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About Dr. Irum Abbasi

Dr. Abbasi founded Mindfulrelation.com as a ‘go-to website’ where couples could learn ways to avoid harmful online behaviors and improve the quality of their relationship. In her research, Dr. Abbasi examined how social media use is linked with romantic relationship problems, mental health, personality, and mood. Her publications are listed below.Happy reading!
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2011). The influence of neuroticism on stress perception and its resultant negative affect (master’s thesis). Available at http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4963&context=etd_theses
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. G. (2015). The prevalence, predictors, causes, treatments, and implications of procrastination behaviors in general, academic, and work setting. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7(1), 59-66.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2016). The role of neuroticism in the maintenance of chronic baseline stress perception and negative affect. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 1–9.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. (2017a). Polarized couples in therapy: Recognizing indifference as the opposite of love. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 43 (1), 40-48.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. G. (2017b). The pursuit of romantic alternatives online: Social media friends as potential alternatives. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 44 (1), 16-28
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. G. (2017c). When flirting turns into infidelity: The Facebook dilemma. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 45(1), 1–14.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2017). Personality and marital relationships: Developing a satisfactory relationship with an imperfect partner. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 39(3), 184-194.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2018a). Social media and committed relationships: What factors make our romantic relationship vulnerable? Social Science Computer Review, 1-10.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2018b). Falling prey to online romantic alternatives: Evaluating social media alternative partners in committed versus dating relationships. Social Science Computer Review, 1-11.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Rattan, N., Kousar, T., Elsayed, F. K. (2018). Neuroticism and close relationships: How negative affect is linked with relationship disaffection in couples. American Journal of Family Therapy, 46, 139-152.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2019a). The link between romantic disengagement and Facebook addiction: Where does relationship commitment fit in? The American Journal of Family Therapy, 46, 375–389.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2019b). Social media addiction in romantic relationships: Does user’s age influence vulnerability to social media infidelity? Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 277–280.
  • Abbasi, I.S., Drouin, M., McDaniel, B., & Dibble, J., L. (2019). The protective influence of relationship commitment on the effects of Facebook addiction on marital disaffection. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 47(2), 120-136.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Drouin, M. (2019). Neuroticism and Facebook addiction: How social media can affect mood? American Journal of Family Therapy, 47 (4), 199-215.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Dibble, J. (2019). The role of online infidelity behaviors in the link between mental illness and social media intrusion. Social Science Computer Review, 39(1), 70-83.
  • Drouin, M., Abbasi, I. S., Dibble, J. L., & McDaniel, B. T. (2021). Examining the roles of marital status and sex on communication with backburners on social media.The Social Science Journal (advance online publication).
  • Abbasi, I.S., & Alghamdi, N. (2021). Dispositionally Vulnerable? Improving Marital Commitment to Counter Neuroticism and Negative Affect. American Journal of Family Therapy (advance online publication).
  • Abbasi, I.S., Dibble, J. L., & Farrukh, E. Social media addiction, infidelity-related behaviors, and relationship satisfaction: Statistical moderation requires careful interpretation. Under review at the Social Science Journal.
  • Abbasi, I.S., Buchanan, T., & Dibble, J. L. Attitudes about sharing online passwords with a romantic partner have less to do with relationship quality or personality and more to do with online infidelity-related activity. Under review at the Journal of Communication Reports.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Dibble, J. L., & Farrukh, E. (2022). Social Networking and Romantic Relationships: When Mental Illness Enters the Mix. American Journal of Family Therapy. (Advance online publication).
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Al-Sharqi, L. (2015). Media censorship: Freedom versus responsibility. Journal of Law andConflict Resolution, 7(4), 21-24.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2015). Flash fiction: A unique writer-reader partnership. Studies in Literature andLanguage, 11 (1), 52-56.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2015). Literary censorship: The changing standards. International Journal ofApplied Linguistics & English Literature, 4(6), 33-38.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Al-Sharqi, L. (2016). Merging of the short-story genres. Studies in Literature and Language, 13 (2), 1-6.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2016). Twitter fiction: A new creative literary landscape. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 7 (4), 16-19.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2020). The influence of technology on English language and literature. English Language Teaching, 13, 1-7.

Conference Presentations

  • Abbasi, I. S., Feist, G., & Rogers, R. (2011, May). The influence of neuroticism on stress perception and its resultant negative affect. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Feist, G., Cordeiro, A. & Barnwell, L. (2011, October). The role of gender in stress perception: Why women perceive and react more negatively to stress than men? Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Rattan, N., Kousar, T. (2018, April). Neuroticism and negative affect: Can mood linked with my personality be affecting my romantic relationship? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Drouin, M. & Rattan, N. (2018, April). The pursuit of romantic alternatives: Where does social media fit in. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.
  • Abbasi, I.S., & Rattan, N. (2019a, April). The link between romantic disengagement and Facebook addiction: Where does relationship commitment fit in? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, California.
  • Abbasi, I.S., & Rattan, N. (2019b, April). Social media and committed relationships: What factors make our romantic relationship vulnerable? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, California.
  • Abbasi, I.S., Dibble, J.L., & Rattan, N. (2020, October). The role of online infidelity behaviors in the link between mental illness and social media intrusion. Online presentation at Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
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Dr. Abbasi founded Mindfulrelation.com as a ‘go-to website’ where couples could learn ways to avoid harmful online behaviors and improve the quality of their relationship. In her research, Dr. Abbasi examined how social media use is linked with romantic relationship problems, mental health, personality, and mood. Her publications are listed below.

