Publications

(in chronological order)


Franzini, L. R. (1970). Magnitude estimations of the averseness of the interval preceding shock administration. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 84, 526-528.


Franzini, L. R. (1970). Anticipatory fear and judgments of shock intensity. Psychonomic Science, 20, 95-96.


Franzini, L. R. (1970). Neglected variables in behavioral case assessment. Behavior Therapy, 1, 354-358.


Franzini, L. R. (1970). The Forum. Professional Psychology, 1, 419.


Franzini, L. R., & Tilker, H. A. (1972). On the terminological confusion between behavior therapy and behavior modification.  Behavior Therapy, 3, 279-282.


Franzini, L. R. (1972). Personality testing. In Go to Health. New York: Dell Publishing.


Franzini, L. R. (1972). Who Can I Turn to? In Go to Health. New York: Dell Publishing.


Franzini, L. R. (1972). Behavior disorders due to brain injuries or destruction. In Abnormal Psychology: Current Perspectives. Del Mar, CA: CRM Books.


Franzini, L. R. (1972). Behavior disorders due to physiological dysfunctions, toxins, and epilepsies. In Abnormal Psychology: Current Perspectives. Del Mar, CA: CRM Books.


Franzini, L. R. (1972). Psychological assessment. In Abnormal Psychology: Current Perspectives. Del Mar, CA: CRM Books.


Franzini, L. R. (1972). Behavior therapy. In Abnormal Psychology: Current Perspectives. Del Mar, CA: CRM Books.


Franzini, L. R., & McDonald, R. D. (1973). Marijuana usage and hypnotic susceptibility. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 40, 176-180.


Andress, V. R., Franzini, L. R., & Linton, M. (1974). A comparison of homosexual and heterosexual responses to the Menninger Word Association Test. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 30, 205-207.


Franzini, L. R., & Grimes, W. B. (1976). Skinfold measures as the criterion of change in weight control studies. Behavior Therapy, 7, 256-260.


Litrownik, A. J., Franzini, L. R., & Turner, G. L. (1976). Acquisition of concepts by TMR children as a function of type of modeling, rule verbalization, and observer gender. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 80, 620-628.


Litrownik, A. J., Franzini, L. R., & Skenderian, D. (1976). The effect of locus of reinforcement control on a concept indentification task. Psychological Reports, 39, 159-165.


Franzini, L. R., Magy, M. A., & Litrownik, A. J. (1977). Detectability and perceptions of a transsexual: Implications for therapy. Journal of Homosexuality, 2, 269-279.


Grimes, W. B., & Franzini, L. R. (1977). Skinfold measurement techniques for estimating percentage body fat. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 8, 65-69.


Franzini, L. R. (1977). Case report of a successful innovative procedure: Covert therapy. Behavior Therapy, 8, 272-273.


Franzini, L. R. (1977) (1980). Brain disorders. In J. Calhoun (Coordinating Author) (2nd & 3rd eds.) Abnormal Psychology. New York: Random House.


Litrownik, A. J., Franzini, L. R., Geller, S., & Geller, M. (1977). Delay of gratification: Decisional self-control and experience with delay intervals. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 82, 149-154.


Franzini, L. R., Litrownik, A. J., Magy, M. A. (1978). Immediate and delayed reward preferences of TMR adolescents. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 82, 406-409.


Franzini, L. R., & Litrownik, A. J. (1978). Influence of the modeling of grouped stimuli during rehearsal on digit recall in children. The Psychological Record, 28, 115-122.


Litrownik, A. J., Freitas, J. L., & Franzini, L. R. (1978). Self-regulation in mentally retarded children: Assessment and training of self-monitoring skills. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 82, 499-506.


Litrownik, A. J., Franzini, L. R., Livingston, M. K., & Harvey, S. (1978). Developmental priority of identity conservation: Acceleration of identity and equivalence in normal and moderately retarded children. Child Development, 49, 201-208.


Franzini, L. R., Litrownik, A. J., & Blanchard, F. H. (1978). Modeling of sex-typed behaviors: Effects on boys and girls. Developmental Psychology, 14, 313-314.


Litrownik, A. J., Cleary, C. P., Lecklitner, G. L., & Franzini, L. R. (1978). Self-regulation in retarded persons: Acquisition of standards for performance. American Journal of Mental Deficiency, 83, 86-89.


Jamison, P. H., Franzini, L. R., & Kaplan, R. M. (1979). Some assumed characteristics of childfree women and men. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 4, 266-273.


Franzini, L. R., & Grimes, W. B. (1980). Contracting and Stuart's three-dimensional program in behavior modification of the obese. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 17, 44-51.


