Social Psychology
Department of Psychology
University of Houston
126 Heyne Building
Houston, TX 77204-5022
(713) 743-8500

Graduate Students

Zachary Baker

Zachary Baker

B.A., Psychology Arcadia, University
Research Interests:
Self-Determination Theory, Theories of Close Relationships, Antecedents of Authenticity, and Personality Factors that Predict Well-Being.
E-mail: zbaker@uh.edu



Julie A. Brunson

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
E-mail: jabrunson@uh.edu



Jennifer Bryant
Chaminade University of Honolulu B. S. Biology
Research Interests: Health Psychology



Chun-Han Chen

Chun-Han Chen
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
E-mail: cchen35@uh.edu



Amelia Coffman

Amelia Coffman
B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University
Research Interests: Close Relationships, Psychometrics/Item Response Theory, Instrument Development & Validation
E-mail: ameliadawn@gmail.com



Angelo M. DiBello

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 Hadden

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.
E-mail: bhadden1765@gmail.com



Heather Krieger

Heather Krieger

B.A. Psychology, University of Michigan
Research Interests:
Peer communication and drinking behaviors, medication compliance and alcohol consumption, and alcohol experiences, attitudes, and motives.
E-mail: hkrieger@uh.edu



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Angie LeRoy
B.S., Psychology, University of North Florida
Research Interests:Self-perceived Burden, Social & Physical Pain Perception, Psychosocial Interventions for chronic pain patients
E-mail: asleroy@central.uh.edu



Mai-Ly Nguyen

Mai-Ly Nguyen
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
E-mail: mailynguyen@gmail.com



Camilla Overup

Camilla Overup
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
E-mail: coverup@uh.edu



Michelle Quist

Michelle Quist
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.
E-mail: mcquist@uh.edu



Lindsey Rodriguez

Lindsey Rodriguez
B.S., Psychology, University of Florida
Research Interests: Close Relationships, Conflict/Conflict Resolution, Social Cognition Affect, Social networking
E-mail: lrodriguez23@uh.edu



Reese Tou

Reese Tou
B.A. Political Science, National Taiwan University
M.S. Psychology, National Taiwan University,
Research Interests: Self-determination theory, Authenticity, Health psychology, and Body image.
E-mail: ytou@uh.edu



Chun Yiu (Nelson) Yeung

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
E-mail: nelson.fall2010@gmail.com



Chelsie Young

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.
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