Jessica Wells, Ph.D.

Photo of Jessica WellsEDUCATION

Ph.D., Criminal Justice and Criminology (2017). Sam Houston State University
M.A., Criminal Justice and Criminology (2013). Sam Houston State University
Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice and English (2011). Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

Armstrong, T., Wells, J., Boisvert, D., Lewis, R., Cooke, E., & Woeckener, M., Kavish, N. (2019). Skin conductance, heart rate, and aggressive behavior type. Biological Psychology.

Kavish, N., Boisvert, D., Wells, J., Lewis, R., Cooke, E., Woeckener, M., & Armstrong, T. (2019). On the associations between indicators of resting arousal levels, physiological reactivity, sensation seeking, and psychopathic traits. Personality and Individual Differences.

Wells, J., & Walsh, A. (2019). Biosocial Theories in Criminology. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264079.013.245

Woeckener, M., Boisvert, D., Cooke, E., Kavish, N., Lewis, R., Wells, J., Armstrong, T., Connolly, E., & Harper, J. (2018) Parental rejection and antisocial behavior: The moderating role of testosterone. Journal of Criminal Psychology.

Cooke, E. M., Armstrong, T., Boisvert, D., Wells, J., Lewis, R. H., Hughes-Stamm, S., & Gangitano, D. (2018). The relationship between the MAOA-uVNTR polymorphism, delinquent peer affiliation, and antisocial behavior with a consideration of sex differences. Psychiatric Quarterly, 1-13.

Cooke, E., Armstrong, T., Boisvert, D., Wells, J., Lewis, R., Gangitano, D., & Hughes-Stamm, S. (2018). “The relationship between the MAOA-uVNTR polymorphism, delinquent peer affiliation, and antisocial behavior with a consideration of gender.” Accepted at Psychiatric Quarterly.

Wells, J., Armstrong, T., Boisvert, D., Lewis, R., Gangitano, D., & Hughes-Stamm, S. (2017). Stress, genes, and generalizability across gender: Effects of MAOA and stress sensitivity on crime and delinquency. Criminology, 55, 548-574.

Boisvert, D., Wells, J., Armstrong, T., & Lewis, R. (2017). Serotonin and self-control: A genetically moderated stress sensitization effect. Journal of Criminal Justice.

Boisvert, D., Wells, J., Armstrong, T., Lewis, R., & Woeckner, M. & Nobles, M. (2017). Low resting heart rate and stalking. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 0886260517698823.

Wells, J., Armstrong, T., Boutwell, B., Boisvert, D., Flores, S., Symonds, M., & Gangitano, D. (2015). Molecular genetic underpinnings of self-control: 5-HTTLPR and self-control in a sample of inmates. Journal of Criminal Justice, 43(5), 386-396.

Armstrong, G. S., Atkin-Plunk, C. A., & Wells, J. (2015). The relationship between work–family conflict, correctional officer job stress, and job satisfaction. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 42(10), 1066-1082.

Research interests: Biosocial underpinnings of antisocial behavior and associated psychological traits including self-control, aggression, and psychopathy; Stress and development; substance use and abuse; Spatial/environmental criminology; Crime Mapping.

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