Director: Clayton Neighbors, Ph.D.
2012-2013 Lab Members
Current Graduate Students
B.S. National Taiwan University, Psychology 2006
M.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha, Social Psychology 2009
Persuasion and Healthy Behavior
Social Identity and Crowd Behavior
Sports and Psychology
No information is available at this time.
Research Interests: Interplay between substance use and romantic relationships, jealousy and alcohol consumption, the interplay among alcohol use, jealousy, and aggression within romantic relationships. Addictive behaviors among college students, alcohol related sexuality. Substance use and its role in intimate partner violence.
Neighbors, C., Lindgren, K. P., Knee, C. R., Fossos, N., & DiBello, A. (2010). Confidence in Attitudes and Perceived Approval Moderate the Link between Social Norms and Alcohol Consumption. Manuscript under review.
Lindgren, K. P., Neighbors, C., George, W. H., Shoda, Y. & DiBello, A. M. (2009) Individual Differences in Self-Consciousness and Social Anxiety Predict Experiences of an Instant Messaging Session. Manuscript under review.
Neighbors, C., Lindgren, K.P., DiBello, A., Jensen, M., & Kurz, A. (2010, Janurary). Sex and confidence as moderators of the associations among one’s own approval, perceived peer approval, and alcohol consumption. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
Lindgren, K.P., Neighbors, C., & DiBello, A. (2009, November). Injunctive Norms, Confidence, & Drinking: It’s about more than whether your friends approve. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.
Lindgren, K.P., Hendershot, C.S., Blayney, J.A., DiBello, A., & Henry, S. (2009, June). Automatic alcohol-related cognitions predict alcohol consumption and alcohol-related problems in an Asian-American college sample. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA.
Dinces, S., Bodary, J., DiBello, A., Ferguson, T. R., Ferguson, T., French, K., Skurka, D., Chan, C. L., Kenealy, E., Jones, C., Tomarchio, A., Weiss, J., Felicio, L., Baranova, A., Kinsley, C. H. (2009, April). Maximizing the behavior, neurobiology and physiology of the maternal female: The more things change, the more we discover they're designed to. Poster presented at the Arts and Sciences Symposium at the University of Richmond, Richmond, VA.
Worthington, D., DiBello, A., & Tomarchio, A. (2009). Attentive mothers vs. neglectful mothers: Development of new neurons in the rat hippocampus active by pup exposure. Poster presented at the 5th Annual Virginia Commonwealth University Women’s Health Research Day, Richmond, VA.
B.A. from the University of Michigan (2011)
Alcohol behaviors, attitudes, and experiences, prescription medication use and drinking, and behaviors in heavy drinking social networks.
I received my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2008, and am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Social Psychology at the University of Houston.
My long-term research interests include integrating Social Psychological theories regarding romantic relationships into the arena of problematic alcohol use. I would like to eventually develop our understanding of how interpersonal relationship processes and problematic alcohol use interact to influence various physical, emotional, and relational outcomes for both individuals and their relationship partners. More specifically, I hope to develop a program of research which extends previous research on alcohol and committed relationships by utilizing innovative methodological and statistical approaches to evaluate the interdependence between conflict, motivation, and alcohol use among intact couples.
Other than academic endeavors, I spend a lot of time with my fiancé and three animals (two cats and a dog). I absolutely love to take photographs, travel and try new places. I have been known to travel to other states for the fun of a spontaneous getaway, or for a good concert. Being from Florida, I love warm weather and being outside, especially around beaches and lakes. I enjoy swimming and running to fund my ridiculously large baking habit.
Rodriguez, L. M. (2010). When We Want Different Things: Self-Monitoring as a Moderator of the Ideal Standards Model. University of Houston.
Walker, D. D., Neighbors, C., Rodriguez, L. M., Roffman, R. A., & Stephens, R. S. Social norms and self-efficacy among heavy using adolescent marijuana smokers. Resubmitted to: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Neighbors, C., Atkins, D. C., Lewis, M. A., Lee, C. M., Kaysen, D., Mittmann, A., Fossos, N., & Rodriguez, L. M. Event Specific Drinking Among College Students. Resubmitted to: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.
Rodriguez, L. M., & Knee, C. R. (2011). Love, Liking, and Lupus: House and Relationships. In L. Martin & E. Cascio (Eds.), House and Psychology. New York: Wiley. In press.
Neighbors, C., Lindgren, K. P., Rodriguez, L., Tidwell, J., & Zvorsky, I. (2011). Cognitive Factors in Addictive Processes. In P. M. Miller (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Addictive Behaviors. Elsevier: Amsterdam.
Neighbors, C., Fossos, N. J., Rodriguez, L. M., Tidwell, J., Foster, D., & Chen, C. (2011). The Impact of Writing about a Past Drinking Experience on Future Drinking Intentions. Poster abstract submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, Atlanta, GA.
Rodriguez, L. M., & Neighbors, C. (2011). Spring Break Drinking: The Predictive Validity of Willingness and Intention as a Function of Risk. Poster abstract submitted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.
Rodriguez, L. M., & Knee, C. R. (2011). Self-Monitoring and the Implications of Meeting Ideal Standards in Romantic Relationships. To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
Porter, B., Knee, C. R., & Rodriguez, L. M. (2011). A snapshot of personality and Twitter. To be presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
Neighbors, C., Rodriguez, L. M., Gonzales, R., Atidepe R., Fossos, N., & Tidwell, J. (2011). Priming and social desirability of self-reported religiosity and alcohol consumption. To be presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
Neighbors, C., Rodriguez, L. M., & Knee, C. R. (2010, November). Religion, Spirituality, and Drinking: A Normative Framework. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.
Rodriguez, L. M., & Knee, C. R. (2010, October). Self-Monitoring and the Implications of Meeting Ideal Standards in Romantic Relationships. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists in Charleston, SC. Best Poster Award.
Rodriguez, L. M., Bush, A. L., Uysal, A., Lin, Helen L., Knee, C. R., & Petty, K. N. (2010, January). An investment model analysis of commitment and well-being in graduate school. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
Bush, A.L., Rodriguez, L. M., & Knee, C. R. (2010, January). In pursuit of esteem: Relationship contingencies and communication with former partners. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
From Salem, Illinois
B.A. from Eastern Illinois University
M.A. from College of William and Mary
Attentional, affective, and motivational influences on substance use and abuse.
Forestell, C. A., Dickter, C. L., & Young, C. M. (2012). Take me away: The relationship between escape drinking and attentional bias for alcohol-related cues. Alcohol, 46 (6), 543-549. doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.12.05.001
Forestell, C. A., Dickter, C. L., Wright, J. D., & Young, C. M. (2011). Clearing the smoke: Parental influences on non-smokers' attentional biases to smoking-related cues. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. doi: 10.1037/a0025096