Psychology Graduate Students

Sam Hughes
  • Title
    • Graduate Student
  • Division Social Sciences Division
  • Department
    • Psychology Department
  • Phone
    (831) 459-2002 (This is the Psychology Department Phone number; Please contact me via email)
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Social Sciences 2, Room 206
  • Office Hours Winter 2023 Office Hours: Mondays, 3:45-4:45pm, Social Sciences 2, Room 206 (Exception: In Weeks 2, 5, and 9, office hours will be mondays from 7:15-8:15pm.)
  • Mail Stop Psychology Faculty Services

Research Interests

Kink, BDSM, Sexual Fetishism, LGBTQ+ Identities, Politics of Diagnosis, Intersectionality, Sexuality and Institutions, Mixed Methods, Altered States of Consciousness

Selected Publications

Hammack, P. L., Hughes, S. D., Atwood, J. M., Cohen, E. M., & Clark, R.C. (2021). Gender and sexual identity in adolescence: A mixed-methods study of labeling in diverse community settings. Journal of Adolescent Research. Advanced online publication.


Hughes, S. D., & Hammack, P. L. (2020). Narratives of the origins of kinky sexual desire held by users of a kink-oriented social networking website. The Journal of Sex Research, 1-12.


Hughes, S. D. (2020). Release within confinement: An alternative proposal for managing the masturbation of incarcerated men in U.S. prisons. Journal of Positive Sexuality, 6(1), 4-23.


Hughes, S. D., & Hammack, P. L. (2019). Affirmation, compartmentalization, and isolation: Narratives of identity sentiment among kinky people. Psychology and Sexuality, 10(2), 149-168.


Hammack, P. L., Frost, D. M., & Hughes, S. D. (2018). Queer intimacies: A new paradigm for the study of relationship diversity. The Journal of Sex Research, 56(4-5), 556-592.


Jones, S. M., Bodie, G. D., & Hughes, S. D. (2016). The impact of mindfulness on empathy, active listening, and perceived provisions of emotional support. Communication Research, 46(6), 838-865.