My primary research interests focus on three general topics:
(1) Relationship commitment and stability. Specific topics include: how dating partners make the transition from casual dating to long-term relationships; managing uncertainty in relationships; and commitment as reflected in social networks and the physical environment.
(2) Partner violence. Specific topics include: victim coping with partner violence, particularly as affected by the victim's relationship commitment and support from friends and family members; acceptability of violence; violence leveled against Latina victims.
(3) Intervention research with Latino families. Specific topics include: Promoting competent parenting, intervening in domestic violence.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Close Relationships
- Gender Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Arriaga, X. B., & Oskamp, S. (Eds.). (1998). Addressing community problems: Psychological research and interventions. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Arriaga, X. B., & Oskamp, S. (Eds.). (1999). Violence in intimate relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
- Arriaga, X. B. (2002). Joking violence among highly committed individuals. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 17, 591-610.
- Arriaga, X. B. (2001). The ups and downs of dating: Fluctuations in satisfaction in newly-formed romantic relationships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 754-765.
- Arriaga, X. B., & Agnew, C. R. (2001). Being committed: Affective, cognitive, and conative components of relationship commitment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 1190-1203.
- Arriaga, X. B., & Capezza, N. (2005). Targets of partner violence: The importance of understanding coping trajectories. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 20, 89-100.
- Arriaga, X. B., & Foshee, V. A. (2004). Adolescent dating violence: Do adolescents follow their friends' or their parents' footsteps? Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19, 162-184.
- Arriaga, X. B., Reed, J. T., Goodfriend, W., & Agnew, C. R. (2006). Relationship perceptions and persistence: Do fluctuations in perceived partner commitment undermine dating relationships? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 91, 1045-1065.
- Arriaga, X. B., & Rusbult, C. E. (1998). Standing in my partner's shoes: Partner perspective-taking and reactions to accommodative dilemmas. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 24, 927-948.
- Arriaga, X. B., Slaughterbeck, E. S., Capezza, N. M., & Hmurovic, J. L. (2007). From bad to worse: Relationship commitment and vulnerability to partner imperfections. Personal Relationships, 14, 389-409.
- Capezza, N. M., & Arriaga, X. B. (2008). Factors associated with acceptance of psychological aggression against women. Violence Against Women, 14, 612-633.
- Lohmann, A., Arriaga, X. B., & Goodfriend, W. (2003). Close relationships and placemaking: Do objects in a couple's home reflect couplehood? Personal Relationships, 10, 439-451.
- Arriaga, X. B., Agnew, C. R., Capezza, N. M., & Lehmiller, J. J. (2008). The social and physical environment of relationship initiation: An interdependence analysis. In S. Sprecher, A. Wenzel, & J. Harvey (Eds.), Handbook of relationship initiation (pp. 197-215). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Rusbult, C. E., Arriaga, X. B., & Agnew, C. R. (2001). Interdependence in close relationships. In G. Fletcher & M. Clark (Eds.), The Blackwell handbook of social psychology. Volume 2: Interpersonal processes (pp. 359-387). Oxford: Blackwell.
- Psychology of Women
- Research Methods for Social Psychology
- Statistical Analysis for Experimentation
Ximena B. Arriaga
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2081
- Phone: (765) 494-6888
- Fax: (765) 496-1264