Psychology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Jeffrey B Stuewig

Jeffrey B Stuewig

Jeffrey B Stuewig

Associate Professor

Clinical Psychology: Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.

Jeff Stuewig is a research associate professor in the psychology department at George Mason University. His graduate school and post-doctoral training were in developmental psychology, evaluation, and prevention/intervention research. He has a wide variety of research interests including developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior broadly defined (e.g. conduct disorder, delinquency, criminal behavior, substance abuse, etc.) over the life course. Recently he has been involved in a study examining the moral emotions of shame and guilt and their relationship to future recidivism and rehabilitation among a sample of jail inmates. Additionally, he is part of a research group evaluating interventions for jail inmates nearing release.

Current Research

Jail-Based Treatment to Reduce Substance Abuse, Recidivism and Risky Behavior. Funded by National Institute on Drug Abuse. Role: co-PI

Selected Publications

Herrera, V. M. & Stuewig, J. (in press). Gender differences in pathways to delinquency: The impact of family relationships and adolescent depression.  Journal of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology

Stuewig, J., Tangney, J., Kendall, S., Folk, J., Meyer, C. R., & Dearing, R. (2015). Children’s proneness to shame and guilt predict risky and illegal behaviors in young adulthood. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 46(2), 217-227.

Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Martinez, A. G.  (2014). Two faces of shame: The roles of shame and guilt in predicting recidivism. Psychological Science,25(3), 799-805.

Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Heigel, C., Harty, L. & McCloskey, L. A. (2010). Shaming, Blaming, and Maiming: Functional links among the moral emotions, externalization of blame, and aggression. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(1), 91-102.

Tangney, J. P., Mashek, D., & Stuewig, J. (2007). Adventures at the social-clinical-community-criminology interface: The GMU Inmate Study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26(1), 1-21.

Stuewig, J., & McCloskey, L. (2005). The impact of maltreatment on adolescent shame and guilt: Psychological routes to depression and delinquency. Child Maltreatment, 10, 324-336.

Expanded Publication List

Folk, J., Blasko, B. L., Warden, R., Schaefer, K., Ferssizidis, P., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P., (in press). Feasibility and acceptability of the Impact of Crime group intervention with jail inmates.  Victims & Offenders. doi: 10.1080/15564886.2014.982777. NIHMSID: 646230

Malouf, E. T., Youman, K., Stuewig, J., Witt, E. A., & Tangney, J. P. (in press). A pilot RCT of a values-based mindfulness group intervention for jail inmates: Evidence for reduction in post-release risk behavior.  Mindfulness

Adams, L. M., Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., & Kashdan, T. B. (2014).  Perceived susceptibility to HIV predicts subsequent HIV risk: A longitudinal evaluation of jail inmates.  Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37(3), 511-523.

Malouf, E., Schaefer, K., Witt, E. A., Moore, K., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2014). The Brief Self-Control Scale predicts jail inmates’ recidivism, substance dependence, and post-release adjustment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(3), 334-347.

Martinez, A. G., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P.  (2014).  Perspective-taking and the inhibition of crime:  The pathway through empathic concern and guilt-proneness.  Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin, 40(12), 1659-1667.

VanDerhei, S., Rojahn, J., Stuewig, J. & McKnight, P. (2014). The effect of shame-proneness, guilt-proneness, and internalizing tendencies on non-suicidal self-injurious behavior. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 44(3), 317-330.

Adams, L. M., Kendall, S., Smith, A., Quigley, E., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2013). HIV risk behaviors of male and female jail inmates prior to incarceration and one year post-release. Aids and Behavior, 17(8), 2685-2694.

Meyer, C. R., Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Moore, K. (2013). Why do some jail inmates not engage in treatment and services?  International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology.doi: 10.1177/0306624X13489829

Moore, K., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2013). Jail inmates’ perceived and expected stigma: Implications for post-release functioning. Self & Identity, 12(5), 527-547.

Malouf, E., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2012). Self-control and jail inmates’ substance misuse post-release: Mediation by friends’ substance use and moderation by age. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1198-1204.

Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., Furukawa, E., Kopelovich, S., Meyer, P., & Cosby, B. (2012). Reliability, validity, and predictive utility of the 25-item criminogenic cognitions scale (CCS). Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39(10), 1340-1360. 

Hastings, M. E., Krishnan, S., Tangney, J. P., & Stuewig, J. (2011). Predictive and incremental validity of the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide with male and female jail inmates. Psychological Assessment, 23(1), 174-183.

Herrera, V. M., & Stuewig, J. (2011). Impact of child maltreatment and domestic violence. In C. Barter & D. Berridge (Eds.). Children Behaving Badly? Peer violence between children and young people. (pp. 155-166). West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tangney, J.P., Stuewig, J., Mashek, D., & Hastings, M. E. (2011). Assessing jail inmates’ proneness to shame and guilt:  Feeling bad about the behavior or the self? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38(7), 710-734.

Becker, K. D., Stuewig, J. & McCloskey, L. A., (2010). Traumatic stress symptoms of women exposed to different forms of childhood victimization and intimate partner violence. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25(9), 1699-1715. 

Conn, C., Warden, R., Stuewig, J., Kim, E. H., Harty, L., Hastings, M. E., & Tangney, J. P. (2010). Borderline Personality Disorder among jail inmates: How common, and how distinct? Corrections Compendium, 35(4), 6-13.  

Recent Presentations

Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. RCT of a victim impact group for jail inmates:  Effects on hypothesized mechanisms of action. (2015). In J.P. Tangney (Chair), Strategically meeting the needs of the forgotten 11 million: Novel approaches to treatment of jail inmates. Presented in a symposium at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York City, NY.

Tangney, J., Daylor, J., Heigel, C., Warden, R., & Stuewig, J. (2015). Strategic jail intervention: The right treatment, at the right time, in the right timeframe. Poster presented at the 3rd North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Ottawa, Canada. 

Hastings, M., Stuewig, J., Adams, L., Krishnan, S., & Tangney, J. P. (2014). Is the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide (VRAG) Color-Blind? Predictive and Incremental Validity of the VRAG Scores with African-American and Caucasian Jail Inmates. In M. Boccaccini (chair), Risk Assessment 2: Predictive Validity, Research, and Cultural Issues. Presented in a symposium at American Psychology-Law Society Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Folk, J., Blasko, B., Warden, R., Stuewig, J., Adams, L., & Tangney, J. P.  (2013). The feasibility and acceptability of an impact of crime workshop. In J.P. Tangney (Chair),  Malleable psychological predictors of jail inmates’ post-release functioning: Implications for intervention. Presented in a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.

Stuewig, J., Hastings, M., Krishnan, S., & Tangney, J. P., (2012). Examining defensive responding on the Personality Assessment Inventory. Poster presented at American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Furukawa, E., Kopelovich, S., Meyer, P., & Cosby, B. (2012).  Reliability, validity, and predictive utility of the 25-item Criminogenic Cognitions Scale (CCS).  Poster presented at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.

Stuewig, J., Drapalski, A., Youman, K., Durbin, K. & Tangney, J.P. (2011). Changes in symptoms of mental illness among jail inmates across the period of incarceration. Poster presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Toronto, ON.