact Information:

Department of Psychology

University of New Brunswick

Fredericton, N.B. E3B 5A3

Telephone: 506-458-7697 or 506-458-7803

Fax: 506-447-3063