Ximena Arriaga

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

Purdue Acceptance and Inclusion Consortium

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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.    


Ximena Arriaga

Professor, Social Psychology
Director, Purdue Acceptance and Inclusion Consortium

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