Department of Psychology
University of Houston
126 Heyne Building
Houston, TX 77204-5022
B.A., Psychology Arcadia, University
Research Interests: Self-Determination Theory, Theories of Close Relationships, Antecedents of Authenticity, and Personality Factors that Predict Well-Being.
Julie A. Brunson
B.A., Psychology, Ball State University
Research Interests: Relationship awareness,Effects of previous partners on self-schemas, relationship schemas, and partner preferences, Ambivalence over emotional expression and relationships, Interpersonal attraction and speed-dating methodology, Cognitive interventions for victims of domestic violence
Chaminade University of Honolulu B. S. Biology
Research Interests: Health Psychology
B.A., Psychology, National Taiwan University
M.A., Social Psychology, University of Nebraska
Research Interests: Persuasion and Healthy Behavior, Social Identity and Crowd Behavior, Religious Affiliation, Sports and Psychology
B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Close Relationships, Psychometrics/Item Response Theory, Instrument Development & Validation
Angelo M. DiBello
B.A., Psychology, University of Richmond, 2009
M.A., Clinical Counseling Psychology, La Salle University, 2011
Research Interests: Interplay between substance use and romantic relationships, jealousy and alcohol consumption, the interplay among alcohol use, jealousy, and agrression within romantic relationships. Addictive behaviors among college students, alcohol related sexuality. Substance use and its role in intimate partner violence.
Benjamin W. Hadden
B.A., Psychology,University of Delaware
Research Interests: The role of motivations and goals in relationship processes, mainly through the lens of self-determination theory. I am particularly interested in the influence of intrinsic motivations on relationship maintenance strategies, such as support for one’s partner and responses to relationship threats.
B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan
Research Interests: Peer communication and drinking behaviors, medication compliance and alcohol consumption, and alcohol experiences, attitudes, and motives.
B.S., Psychology, University of North Florida
Research Interests:Self-perceived Burden, Social & Physical Pain Perception, Psychosocial Interventions for chronic pain patients
B.S., Biology, University of Southern California
B.A., Broadcast Journalism, University of Southern California
M.A., Communications, California State University, Los Angeles
Research Interests: How technology influences close relationships, Communication in close relationships, Media influences in relationship scripts, Emotional regulation
B.A., Psychology, Marshall University
Research Interests: Interplay between romantic relationships and the self, Communication between relationship partners, Health and romantic relationships, Romantic relationships and stigma, Marginalized romantic relationships
BA. Psychology from LeTourneau University (Longview, TX)
MRes in Psych from University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
Research Interests: Communication in relationships, conflict resolution, self-determination theory, perception of non-verbal cues, non-verbal communication, self-concept.
B.A. Political Science, National Taiwan University
M.S. Psychology, National Taiwan University,
Research Interests: Self-determination theory, Authenticity, Health psychology, and Body image.
Chun Yiu (Nelson) Yeung
B.S., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M.Phil., Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Interests: Health Psychology, Cancer survivorship, Adaptation to chronic illnesses in close relationships, Men's Health and family support, Behavioral modification for prevention of chronic illness
Chelsie M. Young
B.A. from Eastern Illinois University
M.A. from College of William and Mary
Research Interests: Attentional, affective, and motivational influences on substance use and abuse.