Franzini, L. R., Litrownik, A. J., & Magy, M. A. (1980). Training adolescent TMRs in delay behavior. Mental Retardation, 18, 45-47.


Franzini, L. R., & Grimes, W. B. (1981). Treatment strategies for therapists conducting weight control programs. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, and Practice, 18, 81-93.


Walker, W. B., & Franzini, L. R. (1985). Low-risk aversive group treatments, physiological feedback, and booster sessions for smoking cessation. Behavior Therapy, 16, 263-274.


Franzini, L. R., & Casinelli, D. L. (1986). Health professionals' factual knowledge and changing attitudes toward transsexuals. Social Science & Medicine, 22, 535-539.


Franzini, L. R. (1987). Editors are not blind. American Psychologist, 42, 104.


Rugg, D. L., Hovell, M. F., & Franzini, L. R. (1990). Behavioral science and public health perspectives: Combining paradigms for the prevention and control of AIDS. In A. Baum & L. Temoshok (Eds.), Psychosocial Perspectives on AIDS: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.


Franzini, L. R., Sideman, L. M., Dexter, K. E., & Elder, J. P. (1990). Promoting AIDS risk reduction via behavioral training. AIDS Education and Prevention, 2, 313-321.


Shulkin, J. J., Mayer, J. A., Wessel, L. G., de Moor, C., Elder, J. P., & Franzini, L. R. (1991). Effects of a peer-led AIDS intervention with university students. American Journal of College Health, 40, 75-79.


Franzini, L. R., & Johnson, B. R. (1991). Students' preferred strategies for coping with depressive affect. Journal of College Student Development, 32, 553-559.


Hoisch, S. A., Karen, R. L., & Franzini, L. R. (1992). Two-year follow-up of the competitive employment status of graduates with developmental disabilities. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 15, 149-155.

Morrissey, P. A., Franzini, L. R., & Karen, R. L. (1992). The salutary effects of light calisthenics and relaxation training on self-stimulation in the developmentally disabled. Behavioral Residential Treatment, 7, 373-389.


Winslow, R. W., Franzini, C. R., & Hwang, J. (1992). Perceived peer norms, casual sex, and AIDS risk prevention. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 22, 1809-1827.


Franzini, L. R. (1992). Covert therapy: A 14-year follow-up. The Behavior Therapist, 15, 210.


Franzini, L. R. (1993). The paradox of accurate information increasing the fear of AIDS. In S. C. Ratzan (Ed.). AIDS: Effective Health Communication for the 90s. Washington, D.C.: Hemisphere Publishing Corporation.


Feinberg, L.B., Franzini, L.R. & Cottrell, A.B. (1993). The international faculty exchange experience. International Education Forum, 13, 

1-8.


Franzini, L. R., & Haggerty, S. (1994). Humor assessment of corporate managers and humor seminar and personality students. Humor, 7, 341-350.


Franzini, L. R., & Grossberg, J. M. (1995). Eccentric and Bizarre Behaviors. New York: John Wiley & Sons.  Translated into Italian and Bulgarian.


Franzini, L. R. (1996). Feminism and women's sense of humor. Sex Roles, 35, 811-819.


Franzini, L. R., & Zalk, S. R. (1997). Convention Survival Techniques. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.


Franzini, L. R., Rodin, M. J., & Haggerty, S. (1998). Humorous postings by university faculty. Humor, 11, 33-41.


White, S. R., & Franzini, L .R. (1999). Heteronegativism? The attitudes of gay men and lesbians toward heterosexuals.  Journal of Homosexuality, 37, 65-79.


Franzini, L. R. (2000). Humor in behavior therapy. the Behavior Therapist, 23, 25-26, 28-29, 41.


Franzini, L. R. (2001). Humor in therapy: The case for training therapists in its uses and risks.  Journal of General Psychology, 128, 170-193.


Franzini, L. R. (2002). Kids Who Laugh: How to Develop Your Child’s Sense of Humor. Garden City Park, NY: Square One Publishers.

Translated into Spanish, Italian and Korean.


Franzini, L. R. (2002). Sense of humor: Innate trait or learned behavior? Humor & Health Journal, 11 (#1), 1-3.


Franzini, L. R. (2002). Sense of humor: Innate or learned? The Humor Connection, May/June, 1-2.


Franzini, L. R. (2012). Just Kidding: Using Humor Effectively. Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto, Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.


Franzini, L. R. (2014). Comments on Christie Davies’ review of Just Kidding: Using Humor Effectively. The Israeli Journal for Humor Research: An International Journal, Issue 5, 158-159.


Franzini, L. R. (in press).  Profile of Andy Borowitz.  In J. Baumgartner (Ed.) American political humor: Masters of satire and their impact on U.S. policy and culture.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers.


