Dr. Joseph Constans' interests are in the areas of gun violence and suicide. His current efforts concern 1) understanding how exposures to trauma may cognitively and behaviorally predispose an individual to violence perpetration and 2) developing interventions for violence prevention.
Publications: Google Scholar
- Wamser-Nanney, R., Nanney, J. T., & Constans, J. I. (2019). PTSD and Attitudes Toward Guns Following Interpersonal Trauma. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
- Wamser-Nanney, R., Nanney, J. T., Conrad, E., & Constans, J. I. (2019). Childhood trauma exposure and gun violence risk factors among victims of gun violence. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 11(1), 99–106.
- Constans, J., & Nanney, J. (2017). Mental Disorders and Homicide. In Amy E. Wenzel (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (pp. 1691-1693). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.