Sabrina E. Des Rosiers, Ph.D.

Sabrina E. Des Rosiers, PhD

Associate Professor

SEDesRosiers@barry.edu
LIB 158
305-899-4904

Dr. Des Rosiers is a developmental psychologist and joined the faculty at Barry in 2012. Prior to coming to Barry, she was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Miami and taught at Florida International University. Dr. Des Rosiers earned her B.A in psychology from the University of South Florida and her M.S. and Ph.D. from the Florida International University.

Research Interests

Dr. Des Rosiers' work bridges developmental psychology, health psychology, and cultural psychology, and examines risk and protective factors at the individual, cultural, and social level for alcohol use, drug use and other externalizing problems among diverse youth.

Specific Areas of Research Interests

Adolescent/youth development; Risk and protective factors; Acculturation; Alcohol Expectancies; Family Processes; Underage drinking; Substance use; Health disparities.

Selected Student Supervised Publications and Presentations

Wilmore, K., Des Rosiers, S.E., Wated, G. & Ahmad, S. (March 2018). Association between Intentional self-regulation and life satisfaction during emerging adulthood. Poster presented at the 82nd Florida Academy for Sciences Annual Meeting, Miami Shores, Florida.

Zonnevylle, T., Des Rosiers, S.E., J., Wated, G. & Ahmad, S. (March 2018). Top-down and bottom-up processes of subjective well-being. Poster presented at the 82nd Florida Academy for Sciences Annual Meeting, Miami Shores, Florida.

Helpingstine, C., Des Rosiers, S.E. & Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezcondi-Garbanati, L. Villamar, J.,,Soto, D., Pattarroyo,M., & Szapocznik, J. (April, 2017). The role of perceived context of reception and school attachment on aggressive behaviors in adolescence. Oral presentation at the 21st Annual Psychology Student Research Forum, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Tshiala, C. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2017). Perceived Discrimination, traumatic life events, emotion regulation, and depression in a diverse ethnic and cultural group of emerging adults. Oral presentation at the 21st Annual Psychology Student Research Forum, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Sanchez, A & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2017). A Descriptive analysis of domains of acculturation and depressive outcomes in Hispanic parents and adolescents. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Psychology Student Research Forum, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Le, J. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2017). The mediating role of social support on the association between cultural orientation and depression in American college students. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Psychology Student Research Forum, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Tshiala, C. Des Rosiers, S.E. Helpingstine, C., & Rapalino, J. (May, 2016). A descriptive examination of gender and ethnic differences in emotional regulation and depression among emerging adults poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Rapalino, J. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2016). Gender differences in perception of body image among Asian, Hispanic and Black emerging adults. Oral presentation at 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Helpingstine, C., Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezcondi-Garbanati, L. Villamar, J.,,Soto, D., Pattarroyo,M., & Szapocznik, J. (April, 2016) Condom use self-efficacy in Latino adolescents. Oral presentation at 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

McNally, E. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (March, 2015). Internalizing and externalizing problems among adolescents of diverse Hispanic national origin: A descriptive analysis. Poster presented at the Florida Academy for Sciences Annual Meeting.

Tshiala, C. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (March, 2015). An Examination of the Association between Perceived Discrimination, Depression and Identity Search among Emerging Adults. Poster presented at the Florida Academy for Sciences Annual Meeting.

Lyon, T.A. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April 2015). The mediating role of social anxiety in the relationship between perceived parental psychological control and alcohol-related problems among emerging adults. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Statler, E.L., Des Rosiers, S.E. (April 2014). Perception of Weight Status and Self-Efficacy in Weight Management. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Fair, D. Des Rosiers, S.E.(April 2014). A Positive youth development model among Hispanic adolescents. Oral presentation delivered at the 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. A poster of this research project was also presented at the 6th Annual S.T.E.M conference, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida

Garcia, E. Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2014). Staying true to your roots: Relationship between acculturation and psychological well-being among Hispanic youth. Oral presentation delivered at the 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. A poster of this research project was also presented at the 6th Annual S.T.E.M conference, Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Lyon, T.A. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April 2014). Parental Psychological Control and Eating Behavior Patterns among Emerging Adults. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida.

Palacios, D. & Des Rosiers, S.E. (April, 2013). A Two-site study of psychological functioning among recent Hispanic immigrant parents and adolescents. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Psychology Student Research Forum. Miami Shores, Florida.

