Christina Risley-Curtiss's research while affiliated with Arizona State University and other places

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This study compares and contrasts experiences of harm to nonhuman animals in the lives of 830 college students in The Bahamas and the United States. Overall, students in The Bahamas were more likely to have been exposed to seeing animals harmed (65%) than those in the United States (16%), and they were more likely to have seen an animal killed (22%...
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There is a dearth of studies that compare interpersonal violence cross nationally. This paper reports the findings of a cross-sectional study which compares and contrasts violence in the lives of 740 college students, as children and as adults, in The Bahamas and the United States of America. Overall, students in The Bahamas were subjected to more...
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Chronic maltreatment of children can provoke a host of neuropsychological and physiological anomalies that manifest as developmental, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and psychosocial disorders and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Considering the multidimensional landscape of trauma and PTSD alongside the nonverbal and symbolic language of ch...

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... It should be noted that physical violence is common in Bahamian homes, as it is commonly used to discipline children . Violence is more common in Bahamian homes than those in the United States, and the person who is most likely to discipline the children is the mother (Fielding, Risley-Curtiss, & Cronin, 2015). This violence can lead to abuse of the children and help to perpetuate the cycle of violence (Brennen et al, 2010). ...
... A sense of mastery is built through clientdirected touch, balance, and bodily control within the context of a safe, co-regulatory dynamic (Kendall and Maujean, 2015). Several non-randomized, small sample-sized studies reported reductions in depressive and PTSD-associated symptoms after EFP (Nevins et al., 2013;Signal et al., 2013;Yorke et al., 2013;Kemp et al., 2014;McCullough et al., 2015; for a review, see Lentini and Knox, 2015;O'Haire et al., 2015). ...