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Jaye L. Derrick, PhD

Jaye L. Derrick, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Social-Personality Psychology

Research Assistant Professor, Community Health and Health Behavior

Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Primary Research Areas

The influence of close relationships on self-regulation, well-being, health, health behaviors, and addictive behaviors; the influence of substance use on close relationship functioning and intimate partner aggression; daily diary and EMA research methods.

Representative and Recent Publications

Murray, S. L., Holmes, J. G., Derrick, J. L., Harris, B., Griffin, D. W., & Pinkus, R. T. (in press). Cautious to a fault: Self-protection and the trajectory of marital satisfaction. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Derrick, J. L. (in press). Energized by television: Familiar fictional worlds restore self-control. Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., & Homish, G. G. (in press). Dependence regulation in newlywed couples: A prospective examination. Personal Relationships.

Parks, K. A., Collins, R. L., & Derrick, J. L. (2012). The influence of marijuana and alcohol use on condom use behavior: Findings from a sample of young adult female bar drinkers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.

Testa, M., Kubiak, A., Quigley, B. M., Houston, R. J., Derrick, J. L., Levitt, A., Homish, G. G., & Leonard, K. E. (2012). Husband and wife alcohol use as independent or interactive predictors of intimate partner violence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 73, 268-276.

Murray, S. L., Griffin, D. W., Derrick, J. L., Harris, B., Aloni, M., & Leder, S. (2011). Tempting fate or inviting happiness? Unrealistic idealization prevents the decline of marital satisfaction. Psychological Science, 22, 619-626.
DOI: 10.1177/0956797611403155

Derrick, J. L., Leonard, K. E., Quigley, B. M., Houston, R. J., Testa, M., & Kubiak, A. (2010). Relationship-specific alcohol expectancies in couples with concordant and discrepant drinking patterns. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71, 761-768.

Derrick, J. L., Gabriel, S., & Hugenberg, K. J. (2009). Social surrogacy: How favored television programs provide the experience of belonging. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45, 352-362.

Derrick, J. L., Gabriel, S., & Tippin, B. (2008). Parasocial relationships and self-discrepancies: Faux relationships have benefits for low self-esteem individuals. Personal Relationships, 15, 261-280.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2008.00197.x

Murray, S. L., Derrick, J. L., Leder, S., & Holmes, J. G. (2008). Balancing connectedness and self-protection goals in close relationships: A levels of processing perspective on risk regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 429-459.
DOI: 10.1037/0022-3514.94.3.429

Derrick, J. L. & Murray, S. L. (2007). Enhancing relationship perceptions by reducing felt inferiority: The role of attachment style. Personal Relationships, 14, 531-549.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2007.00170.x