Psychological Sciences Faculty
Associate Professor, Social Area
Department of Psychological Sciences
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA
Psychological Sciences, Room 2150
Telephone: (765) 494-6888
Degree: Ph.D., 1996, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Current CV (pdf)
Ximena Arriaga is currently an Associate Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. Her doctoral degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is in Social Psychology, with minors in Quantitative Psychology and Developmental Science. Her primary areas of research are relationship commitment, uncertainty, and partner aggression. She also does some research on family functioning among Latinos. Her research has been funded by NIMH and contributes to the relationships and intimate partner violence literatures. She has served as an Associated Editor or Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Personal Relationships. Dr. Arriaga has received several teaching awards.
My research examines close relationships, partner aggression, and domestic violence policy.
Arriaga, X. B. (2009). Dependence. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 393-396). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Arriaga, X. B., & Holmes, J. G. (2009). Transformation of motivation. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (pp. 1641-1644). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Dumas, J. E., Arriaga, X. B., Moreland, A. D., & Longoria, Z. (2010). “When will your program be available in Spanish?” Adapting an early parenting intervention for Latino families. Cognitive & Behavioral Practice, 17, 176-187.
Arriaga, X. B., & Capezza, N. M. (2011). The paradox of partner aggression: Being committed to an aggressive partner. In M. Mikulincer & P. Shaver (Eds.), Understanding and reducing aggression and their consequences (pp. 367-383). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Dumas, J. E., Arriaga, X. B., Moreland, A. D., & Longoria, Z. N. (2011). Child and parental outcomes of a group parenting intervention for Latino families: A pilot study of the CANNE program. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17, 107-115.
Arriaga, X. B., & Longoria, Z. N. (2012). Implementation intentions increase parent-teacher communication among Latinos. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 1-9.
Rusbult, C. E., Agnew, C. R., & Arriaga, X. B. (2012). The investment model. In P. A. M. Van Lange, A. W. Kruglanski, & E. T. Higgins (Eds.), Handbook of theories of social psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 218-231). Thousand Oaks, Ca, Sage.
Arriaga, X. B (2013). An interdependence theory analysis of close relationships. In J. A. Simpson & L. Campbell (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of close relationships (pp. 39-65). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
Arriaga, X. B., Capezza, N. M., Goodfriend, W., Rayl, S. E., & Sands, K. J. (2013). Individual well-being and relationship maintenance at odds: The unexpected perils of maintaining a relationship with an aggressive partner. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 1948550613480822
Reis, H. T., & Arriaga, X. B. (in press). It takes two to tango: Logical and meta-theoretical principles that define Interdependence Theory. In B. Gawronski & G. Bodenhausen (Eds.), Theory and explanation in social psychology. Guilford Press.