Ximena Arriaga

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

Dr. Arriaga is on leave from Purdue University to serve as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

 

Research Interests:

Dr. Arriaga studies the rewards and challenges of close relationships. Current projects include changing insecure tendencies; minimizing harm from partner aggression; understanding relational commitment.

Recent Publications:

Arriaga, X. B., Capezza, N. M., Reed, J. T., Wesselman, E. D., & Williams, K. D. (2014). With partners like you, who needs strangers?: Ostracism involving a romantic partner. Personal Relationships, 21, 557-569.

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.

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.

Arriaga, X. B., & Schkeryantz, E. L. (2015). Intimate relationships and personal distress: The invisible harm of psychological aggression. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 1332-1344.

Reis, H. T., & Arriaga, X. B. (2015). Interdependence Theory. In B. Gawronski & G. Bodenhausen (Eds.), Theory and explanation in social psychology (pp. 305-327). New York Guilford Press.

Ren, D., Tan, K., Arriaga, X. B., Chan, K. Q. (2015). Sweet love: The effects of sweet taste experience on romantic perceptions. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships 32, 905-921.

Arriaga, X. B., Capezza, N. C., & Daly, C. A. (2016). Personal standards for judging aggression by a relationship partner: How much aggression is too much? Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 110, 36-54.

Capezza, N. M., D’Intino, L. A., Flynn, M., & Arriaga, X. B. (2017). Perceptions of psychological abuse: The role of perpetrator gender, victim’s response, and sexism. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0886260517741215

Ren, D., Arriaga, X. B., & Mahan, E. R. (2017). Attachment insecurity and perceived importance of relational features. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 34, 446-466. doi:10.1177/0265407516640604

Arriaga, X. B., Capezza, N. M., Goodfriend, W., & Allsop, K. A. (2018). The invisible harm of downplaying a romantic partner’s aggression. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 27, 275-280. doi.org/10.1177/0963721417754198

Arriaga, X. B., Cobb, R. J., & Daly, C. A. (2018). Aggression and violence in romantic relationships. In A. Vangelisti & D. Perlman (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships (2nd Ed., pp. 365-377). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Arriaga, X. B., & Kumashiro, M. (2018). Walking a security tightrope: Relationship-induced changes in attachment security. Current Opinion in Psychology, 25, 121-126.

Arriaga, X. B., Kumashiro, M., Simpson, J. A., & Overall, N. C. (2018). Revising working models across time: Relationship situations that enhance attachment security. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 22, 71-96. doi:10.1177/1088868317705257

Tan, K., Arriaga, X. B., & Agnew, C. R. (2018). Running on empty: Measuring psychological dependence in close relationships lacking satisfaction. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 35, 977-998. doi: 10.1177/0265407517702010

Arriaga, X. B., Hunt, L. M., & Agnew, C. R. (2019). The time has come: Integrating time and timing into our understanding of close relationships. Psychological Inquiry, 30, 34-38.    

Hunt, L. L., Kumashiro, M., & Arriaga, X. B. (2020). An interdependence analysis of enhancing attachment security. In L. V. Machia, C. R. Agnew, & X. B. Arriaga (Eds.), Interdependence, interaction, and close relationships (pp. 95-119). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Joel, S… (2020). Machine learning uncovers the most robust self-report predictors of relationship quality across 43 longitudinal couples studies. PNAS, 117, 19061-19071. 7/27/20 online publication. doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1917036117 

Kumashiro, M., & Arriaga, X. B. (2020). Attachment security enhancement model: Bolstering attachment security through close relationships. In B. A. Mattingly, K. P. McIntyre, & G. W. Lewandowski, Jr. (Eds.), Interpersonal relationships and the self-concept (pp. 69-88). Springer.

Machia, L. V., Agnew, C. R., & Arriaga, X. B. (Eds.) (2020). Interdependence, interaction, and close relationships. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Rice, T. M., Kumashiro, M., & Arriaga, X. B. (2020). Mind the gap: Perceived partner responsiveness as a bridge between general and partner-specific attachment security. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 7178. doi:10.3390/ijerph17197178

Righetti, F., Balliet, D., Molho, C. , Columbus, S., Faure, R., Bahar, Y., Iqmal, M., Semenchenko, A., & Arriaga, X. B. (2020). Fostering attachment security: The role of interdependent situations. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17, 7648. doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17207648

Arriaga, X. B., & Kumashiro, M. (2021). Change in adult attachment security from an Interdependence Theory perspective. In R. A. Thompson, J. A. Simpson, & L. Berlin (Eds.), Attachment: The Fundamental Questions (pp. 176-184). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Capezza, N. M., D’Intino, L. A., Flynn, M., & Arriaga, X. B. (2021). Perceptions of psychological abuse: The role of perpetrator gender, victim’s response, and sexism. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 1414-1436. doi:10.1177/0886260517741215 

Ximena Arriaga

Professor, Social Psychology
Program Director, Social Psychology Program at the NSF

CV: Ximena Arriaga.pdf

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