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Bill Snell

Bill Snell

Professor Snell is interested in the psychology of personality -- especially the relationship between personality tendencies and people's intimate and sexual relationships. Most of his work addresses the sexual and intimate aspects of the self-concept. In the last few years he has begun to study the nature of personality disorders, including their influence on people's intimate relations.

Primary Interests:

  • Close Relationships
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Self and Identity
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

Online Studies:


Journal Articles:

  • Snell, W. E., Jr. (1998). The Relationship Awareness Scale: Measuring relational-consciousness, relational-monitoring, and relational-anxiety. Contemporary Social Psychology, 18, 23-47.
  • Snell, W. E., Jr., & Godwin, L. (1993). Social reactions to depictions of casual and steady acquaintance rape: The impact of AIDS exposure and stereotypic beliefs about women. Sex Roles, 29, 599-616.
  • Snell, W. E., Jr., Gum, S., Shuck, R. L., Mosley, J. A., & Hite, T. L. (1995). The Clinical Anger Scale: Preliminary reliability and validity. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 51, 215-226.
  • Snell, W. E., Jr., & Johnson, G. (1997). The Multidimensional Health Questionnaire. American Journal of Health Behavior, 21, 33-42.
  • Snell, W. E., Jr., & Wooldridge, D. G. (1998). Sexual awareness: Contraception, sexual behaviors and sexual attitudes. Sexual and Marital Therapy, 13, 191-199.

Other Publications:

  • Snell, W. E., Jr. (1988). The Sexuality Scale. In C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Sexuality-related measures: A compendium. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Zlokovich , M. S., & Snell, W. E., Jr. (2001). Chapter 22: The relationship between adult attachment tendencies, illusion of fertility control, contraceptive efficacy, and contraceptive choices. In W. E. Snell, Jr. (Ed.), New directions in the psychology of human sexuality: Research and theory. Cape Girardeau, MO: Snell Publications.

Courses Taught:

Bill Snell
Department of Psychology
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
United States

  • Phone: (573) 651-2447
  • Fax: (573) 651-2176

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