Terri Fisher's early research was in the area of parent-child communication about sexuality, though more recently she has turned her attention to the effects of research contexts and personality traits on sex differences (or lack thereof) in reported sexual behavior and attitudes. In addition, she has collaborated on research examining sexual satisfaction in newlywed couples.
Fisher is a Consulting Editor for The Journal of Sex Research, a Fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and a Past-President of the Midcontinent region of SSSS. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she has also served as co-editor of three books: Current Directions in Human Sexuality and Intimate Relationships (Pearson, 2010); Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings (Oxford University Press, 2010); and Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (Routledge, 2011). Psych 333.02 (Human Behavior Problems: Sexual) and Psych 555 (Adolescent Sexuality) are among the courses taught by Professor Fisher.