Select Publications 2016-2020 (note: * denotes student)


Taylor, S., Sirois, F. M., & Molnar, D. S. (2020). Health Psychology, 5th Edition, Canadian Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.

Taylor, S., Sirois, F. M., & Molnar, D. S. (2017). Health Psychology, 4th Edition, Canadian Edition. McGraw-Hill Education.

Sirois, F. M., & Molnar, D. S. (Eds.) (2016). Perfectionism, Health, and Well-Being. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

Shisler, S., Godleski, S., Molnar, D. S.,& Eiden, R. (2020). Salivary bioscience research related to prenatal adversity. In M. K. Taylor & D. A. Granger (Eds.), Salivary Bioscience: Foundations of Interdisciplinary Saliva Research and Applications. Springer International.

Molnar, D. S., Sirois, F. M., Flett, G. L., Janssen, W. F., & Hewitt, P. L. (2018). Perfectionism and health: The roles of health behaviors and stress-related processes. In J. Stoeber (Ed.), The Psychology of Perfectionism: Theory, Research, Applications. London: Routledge.

Molnar, D. S., Sirois, F. M., & *Methot-Jones, T. (2016). Trying to be perfect in an imperfect world: Examining the role of perfectionism in the context of chronic illness. In F. M. Sirois, & D. S. Molnar (Eds.), Perfectionism, Health, and Well-Being (pp.69-99). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Molnar, D. S. & Sirois, F. M. (2016). Perfectionism, health, & well-being: Epilogue and future directions. In F. M. Sirois & D. S. Molnar (Eds.), Perfectionism, Health, and Well-Being (285-302). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Flett, G. L., Hewitt, P. L., & Molnar, D. S. (2016). Perfectionism in health and illness from a person-focused, historical perspective. In F. M. Sirois & D. S. Molnar (Eds.), Perfectionism, Health, and Well-Being (pp.25-44). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Sirois, F. M., & Molnar, D. S. (2016). Conceptualization and measurement of perfectionism, health, and well-being: An introductory overview. In F. M. Sirois & D. S. Molnar (Eds.), Perfectionism, Health, and Well-Being (pp.1-21). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Molnar, D. S., *Janssen, W. F., & Sirois, F. M. (2020). Sleeping perfectly? Trait perfectionism, perceived stress, and sleep quality. Personality and Individual Differences, 167, 110244. doi:

*Spadafora, N., *Murphy, E., Molnar, D. S., & Zinga, D. (2020). Test anxiety in first-generation students: An examination of the role of psychological needs. Journal of Teaching and Learning, 14, 33.49. doi:10.22329/jtl.v14i2.6202

Molnar, D. S., Flett, G. L., & Hewitt, P. L. (2020). Perfectionism and perceived control in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 1-15. Advance online publication.

Schuetze, P., Molnar, D. S., Eiden, R. D., Shisler, S., Zhao, J., Coler, C. R., & Huestis, M. A. (accepted). The effect of prenatal adversity on externalizing behaviours at 24-months of age in a high-risk sample: Maternal sensitivity as a moderator. Infant Mental Health Journal, 41, 530-542. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21863

*Spadafora, N., Frijters, J., Molnar, D. S., & Volk, A. (in press). Do little annoyances relate to bullying? The links between personality, attitudes towards classroom incivility, and bullying. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 37(1), 30-38. doi: 10.107/edp.2019.20

Ettekal, I., Eiden, R. D., Nickerson, A. B., Molnar, D. S., & Schuetze, P. (2020). Developmental cascades to children’s conduct problems: The role of prenatal substance use, socioeconomic adversity, maternal depression and sensitivity, and children’s conscience. Developmental Psychopathology, 32(1), 85-103.

Molnar, D. S., Sirois, F. M., Flett, G. L., & Sadava, S. (2019). A person-oriented approach to multidimensional perfectionism: Perfectionism profiles in health and well-being. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1-16.

