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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Eric Sprankle, Psy.D.

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Assistant Professor

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Xavier University, 2009

Areas of Interest

  • The effects and clinical utilization of sexually explicit material 
  • The intersections of genital piercings and health
  • Older adult sexuality
  • Sex work stigma

Selected Publications/Presentations

Flaget-Greener, M., Gonzalez, C.A., & Sprankle, E.L. (2015). Are sociodemographic characteristics, education and training, and attitudes toward other adults' sexuality predictive of willingness to assess sexual health in a sample of U.S. psychologists? Sexual and Relationship Therapy, 30(1), 10-24.

Sprankle, E.L., End, C.M., & Bretz, M.N. (2012). Sexually degrading music videos and lyrics: Their effects on males’ aggression and endorsement of rape myths and sexual stereotypes. Journal of Media Psychology, 24(1), 31-39.

Sprankle, E.L., Jorgenson, J., & Sanjeevi, J. (2015, June). Desiring a genital piercing: Motivation, genital body image, and sexual functioning. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Minneapolis, MN.

Courses Taught

  • Psyc205 Psychology of Sexual Health
  • Psyc466/566 Psychology of Aging
  • Psyc478/578 Health Psychology
  • Psyc651 Adult Psychology
  • Psyc686 Clinical Assessment