Ann Huffman, PhD
Blg 60 Rm #317
MEd University of Maryland, 1997
BA San Diego State University, 1989
Affiliation with USC:
Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, Faculty Affiliate
USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
University of Southern California
(students or former students are bolded)
Wayment, H. A., Craig, D., Huffman, A. H., & Lininger, M. (in press) A Simple Field-Based Tool to Assess Concussion Reporting Behavior. American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Lininger, M., Wayment, H., Craig, D., Huffman, A., & Lane, T. (in press). Improving Concussion-Reporting Behavior in Division I Football: Evidence for the Applicability of the Socio Ecological Model for Athletic Trainers. Journal of Athletic Training.
Wayment, W. A., Huffman, A. H., & Irving, L. H. (in press). Compassionate resources for unemployed adults: Quiet ego, self-compassion, post-traumatic growth, and health. Occupational Health Science.
Huffman, A. H., Dunbar, N., Klinefelter, Z., & Howes, S. S. (in press). Sharing Experiences and Stressors at Work and at Home: A Model of Work-Linked Couples. Occupational Health Science.
Huffman, A. H., Dunbar, N., Broom, T., & Castro, C. (2018). Soldiers’ perspectives of the Married Army Couples Program: A review of perceived problems and proposed solutions. Military Psychology, 30, 335-349. https://doi.org/10.1080/08995605.2018.1478537
Howes, S., Henning, J., Mills, M., & Huffman, A. H. (2018). Yes Virginia, There Is a Gender Disparity Problem – and it Goes beyond STEM. Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 11, 318-232. https://doi.org/10.1017/iop.2018.22
Huffman, A. H., Dunbar, N. VanPuyvelde, V. C., Klinefelter, Z. P., & Sullivan, K. (2017). Caring for Children and Meeting Mission Needs: Experiences of Dual-Military Parents. Military Behavioral Health. DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2017.1379450
Huffman, A., Howes, S., & Olson, K. (2017). “This Is Our House!” Why Are I-O Psychologists Losing at the Gender Disparity Game? Industrial and Organizational Psychology, 10(4), 584-588. doi:10.1017/iop.2017.59
Lininger, M., Wayment, H. A Huffman, A. H., Craig, D., & Irving, L. H. (2017). An exploratory study on the culture of concussion reporting from the athletes’ perspective: The “C-Word.” Athletic Training & Sports Health Care Journal.
Huffman, A. H., Matthews, R. A., & Irving, L. H. (2017). Family fairness and cohesion in marital dyads: Mediating processes between work–family conflict and couple psychological distress. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90, 95-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joop.12165
Huffman, A. H., Craddock, E. B., Culbertson, S. S., & Klinefelter, Z. (2017). Decision-making and exchange processes of dual-military couples: A review and suggested strategies for navigating multiple roles. Military Psychology, 29, 11-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/mil0000135
Huffman, A. H., & Olson, K. J. (2016). Gender differences in perceptions of resources and turnover intentions of work‐linked couples in masculine occupations. Stress and Health: Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/smi.2709
Huffman, A. H., Irving, L. H., & Wayment, W. A. (2015). The quiet ego: Assuaging organizational concerns about mindfulness. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 661 – 667. DOI: 10.1017/iop.2015.96
Huffman, A. H., Culbertson, S. S., Wayment, H. A., & Irving, L. (2015). Resource replacement and psychological well-being during unemployment: The role of family support. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 89, 74-82. 10.1016/j.jvb.2015.04.011
Psychological Health and Resilience through Values Affirmation: Effectiveness of a Brief Intervention among Military Personnel
Funding Agency: Department of Defense, $1.4 million, Huffman & Wayment
Military personnel face ongoing stressors such as separation from family and frequent relocation and day-to-day work and family stressors. When coping resources fall short, military personnel are at risk for negative personal and occupational health outcomes such as behavioral and psychological health outcomes (e.g., sleep disturbance, health behaviors, anxiety). Their work adapts previous research on the “quiet ego”, a concept developed by Wayment and Bauer in 2008 that borrows heavily from humanistic, organismic, and eudemonic perspectives on the self. The quiet ego reflects growth and balance values, as reflected in an identity that is not excessively self-focused but also not excessively other-focused—an identity that incorporates others without losing the self. Unlike other popular interventions (e.g., mindfulness), this approach may be more amenable to work-related stressors. Previous research has demonstrated numerous benefits of a quiet ego, including personal growth and a greater compassion for the self and others. Huffman and Wayment will develop a brief self-management app-based intervention that reminds individuals of the characteristics of a self-identity rooted in balance and growth. The long-range goal of their work is to improve the quality of life for military personnel.
Changing the Culture of Concussion Reporting: A Cultural Analysis and Implementation Model
Funding Agency: NCAA/Department of Defense, $399,377, Huffman, Wayment, Craig, & Lininger
Dr. Huffman is also interested in how organizational culture affects health-related behavior. Dr. Huffman (with Heidi Wayment from Psychological Sciences, and Debbie Craig and Monica Lininger, Athletic Training) have been awarded a multi-year grant from the NCAA/Department of Defense. Their study utilizes innovative as well as time-tested approaches to study the impact of athletic culture on concussion-related reporting behavior.