Shi, M., Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Huang, S., Soto, D.W.,Pattaroyo, M. (2013). Discrepancies in parent-adolescent communication and alcohol risk behaviors among recent immigrant Hispanic adolescents: A longitudinal analysis. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 37, 255. [Abstract].

Shi, M., & Des Rosiers, S.E. (March, 2013) Gender matters: discrepancies in parent-adolescent communication and problem outcomes among adolescents. Oral presentation, delivered before the Academy at its 77th Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Miami Shores, Florida.

Selected Publications/Presentations

Des Rosiers, S.E. & Wated, G. (May, 2018). Predictors of College Non-Persistence Intentions Among Minority Students: The Unique Contribution of Psychological Well-Being. Presented at 29th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA

Wated, G., Des Rosiers, S.E., Barnes, M. Ahmad, Salman, & Suglia, J. (May, 2018). College Students' Attrition: Do Perceptions of Employability Matter? Presented at 29th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Gonzales-Backen, M. A., Meca, A., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Des Rosiers, S.E., Cόrdova, D., Soto, D. W., Cano, M.A., Oshri, A., Zamboanga, B. L., Baezconde-Garbanati, L.,>Schwartz, S. J., Szapocznik, J., & Unger, J. B. (2018). Examining the Temporal Order of Ethnic Identity and Perceived Discrimination among Hispanic Immigrant Adolescents. Developmental Psychology,54, 929-937. DOI: 10.1037/dev0000465.

Wated, G., Des Rosiers, S. E., Ahmad, S., Suglia, J. (June, 2017). Perceived linguistic discrimination, stress, motivation, and employability among emerging adults. Poster presented The 12th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, "Work, Stress and Health” Minneapolis, MN.

Des Rosiers, S. E. and Wated, G. (March 2017). The Importance of strength factors in predicting behavioral outcomes in recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents. Poster presented 2nd Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria.

Wated, G. and Des Rosiers, S. E. (March 2017). Social-cognitive characteristics as potential predictors of academic auccess in undergraduate students. Poster presented at the 2nd Biennial International Convention of Psychological Science, Vienna, Austria.

Schwartz, S.J., Des Rosiers, S. E. Unger, & Szapocznik, J. (2016). Adolescent Cultural Contexts for Substance Use: Intergroup Dynamics, Family Processes, and Neighborhood Risks. In S. Brown & R. Zucker (Eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Adolescent Substance Abuse. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199735662.001.0001.

Córdova, D., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L.,Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Des Rosiers, S. E., Lee, T.K., Meca, A., Cano, M.A., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Oshri, A., Salas-Wright, C.P., Piña-Watson, B., Romero, A.J. (2016).A longitudinal test of the parent–adolescent family functioning discrepancy hypothesis: A trend toward increased HIV risk behavior among immigrant Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 2164-77. doi:10.1007/s10964-016-0500-8.

Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L.,Des Rosiers, S. E., Huang, S.,Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Pattarroyo, M., & Baezconde-Garbanati, L. (2015).Latino/a Youth's intentions to smoke cigarettes: Exploring the roles of culture and gender. Journal of Latina/o Psychology.

Oshri, A., Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Kwon, J. A., Des Rosiers, S. E., Baezconde-Garbanati, L.Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Córdova, D., Soto, D. W., Lizzi, K. M., & Szapocznik, J. (2014).Bicultural stress, identity formation, and alcohol expectancies and misuse in Hispanicadolescents: A developmental approach. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 43, 2054-2068.

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Des Rosiers, S. E., Lorenzo-Blanco, E. I., Zamboanga, B. L., Huang, S., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2014). Domains of acculturation and their effects on substance use and sexual behavior in Hispanic recent immigrant adolescents. Prevention Science, 15, 385-396.

Schwartz, S. J., Benet-Martínez, V., Knight, G. P., Unger, J. B., Zamboanga, B. L., Des Rosiers, S. E., Stephens, D., Huang, S., & Szapocznik, J. (2014). Effects of language of assessment on the measurement of acculturation: Measurement equivalence and cultural frame switching. Psychological Assessment, 26, 100-114.

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Des Rosiers, S. E., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Pattarroyo, M., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., & Szapocznik, J. (2014). Perceived context of reception among recent Hispanic immigrants: Conceptualization, instrument development, and preliminary validation. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 1-14.

