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Ximena B. Arriaga

Ximena B. Arriaga

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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.

Primary Interests:

  • Aggression, Conflict, Peace
  • Close Relationships
  • Gender Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes


Journal Articles:

  • 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.

Other Publications:

  • 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.

Courses Taught:

  • Psychology of Women
  • Research Methods for Social Psychology
  • Statistical Analysis for Experimentation

Ximena B. Arriaga
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2081
United States

  • Phone: (765) 494-6888
  • Fax: (765) 496-1264

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