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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
Webpage: web.ics.purdue.edu/~arriaga

Degree: Ph.D., 1996, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Research Interests:

Dr. Arriaga’s research examines the nature of interdependence between couple members, and how to build and maintain fulfilling and stable romantic relationships. Specific interests include: relational commitment and reducing doubt, bolstering attachment security, regulating partner aggression, interdependence theory, and formulating and testing interventions.

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., Kumashiro, M., Finkel, E. J., VanderDrift, L. E., & Luchies, L. B. (2014). Filling the void: Bolstering attachment security in committed relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 5, 398-405. doi: 10.1177/1948550613509287

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.

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.