For a complete list of publications, please see Dr. Shaughnessy's Research Gate page.

Selected Journal articles

Online and Mobile Social Science Research Methods

*Ashely, M., & Shaughnessy, K. (2021). Predicting insufficient effort responding: The relation between negative thoughts, emotions, and online survey responses. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science (In Press).

Shankardass, K., Roberston, C., Sykora, M., Feik, R., & Shaughnessy, K. (2019). An Ecological Framework for an Integrated Approach to Physical and Digital Environments in the Study of Place Effects on Well-being. Social Science & Medicine, 227, 119-127.

Shaughnessy K., Reyes R., Shankardass K., Sykora M., Feick R., Lawrence H., & Robertson C. (2017). Using geo-located social media for ecological momentary assessments of emotion: Innovative opportunities in psychology science and practice, Canadian Psychology.



*Courtice, E. L., & Shaughnessy, K. (2021). Four problems in sexting research and their solutions. Sexes, 2(4), 415-432,

*Courtice, E. L., Shaughnessy, K., Blom, K., *Asrat, Y., Daneback, K., Döring, N., Grov, C., & Byers, E. S. (2021). Young Adults’ Qualitative Self-Reports of their Outcomes of Online Sexual Activities. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology, and Education, 11(2), 303-320,

*Courtice, E.L., *Czechowski, K., *Noorishad, P., & Shaughnessy, K. (2021). Unsolicited Pics and Sexual Scripts: Gender and Relationship Context of Compliant and Non-Consensual Technology-Mediated Sexual Interactions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, https//

Courtice, E. L., & Shaughnessy, K. (2017). Technology-mediated sexual interaction and relationships: A systematic review of the literature. Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 78(3-4), 269-290. doi: 10.1080/14681994.2017.1397948

Shaughnessy, K., Fudge, M., & Byers, E. S. (2017). An exploration of prevalence, variety, and frequency data to quantify online sexual activity experience. The Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 26(1), 1-16. doi: 10.3138/cjhs.261-A4

Shaughnessy, K., & *Braham, J. (2021). Where’s the tech in sex research? A brief critique and call for research. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality, 30(2), 144-155,



Kamalou, S., Shaughnessy, K., & Moscovitch, D. A. (2019). Social Anxiety in the Digital Age: The Measurement and Sequelae of Online Safety-Seeking. Computers in Human Behavior, 90, 10-17. 

Kane, L., Dawson, S., Shaughnessy, K., Reissing, E., Ouimet, A., & Ashbaugh, A. R. (2019). A Review of Experimental Research on Anxiety and Sexual Arousal: Implications for the Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology. 

Shaughnessy K., Rocheleau J. N, Kamalou S., & Moscovitch D. A. (2017). The effects of social anxiety and online privacy concern on individual differences in Internet-based interaction anxiety and communication preferences. Cyberpsychology. Behavior and Social Networking, 20(4), 212-217. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2016.0329

Conference Presentations

Online and Mobile Social Science Research Methods

​​​​Robertson, C., Feick, R., Sykora, M., Shankardass, K., and Shaughnessy, K. Personal Activity Centres and Geosocial Data Analysis: Combining big data with small data. Springer Lecture Notes on Geoinformation and Cartography. AGILE 2017 Proceedings. Wageningen, the Netherlands, 9-12 May 2017.

Sykora, M., Robertson, C., Shankardass, K., Feick, R., Shaughnessy, K., Coates, B., Lawrence, H., & Jackson, T. W. (May, 2015). Stresscapes: Validating linkages between place and stress expression on social media. Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Mining Urban Data, Oxford, U.K.  


Courtice, E.L., Shaughnessy, K., Maharajh, D., Noorishad, P., & McKie, R. (November, 2018). Sexting, cybersex, and virtual sex: Conceptualizing and operationalizing technology-mediated sexual interactions. Oral communication to be presented at the annual meeting of The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Montreal, QC.

Courtice, E.L., Czechowski, K., Braham, J., Polillo, A., & Shaughnessy, K. (October, 2018). Did you really want that dick pic?: Gender differences in sending/receiving unwanted technology-mediated sexual interactions in three partner contexts. Oral communication to be presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sex Research Forum, Toronto, ON.

Courtice, E.L., O’Brien, K., Shaughnessy, K., Blom, K., Daneback, K., Doring, N., Grov, C., & Byers, E. S. (September, 2016). A thematic analysis of perceived positive and negative outcomes of online sexual activites in four countries. Canadian Sex Research Forum, Quebec City, QC.

Lalumiere, J.M., Courtice, E.L., & Shaughnessy, K. (September, 2016). Demographic characteristics predict cybersex experiences: More ways, more partners, more technologies. Canadian Sex Research Forum, Quebec City, QC.

Courtice, E.L., & Shaughnessy, K. (June, 2016). Sexual Minority People's Prevalence and Frequency of Cybersex: Is It About Anonymity? Oral communication presented at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Sex Reasearch, Malmö, Sweden.  

Courtice, E.L., & Shaughnessy, K. (May, 2016). Countering Stereotypes: Anonymity and the Partner Context of Cybersex Experiences for Sexual Minority People. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.


Rocheleau, J.N., Bowie, K., & Shaughnessy, K. (2018, June). Too scared to share? An investigation of social networking site users’ personal information concerns. 23rd Annual Cyberpsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Gatineau, QC., Canada

Rocheleau, J.N., & Shaughnessy, K. (2018, June). Context matters: The role of social anxiety and online privacy concern on university students’ social networking site experiences. 23rd Annual Cyberpsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference, Gatineau, QC., Canada.

Rocheleau, J.N., & Shaughnessy, K. (2016, May). Here is the Situation: Social Anxiety and Privacy Concern in Different Social Networking Site Contexts. Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology, Ottawa, ON. 

Rocheleau, J.N., Shaughnessy, K., Kamalou, S., & Moscovitch, D.A. (May, 2016). Exploring the relationship between social anxiety online and online privacy concern. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

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