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Jason Whiting


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Dr. Jason Whiting came to BYU in 2017 after teaching at Texas Tech University and the University of Kentucky. He researches healthy and unhealthy intimate relationships and has primarily published academically in the areas of abuse, control, communication, and qualitative research. Additionally, he has written for a general audience, including Love Me True: Overcoming the Surprising Ways We Deceive in Relationships, and regular blogs on Psychology Today. Jason and his wife April have been married for over 25 years and are the parents of six hilarious children. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, reading, racquetball, and oil painting.

Ph.D. Marriage and Family Therapy, Michigan State University, 2001
M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University, 1997
B.S. Psychology, Minor: Music, Brigham Young University, 1995
A.A.S. Psychology, Ricks College, 1993

Research Interests:
Dr. Whiting’s research projects currently involve a qualitative exploration of healthy and unhealthy intimate relationship practices, as well as several analyses of online discussions of intimate partner violence and assault. He also has some ongoing manuscripts exploring theoretical issues within MFT.

Professional Affiliations:
International Society for Research on Aggression
National Council on Family Relations
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Outstanding Research Publication Award - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2020.
Best Clinical Publication - School of Family Life, 2020
Outstanding Researcher - College of Human Sciences, 2012 & 2016
Article of the Year - Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 2014

Recent Publications:

  • Karakurt, G. et al., Whiting, J. B. (in press). Data-driven identification of subtypes of intimate partner violence. Scientific Reports.
  • Lin, S. Y., Miller, R. B., Su, L. P., Whiting, J. B., Bean, R., Hsieh, C. H., & Li, T. S. (2021) Insider perspectives of mate selection in modern Chinese society. Journal of Asian Research, 5, 28-46.
  • Carmona, J. & Whiting, J. B. (in press). Escaping the escapism: A grounded theory of the addiction and recovery process in online video gaming. The Qualitative Report.
  • Whiting, J. B., Cravens, J. D., Sagers,* A., PettyJohn., M. & Davies, B. (2020) Trauma, social media, and #WhyIDidntReport: An analysis of Twitter posts about reluctance to report sexual assault. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. DOI: 10.1111/JMFT.12470
  • Davis, S. D., Whiting, J. B., Fife, S. T., & Bradford, K. P. (2020). Way of being and the therapeutic pyramid: Expanding the application of a common factors meta-model. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
  • Brown, M., Whiting , J. B., Haque, A., & Kahumoku-Fessler, E. (2020). A summative content analysis of stress and coping among parents of children with autism. The American Journal of Family Therapy, DOI: 10.1080/01926187.2020.1791764
  • Whiting, J. B. (2020). Editor’s Introduction: Special issue on intimate partner violence. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. 19(4), 277-278. DOI/10.1080/15332691.2020.1838150
  • Whiting, J. B., Cardinet, G. & Merchant, L. (2020). Military chaplains and intimate partner violence: Ethical and moral dilemmas in the armed forces. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy, 19(4) 279-295. DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2020.1795038
  • Banford Witting, A., Lambert, J., Hughes Barrow, B., Whiting, J., Hartshorn, R., Marks, L., Wickrama, T., & Thanigaseelan, S. (2020). ‘We Have Lost Our Lives Already’: Loss and Coping among Sri Lankan Widowed Women. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. DOI: 10.1080/10926771.2020.1759746
  • Leavitt, C., Whiting, J. B., & Hawkins, A. (2020). The sexual mindfulness project class: A pilot study on the sexual and relational effects of sexual mindfulness on couples. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2020.1757547
  • Cravens Pickens, J. D., Whiting, J. B. (2019) Tech talk: Analyzing the negotiations and rules around technology use in intimate relationships. Contemporary Family Therapy.
  • Lin, S. Y., Miller, R. B., Su-Kubricht, L. P., Whiting, J., Bean, R., Hsieh, C. H., & Li, T. S. (2019). Parental influence on mate selection in modern Chinese society. Asian Journal of Family Therapy, 3, 29-42.
  • Anderson, S. A., Sumner, B., Parady, A., Whiting, J. B. & Tambling, R. (2019). A task analysis of client re-engagement: Therapeutic de-escalation of high-conflict co-parents. Family Process. doi: 10.1111/famp.12511
  • Olufowote, R., Fife, S. T., Schleiden,* C. & Whiting. J. B. (2019). How can I become more secure? A grounded theory of earning secure attachment. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 46(3), 489-506. DOI: 10.1111/jmft.12409.
  • Brown, M., Whiting, J. B., Fessler, E., Banford-Witting, A., Jensen, J., (2019). A dyadic model of stress, coping, and marital satisfaction among parents raising children on the autism spectrum. Family Relations.
  • Turns, B., Smock Jordan, S., Callahan, K., Whiting, J. B. & Piland Springer, N. (2019). Assessing the effectiveness of solution-focused brief therapy for couples raising a child with autism: A pilot clinical outcome study. Journal of Couple and Relationship Therapy. DOI: 10.1080/15332691.2019.1571975
  • Eddy, B., Poll, V., Whiting, J. B. & Clevesy, M. (2019). Forgotten fathers: Postpartum depression in men. 1-17. Journal of Family Issues.DOI: 107.171/0717/90215921531X3X191988333111
  • Whiting, J. B., Dansby Olufowote*, R., Cravens-Pickens, J. D., & Banford Witting, A. (2019). Online blaming and intimate partner violence: A content analysis of social media comments. The Qualitative Report, 24(1), 78-94. Retrieved from