Zinga, D., Molnar, D. S., Connolly, M., & *Tacuri, N. (2019). Governed and liberated bodies: Lived experiences of competitive dancers. Special Issue in Journal of Childhood Studies, 44, 106-119.

Wade, T. J., O’Leary, D. D., Dempster, K. S., MacNeil, A. J., Molnar, D. S., McGrath, J., & Cairney, J. (2019). Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and cardiovascular development from childhood to early adulthood: Study protocol of the Niagara Longitudinal Heart Study. BMJ Open, 9(7), e030339.

Sirois, F.M., Nauts, S. Molnar D.S. (2018). Self-compassion and bedtime procrastination: An affect regulation perspective. Mindfulness.

Molnar, D. S., Granger, D.A., Shisler, S. & Eiden, R.D. (2018). Prenatal and postnatal cigarette and cannabis exposure: Effects on secretory immunoglobulin A in early childhood. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 67, 31-36.

*Hoffarth, M.R., Hodson, G., & Molnar, D.S. (2018). When and why is religious attendance associated with antigay bias and gay rights opposition? A justification-suppression model approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,115, 526-563.

Sirois, F.M., & Molnar, D.S. (2017). Perfectionistic strivings and concerns are differentially associated with self-rated health beyond negative affect. Journal of Research in Personality, 70, 73-83. 

Molnar, D.S., Rancourt, D., Schlauch, R., Wen, X., Huestis, M.A., & Eiden, R.D. (2017). Tobacco exposure and conditional weight-for-length-gain by 2 years of age. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42, 679-688.

Sirois, F.M., Molnar, D.S., & Hirsch, J. (2017). A meta-analytic and conceptual update on the associations between procrastination and perfectionism. European Journal of Personality, 31, 137-159.

Shisler, S., Eiden, R.D., Molnar, D.S., Schuetze, P., Huestis, M., Homish, G. (2017). Smoking in pregnancy and fetal growth: The case for more intensive assessment.  Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 19(5), 525-531. PMID:28403474.

*Bartel, S., Sherry, S., Molnar, D.S., Mushquash, A., Leonard, K., Flett, G.L., & Stewart, S. (2017). Do romantic partners influence each other’s heavy episodic drinking? Support for the partner influence hypothesis in a three-year longitudinal study. Addictive Behaviors, 69, 55-58.

Shisler, S., Eiden, R. D., Molnar, D. S., Schuetze, P., Coles, C., Heustis, M., & Colder, C. (2016). Effects of fetal tobacco exposure on focused attention in infancy. Infant Behavior and Development, 46, 1-10.

Flett, G. L., Mara, C. A. M., Hewitt, P. L., Sirois, F. M., & Molnar, D. S. (2016). How should discrepancy be assessed in perfectionism research? A psychometric analysis and proposed refinement of the Almost-Perfect Scale-Revised. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. doi: 10.1177/0734282916651382

Flett, G. L., Nepon, T., Hewitt, P. L., Molnar, D. S., & Zhao, W. (2016). Projecting perfection by hiding effort: Supplementing the perfectionistic self-presentation scale with a brief self-presentation measure. Self & Identity, 15, 245-261.

Flett, G. L., Molnar, D. S., & Hewitt, P. L. (2016). The traumatized perfectionist: Understanding the role of perfectionism in post-traumatic reactions to stress. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health and Human Resilience, 18, 764-765.

*Hosker-Field, A., Molnar, D. S., & Book, A. S. (2016). Psychopathy and risk-taking: Examining the role of risk perception. Personality and Individual Differences, 91, 123-132.

Shisler, S., Homish, G., Molnar, D.S., Schuetze, P., Colder, C. R., & Eiden, R. D. (2016). Predictors of changes in smoking from 3rd trimester to 9 months postpartum. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 18, 84-87.

Hirsch, J. K., Sirois, F. M., Molnar, D. S., & Change, E. C. (2016). Pain and depressive symptoms in primary care: Moderating role of positive and negative affect. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 32, 562-567.