Des Rosiers, S. E., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B. L., Ham, L. S., & Huang, S. (2013). A cultural and social cognitive model of differences in acculturation orientations, alcohol expectancies, and alcohol risk behaviors among Hispanic college students. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 69, 319-340.

Schwartz, S.J., Des Rosiers, S.E., Huang, S., Zamboanga, B.L., Unger, J.B., Knight, G.P., Pantin, H. & Szapocznik, J. (2013). Developmental trajectories of acculturation in Hispanic adolescents: Associations with family Functioning and adolescent risk behavior. Child Development. Published online January 17th 2013 DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12047.

Tubman, J. G., Des Rosiers, S. E., Schwartz, S. J., & O'Hare, T. (2012). The use of the Risky Sex Scale among adolescents receiving treatment services for substance use problems: Factor structure and predictive validity. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43, 359-365.

Schwartz, S. J., Unger, J. B., Des Rosiers, S. E., Huang, S., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Lorenzo-Blanco, E., Villamar, J. A., Soto, D. W., Pattarroyo, M., & Szapocznik, J. (2012). Substance use and sexual behavior among recent Hispanic immigrant adolescents: Effects of parent-adolescent differential acculturation and communication. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 125, 1, S26–S34.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S. J., Zamboanga, B.L., Ham, L.S. & Huang, S. (2012). Alcohol risk behaviors among Hispanic emerging adults: The role of acculturation orientations and alcohol expectancies. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 163. [Abstract].

Des Rosiers, S. E., Schwartz, S. J., Ham, L. S., Zamboanga, B. L., Unger, J. B., Huang, S. et al. (2012). The use of the Brief Comprehensive Effects of Alcohol (B-CEOA) in a sample of recently immigrated Hispanic adolescents. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 36, 847. [Abstract].

Des Rosiers, S. E., Schwartz, S.J., Unger, J.B., Baezconde-Garbanati, L., Huang, S. et al. Heterogeneity in Acculturation: Association with Alcohol Expectancies and Alcohol-Related Problems among Recent Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents. Oral presentation at the National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) Twelfth Annual International Conference, September 2012, San Diego, California.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J., Zamboanga, B.L., Ham, L.S. & Huang, S.  Alcohol Risk Behaviors Among Hispanic Emerging Adults: The Role of Acculturation Categories and Alcohol Expectancies. Poster presented at the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) June 2012, San Francisco, CA

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J. Huang, S. Unger, J.B., Lorenzo-Blanco, E.I., Villamar, J.A., Soto, D.W., Baezconde-Garbanati,L. The Role of Perceived Discrimination and Negative Perceived Context of Reception on the Involvement in multi-problem behaviors among Recently Immigrated Hispanic Adolescents. Paper presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) March 2012, Vancouver, Canada.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Schwartz, S.J. & Huang, S. The Effect of Acculturation and Environmental Setting on Substance Use in a Sample of Hispanic Emerging Adults. Poster presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD).  March 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Tubman, J.G. & Des Rosiers, S.E. Use of the Risky Sex Scale (RSS) in a Sample of Multi-Problem Youth: Factor Structure and Validation Data. Poster presented at the Biennial Society for Research on Child Development (SRCD). March 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Des Rosiers, S.E. & Tubman, J.G. Sex-related Alcohol Expectancy Risk Profiles in Multi-Problem Youth: A Mediational Analysis. Poster presented at the 31st  Annual Scientific Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (June 2009), San Diego, CA

Des Rosiers, S.E., Gray, C., Surace, F.I., Tubman, J.G. Integrating Person-Centered and Variable-Centered Frameworks: An Evaluation of Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies Among Adolescents. Poster presented at the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Biennial meeting (March, 2008), Chicago, IL.

Des Rosiers, S.E., Tubman, J.G., & Wagner, E.F., (2007) A Person-Centered Perspective to Understanding Variation in Alcohol Expectancies Among Teenage Drinkers.The Addictions Newsletter, 14, 1.

Teaching Specialization:

Developmental Psychology; Developmental Psychopathology; Psychology and Health; Research Methods in Psychology; Culture, Development, and Mental Health

Undergraduate Courses:

  • PSY 281 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSY 283 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSY 320 – Tests and Measurements in Psychology
  • PSY 335/436 - Research Methods in Psychology I and II
  • PSY 451– Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • PSY 452 –Child and Adolescent Psychopathology

Graduate course:

  • PSY  564 - Advanced Developmental psychology