Happy reading!

Irum Abbasi’s Publications

  • Abbasi, I. S. (2011). The influence of neuroticism on stress perception and its resultant negative affect (master’s thesis). Available at http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4963&context=etd_theses
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. G. (2015). The prevalence, predictors, causes, treatments, and implications of procrastination behaviors in general, academic, and work setting. International Journal of Psychological Studies, 7(1), 59-66.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2016). The role of neuroticism in the maintenance of chronic baseline stress perception and negative affect. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 3(1), 1–9.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. (2017a). Polarized couples in therapy: Recognizing indifference as the opposite of love. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 43 (1), 40-48.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. G. (2017b). The pursuit of romantic alternatives online: Social media friends as potential alternatives. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 44 (1), 16-28
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Alghamdi, N. G. (2017c). When flirting turns into infidelity: The Facebook dilemma. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 45(1), 1–14.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2017). Personality and marital relationships: Developing a satisfactory relationship with an imperfect partner. Contemporary Family Therapy: An International Journal, 39(3), 184-194.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2018a). Social media and committed relationships: What factors make our romantic relationship vulnerable? Social Science Computer Review, 1-10.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2018b). Falling prey to online romantic alternatives: Evaluating social media alternative partners in committed versus dating relationships. Social Science Computer Review, 1-11.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Rattan, N., Kousar, T., Elsayed, F. K. (2018). Neuroticism and close relationships: How negative affect is linked with relationship disaffection in couples. American Journal of Family Therapy, 46, 139-152.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2019a). The link between romantic disengagement and Facebook addiction: Where does relationship commitment fit in? The American Journal of Family Therapy, 46, 375–389.
  • Abbasi, I. S. (2019b). Social media addiction in romantic relationships: Does user’s age influence vulnerability to social media infidelity? Personality and Individual Differences, 139, 277–280.
  • Abbasi, I.S., Drouin, M., McDaniel, B., & Dibble, J., L. (2019). The protective influence of relationship commitment on the effects of Facebook addiction on marital disaffection. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 47(2), 120-136.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Drouin, M. (2019). Neuroticism and Facebook addiction: How social media can affect mood? American Journal of Family Therapy, 47 (4), 199-215.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Dibble, J. (2019). The role of online infidelity behaviors in the link between mental illness and social media intrusion. Social Science Computer Review, 39(1), 70-83.
  • Drouin, M., Abbasi, I. S., Dibble, J. L., & McDaniel, B. T. (2021). Examining the roles of marital status and sex on communication with backburners on social media.The Social Science Journal (advance online publication).
  • Abbasi, I.S., & Alghamdi, N. (2021). Dispositionally Vulnerable? Improving Marital Commitment to Counter Neuroticism and Negative Affect. American Journal of Family Therapy (advance online publication).
  • Abbasi, I.S., Dibble, J. L., & Farrukh, E. Social media addiction, infidelity-related behaviors, and relationship satisfaction: Statistical moderation requires careful interpretation. Under review at the Social Science Journal.
  • Abbasi, I.S., Buchanan, T., & Dibble, J. L. Attitudes about sharing online passwords with a romantic partner have less to do with relationship quality or personality and more to do with online infidelity-related activity. Under review at the Journal of Communication Reports.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Dibble, J. L., & Farrukh, E. (2022). Social Networking and Romantic Relationships: When Mental Illness Enters the Mix. American Journal of Family Therapy. (Advance online publication).
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Al-Sharqi, L. (2015). Media censorship: Freedom versus responsibility. Journal of Law andConflict Resolution, 7(4), 21-24.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2015). Flash fiction: A unique writer-reader partnership. Studies in Literature andLanguage, 11 (1), 52-56.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2015). Literary censorship: The changing standards. International Journal ofApplied Linguistics & English Literature, 4(6), 33-38.
  • Abbasi, I. S., & Al-Sharqi, L. (2016). Merging of the short-story genres. Studies in Literature and Language, 13 (2), 1-6.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2016). Twitter fiction: A new creative literary landscape. Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 7 (4), 16-19.
  • Al Sharqi, L., & Abbasi, I. S. (2020). The influence of technology on English language and literature. English Language Teaching, 13, 1-7.

Conference Presentations

  • Abbasi, I. S., Feist, G., & Rogers, R. (2011, May). The influence of neuroticism on stress perception and its resultant negative affect. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Feist, G., Cordeiro, A. & Barnwell, L. (2011, October). The role of gender in stress perception: Why women perceive and react more negatively to stress than men? Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, DC.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Rattan, N., Kousar, T. (2018, April). Neuroticism and negative affect: Can mood linked with my personality be affecting my romantic relationship? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.
  • Abbasi, I. S., Drouin, M. & Rattan, N. (2018, April). The pursuit of romantic alternatives: Where does social media fit in. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.
  • Abbasi, I.S., & Rattan, N. (2019a, April). The link between romantic disengagement and Facebook addiction: Where does relationship commitment fit in? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, California.
  • Abbasi, I.S., & Rattan, N. (2019b, April). Social media and committed relationships: What factors make our romantic relationship vulnerable? Poster session presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, California.
  • Abbasi, I.S., Dibble, J.L., & Rattan, N. (2020, October). The role of online infidelity behaviors in the link between mental illness and social media intrusion. Online presentation at Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
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