Dr. Galupo is Professor of Psychology at Towson University. Her teaching interests include: Sensation and Perception, Research Methods, Sex Differences: Psychological Perspectives, Gender Identity in Transition, and LGBT Studies. Her research interests focus on understanding the intersection of identities as they are negotiated in the context of social and personal relationships. Dr. Galupo serves as the editor-in-chief for the Journal of GLBT Family Studies.

 Recent & Representative Work

Recent Radio Interview

Interpretation of Gender: Maryland Morning w/ Sheilah Kast


Galupo, M. P. (2008). Bisexuality and Same-Sex Marriage. Routledge.

Galupo, M. P. (2006). Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization. Haworth Press.  


Hagen, D. B.* & Galupo, M. P. (In Press). Trans* individuals' experiences of gendered language with healthcare providers: Recommendations for practitioners. International Journal of Transgenderism.

Galupo, M. P.,  Krum, T.*, Hagen, D. B.*,Gonzalez, K. A.*, & Bauerband, L. A.* (2014). Disclosure of transgender identity and status in the context of friendship.  Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(1), 25-42.

Bauerband, L. A.* & Galupo, M. P. (2014).  Gender identity reflection and rumination scale: Development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Counseling & Development, 92(2), 219-231.

Galupo, M. P., Bauerband, L. A.*,  Gonzalez, K. A.*,  Hagen, D. B.*, Hether, S.* & Krum, T.* (2014). Transgender Friendship Experiences: Benefits and barriers of friendships across gender identity and sexual orientation. Feminism & Psychology

Krum, T.*, Davis, K. S.** & Galupo, M. P.  (2013). Gender inclusive housing preferences: A survey of college-aged transgender students. Journal of LGBT Youth, 10, 64-82.

Esterline, K. & Galupo, M. P. (2013). "Drunken Curiosity" & "Gay Chicken":  Gender differences in same-sex performativity. Journal of Bisexuality, 13,106-121.   

Hackl, A.*, Boyer, C. R.**, & Galupo, M. P. (2013). From "Gay Marriage Controversy" (2004) to "Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage" (2012): Framing bisexuality in the same-sex marriage discourse. Sexuality & Culture, 17, 512-524..

Galupo, M. P.  & Gonzalez, K. A.* (2013). Friendship values and cross-category friendship patterns: Understanding friendship development across gender, sexual orientation and race. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 68,779-790.10.1007/s11199-012-0211-x

Hether, S.*, Bruno, E.**, Johnson, C. & Galupo, M. P. (2013). Spontaneous strategies for psychological control of seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior, 27(1), 140-143.

Gonzalez, K. A.* & Galupo, M. P. (2012, iFirst). Comparative Optimism as a Framework for Positive Sexual Minority Experience. Psychology & Sexuality.

Galupo, M. P. (2011). Bisexuality: Complicating & Conceptualizing Sexual Identity. Journal of Bisexuality, 11, 545-549.   

McCusker, M. G.* & Galupo, M. P. (2011). The Impact of Men Seeking Help for Depression on Perceptions of Masculine and Feminine Characteristics. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 12(3): 275-284.

Galupo, M. P., Cartwright, K. B. & Savage, L. S.*  (2010). Cross-Category Friendships and Postformal Thought among College Students. Journal of Adult Development, 17: 208-214.

Galupo, M. P. (2009).  Cross-Category Friendship  Patterns: Comparison of Heterosexual and Sexual Minority  Adults. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 811-831.

Cartwright, K. B., Galupo, M. P., Tyree, S. D.** & Jennings, J.G.* (2009). Reliability and Validity of the Complex Postformal Thought Questionnaire:  Assessing Adults' Cognitive Development.  Journal of Adult Development, 16:183-189.

Jennings, J. G.*, Galupo, M. P., & Cartwright, K. B. (2009). The Role of Postformal Cognitive Development in Death Acceptance. Journal of Adult Development, 16:166-172.

Stripling, J. S. & Galupo, M. P.  (2008). Differential potentiation of early and late components evoked in olfactory cortex by stimulation of cortical association fibers. Brain Research, 1246, 70-79.

Galupo, M. P. & Pearl, M.* (2007). Bisexual Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage, Journal of Bisexuality, 7(3-4), 149-163.

Pearl, M.*, & Galupo, M. P. (2007). Development and Validation of the Attitudes Towards Same-Sex Marriage Scale. Journal of Homosexuality, 53(3), 117-134.

Breno, A. L.* & Galupo, M. P. (2007). Bias Toward Bisexual Women and Men in the Context of a Marriage Matching Task. Journal of Bisexuality, 7(3-4), 79-98.

Galupo, M. P. (2007). Advancing Diversity through a Framework of Intersectionality: Inclusion of LGBT Issues in Higher Education. Diversity Digest, 10(2), 16-17.

Breno, A. L*. & Galupo, M. P. (2007). Sexual Abuse Histories of Young Women in the U.S. Child Welfare System: A focus on trauma-related beliefs and resilience, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 16(2), 97-113.

Galupo, M. P.  (2007) Women’s Close Friendships across Sexual Orientation: A Comparative Analysis of Lesbian-Heterosexual and Bisexual-Heterosexual Women’s Friendships. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 56(7-8), 473-482.       

Galupo, M. P. (2007).  Friendship Patterns of Sexual Minority Individuals in Adulthood. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 24(1), 5-17.

*graduate student at time of research              **undergraduate student at time of research


Dr. M. Paz Galupo
Professor of Psychology

EMAIL: pgalupo@towson.edu

OFFICE:   LA 2131  

LGBT Studies

Department of Psychology

College of Liberal Arts

Towson University

Journal GLBT Family Studies

If you are an LGBT minor, Dr. Cindy Gissendanner (History) is the new director of that program and will be able to answer your questions and assign you an advisor.


(in Experimental, Clinical & Counseling Psychology Programs as well as Women's & Gender Studies): 

I am open to taking incoming students for the 2014-2015 year. It would be best if you contact me directly in addition to mentioning your interest in working in my lab in your application letter. Be sure to mention why you think we would be a good research fit.

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