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Psychological Sciences Faculty

Ximena ArriagaXimena Arriaga

Associate Professor, Social

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychological Sciences
Purdue University
703 Third Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2081 USA

Campus Address:
Psychological Sciences, Room 2150
E-mail: arriaga@purdue.edu
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 also received several teaching awards.

Recent Publications:

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, E. S., & 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, 4, 676-684. doi: 1948550613480822

Raymond, L., Weldon, S. L., Kelly, D., Arriaga, X. B., & Clark, A. M. (2014). Norm-based strategies for institutional change to address intractable problems. Political Research Quarterly, 67, 197-211. doi: 10.1177/1065912913510786

Arriaga, X. B., Capezza, N. M., Reed, J. T., Wesselman, E. D., & Williams, K. D. (in press). With partners like you, who needs strangers?: Ostracism involving a romantic partner. Personal Relationships.

Arriaga, X. B., Kumashiro, M., Finkel, E. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Luchies, L. B. (in press). Filling the void: Bolstering attachment security in committed relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 10.1177/1948550613509287

Reis, H. T., & Arriaga, X. B. (in press). Interdependence Theory. In B. Gawronski & G. Bodenhausen (Eds.), Theory and explanation in social psychology. New York Guilford Press.