Dr. Cameron Gordon

Associate Professor

Dr. Cameron Gordon
(615) 494-7769
(615) 898-5027
Room 210, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 87, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Office Hours

*SPRING 2020*

Tuesday 11:30p - 12:30

OR BY APPOINTMENT

Degree Information

  • PHD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2007)
  • MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)
  • BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2001)

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Marriage and Intimate Relationships
  • Positive Psychology, Mindfulness

Publications

PUBLICATIONS: (* indicates student research assistant)

*Lenger, K. A., & Gordon, C. L. (2019). To have and to savor: Examining the associations between savoring and relationship satisfaction. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 8, 1-9. 

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & Nguyen, S. P. (2019). A word to the wise: Age matters when considering mindfulness in romantic...

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PUBLICATIONS: (* indicates student research assistant)

*Lenger, K. A., & Gordon, C. L. (2019). To have and to savor: Examining the associations between savoring and relationship satisfaction. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 8, 1-9. 

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & Nguyen, S. P. (2019). A word to the wise: Age matters when considering mindfulness in romantic relationships. Contemporary Family Therapy, 41, 115-124.  

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & Nguyen, S. P. (2017). Intra-individual and cross-partner associations between the five facets of mindfulness and relationship satisfaction. Mindfulness, 8, 171-180.  

Nguyen, S. P., Gordon, C. L., *Chevalier, T., & *Girgis, H. (2016). Trust and doubt, an examination of children’s decision to believe what they are told about food. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 144, 66-83.  

Wirtz, D., Gordon, C. L., & Stalls, J. (2014). Gratitude and spirituality: A review of theory and research. In C. Kim-Prieto (Ed.), Religion and spirituality across cultures (pp. 287-301). Netherlands: Springer.  

Lutz-Zois, C. J., Dixon, L. J., Smidt, A. M., Goodnight, J. A., Gordon, C. L., & Ridings, L. E. (2013). An examination of gender differences in the construct validity of the silencing the self scale. Personality and Individual Differences, 55, 35-40.  

Gordon, C. L., *Arnette, R. A. M., & *Smith, R. E. (2011). Have you thanked your spouse today?: Felt and expressed gratitude among married couples. Personality and Individual Differences, 50, 339-343.

Gordon, C. L., & Luo, S. (2011). The Personal Expansion Questionnaire: Measuring one’s tendency to expand through novelty and augmentation. Personality and Individual Differences, 51, 89-94.   Nguyen, S. P.,

Gordon, C. L., & *McCullough, M. B. (2011). Not as easy as pie: Disentangling the theoretical and applied components of children’s health knowledge. Appetite, 56, 265- 268.  

Gordon, C. L. (2010). Promoting marital well-being through an ongoing consideration of relationship strengths and weaknesses [Review of the book The marriage checkup: A scientific program for sustaining and strengthening marital health]. Couples Research and Therapy, 16, 9-10.  

Gordon, C. L., & Baucom, D. H. (2009). Examining the individual within marriage: Personal strengths and relationship satisfaction. Personal Relationships, 16, 421-435.  

Gordon, C. L. (2008). Life transitions and marital satisfaction [Abstract]. UNCW Health and Related Sciences Abstracts.  

Gordon, C. L., & Baucom, D. H. (2007). Stress and dyadic coping [Review of the book Couples coping with stress: Emerging perspectives on dyadic coping]. The Family Psychologist, 23, 29-30.  

Kruger, J., Gordon, C. L., & Kuban, J. (2006). Intentions in teasing: When “just kidding” just isn’t good enough. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 90, 412-425.

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Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: (* indicates student research assistant)

Gordon, C. L., & *Sessler, R. M. (2019, November). Not just two peas in a pod: Mindfulness operates differently for each spouse in a marriage. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & *Sessler, R. M. (2019...

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS: (* indicates student research assistant)

Gordon, C. L., & *Sessler, R. M. (2019, November). Not just two peas in a pod: Mindfulness operates differently for each spouse in a marriage. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & *Sessler, R. M. (2019, November). Oh my love, I am not my thoughts: Decentering mediates the association between mindfulness and relationship satisfaction. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, C. L., & *Sessler, R. M. (2019, November). Honey, you have my attention: Intra-individual and cross-partner associations between the four factors of interpersonal mindfulness and positive and negative relationship quality. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  

*Sessler, R. M., Gordon, C. L., & *Lenger, K. A. (2019, November). Is one’s mindfulness relevant to his or her spouse?: Cross-partner associations between mindfulness and relationship quality. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Atlanta, GA.  

*Sessler, R. M. & Gordon C. L. (2019, April). The effects of mindfulness on relationship satisfaction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association (MTPA), Murfreesboro, TN.  

*Sessler, R. M. & Gordon, C. L. (2019, April) Presence or presents? The effects of gratitude on mindful couples. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association (MTPA), Murfreesboro, TN.  

*Sessler, R. M., & Gordon, C.L. (2019, March). Is gratitude the reason mindful couples are happier? Poster presented at MTSU Scholars Week, Murfreesboro, TN.  

*Lenger, K. A., Gordon, K. C., *Eisenbrandt, L. L., Roberson, P. N. E., *Sessler, R., & Gordon, C. L. (2018, November). No, no, after you…I insist: The examination of perceived humility and relationship satisfaction among long-term married couples. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, D. C.  

*Lenger, K. A., Roberson, P., & Gordon, C. L. (2017, November). Happily ever after: Examining the associations of well-being variables and relationship flourishing among long-term married couples. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), San Diego, CA.

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