Franzini, L. R. (in press).  Profile of Lewis Black.  In J. Baumgartner (Ed.) American political humor: Masters of satire and their impact on U.S. policy and culture.  Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO Publishers.




Book Reviews


Franzini, L. R. (1975). Review of DiScipio's "The Behavioral Treatment of Psychotic Illness." Contemporary Psychology, 20, 623-624.


Franzini, L. R. (1976). Review of Phelps and Austin's "The Assertive Woman." Behavior Therapy, 7, 418-419.


Franzini, L. R. (1976). Review of Thompson and Dockens' "Applications of Behavior Modification." Contemporary Psychology, 21, 407-408.


Franzini, L. R. (1978). Review of Palmer's"Liking Myself" and "The Mouse, the Monster and Me." the Behavior Therapist, 1, 21-22.


Franzini, L. R. (1979). Review of Chetwynd and Hartnett's "The Sex Role System: Psychological and Sociological Perspectives." Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 53, 67.


Franzini, L. R. (1981). Review of Roberts, Kline, and Gagnon's "Family Life and Sexual Learning" (Vol. 1). Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 55, 209-210.


Franzini, L. R. (1981). Review of Simpson, Aptekar-Litton, and Roberts' "Harmonizing Sexual Conventions: Service Providers and Sexual Learning." Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 55, 211.


Franzini, L. R. (1983). Review of Roberts' "Childhood Sexual Learning: The Unwritten Curriculum." Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 57, 124.


Franzini, L. R. (1986). Review of Hadley's "Foundations of Aversion Therapy." Contemporary Psychology, 31, 805-806.


Franzini, L. R. (1989). Review of Bellack and Hersen (Eds.), "Behavioral Assessment" (3rd ed.). Contemporary Psychology, 34, 1018-1019.


Franzini, L. R. (1989). Review of Mash and Terdal (Eds.), "Behavioral Assessment of Childhood Disorders" (2nd ed.).  Behavioral Assessment, 11, 469-470.


Franzini, L. R. (1989). Review of Blechman's "Behavior Modification with Women." Sex Roles, 21, 302-304.


Franzini, L. R. (1989). Review of Bellack and Hersen's "Behavioral Assessment: A Practical Handbook" (3rd ed.). Contemporary Psychology, 34, 1018-1019.


Franzini, L. R. (1998). Review of Kingsley and Levitz' "Count Us In: Growing Up with Down Syndrome." Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 10, 107-108.


Franzini, L. R. (2008). Review of Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life”. The Humor Connection. Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, e-zine, November 2008.


Franzini, L. R. (2017).  Review of Todd Barry’s “Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg:    One Comedian’s Tour of Not-Quite-the-Biggest Cities in the World."  The  Humor Connection.  Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor, e-zine, August 2017.



Ancillary Publications


Test Items for Abnormal Psychology: Current Perspectives, CRM Books,1972. Six film guides published by CRM/McGraw Hill Films,1974.


Test Items for Contemporary Clinical Psychology, Brooks/Cole, 1974.


Letter to the editor. Psychology Today, 1980, 13, 7.


Instructor's Manual for Abnormal Psychology, Random House, 1984.



Articles in the Popular Press


Franzini, L. R. “Yawning: An Open and Shut Case”. American Way (October 1984).


Franzini, L. R. “AIDS Fear Spawns Symptoms: FRAIDS”. American Health (July1987).


Franzini, L. R. “Convention Survival Techniques: Getting the Most Out of Your Professional Meetings”. Today’s Manager. (December 1997/January 1998).


Franzini, L. R. “Conquering Your Fear of Making Presentations”. Today’s Manager. (June 1998).


Franzini, L. R. (September 10, 1999). When did thoughtfulness go completely out of style? San Diego Union-Tribune. Pg. B-11.


Franzini, L. R.  (December 20-26, 2017).  Trump vs. the Media.  Guess who’s winning?  Folioweekly, 30 (#38), P. 47.



Continuing Education Courses Developed by Dr. Franzini 


(Published in 2014 by Professional Development Resources, Jacksonville Beach, FL.)


Unusual Psychosexual Syndromes: Part 1 (Koro, Autoerotic Asphyxia, Necrophilia)


Unusual Psychosexual Syndromes: Part 2 (Erotomania, Frottage)


Unusual Paraphilias


Humor in Therapy



Article Editor


SAGE Open



Journals' Guest Reviewer


Applied & Preventive Psychology


Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis


Journal of Family Violence


Sex Roles


Journal of Health Communication


Humor: International Journal of Humor Research


Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy


American Journal of Preventive Medicine