Dr. Carin Molenaar

Vita

Since 04/2019
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Social and Legal Psychology Department, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

08/2012 - 08/2017
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Lehigh University (APA-Accredited)

08/2012 - 08/2014
M.Ed. Counseling and Human Services, Lehigh University

 

 

Research interests

  • Socialization of gender role norms and how it relates to health behaviors (e.g., coping with stress, help-seeking intentions, substance use)
  • Masculinities and men’s health
  • Intersectionality of social and cultural identities
  • Group and Collective Resilience

 

 

Publications

Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Molenaar, C., & Liang, C. T. H. (2019). A brief qualitative exploration of men’s possible masculinities. Psychology of Men & Masculinities. Advance online publication.

Liang, C. T. H. & Molenaar, C. (2016). Beliefs in an unjust world: Mediating ethnicity-related stressors and psychological functioning. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 72, 552-562. doi. 10.1002/jclp.22271

Liang, C. T. H., Knauer-Turner, E., Molenaar, C., & Price, E. (2016). A qualitative examination of the gendered and racialized lives of Latina college students. Gender Issues, X, 1-22, doi. 10.1007/s12147-016-9163-8

 

 

Book contributions

Liang, C. T. H., Molenaar, C., Herman, C., & Rivera, L. (2017). Dysfunction strain programs aimed at men’s violence, substance use, and lack of self care. In J. Wong & R. Levant (Eds) Psychology of Men and Masculinities. (pp 347-377). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Alvarez, A.N., Liang, C. T. H., Molenaar, C., & Nguyen, D. (2016). Mediators and Moderators of Perceived Racism. In, A. N. Alvarez, C. T. H. Liang, & H. Neville (Eds), Contextualizing the costs of racism for people of color. (pp 85- 106). Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Liang, C. T. H., Molenaar, C. & Heard, S. (2016). Race, masculinity, and gendered racism: President Obama’s influence on black men. In L. Barker (Ed), Obama on Our Minds: The Impact of Obama on the Psyche of America. (pp 169- 186). NY: Oxford University Press.

Liang, C. T. H. & Molenaar, C. (2016). Counseling and therapy with men. In Beutler, Consoli, & Bongar (Eds). Comprehensive Textbook of Psychotherapy, Second Edition. NY: Oxford University Press

 

 

Presentations

Molenaar, C., & Liang, C. T. H. (August, 2016). Masculinity: Identifying Relevant Cues to Promote Help Seeking Intentions in College Men. Poster presented at the 2016 APA Convention, Division 51, Denver, CO.

Lauer, M., Inman, A. G., & Molenaar, C. (August, 2016). Shame proneness and supervisee disclosure: The mediating role of attachment to supervisor. Poster presented at the 2016 APA Convention, Division 29, Denver, CO.

Molenaar, C., Liang, C. T. H., & Herman, C. (August, 2015). Examining the pathways between stress appraisal, help-seeking, use of depressants and stimulants, and psychological distress in college men. Poster presented at the 2015 APA Convention, Division 51, Toronto, Canada.

Liang, C. T. H., Herman, C., Song, G., Molenaar, C., Nguyen, D., Rivera, L., & Eftekharzadeh, P. (2015). Masculinity, sense of connectedness, academic motivation and behavioral outcomes of boys of color. Poster presented at the 2015 APA Convention, Division 51, Toronto, Canada.

Liang, C. T. H., Molenaar, C., Nguyen, D., Song, G., & Rivera, L. (January, 2015) Midnight basketball: Working together to keep boys of color on the path to success. Paper presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Atlanta, GA.

Molenaar, C., & Liang, C. T. H. (August, 2014). Coping with college: Examining stress, alcohol use, risky sexual behavior, and psychological distress. Poster presented at the 2014 APA Convention, Division 17, Washington D. C.

Pendse, A., Inman, A. G., Molenaar, C., Kwon, O., & Jog, M. (August, 2014). A content analysis of international students focused counseling research. Poster presented at the 2014 APA Convention, Division 52, Washington D. C.

Liang, C. T. H., Molenaar, C., Knauer-Turner, E., & Price, E. (August, 2013) Gender, Race, and Culture: A Mixed-Methods Examination of the Lives of Latino/a College Students. Poster presented at the 2013 APA Convention, Honolulu, HI

Lauer-Larrimore, M., Molenaar, C., Zelaya, D., Kwon, O., & Inman, A. (February, 2013). Understanding human trafficking within the context of the United States. Workshop presented at the 30th Annual Winter Roundtable Conference, New York, NY

Liang, C. T. H., Knauer-Turner, E., Price, E., & Molenaar, C. (January, 2013). The gendered and racialized lives of Latino/a individuals. Symposium presented at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, Houston, TX